Archive for Monday, May 9, 2011

Kennedy School looking for volunteers other than parents to help with annual carnival

May 9, 2011


Event: Kennedy School carnival

Contact: Dawn Shew, 785-979-5336 or

Kennedy School is in need of volunteers for this Saturday’s annual carnival. There are different shifts throughout Saturday, each lasting a few hours. Community members traditionally volunteer for this event so that Kennedy parents and faculty can enjoy the event with their children/students. Contact Dawn Shew at 785-979-5336 or if you’re available to help out at this fun event.

Immediate needs

• Midnight Farm is looking for a few volunteers who can come to the farm on weekends and help maintain its greenhouse. Midnight Farm is a program of Community Living Opportunities and provides adults with developmental disabilities a natural oasis to enjoy. If you’ve got a green thumb and would enjoy volunteering at the greenhouse, contact Bonnie Bruns at 785-979-1889 or

• Kansas Lyme Fighters Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with its 1 Mile Walk & 5K Run for Awareness from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 11. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks for the event, which will take place at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum Park, south of the intersection of Wakarusa Drive and Kansas Highway 10. Contact Peninah Blumhagen at 785-248-3504 for more information.

• Lawrence Memorial Hospital is in need of volunteers to fill open shifts at its information desks and in the oncology department. Several shifts at both the Maine Street and West information desks are currently opening, including four 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. shifts throughout the week. Oncology volunteers help to “pamper the patient and support the staff” by providing assistance in a number of ways. Currently, two shifts need to be filled in the oncology department: Mondays, noon to 4 p.m and Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon. Contact Allyson Leland at 785-505-3141 or

• The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging is looking for volunteers to help an elderly gentleman who will be moving soon and needs help loading his belongings into the moving truck in early June. Contact Barbara Tucker at 785-832-0754 if you are available to help this JAAA client.

— 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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