Archive for Monday, March 29, 2010

Mark your calendar for Day of Caring

March 29, 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 is hosting its biggest service day of the year on Saturday, April 24: 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. Contact Emily Hampton at 865-5030 or programs@rhvc.org.

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.

• Plymouth Congregational Church seeks to fill multiple nonreligious volunteer positions within its language studies program. Positions to be filled include English language class coordinator, community Spanish class instructor and English language class instructor for the upcoming session from June 1-July 29. to volunteer or for more information, send an e-mail to plymouthesl@gmail.com or call 843-3220 and ask for Shannon. Applications are requested by Tuesday, including your name, contact information, and a paragraph on why you want to teach Spanish or English classes.

• Health Care Access Clinic is in need of volunteers to help with the upcoming Lynn Electric Kansas Marathon presented by Hy-Vee. This event, the clinic’s largest annual fundraiser, will be Sunday, April 18, and will feature a full marathon, half marathon and 5K race, as well as a free half-mile Fun Run/Walk. All races start and finish at KU’s Shenk Sports Complex at 23rd and Iowa streets. Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions on race day in addition to some pre-race projects. To sign up, contact Sally Zogry, volunteer coordinator, at 841-5760, ext. 209, or at zogrys@healthcareaccess.org.

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