Archive for Monday, September 14, 2009

Volunteering is ticket to Renaissance Festival

September 14, 2009


Agency: Recovery and Hope Network

Contact: call Kendall or Lesa at 785-856-1222, or send e-mail to

The Recovery and Hope Network needs volunteers to help run a funnel cake booth at the Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs, which runs weekends through Oct. 18, plus Columbus Day. Half-day shifts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. are available. Costumes will be provided and required for those who work the counter. In exchange for service, volunteers will receive two tickets to the festival for use at their convenience.

Immediate needs

• 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

• 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.

• 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.

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


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