182 Volunteers Still Needed for Day of Caring

The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center is putting out a call for more volunteers to sign up for Day of Caring. There are over twenty projects at various agencies that need volunteer help on Saturday, April 16. To date, 182 of volunteers are still needed to fill all of the agency requests.

Groups from local businesses, civic and student organizations, and churches have already come together and registered for projects such as gardening, painting, and spring cleaning, but many projects remain unfilled. Up to 20 volunteers have been requested to help spruce up Kennedy Elementary School, a group of 5-10 people can help plant trees at the Baker Wetlands, master gardeners are needed to help The Willow Domestic Violence Center and Community Connections Center get their gardens going, and so much more.

Volunteers may read detailed project descriptions, including any age restrictions, by going to www.volunteerdouglascounty.org and can register for a project directly through the website or by contacting the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center at (785) 865-5030 or volunteer@rhvc.org.

“People in Douglas County have such big hearts and are very generous with their time, so I am sure they will rise up to fill every one of these open projects,” said Shannon Reid, AmeriCorps Member for The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center. “When we all work together, even if just for a few hours on a Saturday morning, we can accomplish so much for the agencies that make our community a better place to live.”

The United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center will host a Kickoff Breakfast from 9-9:30am at Lawrence High School for registered Day of Caring volunteers.


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