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How to help: Agencies planning volunteer opportunities in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 6, 2013
The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center has collaborated with some local agencies to coordinate volunteer projects for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (MLK Day), which is just around the corner.
How to help: Christmas dinner servers needed
December 24, 2012
If you’re interested in volunteering tomorrow, Christmas Day, consider volunteering at The Free Lawrence Community Christmas Day Dinner.
Longtime link: Church’s meal organization, meatloaves span decades
December 24, 2012
In a way, a hot lunch at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen is like the biblical story of the loaves and the fishes. But it’s not a miracle that makes all that food appear, it’s an army of dedicated church members like the ones at West Side Presbyterian, aka “the meatloaf people.” By Sara Shepherd.
Volunteer handyman has saved Lawrence agencies tens of thousands of dollars
December 10, 2012
A former math teacher, Barry Richards is good with numbers. But the chief operating officer of the Ballard Center’s mind is boggled when he tries to compute how much money Jim Mahoney has saved the center since becoming the organization’s volunteer handyman in 2010. By Micki Chestnut
How to Help: Willow center seeks help wrapping gifts for adopted families
December 2, 2012
The Willow Domestic Violence Center is in need of several volunteers to help wrap gifts for families who have been adopted through its Family-to-Family Holiday Program.
Lawrence organizations in need this holiday season
December 2, 2012
During the holiday season, organizations in Lawrence need gifts to distribute, money, and volunteers to help with everything from serving meals to collecting donations. To help Lawrence residents find a way to contribute during the holiday season, the Journal-World has made a comprehensive list that includes local organizations and their needs this year.
How to help: Salvation Army seeks help for the holiday season
November 25, 2012
The Salvation Army has many holiday programs for which volunteers are needed.
Help needed at gingerbread house viewings
November 5, 2012
Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking volunteers to help with its annual Gingerbread House Festival, which is an auction of gingerbread and graham cracker houses in December that benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County. By Staff Reports
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.