Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

How to help: Support organization for youth aging out of foster care seeks office assistant

April 22, 2012


Agency: StopGap Inc.

Contact: Justine Burton, 785-331-3545 or

StopGap Inc. is looking for a volunteer office assistant. StopGap is a new organization seeking to provide support to youth, ages 16-21, who are aging out of foster care. The volunteer office assistant must have good decision-making and problem-solving skills, and should be comfortable working independently while still being able to collaborate with others easily. Good typing, grammatical and organizational skills are needed, as is a familiarity with Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with websites, Internet, and social media are a plus. This position will be no more than 20 hours a week, and there are no formal training requirements. If you’re interested in helping grow this new organization, please contact Justine Burton at 785-331-3545 or

Immediate needs

• Kennedy School is in need of volunteers for its Field Day, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11a.m. May 9. Volunteers are needed to help set up the event, facilitate the different activities and clean up afterward. For more details, please contact Rose Ramirez, parent facilitator, at 785-330-2290.

• The Kansas Arthritis Foundation is in need of volunteers to help with its annual Lawrence Arthritis Walk on Saturday, May 5. Volunteers are needed for setup, registration, to ensure the safety of the walkers at street crossings and tear-down. For more details about this event and to sign up as a volunteer, please contact Jane Harris at 785-691-6990.

• Tenants to Homeowners Inc. is searching for capable volunteers to design public relations materials in the form of brochures or electronic handouts for its Sept. 30 fundraiser. Additionally, volunteers are needed to help gather auction items and sponsors. If you’re skilled at graphic design, marketing, solicitation, and facilitation of auction items and sponsors, please consider using your skills for Tenants to Homeowners’ event. For more details, please contact Robert Baker at 785-842-5494 or

— 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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