Archive for Monday, February 12, 2007

Readers needed to help celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

February 12, 2007


Agency: Roger Hill Volunteer Center

Contact: Maggie Bixler, 865-5030

Volunteers are needed to read children's books aloud to elementary school children and assist with arts and crafts activities on March 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday, during the 10th annual "Read Across America" event. The Roger Hill Volunteer Center "Why Wait To Read?" Giving Library will play host to the event. Volunteers will help each child pick out a book from the library to take home with them.

For more information, contact Maggie Bixler at 865-5030 or

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ Community Living Opportunities is seeking a human resource assistant, volunteers with interest in researching grants and grant-writing experience, and volunteers interested in helping with fundraising activities such as coordinating special events.

For more information, contact Yolanda Hargett at (913) 341-9316, ext. 102, or

¢ The Big Brothers Big Sisters program is in need of volunteer bowlers for the Bowl for Kids' Sake event. Dates for bowling at Royal Crest Lanes are at 9:30 p.m. Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday; 9:30 p.m. Feb. 23; and 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 24. If you are interested in participating in this fundraising event by being a team captain and having four other bowlers, call the BBBS office at 843-7359.

¢ Independence Inc. is seeking a volunteer to drive an individual with a visual impairment from Lawrence to Topeka twice a week. The volunteer will receive gas reimbursement and a stipend for services. Volunteers are asked to undergo an interview and submit references.

¢ Lawrence Boys and Girls Club seeks community volunteers to assist with its annual basketball tournament on March 3. The event brings together teams from all local Boys and Girls Club after-school sites.

For more information, contact Erika Zimmerman at 423-3780 or

¢ Health Care Access Clinic is in need of more than 150 volunteers to help with its annual Lawrence Half Marathon & 5K, formerly the Raintree Run. The event will be at 8 a.m. April 15. The event will benefit Health Care Access Clinic and a surgery fund for Gibson Huston, grandson of Raintree School's directors.

For more information, contact Sally Zogry at Health Care Access Clinic at 841-5760, ext. 209, or

- For more volunteer opportunities, contact the Roger Hill Volunteer Center at 865-5030 or Opportunities are also online at


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