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Archive for Monday, March 19, 2007

Families Together Inc. requests volunteers to help with child care

March 19, 2007

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Agency: Families Together Inc.

Contact: (913) 287-1970

Families Together Inc. seeks volunteers to assist with its annual Lawrence Family Enrichment Weekend from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 31. While parents are in workshops, the kids will enjoy a "Survivor"-themed party. Volunteers will ensure that the children have access to all activities in a safe, fun environment.

To volunteer, contact Leia Holley at (913) 287-1970 or leia@familiestogetherinc.org.

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ The Roger Hill Volunteer Center announces the 2007 Day of Caring from 9 a.m. to noon April 21. Individuals and groups interested in volunteering for this annual event should register now.

Projects may include painting, cleaning, archiving and yard care for local nonprofit organizations and community members in need.

For more information, contact Margaret Perkins-McGuinness or Maggie Bixler at 865-5030 or info@rhvc.org.

¢ Bert Nash seeks a volunteer to help the current administrative assistant on the Medical Services Team one day a week, preferably on Thursdays. The volunteer will have the opportunity to contact clients to obtain information for forms as well as process donated medications for use in the medication services program.

For more information, contact Robert Bryant at 830-1734.

¢ The Spencer Museum of Arts is looking for energetic, enthusiastic volunteers to assist with special events and help with various stages of exhibition openings and museum functions, answering visitor questions, and giving tours to children, adults and school groups.

For more information, contact Jerrye Van Leer at 864-0125 or arttours@ku.edu.

¢ Lawrence after-school programs are seeking volunteers for several elementary schools to tutor students or assist with homework. Volunteers are needed from now until the end of the school year in May. Hours for the after-school programs are 3 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Contact Sandee Crowther at scrowthe@usd497.org for a volunteer application.

¢ Special Olympic Kansas seeks volunteers to help with the Powerlifting and Cycling Competition from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 14 at Haskell Indian Nations University. Volunteers are needed to help keep time and scores, serve lunches, judge, present awards and escort the athletes.

For more information, contact Amber Hellwig at (913) 789-0347 or hellwiga@ksso.org.

¢ Lawrence Waste Reduction and Recycling Center needs 20 volunteers to help with Lawrence's seventh annual Earth Day celebration. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 in South Park.

Volunteers are needed for setup at 8 a.m., the Water Festival activity and other Earth Day activities, and/or cleanup duties.

For more information, contact Celeste Fish at 832-3006 or cfish@ci.lawrence.ks.us.

- 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 are also online at www.rhvc.org.

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