Archive for Sunday, September 18, 2011

Volunteer with video recording, editing skills needed for Tuesday Concerts

September 18, 2011


Agency: Lawrence Arts Center

Contact: Larry Carter,

Tuesday Concerts, a weekly concert series featuring local musicians at the Lawrence Arts Center, is in search of a volunteer with some video recording and editing skills. Local acoustic musicians perform each week for the public, free of charge and simply put out a tip jar rather than charging admission. A volunteer is sought to record each concert and make a DVD of each show for the musician(s) to keep and assist the musicians in posting videos of their song performances to YouTube. Video recording/editing credit will be given to the volunteer on the website and any YouTube videos, and will be provided with a reference for future videographer ventures. The fall series runs from Tuesday through Dec. 20, and concerts are from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Lawrence Arts Center lobby. This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys the local music scene. For more information, contact Larry Carter at

Immediate needs

• Lawrence Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help with their house builds that take place three days a week: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Volunteers are especially needed for the Tuesday and Thursday builds, so if you’re available even on an occasional basis on those days, please sign up to help. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian waiver signed before volunteering. Additionally, a few volunteers are needed to serve as work-site hosts, arriving about 10 minutes early on each build day to help set up and manage the sign-in table, as well as drive to pick up lunch during Saturday builds. To sign up as a volunteer, visit, or for more information, contact Mana Uchida at 785-832-0777 or

• 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 down. 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 their program at the following games: Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Oct. 22 and Nov. 12. If you’re available on any of those dates to help, contact Deb Engstrom at 785-330-3105.

• Health Care Access is looking for a few volunteers to help with some outdoor cleanup around its building. Tasks would include pulling weeds and cleaning out gutters. This is a great opportunity for a couple of friends or a small family to do together in just a couple of hours. If you’re interested in more details, contact Kim Johnson at

• The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center is offering a unique way to honor the nearly 3,000 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks: Challenge 3,000, an outpouring of service in Douglas County. Community members are challenged to pledge 3,000 hours of service, one hour in honor of each of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks, by Make a Difference Day on Oct. 22. It’s easy to participate in Challenge 3,000. Just pledge to serve one or more volunteer hours, whether they’re hours you already plan to perform as part of an ongoing volunteer commitment, or you try out a new volunteer opportunity. To get a pledge form, please contact The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center by calling 785-865-5030 or sending email to

— 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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