Lawrence volunteering

How to help: Visiting Nurses Association looking for some hands-on assistance
October 29, 2012
Visiting Nurses is seeking volunteers to help as hospice patient companions and hospice massage therapists. Companions will work directly with patients and their families by providing companionship, respite care, and/or relief for primary caregiver.
Volunteer’s help invaluable to library
Lawrence woman fills many roles for foundation
October 28, 2012
Jean Ann Oden and her family moved to Lawrence from Minnesota in 2004, she didn’t know a soul in her new community. So she decided to find a place where she could volunteer in order to connect with Lawrence residents, make friends and further develop her professional skills in administration and graphic design. By Micki Chestnut
Volunteers across Lawrence set out to make a difference
October 27, 2012
More than 70 volunteers turned out Saturday for Make a Difference Day, and there was plenty of dog washing, leaf raking and hard work for all of them. By Ian Cummings
How to help: Holiday Bureau making a list of seasonal helpers
October 22, 2012
The Douglas County Holiday Bureau is in need of volunteers to provide intake support at agencies that offer holiday assistance to community members. ECKAN, Penn House and Salvation Army will be taking applications for holiday assistance from Nov. 5 to Nov. 15 this year.
How to help: Indian taco sale will raise funds for Four Winds Native Center
October 1, 2012
The Four Winds Native Center, 15th Street and Haskell Avenue, is looking for volunteers who can help with its Indian taco sale and fundraiser on Friday.
Volunteer helps adults learn English
September 30, 2012
Anne Walker is a volunteer at the Adult Learning Center where she helps immigrants lean English. Walker’s volunteer work with the Adult Learning Center won her a nomination for the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center’s Wallace Galluzzi Outstanding Volunteer Award.
Families line up for food at kickoff of United Way’s 2012 campaign
September 16, 2012
Vehicles wrapped around the Free State High School parking lot Sunday afternoon as needy Douglas County families waited for hours to receive free meals as part of the United Way Great Start Pack, which served as the United Way 2012 Campaign Kickoff.
How to help: ‘Drivers’ needed for New York School’s Walking School Bus
September 16, 2012
The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority is in need of several volunteers for the New York School’s Walking School Bus
Volunteers sought for advisory councils
September 11, 2012
The Lawrence school district is looking for community volunteers for two advisory committees. The equity council is looking for contributors, as is the finance advisory council. The equity council meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, and the finance group will meet monthly, on a day to be determined.
Habitat for Humanity of Lawrence dedicates its 80th home
House is largest in group’s history
September 1, 2012
On Saturday, Habitat for Humanity of Lawrence dedicated its 80th house, giving it to the Hameed family, who emigrated from Nigeria in 2003. It’s the biggest house Habitat has built in its 23-year-history, but it’s not done yet
How to help: Informational events on volunteer opportunities offered this week
August 27, 2012
Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Theatre Lawrence and the Lawrence Arts Center will all be holding information events for potential volunteers this week.
KU’s Center for Community Outreach hosts event promoting Lawrence volunteer opportunities
August 25, 2012
Kansas University’s Center for Community Outreach encouraged students to be a part of the Lawrence community and volunteer by hosting Super Service Saturday.
Volunteer guides others in quest for independence
August 13, 2012
Athena Johnson first came to Independence Inc. to access the assistive technologies that have allowed her to live independently and to continue working despite a form of macular degeneration which has been slowly robbing Johnson of her eyesight. Even though she can no longer see her grandson’s face or watch a sunset, Johnson’s disease hasn’t stolen her infectious optimism, her deep-felt compassion for others and her business acumen, honed by years of running a family business in her hometown of Chanute. Johnson taps into all those skills as a volunteer receptionist and board member for Independence Inc., which provides advocacy, services and education for people with disabilities.
Group sees families through home stretch
August 11, 2012
In 2000, when Paul Wood moved back to Lawrence with his son, Jason, they were strapped for cash. The elder Wood had left his job with California public schools to care for his son, who had been critically injured in a cycling accident.
How to help: Lawrence Nursery School seeks assistance with repairs, sidewalk project
July 29, 2012
Lawrence Community Nursery School is about to embark on a project in which volunteer support will be needed to help repair its retaining wall and put in a sidewalk.