Archive for Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Volunteers needed for conservation fair

October 9, 2007


Agency: city of Lawrence


The city of Lawrence Home Energy Conservation Fair and Sustainable Homes Tour will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Free State High School. Event organizers need volunteers to greet exhibitors, help exhibitors set up and clean up. Volunteers can e-mail Susan Burke at or find out more at

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ The River City Reading Festival seeks volunteers to help with various literary events Sunday at the Lawrence Arts Center. Volunteers will help with setup and cleanup, portray characters, greet and check in participants, and help with children's activities. To volunteer, contact Sally Brant at 842-5148 or

¢ The Roger Hill Volunteer Center announces the 2007 Make a Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 27. Volunteers for this annual event should register now in order to be matched with a project of their choice.

Projects include painting, cleaning, archiving and yard care for local nonprofit organizations and community members in need. For more information, contact Margaret Perkins-McGuinness or Rachael Perry at 865-5030 or

¢ Body Boutique will have its second annual WOW Run, a 5K run and 1-mile stroller-friendly walk, Saturday, Oct. 27. Volunteers are needed to patrol the course and help with pre-registration packets and race day events. The race begins at 8 a.m., and some volunteers will be needed at 6:45a.m.

For more information, call Tracey English or Katie Butler at Body Boutique at 749-2424.

¢ Cordley School is looking for volunteers to provide child care for individuals attending Love & Logic, a parenting skills class at the Lawrence Virtual School. Volunteers are needed from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29, and Nov. 5. To volunteer, contact Kathy Boyd at Bert Nash at 830-1842.

¢ The Douglas County RSVP program seeks volunteers ages 55 and older to assist with upcoming special events, including the Douglas County Emergency Preparedness Fair, Make a Difference Day and a variety of holiday-related events. Contact Margaret Perkins-McGuinness at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, 865-5030 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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