Archive for Sunday, July 22, 2012

How to help: Hot Rod Hullabaloo needs volunteers as it gears up for show, music fest

July 22, 2012


Agency: The Rev It Up Hot Rod Hullabaloo


The Rev It Up Hot Rod Hullabaloo’s fourth annual hot rod show and music fest is approaching. 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 to running food and merchandise booths, parking cars and event cleanup. You can see all of the available volunteer positions and shifts by visiting, and signing yourself, your family and friends, or maybe even your co-workers or congregation members up for whatever you like. Just click on the “Find A Volunteer Opportunity” button, and you’ll see the event on the following page.

Immediate needs

• Family Promise of Lawrence is looking for some volunteers to provide office support at its Day Center. Tasks may include typing thank-you notes, data entry, mailing cards to graduates, collating mailings, folding brochures and more. A one-time volunteer training is required before volunteers work with guests. Training sessions are held at least once a month; contact Becky Peters at for more information about this position and upcoming volunteer training dates.

• Trinity In-Home Care is seeking new volunteers for its Friendly Visitors Program to meet demand. The Friendly Visitors Program matches volunteers and clients with similar interests for an optimal companionship experience. Generally, the program is designed to provide one to two hours a week of companionship to any individual, 18 years of age or older. Volunteers help to improve the quality of life of others by helping to alleviate loneliness and isolation. Call Bailey Warren at 785-842-3159 or email if you are interested.

• Lawrence Community Shelter is looking for more community members to join its dedicated volunteer force. Volunteer shifts are available from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week. Volunteers will serve dinner, perform administrative tasks and spend time with residents. Volunteer orientation occurs every Wednesday at 8 p.m.; an RSVP is required as space is limited. Alternative orientation times and other volunteer opportunities are available upon request. Contact Liz Stuewe at 785-979-7716 or to RSVP for an upcoming orientation or for more details about becoming an LCS volunteer.

— 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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