Archive for Monday, January 22, 2007

Headquarters to offer counselor training

January 22, 2007


Agency: Headquarters Counseling Center

Contact: 841-2345

Headquarters Counseling Center seeks volunteer counselors for its 24-hour counseling hot line and walk-in support center. In advance of an upcoming training program, Headquarters will have informational meetings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at the Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa, and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

People interested in volunteering should attend one of the meetings to learn more about the training and responsibilities of a Headquarters counselor.

For more information, call 841-2345 or send e-mail to

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ Operation WildLife seeks publicity assistants to help recruit volunteers to help save the lives of rescued animals. Publicity assistants will be assigned a nearby city and asked to post volunteer recruitment fliers once per month at a list of locations. Volunteers are asked to check the posters once per month and replace them as needed.

The volunteer will be asked to check in once a month to verify completion of duties. For more information, contact Jamie Stoughton at (913) 408-4252 or

¢ Douglas County Senior Services seeks friendly visitor volunteers for homebound and frail seniors. Volunteers will provide social support, run errands, write or read letters, and make phone calls. For additional information or to apply to volunteer, contact Ashley Schemm at 842-0543.

¢ Wakarusa Valley School seeks volunteers to assist with the after-school program from 2:50 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays. Volunteers will assist children with homework and other activities as directed by the after-school program staff. For more information contact Aimee Ziegler, WRAP team leader, at 423-4132 or

¢ The Lawrence Humane Society needs volunteers to take animals for visits at nursing homes in Douglas County. Shifts are Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons, two to four times each month. Prospective volunteers should contact Amy Povich at the Lawrence Humane Society, 843-6835.

¢ The Lawrence Public Library needs a volunteer for administrative support, two to four hours each week. The volunteer must have good computer and organizational skills. Contact Maria Butler at 843-3833 or for more information.

¢ The Teen Events Committee of the Boys and Girls Club is looking for adult volunteers for the junior high event from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn School. For more information contact Erika Zimmerman, teen coordinator, at 423-3780 or

¢ The Big Brothers Big Sisters program needs volunteer bowlers for the Bowl for Kids' Sake event. Dates for bowling at Royal Crest Lanes are at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 6 p.m. Feb. 17, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 18, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 24. People interested in participating in this fundraising event by being captain of a team with four other bowlers should call the BBBS office at 843-7359.

¢ Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to deliver lunch to homebound elderly residents and people with disabilities. The organization has opened several routes and needs more than 10 regular volunteers and extra substitute drivers.

To learn more about volunteering with Meals on Wheels, call 979-1440 or e-mail 4mealsonwheels@sbcglobal.


¢ Babcock Place is seeking volunteers to pick up and deliver commodity goods to those in need once or twice each month, depending on availability. Volunteers also are needed to lead residents through established exercise routines lasting 30 to 45 minutes weekday mornings.

Volunteers may work on days that fit their schedule. For more information, contact Gayle Sigurdson at 832-1692 or

- For more volunteer opportunities, contact the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, 2518 Ridge Court, Room 200, at 865-5030 or Opportunities are also online at


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