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Archive for Monday, November 30, 2009

Arts Center calling all elves

November 30, 2009

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Agency: Lawrence Arts Center

Contact: Jenny at 843-2787 or lacvolunteer@sunflower.com

The Lawrence Arts Center is seeking elves for its Holiday Shop, an annual event that gives children the opportunity to come in and shop with “Holiday Dollars” for gifts for their families. The job of the elves is to help the kids pick out gifts, wrap them if needed and count out the dollars to “pay” for the gifts. About 50 volunteer elves are needed for each shift: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11; and 8 a.m. to noon and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Immediate needs

Mothers Of PreSchoolers (MOPS) is looking for volunteers to work with children ages birth to 6 years. MOPS meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month throughout the school year. Volunteers need to be at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, at 31st Street and Lawrence Avenue, by 8:45 a.m. and will be done at 11:30 a.m. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least a semester at a time. Interested volunteers can contact Julie McCreary at julie_mccreary @hotmail.com.

• Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care is seeking hospice volunteers to serve patients and families in the following ways:

Hospice patient volunteer: Work directly with patients and their families by providing companionship, respite care, and/or relief for the primary caregiver. No medical knowledge is necessary.

Hospice massage volunteer: Previous training/work in massage therapy is required, and volunteers must be able to work around patients’ physical restrictions and understand contraindications. The time requirement is flexible.

Hospice hairstylist/barber: Provide occasional in-home haircuts for our hospice clients. Volunteers must have professional skills and own equipment.

To apply, contact Sarah Rooney, hospice volunteer coordinator, at 843-3738 or sarahro@vna-ks.org.

• Pioneer Ridge will have its Christmas Party for residents from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. A few volunteers are needed to set up the event, hand out gifts to residents and clean up after the party is over. To volunteer, contact Pilar at pdasto@pioneer-ridge.com.

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