Archive for Monday, August 24, 2009

How to Help: Day of Caring seeks weekend warriors

August 24, 2009


Agency: Roger Hill Volunteer Center

Contact: Call Paige at 865-5030 or send e-mail to

The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is planning a Day of Action as a part of a nationwide service initiative on Sept. 11 and 12. A variety of volunteer projects will be scheduled throughout the community. There will be a special project for families on Sept. 12 at the Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 SW Harper St.

Immediate needs

• AARP is looking for tax counselors for the elderly. Volunteers should have enough basic tax knowledge to prepare their own tax returns. Returns will be filed electronically. Basic computer skills are required. Contact Jack Connelly at or 865.3985.

• Small World, a program that helps international women and their children adjust to the Lawrence community, is looking for a hospitality chair. The volunteer would prepare a coffee and tea cart, greet new students, conduct building tours and assist with setting up food during assemblies and potlucks. For more information, go to smallworld.aec.ku .edu or call Kathy at 841-3645.

• The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization and the city of Lawrence are looking for volunteers to manually count bicycles and pedestrians at several locations across the city next month. Shifts are 10 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 9, and from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 12. Volunteers will be required to attend a one hour training session, either from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 2 or 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 8. Information collected will used to strengthen grant applications to leverage additional funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects. For more information, visit To volunteer, contact Bart Rudolph at 832-3165 or e-mail

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Tracie Howell or Paige Blair at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, at 785-865-5030 or Opportunities are also online at


LDC_MPO 8 years, 9 months ago

The contact information for the Lawrence Bicycle and Pedestrian Count is incorrectly listed. Those interested in volunteering should contact Bart Rudolph at

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