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Archive for Monday, December 5, 2011

How to Help: Salvation Army enlisting help for serving community meal

December 5, 2011

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The Salvation Army needs volunteers for its Holiday Community Dinner on Wednesday. The meal will be served from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help set up and start preparing food from 9 a.m. to noon and are then needed for cleanup from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. If you’d like to help provide a hot holiday meal for community members in need, contact Liz Coleman at 843-4188 or liz_coleman@usc.salvationarmy.com.

Other immediate needs

• Ballard Community Services is seeking volunteers to help at its food pantry from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Ideally, volunteers will be able to commit to one day a week, at least. However, days are flexible. Volunteers will perform a variety of tasks including entering data into a computer and answering phones. Additionally, volunteers must have the ability to carry 25 pounds up stairs. For more information, contact Doug Davison at 785-842-0729 or doug@ballardcenter.org.

• Just Food is always in need of new volunteers to help support its mission of fighting hunger in Douglas County. Volunteers are the backbone of Just Food and perform a variety of tasks including warehouse assistance, data entry, client assistance, and food collection and delivery. If you’d like to find out more about specific volunteer needs, attend one of the regularly scheduled trainings: 10 a.m. the first Monday of each month, 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, 2 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, or 8 a.m. the fourth Thursday of each month. All training takes place at the Just Food warehouse, 1200 E. 11th St. Call 785-856-7030 or email justfood@eckan.org to reserve a spot.

• The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center still has “How to Help at the Holidays” brochures available for the community. If you’re still looking for a way to give back this holiday season, this brochure is a great way to find an agency that needs your help. Go to volunteerdouglascounty.org to download the brochure, or contact the Volunteer Center office at 785-865-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org to request a copy.

— 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 volunteerdouglascounty.org.

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