Archive for Monday, July 23, 2007

Hospice seeks volunteers to aid clients

July 23, 2007

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Agency: Heart of America Hospice

Contact: 841-5300

Heart of America Hospice seeks volunteers to visit patients at their homes or nursing homes and provide support to them and their families through acts of kindness such as making a phone call, sending a card, baking cookies, sewing, mowing the grass, sharing a story or simply listening and holding a hand.

For more information, call Renessa Ullery at 841-5300.

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ The Farm Inc. Family Services Visitation and Exchange Center seeks volunteers to supervise visits and exchanges between children and their parents. Volunteers can set their schedules in this flexible setting, with a commitment of one hour per month. Volunteers will work with other volunteers, staff and law enforcement officials.

For more information, contact Beth McKenzie at 749-2664 or bethm@the-farm.org.

¢ The Centro Hispano Resource Center seeks volunteers to continue instruction of two English as a Second Language classes. Volunteers will work with a group of Spanish-speaking adults from the community.

The classes take place Monday night and Wednesday morning at United Way center and will continue into September. People with training and experience teaching ESL are preferred.

For more information, contact the Centro Hispano Resource Center at 843-2039 or kendra@centrohispanolawrence.org.

¢ The Lied Center is in need of 20 to 30 ushers to help with greeting patrons, handing out programs and tearing tickets for upcoming performances.

Volunteer ushers must commit for six months and sign up for events at the beginning of each semester. Usher orientation will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Lied Center.

For more information, contact Allen Wiechert at 864-2790.

¢ Habitat for Humanity's ReStore seeks regular weekly or one-day volunteers to carry and sort donations of building materials, assist customers with purchases, and do light cleaning and preparation of materials. Heavy lifting is not required.

For more information, contact Dave at 856-6920 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

¢ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office at Clinton Lake is looking for volunteers interested in one-time or ongoing tasks such as picking up litter, painting, weeding, mulching, maintaining trails and other tasks.

To volunteer, contact Kipp Walters at 843-7665.

- 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 info@rhvc.org. Opportunities also are online at www.rhvc.org.

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