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Archive for Monday, December 13, 2010

Independence Inc. lining up help for future projects

December 13, 2010

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Independence Inc. is seeking volunteers who are available on a sporadic basis to assist individuals with disabilities with a variety of needs. Currently one client is in need of assistance with moving at the end of January. If you can help at this time, or if you’re willing to be on call to help someone in the future, contact Cindy Pippert, housing specialist, at 841-0333, ext. 114, or cpippert@independenceinc.org.

Immediate needs

• The Plymouth Congregational Church Spanish class is seeking volunteer instructors to prepare and give lessons on Spanish grammar, vocabulary and verbs. Volunteer instructors will be needed from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday night starting in January. The church is also in need of a facilitator for its Spanish conversation classes, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday night, also starting in January. To volunteer, contact Liz Weslander at lizweslander@hotmail.com.

• The Recovery and Hope Network (RAHN) is in need of someone who can help develop and implement a community awareness campaign. RAHN does great things for people with severe mental illness and works closely with Bert Nash, Cottonwood, Communityworks and other area agencies, but the Lawrence community at large still does not know it exists. Community members are invited to volunteer their skills, creativity and time to help RAHN develop this important campaign. For more information, contact Kendall Simmons at kendall@recoveryandhope.org.

• The Lawrence Free Community Christmas Day Dinner is in need of volunteers to help prepare, serve and deliver a community meal where all are welcome. The meal will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Day at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Vermont streets. Volunteers are asked to come to the church any time between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m., ready to be assigned to a variety of tasks. For more information, contact Brower Burchill at 843-9199.

• Several agencies are still in need of various volunteer help for holiday programs. To learn more about what you can do, visit www.volunteerdouglascounty.org, or check out the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center’s “How To Help at the Holidays” brochure. To request a copy of the brochure, contact the center at 865-5030 or info@rhvc.org

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Shannon Reid at the United Way’s Roger Hill Volunteer Center, at 785-865-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org, or go to www.volunteerdouglascounty.org

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