Archive for Monday, July 18, 2011

Volunteers needed to supervise during Douglas County Fair in August

July 18, 2011


Agency: Douglas County Fair

Contact: Margaret Kalb, 843-7058, ext. 115, or

Douglas County Fair is in need of volunteers for building supervision during the evenings of the fair.

Volunteers are needed for the following shifts: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 8-10 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 4, 8-10 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 6, 4-6 p.m., 6-8 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. Contact Margaret Kalb at 843-7058, ext. 115, or to sign up.

Immediate needs

• Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence is seeking volunteers for the seventh annual Red Dog Run on Aug. 6 at Haskell Indian Nations University.

Volunteers are needed to assist with race setup and take down, registration, water stations and to ensure runner safety on the courses. Volunteer shifts are 5-8 a.m. and 7-10 a.m. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Erika Zimmerman at 423-1864 or

• Theatre Lawrence is looking for volunteers to help answer the phones and perform administrative tasks in the theater box office during peak sales periods.

Theatre Lawrence’s box office is open 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, so the ideal time for a volunteer would be noon-4 p.m.

There is no training requirement; all tasks will be explained by staff at the start of the position.

For more details, contact Susan Buehler at 843-7469.

• Willow Domestic Violence Center is currently seeking applications for volunteers interested in working directly with survivors of domestic violence during daytime hours in the court setting.

This position will allow volunteers to assist survivors in completing Protection from Abuse (PFA) and Protection from Stalking (PFS) orders; accompany survivors to both civil and criminal hearings; and support survivors throughout the court process.

Douglas County Court Advocate Volunteers are required to attend a 40-hour training prior to their service with The Willow Domestic Violence Center; this training is provided in-house and is offered three times a year (during fall, summer and spring).

If you would like more information about this opportunity, contact Becca Burns at 785-331-2034, ext. 112, 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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