Archive for Monday, July 8, 2013

How to Help: Behavioral health center to host orientation session

July 8, 2013


KVC Behavioral Health Care enriches and enhances the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral health care, social services, and education. Possible volunteer opportunities include providing child care and activities during foster parent trainings, office tasks, assisting with special events and organizing clothing donations. KVC Behavioral HealthCare will be hosting a volunteer orientation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 at 1202 E. 23rd St., Suite C. Send an RSVP to by Aug. 20 to reserve a spot.

Other immediate needs

• Independence Inc. is looking for volunteers to assist a person with disabilities move furniture within her apartment and help her clean. Contact Dan Brown at 785-842-0333, ext. 121, or email him at to volunteer.

• Vermont Towers is an independent living facility for senior citizens. The service coordinator there is looking for a volunteer to assist a resident with grocery shopping once per week. To volunteer, contact Angelina at 785-843-0047 or at

• The West Middle School Garden provides produce for the West Middle School cafeteria, as well as clients of Douglas County Health Department, Bert Nash Mental Health Center, Visiting Nurses Association, and Health Care Access. The organization is holding the second annual Running for Food, Running for Health 5K race on July 27, a Saturday. Event organizers are looking for volunteers to assist as course marshals during the event. Contact Lily Siebert at or at 785-843-8544, to volunteer.

• Headquarters Counseling Center will be hosting a fundraiser this weekend. The 2013 Lawrence Amateur Golf Association City Tournament will be played Saturday at Alvamar Golf Course and Sunday at Lawrence Country Club to raise money for Headquarters’ “life support” counseling, available 24/7. Volunteers are needed to work three- to four-hour shifts between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on either day, to help with registration, tallying scores, awards, etc. For more information, contact Kristine at

•l Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for a “Big” for Charles. Charles is a bit on the quiet side; he is thoughtful, intelligent, and introspective. He takes his time in establishing friendships and builds trust at his own pace. Charles can be silly at times, though he is most often calm and laid-back. His parents describe him as “an old soul.” Charles would like for his Big Brother to be young, fun, and outgoing, and enjoy playing video games and sports. A Big Brother will have a great time playing basketball and football with Charles and, with patience, will get to know what an awesome young man he is! To volunteer, contact Stacie Salverson-Schroeder at 785-843-7359, ext. 112 or at

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Shelly Hornbaker at the United Way’s Roger Hill Volunteer Center, at 785-865-5030 or, or go to


thinkagain 4 years, 11 months ago

It is somewhat disconcerting that the foster care / child in need contractor for the Department of Children and Families needs volunteers.

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