Archive for Monday, November 2, 2009

How to Help: Join the party and help a good cause

November 2, 2009


Agency: Social Service League

Contact: Kendra Davis at

The Social Service League needs volunteers for its “Friends of the League” fundraising party. The party will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and volunteers are needed before to hang art from local artists and assist with other setup tasks from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are also needed during the party to bartend and supervise the silent auction table for either the 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. shift, or the 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift.

Anyone interested in helping out can e-mail Kendra Davis at

Immediate needs

• Do you need someone to rake your leaves, move furniture, touch up some paint or do yardwork? Students from the Kansas University Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will work to support their cause. Two Saturdays this month are set for the Hire a Habitat project, this Saturday and Nov. 21. Donations will help support Habitat’s mission through events, builds and student-led trips.

To request a volunteer for help around the house, call Joey at 314-623-5172, or send e-mail to kuhabitat@gmail .com. Just let us know how many volunteers you’d like, which date will work best, and any ways that we can best assist you.

• ECKAN/Just Food needs volunteers to help out with its food pantry needs. An office assistant is needed to perform administrative assistant duties including answering phones, filing, light data entry, inventory, and food pantry support including taking client information and filling orders. In addition, food pantry organizers are needed to work from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekdays, stocking front shelves from storage and also helping to make food bags for families each day.

To volunteer, contact John Olsen at 856-7030 or e-mail

• Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community needs help the week of Nov. 15-21. Volunteers are needed to give manicures from 10:15 a.m. until noon Nov. 16, to call bingo games from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19, and to play parcheesi or UNO from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20.

Call Cindy Gustafson at 344-1113 if you would like to help.

— 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


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