Sometime there is a need for volunteers with special skills and talents or qualifications.
Currently Sunflower House, a child abuse prevention center serving Wyandotte and Johnson counties, is recruiting artistic volunteers.
Pumpkin Palooza is just around the corner. Sunflower House needs volunteers who make designer pumpkins. Paint your favorite cartoon character or turn a pumpkin into a pink pig. The possibilities are endless. Hundreds of pumpkins need to be transformed for the Pumpkin Palooza that takes place on Oct. 26. Here is a picture of a couple of the “designer” pumpkins from last year.
If you are interested in helping design and paint pumpkins, contact Danielle at 913-631-5800 or at Danielle@sunflower house.org.
If you have a special interest in children and desire to see them succeed, RSVP of Wyandotte County wants to recruit you to be a mentor or tutor. There are a number of programs that need caring adults to help struggling school children succeed. Some of the programs are school based, and others are after school programs. Contact Emily at 913-371-3674 or email@example.com.
If you like to drive, have a good driving record and are at least 25 years old, Bethel Neighborhood Center would like to recruit you to be a van driver on Monday evenings. Children who have been at the center for after-school programs need to go home beginning at 5:45 p.m. It takes about an hour to get all the children safely home. If you are interested in helping, contact Rakmi at 913-371-8218.
For more information on how you can give, advocate and volunteer, contact me at 913-371-3674 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find volunteer opportunities by checking out the website, www.unitedway-wyco.org and click on Volunteer.
Diane Hentges is director of the Volunteer Center at the United Way of Wyandotte County.