Volunteer Opportunities: Office assistant needed for Kansas Audio Reader Network

Agency: Kansas Audio Reader

Contact: Jennifer Nigro at jnigro@ku.edu or at 864-4600

The Audio-Reader Network fosters independence by providing access to information and the arts for people who have difficulty reading standard print due to vision loss, physical or learning disability, mobility challenges and age. A volunteer is needed to answer and direct incoming telephone calls and assist walk-in visitors. Familiarity with the use of computers, phones and general office equipment is helpful. Training and supervision will be provided. Assistance is needed from 1-4 p.m. Monday afternoons and for occasional shifts when staff is out of the office.

Bells are ringing

The Salvation Army needs bell ringers for its annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign. Two-hour shifts begin on Nov. 12 and run Mondays through Saturdays. Volunteers can contact jim_evers@usc.salvationarmy.org, call 764-0962 or sign up online at ringbells.org.

Help hungry families

Just Food and its partners fight hunger in our community. Help Just Food kick off the holiday season by packing Thanksgiving meal boxes for families in need. Every year Just Food provides Thanksgiving meals to families in Douglas County that would otherwise go without. Your help is needed for distributing these meals before Thanksgiving. Individuals, families, businesses or civic organizations may help. Help is needed on the following days and times:

• 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19

• 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21

• 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22.

The maximum number of volunteers is 15 at a time. Sign up to assist here.

Make Thanksgiving simpler for those with MS

Traveling Turkeys is a program that aims to ease the stress of the holidays for those living with multiple sclerosis by providing and delivering a food basket of items for preparation of a Thanksgiving meal. On Nov. 22, the Mid America Chapter of the MS Society will coordinate delivery of the meals in the Douglas County area. Volunteers are needed to provide food basket items and deliver baskets around Douglas County. To volunteer, call 1-800-344-4867 and press 1.

Package gift of Thanksgiving meals

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to assist with their Thanksgiving Food Box Program. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 21, to organize food, pack food boxes and arrange the boxes for pickup. Additional volunteers are needed from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Nov. 22 to help families pick up the food boxes and load the boxes into vehicles. Please contact jim_evers@usc.salvationarmy.org or call 764-0962 to volunteer.

— For more volunteer opportunities, please contact Shelly Hornbaker at the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center at 865-5030, ext. 301 or at volunteer@unitedwaydgco.org or go to www.volunteerdouglascounty.org.