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Archive for Sunday, April 29, 2012

How to help: Small World seeks volunteer teachers to lead ESL classes

April 29, 2012

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Agency: Small World

Contact: Kathy Mulinazzi at 785-841-3645 or kathymulinazzi@aol.com

Small World is looking for two new volunteer lead teachers to start in the fall. Small World focuses on helping international women and children adjust to living in Lawrence. The lead teacher positions are for one intermediate level and one introductory level English as a second language class. Volunteers must have teaching experience and should be willing to make a commitment to teaching at Small World for the entire academic year, which begins Sept. 4. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday morning. This is a great opportunity for retired teachers who miss the classroom. All of the students are adult women who are very motivated and eager to improve their English skills. To find out more about the positions, contact Kathy Mulinazzi at 785-841-3645 or kathymulinazzi@aol.com.

Immediate needs

• Project LIVELY, a program of Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, is in need of a volunteer who can help a senior client with some outdoor maintenance at her home in the Centennial Park neighborhood. Her gutters need to be cleaned out, and she also has dead plants in her backyard that need to be trimmed or cut down. To help out, contact Project LIVELY case manager Sarah Norman at 785-843-3060 or snorman@ldchealth.org.

• The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging is seeking some volunteers to help an elderly client with her upcoming move from Lawrence to Topeka. She needs a few individuals who can carry boxes and furniture items downstairs and load them into the moving van. She lives near 25th and Iowa streets and is flexible with scheduling but would like to be out of her current apartment by May 15. To help out, contact JAAA case manager Michele Dillon at 785-832-0754 or mdillon@jhawkaaa.org.

• StopGap Inc. is looking for volunteers to help with its upcoming fundraiser event, a 5K, on Saturday, May 26 at Haskell Indian Nations University. Approximately 20 volunteers are needed to help with setup for the event, to direct runners along the route, hand out water, and clean up after the event. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m., so volunteers are needed by 7:30 a.m. For more details and to sign up, contact Sloane Lewis at lewis.sloane@gmail.com.

• Trinity In-Home Care is looking for two to four volunteers who can come help clean out and organize the third floor of the agency’s offices, located near 25th and Iowa streets. The space is relatively small, so a small group or family of volunteers would be perfect for the project; those with fantastic organizational skills need apply. Times are flexible and can be arranged directly with Kelly Evans, director, by contacting her at 785-842-3159 or kelly@tihc.org.

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Shannon Reid at the United Way’s Roger Hill Volunteer Center, at 785-865-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org, or go to volunteerdouglascounty.org.

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