Lawrence volunteering

Big Event organizers learn from last-minute cancellation: Plan ahead for rain
12:30 p.m., April 23, 2015 Updated 10:45 p.m.
The 4,000 or so pairs of unused work gloves will keep until next year, at least. But the time that went into planning this year’s Big Event at Kansas University, the thousands of volunteers at the ready and hundreds of property owners who were counting on their help won’t. Organizers say their top suggestion for the leaders of next year’s Big Event will be to build in a big contingency plan. By Sara Shepherd
28 local volunteers honored with Wallace Galluzzi awards
08:38 p.m., April 14, 2015 Updated 10:08 p.m.
For the past two years 87-year-old Mary Blythe has spent each Thursday morning and each Monday afternoon volunteering at the front desk of Independence Inc., a local group aimed at providing advocacy, support, education and more to those with disabilities.
Volunteer overcomes homelessness while helping others in need
April 13, 2015
The first time Kyle Roggenkamp met Kennedy Cooper, Cooper was asleep on the front porch of Penn House, where Roggenkamp serves as director of human services. Cooper, who is homeless, had nowhere else to go, and knew he could find help at Penn House when the doors opened in the morning.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Delivering more than a meal
February 28, 2015
It is chocolate cake day, and I know I’m pretty excited. I don’t think I’m alone. How can I be? A piece of chocolate cake shows up at your doorstep, and suddenly the sun shines a little brighter. On this day, about 130 people across Lawrence got their cake, and were able to eat it too. Knock, knock, knock. “Meals on Wheels,” Carolyn Landgrebe says, just like she has since she began volunteering for the organization during its first year of Lawrence operations in 1970. By Chad Lawhorn
Children overjoyed to receive surprise bicycles at KU basketball games
January 8, 2015
Members of Lawrence’s Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County were surprised with bicycles at the halftimes of several Kansas University basketball games this season. By
How to help: Volunteer opportunities
December 15, 2014
Headquarters Counseling strives to provide emotional support and safety to people in Douglas County through readily available counseling services. Headquarters is expanding its Fundraising Committee.
How to help: Volunteer opportunities for week of Dec. 14
December 13, 2014
Headquarters Counseling is searching for volunteers to serve on its fundraising committee.
How to help: Volunteer opportunities for week of Dec. 7
December 6, 2014
Douglas County CASA is looking for volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes.
Salvation Army looking for volunteer bell-ringers
November 18, 2014
The Salvation Army of Douglas County is looking for volunteer bell-ringers for a six-week period during the upcoming Christmas season.
How to help: Volunteer opportunities
November 14, 2014
The Friends of the Library supports the operations of the Lawrence Public Library. The organization needs volunteers to assist with the upcoming book sale.
Architects celebrate anniversary by investing in homeless kids
October 26, 2014
Founded in Lawrence in 1974 by former University of Kansas School of Architecture classmates David C. Evans and Robert Gould, GouldEvans has grown to six studios across the nation. The firm’s recent work in Lawrence includes the Lawrence Public Library remodel, renovations at seven elementary schools and assisting with the design of Sports Pavilion Lawrence.
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.
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.