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Lawrence volunteering

40-year volunteer one of 54 honored by KU Audio-Reader
October 20, 2014
The Kansas Audio-Reader Network honored its second longest-serving volunteer, along with many others, Thursday during the organization’s annual banquet. Chuck Fisher was honored for 40 years as an Audio-Reader volunteer. By Sara Shepherd
Architects celebrate anniversary by helping homeless children
October 6, 2014
Alex Quinteros gawked at the huge drill with such eagerness, he looked like he might explode if he didn’t get his hands on it in a matter of seconds.
Architects celebrate anniversary by helping homeless children
October 5, 2014
Alex Quinteros gawked at the huge drill with such eagerness, he looked like he might explode if he didn’t get his hands on it in a matter of seconds.
United Way volunteer facilitates workgroup focused on school success
October 5, 2014
When she was in 5th grade, someone let Kay Emerson in on a secret that set the course for her life: Knowledge is power. “I’ve been on that kick ever since,” said Emerson, an admissions officer for Art Institutes International in Lenexa, who is volunteering for the United Way of Douglas County to make sure that students today have the same opportunity she did to succeed in school.
How to help: Volunteer opportunities for Sept. 29
September 28, 2014
Kids Voting of Douglas County is dedicated to educating grades K-12 about the rights, responsibilities and mechanics of participating in an election by providing students an authentic voting experience at voting stations throughout Douglas County. Volunteers are needed to staff the 24 voting stations during the afternoon on Election Day, Nov 4.
Survivors of domestic violence benefit in multiple ways from AmeriCorps program
September 1, 2014
For some survivors of domestic violence, finding a job can be particularly challenging. “Sometimes they have not had a chance to have a job, because they have been kept isolated by their abuser,” said Anna Van Schoelandt, director of survivor services for the Willow Domestic Violence Center. “Or, their abuser will show up at their workplace and will be disruptive,” she said, which often leads to the victim fleeing the job or being fired.
How to help: Volunteer opportunities
August 10, 2014
Ballard Community Services is looking for volunteers to help with its fundraiser, “Blues, Brews, and BBQ,” on Sept. 19 at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 East Sixth St. Two-hour shifts for a variety of tasks are available from 3 to 11 p.m.
Student United Way leader helps teens volunteer
July 27, 2014
Pulling weeds in a school vegetable garden may not sound like a way to change the world, unless you see things from Marlee Yost-Wolff’s perspective. Yost-Wolff spent hours toiling in the South Middle School garden this summer because she gets the big picture: The veggies harvested from the garden will provide students with nutritious school lunches. When students eat well, they are healthier and better able to learn. When students thrive in school, they are more likely to graduate and achieve their potential. That’s a huge return on investment for digging dandelions.
Community support helps Kennedy students make academic gains
July 7, 2014
When the 60 girls at Kennedy Elementary School bounced into their Girl Scout troop meetings after school each week, they just thought they were having fun. Little did they know they were also learning. A lot.
How to help: Volunteer opportunities
July 6, 2014
Help equip Douglas County students for school by staffing our school supplies drive on July 19 and July 26. All donations will stay in Douglas County and be distributed to clients of local agencies such as Ballard Community Center, ECKAN, Penn House, and the Salvation Army. All collection supplies will be provided — just bring your smiles and be ready to be amazed by the generosity of Lawrence residents!
Douglas County United Way’s ‘Day of Action’ promoted education, self-sufficiency and health
June 21, 2014
United Way of Douglas County participated in the annual United Way Worldwide’s Day of Action for the first time Saturday with three separate volunteer events throughout the day. The local United Way director of volunteer engagement Lori Johns said nearly 50 local volunteers divided up to concur the three goals of United Way: education, self sufficiency and health.
How to help: Volunteer opportunities
June 15, 2014
Douglas County Senior Services Inc., in cooperation with Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas, or SHICK, is recruiting volunteers to become trained SHICK counselors who provide guidance to seniors about Medicare-related issues
Volunteers needed for Baldwin theater, Lawrence Earth Day
April 14, 2014
Baldwin City Community Theatre is a nonprofit organization committed to creating and supporting activities through the performing arts that foster community fellowship.
Tasks, volunteers sought for next Big Event community service project
February 16, 2014
Need a few helping hands for a lawn or household project? Thousands will be at the ready on April 12, the day of Kansas University’s fourth annual Big Event. By Sara Shepherd
Area agencies thankful for response to holiday programs; a few more donations needed
December 18, 2013
Christmastime generally means plenty of organizations calling for gift donations from the public, and with less than a week until the holiday arrives, many of those groups in the Lawrence area say the public has answered the call.

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