Archive for Monday, July 11, 2011

Willow Domestic Violence Center to offer summer training

July 11, 2011


Agency: Willow Domestic Violence Center

Contact: Becca Burns at 331-2034, ext. 112, or

The Willow Domestic Violence Center is starting its Summer 2011 Volunteer Training on Tuesday. This will be an in-depth and intensive training for community members who wish to become long-term volunteers for The Willow Domestic Violence Center. Trainings will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from July 12 to Aug. 11, as well as one all-day training July 23. If you have been wondering how to get involved with this agency, this is a great opportunity to do so. If you’re available to attend this training, contact Becca Burns at 331-2034, ext. 112, or immediately for more details. If you’d like to get involved with The Willow Center but are unable to attend this training or would like to be involved on a smaller scale, contact Burns about future trainings and other volunteer opportunities, as there are plenty.

Immediate needs

• Lawrence Central Rotary is looking for a few more volunteers to help with its Lawrence Community Bike Ride this Saturday. The event will include three different bike ride routes of varying lengths. Volunteers will help monitor the traffic at intersections where the bike paths cross. The event takes place between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., but volunteers may need to report for more details before the event starts, and should expect to volunteer for no more than three hours. If you are available to help out with this weekend’s event, contact Steve Lane at for more details.

• Headquarters Counseling Center is seeking volunteers for the 2011 Lawrence Amateur Golf Association City Tournament on July 23 at Eagle Bend Golf Course and July 24 at the Lawrence Country Club. This tournament supports the “life support” counseling available to kids, teens and adults that is available for free, 24/7, through Headquarters Counseling Center. Volunteers are needed for three to four-hour shifts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on either day and will help with registration, tallying scores, awards and more. For more information, contact Kristine Chapman at

• Lawrence Memorial Hospital is in need of volunteers for its oncology department. Oncology volunteers help to “pamper the patient and support the staff.” More specifically, volunteers will help provide comfort to patients by providing a warm blanket, bringing a drink or snack, and by helping persons leaving the clinic to their vehicle. They will support the staff by preparing rooms between patient visits, assisting with supplies and running errands. Volunteers usually work in teams, and currently there are shifts open from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday mornings, from 8 a.m. to noon Friday mornings, and from noon to 4 p.m Friday afternoons. For more information, contact Allyson Leland at 505-3141 or

• The Lawrence Visitors Center is looking for new volunteers to perform a variety of tasks. Some duties may include volunteer shifts at the information desk, helping to maintain and organize materials and more. If you are interested in volunteering at the local hub for visitors to the community, contact Debbie White at 865-4499 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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