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Archive for Monday, June 18, 2012

How to help: Tour of Lawrence volunteers sought

June 18, 2012

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Agency: Heartland Community Health Center

Contact: Caci Moore at 785-841-7297 or outreach@heartlandhealth.org

Heartland Community Health Center is looking for volunteers to help out during this year’s Tour of Lawrence. Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down race courses and help with event and volunteer hospitality. The Tour of Lawrence will be happening from Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1. There are shifts available all day over the course of the weekend. Some volunteer tasks include staging hay bales on campus, putting up fencing and hanging banners, race hospitality and creating the finish line truss. For details about all of the volunteer jobs needed, and a full schedule, contact Caci Moore at 785-841-7297 or outreach@heartlandhealth.org.

Immediate needs

• CLO’s Midnight Farm is looking for help in its day camps this summer. One-week camps from June 25 through Aug. 3 include campers ages 6 years and older of all abilities who will need aid in the riding lessons and in other horse and farm activities. Volunteers will act as sidewalkers during the riding lessons, and assist with other tasks as needed. Volunteers must be 14 years old and attend a training before starting. For more details, contact Brett Bauer at 785-979-1889 or brettbauer@clokan.org.

• Four Winds Native Center is looking for enthusiastic community members who are interested in – or want to learn more about – community gardening. Lots of people are needed to work in the Four Winds Community Garden at 15th Street and Haskell Avenue every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, and potentially more, each week as needed. The only requirement is that you desire to meet and work with other community members who like to dig in the dirt. Volunteers can show up any Saturday morning or contact Joshua Anderson at 785-832-8111 or fourwindsnativegarden@gmail.com.

• Douglas County Senior Services is in need of volunteer drivers for its Senior Meals program. Volunteers drive a designated route in Lawrence that usually takes less than an hour to complete. Routes are run during the noon hour each day, and volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors, offering them a hot lunch and an opportunity to interact with community members. Volunteers use their own vehicles and may choose a steady one day a week assignment, or can opt for a more open schedule to be determined with the Senior Meals Outreach Coordinator. Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and insurance, and must also be able to carry 20 pounds. For more details on to get started now, contact Shannon Ocsody at 785-842-0543 or shannono@sunflower.com.

• Headquarters Counseling Center is seeking a diverse group of professionals and community leaders to enthusiastically spearhead visibility and fundraising activities. Candidates will support the agency’s growth and development, and will be strong advocates of HQCC’s mission to provide quality counseling, education, and information services to adults and children — including people within protected classes such as sexual orientation and gender identity. Candidates must have innate leadership, management and interpersonal skills, patience and good humor, and must be able to participate in and sustain collaborative group efforts. Contact Marcia Epstein at 785-841-2345 or marcia@headquarterscounselingcenter.org for more details.

— 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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