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Guides needed for Smithsonian exhibit

May 26, 2008

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Agency: Watkins Community Museum of History

Contact: 841-4109

Watkins Community Museum of History is looking for docents to give guided tours of the upcoming Smithsonian traveling exhibit, "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music," from June 27 to August 10.

Docents must attend a session from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 12. For more information, contact Helen Krische at 841-4109 or helenk@watkinsmuseum.org.

Immediate needs

¢ Pioneer Ridge needs volunteers for a variety of activities with seniors including bingo, leading a choir, morning manicures, craft projects and entertainment groups. For more information, contact Angelina Sterrett at asterrett@midwest-health.com or 749-2000.

¢ Douglas County Visiting Nurses Rehabilitation and Hospice Care seeks volunteers with hairdressing experience to cut hospice patients' hair. Contact Steve Satterfield at 843-3738.

¢ The Muscular Dystrophy Association's annual summer camp program is searching for males ages 17 and older to be camp volunteers June 7-14. The camp is at the Tall Oaks Conference Center in Linwood, and applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check and be physically able to lift and care for a child with a neuromuscular disease.

Volunteer responsibilities include making sure that the camper has a great week while providing physical assistance with dressing, bathing and activities, including swimming, fishing, horseback riding, archery, zip line, arts and crafts, and dances.

Contact Angela Hills at (913) 451-3230 or ahills@mdausa.org.

¢ The Lawrence Public Library needs volunteers ages 16 and older to help with Youth Chautauqua Camp June 18-22. Volunteers will assist campers with choosing, researching and creating a first-person presentation of a historical character.

For an application or more information, contact Maria Butler at 843-3833, ext. 123, or mbutler@lawrence.lib.ks.us.

- For more volunteer opportunities, contact Tracie Massey or Rachael Perry at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, at 865-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org. Opportunities are also online at www.rhvc.org.

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