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Archive for Monday, October 18, 2010

There’s still time to Make a Difference

October 18, 2010

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Agency: Roger Hill Volunteer Center

Contact: 865-5030 or visit www.volunteerdouglascounty.org

Make A Difference Day is still in need of several volunteers for this Saturday. The Roger Hill Volunteer Center is coordinating volunteer projects throughout Lawrence and Douglas County at a number of agencies. Projects include painting, outdoor cleanups, native woods restoration and much more. Individuals, families, and groups are invited to sign up for this important national day of service. All projects will be completed by 4 p.m., before the Kansas University Homecoming parade and game begin. Contact the RHVC office at 865-5030 or visit www.volunteerdouglascounty.org to get registered.

Immediate needs

• Independence Inc. is seeking volunteers for its Peer Counseling program. Peer counselors are people with disabilities who offer assistance to others with disabilities by providing advocacy, information, training and emotional support. Volunteer peer counselors will receive training in listening and counseling skills, teaching skills and procedures. Their work is supervised and they are provided ample opportunities for additional training and networking with other peer counselors. For more information, contact Daniel Brown at 841-0333 or dbrown@independenceinc.org.

• LMH’s Breast Center is in need of customer-service oriented volunteers who want to be a part of a team dedicated to promoting early detection of breast cancer. Volunteers will assist with making appointment-reminder phone calls, answering phones and helping with mailings. If you have a few hours to give once a week on Monday, Tuesday or Friday mornings at LMH South, at Kasold Drive and Clinton Parkway, please visit www.LMH.org to complete a volunteer application, or contact Allyson Leland at 505-3141 or allyson.leland@lmh.org for more details.

• The Lawrence Humane Society is in need of volunteers for its Animal Fair on Nov. 14 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Volunteers will assist with monitoring booths, passing out information, selling concessions and more. Please contact Elliot Werner at 843-6835 or volunteer@lawrencehumane.org.

• Trinity In-Home Care is in need of volunteers who would like to join its Friendly Visitor program, which matches volunteers and individuals with similar interests for an optimal companionship experience. Generally, the program is designed to provide one or two hours a week of companionship to any individual, 18 years of age or older. Volunteers must pass a background check. For more information, contact Scott Criqui at 842-3159 or scott@tihc.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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