Agency: Douglas County Girl Scouts
Contact: Lisa Vanderbilt, email@example.com
The Douglas County Girl Scouts are in need of a lot of volunteers to help with their annual cookie sale by sorting cookie orders. Two semitrailers will be bringing cookies to the arena at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Nov. 7. Volunteers are needed from noon to 7 p.m. to help sort those cookies into 75 different piles. Throughout that time, those 75 troop leaders will arrive, count their orders and then the volunteers will help the leaders load their cars; dollies will be available for moving boxes. If you’re interested in helping out, please send an email to Lisa Vanderbilt at firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your full name, contact phone number, the time that you can arrive and how long you can stay.
• Lawrence Fair Trade needs volunteers for its annual Fair Trade Holiday Market. Training sessions will be provided in late November, and several dates are available to volunteer at the market, which runs Nov. 25 to Dec. 3. Please contact Alicia Erickson at 785-969-3482 or email@example.com for more information.
• The Lawrence Arts Center is seeking volunteers in November to help with sewing costumes for the holiday production, “Kansas Nutcracker,” and to assist backstage during performances in December. Volunteer assistance is also requested for the preschool’s annual cookie sale Dec. 3. To volunteer, contact Pat Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-843-2787.
• AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to assist with tax preparations next year for low-income and senior residents throughout the area. Volunteers will help prepare and file state and federal income tax returns at no cost to qualified taxpayers. You do not need to be an AARP member or have previous tax-preparation skills, but should have basic computer skills. All volunteers will receive free training and materials in January 2012 and are reimbursed for program-related expenses. The program will run from Feb. 1 to April 15, 2012. For more information, please contact the Lawrence district coordinator, Sarah Merriman, at 785-832-0080.