Archive for Monday, October 17, 2011

Lawrence Habitat for Humanity seeking navigators to assist with 5K run

October 17, 2011


Agency: Lawrence Habitat for Humanity

Contact: Mana Uchida at 785-832-0777 or

Lawrence Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help with its WOW Run 5K, hosted by Body Boutique, on Saturday, Oct. 29. Money raised from this event will benefit the Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Women Build. Volunteers will be navigating runners throughout the course, and no experience is needed. As a bonus, Body Boutique has offered complimentary one-month gym memberships to each volunteer; male volunteers may give this to a friend or family member. For more information, contact Mana Uchida at 785-832-0777 or

Immediate needs

• Van Go Inc. is looking for three volunteers to come in and work with its Arts Train Youth on a variety of hand sewing projects next week. Volunteers will help the youths sew together the felt purses and ornaments they’re making for the Adornment Show. Projects will be worked from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 24, through Oct. 26. Volunteers are welcome to come in for just one day or all three days if available. Contact Lindsay Ritscher at 785-842-3797 or if you’re interested in helping with this fun project.

• The Douglas County Child Development Association needs volunteers to haul compost to children’s gardens for the Families, Farmers and Educators United for Healthy Child Development program. If you have a pickup truck and a couple of hours to spare tomorrow morning — Tuesday — at 8:30 a.m., they need you. Contact Emily Hampton or Ashley Graff at 785-842-9679 or if you can help.

• Independence Inc. needs skilled volunteers to fulfill three very important roles for the agency. If you have strong writing skills, consider volunteering to write program-specific grants for the agency, or regular agency newsletters for consumers and the community. If you’re a graphic designer, you can volunteer your skills to produce an annual report with guidance from staff members. Contact Meghan Kinley at 785-841-0333, ext. 143, or for more information about volunteering for any of these skilled positions.

• LINK Inc. needs volunteers to work a concession stand at some upcoming home Kansas University football games. Volunteers will sell concessions throughout the game and help clean up when it’s time to close the concession stand. Approximately six volunteers are needed to help at each game, and all volunteers will need to wear khaki or black shorts or pants and a white T-shirt – a KU shirt will be provided upon arrival to wear at the concession stand, as well as a KU hat if you don’t have a personal one to wear. LINK will be selling concessions to help raise money for its program at the following games: Oct. 22 and Nov. 12. If you’re available on either of those dates to help, contact Deb Engstrom at 785-330-3105.

— 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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