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How to help: Lawrence Community Shelter seeks coordinator for orientations

March 4, 2012

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Agency: Lawrence Community Shelter

Contact: Loring Henderson at 832-8864 or director@lawrenceshelter.org

Lawrence Community Shelter is in need of a volunteer coordinator as soon as possible. This vital volunteer position requires coordinating and hosting weekly volunteer orientations, which have recently been held each Thursday night. The schedule can be flexible, and most other communication with potential LCS volunteers can be handled via email and would not require you to be present at the shelter much. The perfect volunteer for this position would be someone who is outgoing, has been a volunteer and is enthusiastic about Lawrence Community Shelter, its mission and the important role volunteers play there. For more details about the position, contact Loring Henderson at 832-8864 or director@lawrenceshelter.org.

Immediate needs

• The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteer drivers for its Road to Recovery program in Douglas County. Volunteer drivers provide safe and friendly transportation to and from appointments for local cancer patients. Road to Recovery volunteers are provided with training, maps and directions, and must possess the following: a good driving record, valid driving license and motor vehicle insurance, and a vehicle that is in good working condition. To find out more about becoming a Road to Recovery volunteer, plan to attend an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. To RSVP for the meeting, contact Deb Parsons at 800-359-1025, ext. 117, or deb.parsons@cancer.org.

• Willow Domestic Violence Center is seeking community members to participate in the Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 17. Volunteers will help to distribute information about Willow services and its upcoming Red Shoe Walk, and toss candy to parade attendees. Volunteers are needed between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Contact Becca Burns at 331-2034, ext. 104, or bburns@willowdvcenter.org for more details and to sign up.

• The Douglas County Child Development Association needs volunteers to haul compost to children’s gardens for the Families, Farmers and Educators United for Healthy Child Development program. If you have a pickup truck and a couple of hours to spare, they need help at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 20. Contact Emily Hampton or Ashley Graff at 842-9679 or emily@dccda.org if you can help.

— 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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