Archive for Monday, July 25, 2011

Operation WildLife looking for help providing animal rehabilitation assistance

July 25, 2011

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Agency: Operation WildLife

Contact: owl-online.org or Diane Johnson at opwildlife@aol.com

Operation WildLife is seeking animal lovers to join the OWL family and provide rehab assistance for injured and orphaned wild animals. Volunteers are responsible for cage cleaning, dietary preparation, physical therapy, administering medications, habitat setup and general housekeeping duties at OWL’s main facility, a 4,000-square-foot veterinary clinic located at 23375 Guthrie Road in Linwood. Training is provided and the approximate time requirement is four to eight hours per week. Visit OWL’s website, owl-online.org, for more information and to fill out an online volunteer application, or contact Diane Johnson at opwildlife@aol.com if you have questions. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old with a parent, or 16 without a parent, and must have reliable transportation and commit to a set time each week.

Immediate needs

• Independence Inc. is seeking a front desk volunteer to answer phones, transfer calls and greet visitors. There are four-hour shifts available Monday through Friday throughout the day. Volunteers are especially needed for Fridays. If you are interested in providing Independence Inc. with this much-needed support, contact Stacey Hunter-Schwartz at 841-0333, ext. 104, or shschwartz@independenceinc.org.

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County is seeking volunteers for the “Bigs in Schools” program. Sign up now to be matched with a “Little” starting this fall. A commitment of two consecutive semesters is requested. Volunteer “Bigs” spend 30 minutes to 1 hour a week at their Littles’ school doing a variety of one-on-one activities – eating lunch, reading, tutoring, playing games, etc., according to the needs of the child. Children in kindergarten and elementary grades are waiting to be matched in schools all over Lawrence. It’s been proven: Mentoring has a real and positive impact on children and their futures – plus their families, their schools and their communities. This opportunity is perfect for working professionals who can take a lunch break once a week. For more information, contact Cathy Brashler at 843-7359 or cbrashler@ksbbbs.org.

— For more 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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