Archive for Monday, April 15, 2013

How to Help: Bert Nash seeking corps of ambassadors

April 15, 2013


Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center works to advance the mental health of the Douglas County Community by providing comprehensive behavioral health services. Bert Nash is seeking volunteers to become Bert Nash Ambassadors. An Ambassador introduces new residents in the community to the Health Center by inviting them to attend a “Discover Bert Nash” virtual tour of services. The tour educates attendees about the mission, history and services provided by Bert Nash. Requirements of volunteering include attending at least one Discover Bert Nash virtual tour per year and attending at least one ambassador training session per year. Volunteers should also have a passion for furthering the mission of Bert Nash. To inquire about this opportunity and find out more details, contact Cindy Hart at 785-830-1701, or email at, or visit the Bert Nash website at

Other immediate needs

Cottonwood, Inc. needs assistance in helping individuals with disabilities develop work skills. Desired work skills that its tenants seek are packaging items, making boxes, labeling, collating and more. Development of these skills will enable these individuals to work and earn a paycheck. Volunteers will attend an orientation and must be 18 years of age or older. Contact Lynn Stover at 785-840-1646, or email at, if interested.

• Black Hills Energy, the local natural gas provider for the City of Lawrence, is holding a park clean-up event at Peterson Park, located at the intersection of Peterson Road and North Iowa. The event will take place on April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a rain date of April 29. Please join the employees of Black Hills Energy to help beautify the community. To volunteer, contact Canan Aker, 785-832-3937, or email at

• The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting “Walk MS” on April 27 at Sporting Park, in Kansas City, Kan. Volunteers are needed to help with registration, setting up, tearing down, and to man the cupcake walk booth, face painting, water stations and bounce house. Shifts are two or four hours in length, beginning at 5:30 a.m. and running until noon. Entertainers are also needed to perform for participants and spectators. Contact Libby Kreighbaum at 816-448-2195 or by email at with questions, or sign up at (select Walk MS—Greater KC Area).

• Trinity In-Home Care is seeking a volunteer to assist in its office three to five hours per week. Days of the week and times of day are flexible. Duties include basic administrative tasks. To volunteer, contact Scott Criqui at 785-842-3159, ext. 202, or by email at


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