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Douglas County Health Department sets up drive-through clinic for flu shots

October 11, 2010

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Agency: Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department

Contact: Charlie Bryan, 785-856-7357 or cbryan@ldchealth.org

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is in need of volunteers to support Lawrence’s first-ever drive-through flu clinic from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the KU Park & Ride lot located at Clinton Parkway and Crestline Drive, west of the Shenk Recreational Sports Complex. Both medical and nonmedical volunteers are needed to fill a number of positions such as vaccinators, registration support, traffic flow controllers, interpreters, and much more. All volunteers must be registered by Wednesday in order to participate. If you are interested in helping, visit http://goo.gl/CW8t to complete an online volunteer registration form, or contact Charlie Bryan at 785-856-7357 or cbryan@ldchealth.org.

Immediate needs

• The Recovery and Hope Network (RAHN) is in desperate need of someone to help develop and implement a community awareness campaign. RAHN helps people with severe mental illness and works closely with Bert Nash, Communityworks, Cottonwood Inc. and other area agencies, but the Lawrence community at large still doesn’t know RAHN exists. Community members are invited to volunteer their skills, creativity and time to help RAHN develop this important campaign. To help out, contact Kendall Simmons at 785-856-1222 or kendall@recover-yandhope.org.

• The Lawrence Arts Center is in need of volunteers who are interested in becoming part of the Arts Center Usher Corps. Volunteer ushers greet patrons, take tickets, give directions and assist staff during performances at the Arts Center, 940 N.H. For additional information, please contact Pat Russell at 785-843-2787 or patrussell@lawrenceartscenter.org.

• Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care is in need of hospice patient companions. Volunteers will work directly with patients and families by providing companionship, respite care and/or relief for primary caregiver in home settings or care facilities, and must commit to one year of service and be available for regular once-weekly assignments for two to four hours. Volunteers need to be caring, flexible and good listeners. Mandatory hospice training will be provided; no medical knowledge is required. Please contact Sarah Rooney at 785-843-3738 or SarahRo@VNA-KS.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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