Archive for Monday, November 7, 2011

How to help: Volunteers needed for blood drive

November 7, 2011


Agency: American Red Cross

American Red Cross of Douglas County needs several volunteers still to help with its blood drive on Tuesday at First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky streets. Volunteers are needed throughout the day and for a variety of tasks. Setup will begin at 10 a.m., escorts and canteen workers are need until 6 p.m., and cleanup will begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information about specific volunteer positions needed, and to coordinate a time you volunteer (any amount of time is helpful), contact Connie Edwards at 785-841-1020 or

Immediate needs

• Salvation Army needs volunteer Holiday Bell Ringers from Nov. 11 to Dec. 24 to raise funds for the needy in our community. You can ring on your own or organize a group and ring together. For more information about locations and shifts, contact Liz Coleman at 785-843-4188.

• The Kansas Arthritis Foundation needs volunteers for its upcoming Jingle Bell Run, which will be on Sunday, Dec. 11, in downtown Lawrence. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks along the 5K route, and no training is necessary. For more details and to get signed up, contact Jane Harris at 785-691-6990 or

• The American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers for its Road to Recovery program. Going through cancer, particularly during the holidays, is hard. But finding help shouldn’t be. Volunteer your time to drive a cancer patient to and from treatments during the holidays (and perhaps beyond), and help save a life! Also, the Reach to Recovery program matches survivors with breast cancer patients to offer support and information during this difficult time. Please contact Deb Parsons at 800-359-1025 or

• The City of Lawrence and Douglas County Senior Services are looking for volunteers to sign up for the annual Safe Winter Walkways program. Each year, community members who are in need of snow removal assistance are matched with volunteers who commit to coming to their residence after each snowfall to help clear their sidewalks and driveways. If you’re interested in helping fellow community members ensure their walkways remain safe throughout the winter, please call 785-832-3338 or register as a volunteer online at

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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