Archive for Monday, November 22, 2010

How to help: United Way of Douglas County seeking fresh faces for first impressions

November 22, 2010


Agency: United Way of Douglas County

Contact: Erika Dvorske at 785-843-6626

The United Way of Douglas County is seeking volunteers for the positions of “director of first impressions” and office assistant, who are willing to spend two to three hours a week greeting people who come to the office. This opportunity will involve answering phones, directing people to offices in the building, and maybe some filing. Volunteers would participate in a 20-minute training session and would likely not be alone but would be the first face of the office. Volunteers need to be comfortable working with other people and talking on the phone. For more information contact Erika Dvorske at 785-843-6626.

Immediate needs

• LINK, the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutritional Kitchen, is looking for regular volunteers to help prepare, serve and clean up a community meal on the fourth Thursday of every month, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Interested volunteers should contact Greg Moore at 785-331-3663 or Shelly Skye at 785-760-3448 to get signed up and put on the regular schedule.

• The Alliance for Veterans and their Families (AVF) is in need of volunteer receptionists and liaisons. Volunteers are needed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will likely be the first point of contact for veterans and their families contacting the AVF. Warm, friendly and informative reception is needed; training will be provided. For more information contact Preston Girard at 785-856-2831

• The Lawrence Visitors Center is seeking volunteers for its Visitors Information Center. Volunteers are the first impression many visitors to Lawrence experience. Volunteers assist visitors, in person and on the phone, with information about attractions, history, art, events, lodging and dining in Lawrence and also other cities in Kansas. Volunteers work a regular two-hour shift once per week and training is provided. Contact Debbie White at 785-865-4499.

l The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center recently published its annual “How To Help at the Holidays” brochure, currently available at various locations throughout Lawrence. To request a copy of the brochure, contact the office at 785-865-5030 or

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


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