Archive for Monday, September 7, 2009

How to Help: Cultural festival has many openings

September 7, 2009


Agency: Centro Hispano

Contact: Deb Taylor, at or Lydia León, at or 843-2039.

Centro Hispano needs volunteers for the Festival of Cultures from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at South Park. Volunteers are needed for setup, cleanup and to help with activities during the festival. In addition, participants are sought to display their culture in the form of a table display or by performing music or dance. To volunteer or to sign up to have a table or perform at the event, contact Deb Taylor at alliance@lawrencealliance .org or Lydia León, at info@ or 843-2039.

Immediate needs

• Project Lively, a program dedicated to helping seniors remain in their homes, is looking for volunteers. Tasks would include calling clients to check in on them, taking referrals, entering data into computers, scanning documents, prioritizing calls and helping with various clerical tasks. The jobs and the hours will be tailored to the volunteer’s interests and schedule, and training will be offered. For more information or to volunteer, call Sandra Kelly-Allen at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 843-3060.

• Family Promise of Lawrence is in need of 10 volunteers to help staff a fundraising dinner and auction event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H. Contact Samantha Snyder at

• Volunteers are needed to assist with stuffing United Way mailings this week. The work will be done between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. starting Tuesday. If interested, contact Colleen Gregoire at the United Way of Douglas County, 843-6626.

• The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is planning a Day of Action as a part of a nationwide service initiative on Friday and Saturday. Projects run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Most of the projects are two hours long, and participants can choose a project depending on their schedule and interests. In addition, a family-friendly project is scheduled for Saturday at Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 SW Harper St.

For more information, contact Paige Blair of Roger Hill at 865-5030 or by e-mail at

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact the Roger Hill Volunteer Center at 785-865-5030 or Opportunities are also online at


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