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Project Lively seeks moving assistance in Eudora on short notice

January 3, 2011

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Agency: Project Lively

Contact: Sarah Norman at 785-856-5352

Project Lively is seeking volunteers who can help pack and move an elderly client in Eudora. The client needs to be moved by the end of this week.

If you are able to help, please call Sarah Norman at 785-856-5352 to offer your assistance.

Immediate needs

• Douglas County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is recruiting diverse volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children who are under the protection of the court system. CASA volunteers investigate, facilitate, monitor and mentor. They are dedicated to be the child's voice through their journey to a safe, loving, permanent home.

A new volunteer training class is scheduled for February with evening and weekend sessions; application materials and training dates are posted on the agency website at dccasa.org. Volunteer applications must be submitted by Jan. 15. Potential volunteers will be interviewed in January; men and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Contact Diana Frederick at 785-832-5172 or dfrederick@douglas-county.com if you have any questions.

• Family Promise of Lawrence is seeking automotive technicians who would be willing to help with minor repairs on their guests’ vehicles as problems arise. A car breakdown can make a tough situation even worse for a family, especially when parents need to drive in order to get to work. In the past, volunteer technicians have made the difference between a guest keeping or losing a job because of the help they provided with vehicles.

If you can help, contact Samantha Snyder at 785-845-9261 or Samantha@lawrencefamilypromise.org.

• Douglas County Girls Scouts is seeking volunteers to help with an upcoming cookie delivery. Two semi-trucks will soon be bringing a load of Girl Scout cookies to the arena at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, and volunteers are needed to help sort the delivery, count orders and help troop leaders load their cars.

Please contact Lisa Vanderbilt at dccookies@sbcglobal.net with your full name, phone number, and the time you are available to volunteer on Jan. 10.

• The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center is recruiting volunteers for service projects on the MLK Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 17. Community members are encouraged to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day by participating in volunteer opportunities.

Go to volunteerdouglascounty.org to register for a project at Habitat for Humanity, Habitat ReStore, or Tenants to Homeowners Inc. and make Jan. 17 a day on, not a day off. Contact Shannon Reid at 785-856-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org for further details.

— 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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