Archive for Sunday, December 28, 2008

Service options abound in January

December 28, 2008

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Agency: Roger Hill Volunteer Center

Contact: Emily at programs@rhvc.org or 865-5030.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an opportunity for volunteers to serve in the community.

To volunteer Jan. 19, a Monday, contact Emily at programs@rhvc.org or call 865-5030.

Immediate needs

• Jubilee Café is in need of volunteers while Kansas University students are on break.

If available to serve or cook breakfast for Lawrence’s homeless population, come to First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesday or Friday mornings. Call 864-4073 or e-mail jubilee@ku.edu for more information.

• Safe Winter Walkways is calling for volunteers to be matched with Lawrence residents who are unable to shovel snow.

Volunteers will remove snow from the public sidewalk and a walkway or path from the front door to the street. Volunteers are asked to commit to the 2008-09 snow season and shovel each snowfall of 2 or more inches.

Volunteers should contact Dacia at daciam@sunflower.com.

• Douglas County Homeless Point-In-Time needs more than 60 volunteers to assist in taking a census of our homeless population on Jan. 28.

There will be two shifts, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Training is provided, and there are multiple ways to help.

Contact Paige at volunteer@rhvc.org for more information or to volunteer.

• Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care needs volunteers to set up CareLink units in the homes of frail and elderly persons.

These units are designed for emergency personnel responses and only need to be delivered and plugged in. To help, contact Judy at 843-3738.

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Tracie Massey or Paige Blair at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, at 865-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org. Opportunities are also online at rhvc.org.

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