Archive for Monday, May 31, 2010

Cycling aid needed

May 31, 2010


Agency: Tour of Lawrence

Contact: Eric Struckhoff at or 785-979-0347

There are numerous volunteer opportunities for the 2010 Tour of Lawrence in early July. T-shirts and meals will be provided to all volunteers. Course setup on Saturday morning, July 3, starts at 5 a.m. at Wescoe Hall at Kansas University, with the KU Campus Circuit Race beginning at 9 a.m. On July 4, setup for the Downtown Criterium begins at 8 a.m., with the first race at 11 a.m. Course marshals will be needed on both Saturday and Sunday, and other needs include registration, volunteer table and officials’ assistants. Tear-down will begin immediately following the conclusion of racing each day: approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday, following the Eldridge Hotel Street Sprints downtown, and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit To volunteer, contact Eric Struckhoff at or 785-979-0347.

Immediate needs

• The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program needs volunteer drivers, who will serve as an important part of cancer patients’ road to recovery. Volunteers provide cancer patients safe and friendly transportation to and from the treatments they need. Transportation is one of the top three unmet needs of cancer patients. The program offers flexible hours and free training. Requirements include a good driving record, valid driver’s license and a vehicle that is in good working condition. For more information, contact Deb Parsons at or 800-359-1025.

• Just Food of ECKAN needs regular volunteers to work during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Volunteers typically work shifts that are two to four hours long, to fit the volunteers’ schedule. Volunteers will assist with database entry, food donation intake and organization. Training is provided. To volunteer, contact,

• The Youth Volunteer Corps at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center is seeking volunteer assistance with the Summer of Service program. This program will engage 10 to 20 middle-school age youths in service projects from June 1 until Aug. 31. Volunteers are needed for the following positions (mileage reimbursement is available):

Artist: Seeking artists/anyone with good ideas to help Summer of Service youth plan and implement recycled art projects for kids ages 5-12 attending Parks and Recreation Summer Playground programs.

Assistant to Youth Volunteer Coordinator: Help transport youths and supervise miscellaneous projects throughout Douglas County this summer. We’re looking for safe drivers who like working with young teenagers, primarily outdoors.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kaitlin Emig at 785-865-5030, or e-mail

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Paige Blair at the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, at 785-865-5030 or Opportunities are also online at


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