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Archive for Monday, February 16, 2009

Visiting Nurses has need for free haircuts

February 16, 2009

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Agency: Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care

Contact: Sarah Rooney, 331-4812 or sarahro@vna-ks.org.

Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care is seeking barbers and/or hairstylists interested in volunteering occasional in-home haircuts to terminally ill patients. An application and interview required.

For more information contact Sarah Rooney, hospice volunteer coordinator, at 331-4812 or sarahro@vna-ks.org.

Immediate needs

The Centro Hispano Resource Center is seeking volunteers for a couple of events:

A Know Your Rights Forum, addressing rights with police, housing issues and immigration, will be conducted in Spanish at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 1234 Ky. Help is needed with child care, food service, setup and cleanup. You do not need to know Spanish to volunteer.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Days. The Centro Hispano and KU’s VITA program are again offering tax preparation services in Spanish. Bilingual volunteers are needed to help and interpret on three Saturday mornings, Feb. 28, March 7 and April 4. Volunteers do not need to commit to all three days.

For more information, contact Lydia at 843-2039 or lydia@centrohispanolawrence.org

l Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., has multiple volunteer positions to be filled, including front door greeters and museum guides to work from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

The museum is also in search of a research aide. Applicants should be at least a senior in high school and have an interest in history, photography or genealogy.

Contact Helen at 841-4109 or helenk@watkinsmuseum.org for more information.

l Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community is looking for a few good volunteers:

Older men who could meet with a men’s group are sought to give talks on the world wars, planes or trains, gardening or other topics of interest;

People who would like to help with craft projects or a cooking class, help with manicures on Wednesdays and many other activities;

And people with musical talents of any kind, whether singing or playing a musical instrument.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Angelina at asterrett@pioneer-ridge.com.

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Tracie Massey or Paige Blair at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center,at (785) 865-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org. Opportunities are also online at www.rhvc.org.

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