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Archive for Monday, October 29, 2012

How to help: Visiting Nurses Association looking for some hands-on assistance

October 29, 2012

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Agency: Visiting Nurses Association

Contact: Sarah Rooney, 785-843-3738 or sarahro@kansasvna.org

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, and training will be provided. Massage therapists must have previous training and experience in massage therapy, must be comfortable working around patients’ physical restrictions and must have understanding of contraindications. Volunteer time requirement is flexible. For more information, please contact Sarah Rooney at 785-843-3738 or sarahro@kansasvna.org.

Immediate needs

• Lawrence Memorial Hospital needs volunteers for a variety of positions. Some of the greatest needs are help at the LMH gift shop, attendants for the West information and admissions desks, and escort volunteers. Orientations are offered regularly. Please contact Allyson Leland for more details about each volunteer opportunity available, at 785-505-3141 or allyson.leland@lmh.org.

• Douglas County AIDS Project (DCAP) is looking for several volunteers to help with its 20th annual Red Ribbon Art Auction on Saturday, Nov. 10. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of opportunities. If you like interacting with the public, you can volunteer to help with registration, greet guests, check coats or act as a bid spotter/recorder during the live auction. Help is also needed behind the scenes with setting up the event, wrapping art and cleaning up afterward. For more details, please contact Leah Charles at 316-993-5324.

• Trinity In-Home Care is seeking volunteers who would be willing to pick up and do laundry for Imagine Drop-In Childcare once per week. This opportunity requires volunteers who have access to laundry machines and are willing to run them at their own expense; detergent will be provided. If this sounds like something you’d like to help out with, please contact Dennis Cook at 785-842-3159 or hrintern@tihc.org.

• The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center has printed its “How to Help at the Holidays” brochures and is currently distributing them throughout the community. The brochures include information about agencies with “Adopt-a-Family” programs, volunteer opportunities for annual holiday-related events and more. If you’d like to pick up a copy of the brochure, please visit the United Way offices anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also request an electronic copy or a number of copies for your congregation, business or other group by calling 785-865-5030 or emailing volunteer@rhvc.org.

— 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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