Archive for Monday, April 19, 2010

Day of Caring set for Saturday

April 19, 2010

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Agency: Roger Hill Volunteer Center

Contact: Emily Hampton at 865-5030 or programs@rhvc.org

The Roger Hill Volunteer Center will have its biggest service day of the year on Saturday: Day of Caring! A kick-off breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. at Free State High School. Volunteers will then be sent to dozens of projects going on throughout Douglas County — from painting to gardening and everything in between. Projects last three to four hours. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations are all encouraged to sign up to volunteer.

Immediate needs

• The LMH Food and Nutrition Services Department is developing a new volunteer service beginning in May. This service will consist of a volunteer being assigned to a nursing unit and visiting with patients about their lunch and dinner menu selections for that day, and breakfast for the next day. The volunteer will then take those meal requests to the Food and Nutrition Department. Volunteer shifts are available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every day of the week. Five volunteers are needed each day. Volunteers may sign up for one or more shifts per week. The nutrition ambassadors should be customer service-oriented volunteers with excellent written and verbal communication skills and who have the ability to use a cell phone. Additional training for ambassadors will be given by Food and Nutrition staff.

If you would like to participate in this fun new volunteer assignment, contact the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Volunteer Services office at 505-3141.

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