The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 23, 2001 · Page 32
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 32

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, April 23, 2001
Page 32
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THE SALINA JOURNAL MONDAY. APRIL 23. 2000 5 DVACK The Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas is in need of volunteers for the ten counties that they serve. The counties served include: Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, Saline and Washington. DVACK serves victims of both domestic violence and sexual assault. We need volunteers for both programs. Volunteer advocates for domestic violence provides court advocacy, assistance in filing Protection From Abuse Orders, crisis intervention and assistance with crime victims compensation. Volunteers for the sexual assault program provide crisis intervention, rape advocacy, and court advocacy. DVACK and SANE/SART will be providing a 28 hour Rape Advocate Training in June 2001. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer is encouraged to call 827-5862 or 1-800-874-1499 for more information. Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center At Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center, 1007 Johnstown, we try to make our facility "home" - in the full sense of the word. This is possible only through the utilization of many individual's time- often volunteer time. Only through our volunteers can we offer a true home situation. Our volunteers show our residents that they are not alone, that they have friends they can count on. Each and every day we are thankful for a very fine group of volunteers. Our "Hats Off" to them all! Volunteers Play Key Role for Chamber Hundreds of volunteers lend their time and talent each year to help accomplish the goals and objectives of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Action Plan. The chamber's program of work provides a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Chamber members are encouraged to indicate their particular interests on an annual Project Preference sheet, and those preferences are matched with specific projects. Local business leaders can lend their expertise to the chamber's efforts in various ways including working to recrait and retain memberships through the Chamber's Ambassador and Diplomat programs, to serving as a mentor through the Small Business Development Center and School-To-Career projects. Chamber sponsored events throughout the year, including the Mid America Farm Expo, Salina JUCO Basketball Blast and this year's History Channel Great Race, provide fun and exciting opportunities as well. Projects are structured to allow volunteers to become involved at a level they are comfortable with. "We recognize the value of our volunteers' time," stated Gerald Cook, Chamber President. "Some of our volunteers work with an event for a few hours, and others may devote weeks of time. They enjoy networking and building relationships that benefit their businesses and find being involved with projects that benefit our community very rewarding. It's a 'win-win' situation for Salina." For more information about becoming a chamber volunteer, contact the Chamber office at 827-9301. HoUday Resort Adult Care Center Volunteers at Holiday Resort Adult Care Center make it possible for residents to have a meaningful life while living here. Some help them with activities like bingo, cooking and crafts so they can succeed regardless of their limitations. Some paint the ladies' fingernails, put on makeup and jewelry so they feel better about themselves. Some volunteers come weekly to visit a specific resident and develop a friendship with them. They make each other feel special. In this International Year of the Volunteer, it's ruce so many countries are recognizing the importance of volunteers to the stability and enlightenment of our planet with stamps, festivals, conferences, etc. America has 56% of it's adults volunteering (compared to 34% in Germany, 33% in Ireland and 19% in France) and Holiday Resort volunteers are a dedicated and caring group of special people. The more volunteers we have, the more residents are able to do many things and be of good spirit. Volunteer work is so flexible compared to paid jobs. Volimteers get to choose the work they do and when they do it, yet they are dependable and very productive. ^'bhby Mouse, Ltd. . NEW BEGINNING FOR HOMELESS FAMIL ES ^han\You... to all the Jlshhy Mouse volunteers who help create a loving atmosphere. Your h^dness^ time and generosity do mah^^a difference! A New Beginning For Homeless Families 150 S. 8th/826-4935 Volunteers Play An Important Role Salina Regional will honor its volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Week April 22-28. People of all ages volunteer at the health center in a variety of ways, touching the lives of many patients, families and guests. Their contributions axe appreciated by many. During this past year, nearly 38,000 hours were served by volunteers, including over 2,400 by youth volunteers. Service auxiliary volim­ teers also contributed over $145,000 to the health center last year; of which $100,000 was committed to the Morrison House expansion and $10,000 represented the auxiliary's annual tithe to the Conununi- ty Health Investment Program. Healthcare scholarships, Lifeline and various pediatrics and guest services are on-going projects of the group. The health center will honor its volunteers with an appreciation supper and program on April 25. Make a difference in the lives of others. the Salina area caUThe Volunteer Connection 823-3128 YOUcanchanqe the world by volimteerinq in your local community! Sponiorwd by lha Polnll of Ughl Foundation and Id* ValunlMr CenMr Notional Nolwork. POINTS ofUGHT FOUNDATION Volunteer Center National Network

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