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Archive for Monday, July 2, 2012

How to help: Hot rod show seeks to rev up number of volunteers

July 2, 2012

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Agency: Rev It Up Hot Rod Hullabaloo

Contact: VolunteerDouglasCounty.org

The Rev It Up Hot Rod Hullabaloo will put on its fourth annual hot rod show and music fest next month. This year, the event will benefit Just Food, Douglas County’s biggest food bank. More than 100 volunteers are needed to help run the event in South Park on Saturday, Aug. 11. Volunteers will help with everything from stage and tent setup, running food and merchandise booths, parking cars, and event cleanup. This year, you can see all of the available volunteer positions and shifts by visiting VolunteerDouglasCounty.org, and signing up for whatever you like. Just click on the “Find A Volunteer Opportunity” button, and you’ll see the event on the following page. Sign up now to help with this fun Lawrence tradition.

Immediate needs

• Independence Inc. is looking for volunteers to serve lunch at its annual Champions of Independence Luncheon at Maceli’s on Tuesday, July 24. Volunteers are needed at 10:30 a.m. to set up and then from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to serve lunch to the guests during the program. Groups or individual volunteers are welcome. For more details, contact Brenda Brown, marketing director, at 785-841-0333, ext. 105.

• Lawrence Memorial Hospital needs volunteers for a variety of positions. Currently, the greatest needs are Food and Nutrition Service Volunteer Ambassadors, LMH Gift Shop help, and Mario’s Closet help. Volunteer orientations are offered regularly. Contact Allyson Leland for more details about each volunteer opportunity available currently at 785-505-3141 or allyson.leland@lmh.org.

• 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 ESL 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 details, contact Kathy Mulinazzi at 785-841-3645 or kathymulinazzi@aol.com.

— 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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