Archive for Friday, January 12, 2018

Volunteer opportunities: Help with Library Foundation event

January 12, 2018


Agency: Lawrence Public Library Foundation

Contact: Vanessa Reynaga at or at 785-843-3833, ext. 125

The Lawrence Public Library Foundation strives to secure private funding for the library in an effort to provide long-term, stable support for the library. The foundation is looking for volunteers to assist with the Caddy Stacks fundraising event on Jan. 27 and 28.

Volunteers will help monitor the golf holes and keep things tidy at the community-built golf course that winds through the library.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Vanessa Reynaga at or call 785-843-3833, ext. 125.

Arts Center opportunities

The Lawrence Arts Center is looking for volunteers for a variety of opportunities. Individual or groups of volunteers are needed to greet patrons, take tickets, give directions, assist in special events, compile mailings, distribute fliers and more.

Contact Cindy Velline at for more information.

Lend a hand at LMH

Lawrence Memorial Hospital is looking for energetic and customer service-oriented people who are willing to be a part of its team.

Clerical volunteers are needed in several departments to assist with filing, faxing, scanning, reminder phone calls and computer work.

The main hospital at 325 Maine St. needs volunteers in a variety of opportunities — greeting visitors and patients, walking visitors to their destinations in the hospital, transporting patients by wheelchair, helping in the gift shop and Mario’s Closet, assisting with the information and reception desks, encouraging participants in the Fit Assist program, assisting patients receiving care in the oncology unit and helping in the surgery waiting area.

Training is provided. Openings are at various times and days of the week. For a detailed listing, go to or contact the volunteer office at 785-505-3141 or

Process book donations

The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library supports the Lawrence Public Library through fundraising events. The organization is looking for book lovers to help process new donations.

This position is responsible for emptying the outdoor donation box, examining donations for quality and moving donations to the processing area. Volunteers typically work between one and four shifts per month, with shifts lasting one to two hours. Volunteers set their own schedules and may work any time the Lawrence Public Library is open.

For more information, contact Angela Hyde at or 785-843-3833.

Help Family Promise

Family Promise is committed to helping families in Lawrence achieve lasting independence by mobilizing congregations and other community resources to provide safe shelter, meals and support services for homeless families in a child-friendly environment.

Family Promise will host a volunteer training opportunity at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Family Promise Day House (905 Tennessee St.). Contact Shaun LePage at 785-764-9506 or at for more information.

Be a Big

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 or girl in our community? For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a “Little” the invaluable gift of your friendship.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking a Big Brother for Iker. Iker is the youngest of three siblings and spends most of his time with his sisters due to his mom’s work schedule. He is fascinated by dinosaurs and wants to be a “dino investigator” when he grows up. His special talent is dancing, and he won’t hesitate to show anyone his moves. With a Big, he’d like to get out of the house and explore the community, doing things like going to museums and playing at the park.

If you have a few hours to be a volunteer, this is your opportunity to make a difference in the life of a youngster. For more information, contact Mark Gordy at 785-843-7359.

— For more volunteer opportunities, contact Shelly Hornbaker at the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center at 785-865-5030, ext. 301 or at, or go to


Deb Geldart 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Lawrence Libraries do not reflect community standards! They are actively steering unsuspecting kids to the same EBSCO digital products that have been all over the news for streaming porn and sex advertisements into so-called "homework" digital databases. The community should be demanding accountability from the Library, not giving them more money. Taxpayers are being deceived - tax dollars usurped to sponsor the EBSCO products and push them at children - for more information see the National Center on Sexual Exploitation which named Lawrence's EBSCO Provider to the Dirty Dozen List as a major contributor to the sexual exploitation of women and children. Just google "EBSCO Porn" to read through all the news stories from around the country. Boycott Lawrence Library!

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Why don't you bring your evidence of porn and sex to the board? Or are you just upset that they allow people you don't like into the library?

Paul Beyer 3 months, 2 weeks ago

So, everyone should boycott any source of information yo don't agree with? Maybe you should be checking with some metal health professionals about your obsession. Exactly how do you define "community standards" for the residents of Lawrence?

Paul Beyer 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Googled this site.Saw all I needed to know to decide it is simply another fringe nutcase group who buys into any lie, anyone posts, anywhere.

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