Douglas County CASA provides comprehensive advocacy for abused and neglected children who are in need of care and are under the protection of the court system. CASA has several spots open in its upcoming training class for child advocates beginning on June 4. After completing training, volunteers will serve as a mentor and an advocate for an abused and neglected child while the child transitions to a safe, permanent home. For more information, contact Diana Frederick at 785-832-5172 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the CASA website at www.dccasa.org.
Other immediate needs
Independence Inc. strives to maximize independence for people with disabilities through advocacy, training and transportation. Independence Inc. is looking for volunteers to assist a person with disabilities with an in-town apartment move in early June. Items to be moved include two beds, two dressers, two desks, a bookcase, a refrigerator and night stands. Contact Bob Mikesic at 785-842-0333, ext. 107, or email at email@example.com, to volunteer.
Douglas County AIDS Project provides support to people affected by HIV/AIDS, and promotes awareness of the disease. Douglas County AIDS Project needs female volunteers to assist with its SMART Moves/Healthy Lifestyles project. Tasks include teaching a sexuality education class to fifth-graders. Classes are scheduled to begin in June and the curriculum is provided. Contact K T West at 785-843-0040, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Douglas County CASA is looking for volunteers to build and donate a CASA playhouse and/or dollhouse to include in its fund-raising auction at the Casablanca benefit on Sept. 13. This year’s benefit has a Moroccan theme. Contact Diana Frederick at 785-832-5172 or by email at email@example.com to volunteer.