Archive for Monday, July 16, 2012

How to help: Willow Domestic Violence Center needs help to finish painting project

July 16, 2012


Agency: Willow Domestic Violence Center

Contact: Becca Burns at 785-331-2034, ext. 104, or

The Willow Domestic Violence Center is looking for volunteers to help out with its upcoming painting project. This is a “Part 2” project; the center began painting its administrative offices on Day of Caring in April, but still has lots to finish. Volunteers are needed over the course of a weekend: The project will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29. Volunteers can spend as much or as little time as they can spare. Saturday will consist of prepping — taping, moving office furniture, etc. ­— and Sunday will be all about painting. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided each day for volunteers, and an RSVP is needed no later than 5 p.m. Friday so that organizers can plan accordingly. Please contact Becca Burns at 785-331-2034, ext. 104 or

Immediate needs

• Van Go Inc. is in need of a skilled woodworker to volunteer for the month of August and perhaps longer. The volunteer must be comfortable working with a table saw, band saw, jig saw and other wood shop equipment. The volunteer should also be able to work well on his or her own, as there may be times without supervision. The hours and days would be flexible, but a set schedule would be preferable. To discuss further details about this volunteer opportunity, contact Lindsay Ritscher at 785-842-3797 or

• Independence Inc. is looking for volunteers to serve lunch at its annual Champions of Independence Luncheon on Tuesday, July 24, at Maceli’s. 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.

• The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority is in need of 10 volunteers for its upcoming ZOMBIE Walk, a ZOMBIE Health Initiative event taking place July 28 at the Barbara Huppee Community Facility, 1600 Haskell Ave., No. 150. The ZOMBIE Health Initiative addresses six identified health targets: zoning, as in healthy spaces; outside activity; movement; body image; ingredients for meals; and exercise. The project seeks to introduce programming for preventing and reducing childhood obesity in youths who receive housing assistance. Volunteers are needed to help with setup, face painting, accompanying youths on the walking route, and cleanup. Volunteers will need to register before the walk and can obtain a volunteer form by picking one up in person, requesting that one be emailed, or by visiting Because a background check is required, volunteers must register by Thursday. Any questions can be directed to Dan Clifford at 785-331-4418 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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