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Archive for Monday, February 6, 2012

How to help: Small World needs help for its smallest charges

February 6, 2012

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Agency: Small World

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

Small World is in immediate need of volunteers to provide care and supervision in its nursery. Nursery volunteers help care for the infants and toddlers of international women who are attending classes and workshops through Small World. Volunteers are needed between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To find out more about working with Small World and helping international women and their children adjust to the Lawrence community, contact Kathy Mulinazzi at 841-3645 or kathymulinazzi@aol.com.

Immediate needs

• Ballard Community Services is seeking a skilled carpenter who can fix some steps in the back of Penn House that have become unstable. A volunteer is needed to assess the issue and get the steps fixed as soon as possible so that they can continue being used safely by Penn House staff and volunteers. If you are able to help, contact Doug Davison at 842-0729 or doug@ballardcenter.org.

• The Helping Hands Support Group, facilitated through Kansas Children’s Service League (KCSL), is looking for volunteers to assist with child care. The support group is intended for couples and individuals who have adopted children through the state system or who are in the process of doing so currently. Volunteers are needed on a monthly basis to provide supervision for the children of parents attending the support group. Meetings will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at 360° Church, 3200 Clinton Parkway. All volunteers will be screened through KCSL, which will include a background check. For more information or to get signed up as a volunteer before the first meeting Feb. 17, contact Jery Marquez at 785-431-6228 or jmarquez@kcsl.org.

• The Lawrence-Douglas County Advocacy Council on Aging is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks and projects. Volunteers with a passion for making the Lawrence-Douglas County community a great place for seniors to live are sought to serve as board members, help identify senior-friendly restaurants, publicize senior issues in local media, make vulnerable community members aware of shelter locations in case of a disaster and to work on planning for an intergenerational community based on the “Village Concept.” For more details about the council and its current projects, contact Stacey Hunter-Schwartz at 841-0333 or Bonnie Uffman at 856-0057.

— 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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