Archive for Monday, August 16, 2010

Computer, jazz skills can be put to good use

August 16, 2010


Agency: Douglas County Senior Services

Contact: Jessie Kwatamdia at, or 842-0543

Douglas County Senior Services needs a volunteer to teach introductory computer classes to older adults. The volunteer must be comfortable working with older adults, and moving at their pace. Senior Services would also love a jazz history teacher. To get involved with these opportunities or to suggest a new activity that you could like to lead, contact Jessie Kwatamdia at, or 842-0543.

Immediate needs

• Family Promise — emergency shelter and services for families with children — urgently needs folks with carpentry skills to help renovate two rooms in the Day Center. Family Promise will pay for materials, if necessary. This is has been an ongoing project since January, and Family Promise very much needs to finish by the end of this summer. The organization is also beginning to look for volunteers for its upcoming fundraiser golf tournament. For more information or to volunteer, call Sam at 785-845-9261 or send e-mail to

• Headquarters Counseling Center has three volunteer information meetings scheduled this month.

The meetings will be from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday at the Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa, and from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Aug. 25 and Aug. 30 at the Lawrence Public Library Gallery Room, 707 Vt. Please attend to find out more about how to join the amazing group of dedicated volunteers who help staff the center day in and day out. For more information, see, which explains the important work Headquarters does.

• The Douglas County Preparedness Fair will be held this year from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. A small group of volunteers, maybe six to eight people, is needed to do early setup for the fair the preceding day, Sept. 24, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Lori Johns, director of the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, at 785-865-5030 or send e-mail to

• Kennedy School is looking for two volunteers to provide child care while parents attend PTO meetings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following dates throughout the school year, this Thursday, Sept. 9, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12. If you are available to volunteer for any or all of these meetings, contact Crystal Harris at 785-330-1689 or


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