Archive for Monday, January 31, 2011

Douglas County Early Childhood Council seeking newsletter writer

January 31, 2011


Agency: Douglas County Early Childhood Council

Contact: Rich Minder at

The Douglas County Early Childhood Council is seeking a volunteer to join its quarterly meetings, then create and distribute a newsletter following each meeting using Constant Contact. The 2011 meetings are scheduled for the second Monday of March, June, September and December. This volunteer opportunity will be a great learning experience for anyone, especially individuals studying or working in communications. Contact Rich Minder at for more information.

Immediate needs

• Operation Wildlife is in need of volunteers for a variety of opportunities at its Linwood facility. OWL is very volunteer-driven and is always looking for more dedicated people to add to the team. Most positions require a four- to eight-hour weekly commitment; the busiest season is April to September. Families with children ages 14 and older can volunteer together, helping to feed and care for injured animals. For more detailed job descriptions and to fill out a volunteer application, visit or contact Diane Johnson at 785-542-3625 or

• American Red Cross of Douglas County needs volunteers for its six community blood drives throughout the year. The next two blood drives will be in March and May. Numerous types of volunteer opportunities are available and the time commitment is flexible. Volunteers are needed to help unload trucks, be a donor escort or canteen worker, and to help clean up after the blood drive ends. Contact Connie Edwards at 841-1020 or Jane Blocher at 843-3550 for more information about getting involved.

• Birthright is in search of volunteers who can help clean its carpets. There are just two small rooms and equipment will be provided. Contact Kelly Randall at if you’re interested in helping out with this need.

• Salvation Army is in need of volunteer basketball coaches for its Biddy Basketball program. There are four teams currently without a coach. Volunteer coaches just need to understand the very basics of the game, and be able to teach the fundamentals. Contact Harold Stockberger at 843-4188, ext. 103, 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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