Volunteers needed for Lawrence Visitor Center

Agency: Lawrence Visitor’s Center

Contact: Debbie McCarthy at 785-856-3040 or at dmccarthy@visitlawrence.com

The Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau provides visitors to Lawrence a first impression of our community’s friendliness, as well as directing guests to local resources and current events. The Lawrence Visitor Center is looking for volunteers who can work a two-hour shift once a week.  Volunteers should enjoy visiting with people and should love selling Lawrence to visitors. Tasks include answering phones and sharing knowledge of local events and activities (can learn on the job). Time slots available are: 9-11 a.m. Monday and noon-2 p.m. Wednesday-Friday.

• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County provides one-to-one relationships for children facing adversity. BBBS is looking for volunteers to assist with their fundraising event, Bowl for Kids' Sake, on April 11 and 12 at Royal Crest Lanes, 933 Iowa St. Volunteers are needed to assist bowlers during the bowling sessions by collecting T-shirts for the team members. A few greeters are needed, as well. Sessions will run April 11-12 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed for the April 12 time slots. Please contact Stacie Salverson-Schroeder at 785-843-7359, extension 112, or at sschroeder@ksbbbs.org to volunteer.

• Healthy Sprouts is a Farm to Preschool program that partners with child care centers to connect children to healthy food and eating habits. Six volunteers are needed to help plant fruit trees on land north of Lawrence that is being converted into a children's recreational facility. The facility will be geared toward children with disabilities, but will include opportunities for others as well. The tree plantings will take place from 1:30 ro 4 p.m. April 12. For more information, please contact Emily Hampton at emily@dccda.org or at 785-842-9679.

• The American Cancer Society will host a fundraiser/awareness 5K and 1 mile Fun Run on April 26, at the North Lawrence River Levee. The race begins at 8:30 a.m., and volunteers are needed starting at 7 a.m. Contact DouglasCountyRFL@gmail.com to volunteer.

• The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center is transitioning to a new volunteer opportunities database at volunteerdouglascounty.org. We are excited to share this new resource with Douglas County and encourage you to create a profile and become a “fan” of your favorite agencies for automatic notifications about new opportunities with them. As we make this transition, we may be off line for a few days. Thank you for your patience, and feel free to contact us via phone at 785-865-5030 or email volunteer@unitedwaydgco.org.

For more volunteer opportunities, please contact Shelly Hornbaker at the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center at 785-865-5030 or at volunteer@rhvc.org or go to www.volunteerdouglascounty.org.


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