Lawrence volunteering

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.
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.