Archive for Sunday, May 27, 2012

How to help: Guides needed for Lamplight Tour of Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park

May 27, 2012


Agency: Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park

Contact: 785-883-2106 or

The Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park, 3 miles east of Baldwin City, is urgently seeking volunteers to help with its Lamplight Tour on Saturday. Several volunteers are needed to guide small groups of visitors between stops on the Lamplight Tour; tour guides for each group will have a short introduction that they will need to either memorize or read, while carrying a kerosene lantern to light the way. Additional volunteers to help with whatever becomes necessary during the evening would also be helpful. There will be a rehearsal of the tours on Tuesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the park; volunteers are asked to attend if possible. On Saturday night, volunteers should get to the park no later than 7 p.m. The first tour will begin at 8:45 p.m. Groups of visitors will begin tours every 15 minutes afterward and continue until all visitors have had a tour. The last tour may not finish until 10:30 p.m. Please note that the tour area is hilly and the ground is uneven. It will be dark for the majority of the tours, but in addition to lanterns carried by the tour guides, lighted candles will line the path. For more information, call 785-883-2106 or email

Immediate needs

• The Plymouth Language Program will be starting its new session of classes this week on Tuesday. Several volunteers are needed to provide support; volunteer positions include head teacher, assistant teacher, conversation partner, substitute teacher, front desk, promotions specialist, child care, mentor, and community interpreters and translators. For more details about the program and to check out specific volunteer job descriptions, visit or contact Joshua Spain at 785-766-0928 or

• Visiting Nurses is seeking volunteers to help as hospice patient companions and hospice massage therapists. Companions will work directly with patients and their families by providing companionship, respite care and/or relief for primary caregiver. No prior medical knowledge is required; training will be provided. Massage therapists must have previous training and experience in massage therapy, must be comfortable working around patients’ physical restrictions and have an understanding of contraindications. The volunteer time requirement is flexible. For more information, contact Sarah Rooney at 785-843-3738 or

• 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 currently available, at 785-505-3141 or

• Project LIVELY, a program of Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, is in need of a volunteer who can help a senior client with some outdoor maintenance at her home in the Centennial Park neighborhood. Her gutters need to be cleaned out, and she also has dead plants in her backyard that need to be trimmed or cut down. To help out, contact Project LIVELY case manager Sarah Norman, at 785-843-3060 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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