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How to Help: Green thumbs needed for gardening project

March 11, 2013

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Volunteers who enjoy being outside, digging in the garden and supporting Lawrence’s local food movement are needed for the upcoming “Growing Food, Growing Health” volunteer workdays. Upcoming workdays are this Saturday and March 30, both from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Middle School Garden, 2700 Harvard Road. To attend, or for more information, contact Lily Siebert at Lily@TheMerc.coop or 785-843-8544.

• The Willow Domestic Violence Center is seeking volunteers for a wide variety of roles, such as providing direct service to residents at the shelter, supporting art programs and children’s activities, administrative assistance, meeting with survivors in the community and answering the crisis line. A free 40-hour volunteer training will begin in April. For more information about how to get involved with this agency, contact volunteer coordinator Becca Burns at 785-331-2034, ext. 104.

• The Kansas Half Marathon is looking for 300 volunteers (individuals or groups) to help with the event on Sunday, April 21. Volunteers are needed to assist with packet distribution the day before and day of the race, as aid station workers and course monitors during the race, and to help with food and awards. Go to www.kansashalfmarathon.com/volunteers to sign up online. For more information, visit www.kansashalfmarathon.com or the Kansas Half Marathon Facebook page, or email LaheyM@healthcareaccess.org.

• Tino is a seventh-grader who is quiet but loves talking with people and is in need of some quality time with a male role model. He loves playing video games and sports and doing his homework. He particularly likes football but is also interested in basketball, tennis and bowling, and also enjoys outdoor activities like fishing, hunting, riding his bike and going to the park. To find out more about being a mentor to Tino or another child on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list, contact Stacie at 785-843-7359 or sschroeder@ksbbbs.org.

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact 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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