Archive for Monday, August 31, 2009

How to Help: Volunteers will count bicycles, pedestrians

August 31, 2009


Event: Bicycle and pedestrian counts

Contact: Bart Rudolph at 832-3165 or brudolph@ci

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

Immediate needs

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.

• 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 connjac@ 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 or call Kathy at 841-3645.

• MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) is looking for volunteers for this school year, to work in the MOPPETS rooms (the children’s rooms) during meetings. Meetings are from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month during the school year. Volunteers could commit to a semester or for the year, or could be a substitute as needed. Contact Julie McCreary at or 727-9397.


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