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How to help: Douglas County AIDS Project seeking members for board of directors

February 27, 2011


Agency: Douglas County AIDS Project

Contact: Elena Ivanov at 785-843-0040 or

The Douglas County AIDS Project is looking for new members for its board of directors. Compassionate individuals with any or all of the following interests/abilities are encouraged to inquire: HIV advocacy and/or education, fundraising, grant writing, event planning, and corporate/business connections. Please contact Elena Ivanov at 785-843-0040 or

Immediate needs

• The West Junior High School Garden is in need of community volunteers to help prepare the site for the upcoming season. The work days (weather permitting) will be Saturday, March 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, March 15, from 3 p.m. until dark. Contact Lily Siebert at The Merc at 843-8544 or to sign up and help out.

• The Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church Youth Group is looking for a volunteer to assist in writing a grant. This is a one-time volunteer opportunity and the Youth Group is looking for someone who has grant-writing experience or has at least learned the basics of writing a grant. Contact Sandy Torres at 785-727-3615 or to offer your assistance.

• The Kansas Relays is looking for volunteers to help with this year’s events, scheduled for April 20-23. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. Visit to fill out an online volunteer form, or contact Debbie Luman at 864-3486 or for more details about specific volunteer needs.

• Lawrence Memorial Hospital is in need of escort volunteers. Escorts transport patients by wheelchair when they are being admitted, going from department to department for tests, or when being dismissed from the hospital. Volunteers also make deliveries throughout the building and run errands, thus this position is very active. Volunteers should be in good physical condition and able to learn their way around the building quickly. Currently, there are shifts open on Wednesday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon. Contact Allyson Leland at 505-3141 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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