Archive for Sunday, February 20, 2011

How to help: Independence Inc. seeking moving help for disabled client

February 20, 2011


Agency: Independence Inc.

Contact: Cindy Pippert at 841-0333, ext. 114

Independence Inc. is in need of a couple of volunteers to help move a disabled client from one residence to another on Friday morning, Feb. 25. Dollies and vehicles for moving will be available, but some extra muscle is needed to help get the job done. Please contact Cindy Pippert at 841-0333, ext. 114, if you are available to help out.

Immediate needs

•Family Promise of Lawrence is looking for a volunteer to pick up its recycling twice a month from the Day Center. Typically, the recycling only amounts to four paper sacks of material every two weeks, and can be handled by one person. If you are interested in helping with this biweekly commitment, contact Samantha Snyder at 845-9261 or

• Small World Inc. is looking for volunteers to fill various positions currently available, such as admissions chair, assistant teacher, hospitality chair, library assistant, and more. Visit for more information or contact Kathy Mulinazzi at 841-3645 or for volunteer position descriptions.

• Van Go Inc. is still looking for two volunteers who can transport two apprentice artists to the JAMS (Jobs in the Arts Makes Sense) after-school program on Monday afternoons. Volunteer drivers need to be over high school age, and have a current driver’s license and proof of insurance. The two apprentices need to be picked up and transported at 3:05 p.m. every Monday, now through April 14. Volunteers are invited to stay and assist the youths during the JAMS sessions, which last until 6 p.m., but are welcome to volunteer only to drive. Please contact Jordan Ryan at 842-3797 for more information.

• Just Food of ECKAN is looking for a volunteer Just Food Ambassador to help engage the community on issues of hunger. The ambassador will help reach out to various businesses, schools, churches and civic groups through speaking engagements, special events and facility tours. Training and resource materials will be provided and there is a flexible time commitment. Contact Carolyn Ward at 785-242-7450, ext. 7202, for further details about this volunteer opportunity.

— 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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