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Archive for Monday, March 14, 2011

How to help: Child care services during weekly class needed

March 14, 2011

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Agency: Central Junior High School

Contact: Rebecca Clark, 330-2411 or rclark@usd497.org

Central Junior High School is in need of volunteers to provide child care during a weekly class called “Parenting Teens & Tweens with Love & Logic.” Classes will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 29 through May 3, at CJHS, 1400 Mass. Volunteers will provide child care for any children in fourth grade or below who come along with their parents. Ideally, there will be two volunteers to help out during each class. If you are available to help, contact Rebecca Clark at 330-2411 or rclark @usd497.org for more information.

Immediate needs

• Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care is seeking hospice massage volunteers, needed for one-time or regular once-weekly massage requests by hospice clients. Volunteers are required to have training in massage therapy and must be comfortable working around patients’ physical restrictions and understanding of contraindications. This opportunity is very fulfilling volunteer work with an ability to set your own schedule. For more information, contact Sarah Rooney at 843-3738 or sarahro@vnakansas.org.

• Midnight Farm, affiliated with Community Living Opportunities, is in need of volunteers to help out at its Spring Family Fun Day on April 30. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks including parking, kid’s games, plant sales and more. The event will take place at Midnight Farm, located at 2084-B N. 600 Road, Baldwin City; volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Lauren Ray at 979-1889 or laurenray@clokan.org to get involved.

• Family Promise of Lawrence needs a volunteer who can help a client file her taxes. If you are knowledgeable and experienced in current tax laws and regulations, contact Samantha Snyder at 845-9261 or samantha@lawrencefamilypromise.org as soon as possible.

• Imagine Drop-In Childcare, a Trinity In-Home Care Inc. program, is in search of volunteers to be a part of a support team for its full-time staff. Volunteers will help coordinate and interact with children through daily duties such as art, reading, music, snack time and free time. Times are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; all volunteers must pass a background check and TB test. Contact Crystal Smith at 856-2133 or crystal@tihc.org for more information.

— 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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