Archive for Monday, April 14, 2014

Volunteers needed for Baldwin theater, Lawrence Earth Day

April 14, 2014


Agency: Baldwin City Community Theatre

Contact: Matt Keller at

Baldwin City Community Theatre is a nonprofit organization committed to creating and supporting activities through the performing arts that foster community fellowship. The Community Theatre is looking for volunteers to assist with their summer production, “The Phantom Tollbooth,” which runs June 18 through 28. Volunteer assistance is needed to handle sound and lighting responsibilities, as well as a stage manager. For more information, please contact Matt Keller at

• The City of Lawrence is looking for volunteers to assist with the Lawrence Earth Day Celebration on Saturday. Volunteers are needed for event setup, which includes setting up tables, chairs and recycling bins, and helping exhibitors carry their displays to their tables. Setup tasks begin at 7:30 a.m. by the Gazebo at South Park, 11th and Massachusetts streets. Volunteers are also needed for event break down at 4 p.m. Break-down tasks include helping exhibitors carry their displays to their vehicles and breaking down tables and chairs. Interested volunteers may contact Cassandra Ford at or 832-3030.

• Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living Center is an apartment community for senior citizens seeking assisted living arrangements. Pioneer Ridge needs assistance producing an exercise video to be used by residents. A volunteer with video equipment and editing software is needed to video one or two of the regular exercise sessions held at the facility. For more information, please contact Cindy Gustafson at or 344-1113.

• The United Way and the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force need volunteers to be a part of the Earth Day Parade and booth Saturday. Volunteers are also needed to work at the task force information booth in South Park from noon to 4 p.m. Please contact Michelle Wilson at or 832-5172 for more information.

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County provides one-to-one relationships for children facing adversity. Are you looking to make a difference in the life of a young boy in our community? For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a “Little” the invaluable gift of your friendship. Are you a well-rounded family that enjoys sports, art, video games and books? If so, a sweet and smart 8-year-old boy is excited to be matched with you. He will be shy when you first meet him, but will warm up after you spend time with him. To make a difference in the life of this young man, please contact Stacie Salverson-Schroeder at 785-843-7359, ext 112, or

• The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center is transitioning to a new volunteer opportunities database at We are excited to share this new resource with Douglas County and encourage you to create a profile and become a “fan” of your favorite agencies for automatic notifications about new opportunities with them. As we make this transition, we may be offline for a few days. Thank you for your patience, and feel free to contact us via phone at 785-865-5030 or email

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


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