THE SALINA JOURNAL LIFE SUNDAY, MAY 1 1 J JjjgZLJ i ^' B5 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities in Salina. For more information on these, or other, opportunities call the Center at 823-3128. • Food concession workers to serve hot dogs, sloppy joes, pop, etc., at RSVP trailer during •Smoky Hill River Festival, June 12 il5. Two-hour shifts. Call for days "£nd times available. « Interfaith volunteer caregivers to provide light housekeeping, minor home repair and maintenance, tree and bush trimming, lawn mowing and garden work. Hours flexible. -• Interfaith volunteer caregivers for senior or physically or Jtjentally challenged individuals, provide one to two hours of ;£espite care for the regular care- 'giver to run errands, etc. Hours 'p&xible. "V» Knit or crochet baby booties &nd hats for babies. We can supply the baby yarn. This is an ongoing request. • Supplies needed by agency for baby bibs, receiving blankets, crib sheets and burp cloths and crib blankets. The RSVP sewers will make the items. Bring donations to the RSVP office. • Animal care helpers to assist in feeding animals and cleaning habitat, assist licensed wildlife rehabilitator, and help prepare native wildlife exhibits. ^Scheduled days: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. ' • Woodworkers/handymen to build and assemble signage, educational displays, etc. Scheduled days: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. • Naturalist assistants to assist with tours, special events and programs, design and maintain interpretive displays, etc. Schedule varies, generally within Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Lake improvement assistants to assist with shoreline clean-up, habitat improvements, fish stocking, sampling and census, fishing clinics and sampling. Schedule varies, generally within Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. • Garden and landscape workers to assist with care of plants and harvesting seeds, and conduct educational programs. Schedule varies, generally within Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Trail workers to assist with maintenance of foot trails: trimming plant material, removing litter, painting benches and signs, monitoring wildlife boxes and feeders. Schedule varies, generally 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Child care needed one hour a day while parents attend classes., from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. One day a week or more appreciated. • Substitutes needed to fill shifts of regular volunteers delivering mail, flowers and menus to patients. Morning and afternoon shifts. • Office assistant needed to answer phone, file, photocopy and for microfilming. Hours any time between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Carpenters/framers/concrete workers/helpers needed for early spring work on five building sites. Need to bring your own tools if possible; flexible work dates and hours. Groups welcome for special service projects. • Adult basic education tu- tors to assist adult students in acquiring basic academic skills and working toward a GED. Flexible scheduling, four hours a week, Monday through Thursday. • English as a second language tutors to assist non-native English speakers in improving their English skills. Flexible schedule, four hours a week, Monday through Thursday. Volunteers need' not know other languages to assist. • iFriendly visitors help with bingo, play bridge, visit, assist with craft, or quilt with others. This would be a good family activity. • Sewers needed to sew blocks (already pinned in rows) together for quilt tops. Can be done in your home or at the Senior Center. These quilts are then tied and given to persons in need. • Client intake volunteer(s) to interview potential clients, complete informational form and determine client eligibility by comparing information against guidelines. One or more Monday or Thursday evenings a month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. • Drivers needed for local and out-of-town medical appointments, also driving volunteers to their jobs. Reimbursement for gas on out-of-town trips. • Deliver meals daily to homebound residents. It only takes an hour (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) each day to bring a hot meal to a waiting client. Rotating schedule would be every six weeks. • Clerical help to do light typing (making files) and filing. Keep a notebook current and in chronological order. Hours are flexible and would like someone on a regular basis (one or two days a week). • Computer mentors/buddies to provide basic one-on-one orientation on IBM-compatible computers to families, then maintain periodic e-mail contact with family. Volunteer must have a modem and be users of SalNet (a free local service). Training and orientation will be provided for the mentor as well as the family. • Fill orders for agency distributing food. Hours available are 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday or 1 to 3 p.m. on the second Monday. • Host needed for Saturday matinee movie, insert video and watch movie with the residents. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. approximately. • Dining room assistant to assist with table set-up, serving meals, pouring drinks, clearing tables and assisting residents with buttering bread, cutting meat, etc., and feeding those who do not eat well. Help needed any day of the week from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. • Telephone counselors to receive phone calls in their homes, listen and refer callers to appr<> priate services, if indicated. Start back-up always available. Schedules arranged. Training provided. • Mentor(s) to share skills with at-risk families, promoting positive parenting and supporting the children and parents in their growth. Inquire for more details. Library volunteers needed Groups looking for service projects are invited to volunteer at the children's department of the Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm. Volunteers are need to help move books by cart to the lower level. Duties are divided into 2'/2- hour shifts from 2 to 7 p.m. May 20, 21 and 22. If interested, call the library at 825-0505. SPORTS MEDICINE What to eat before athletic competition F LORAL. SDMI' ILK I 1.0WI.HS • Wf- ARAHI I AMI • CRAf IS • FRAMLS • CUS 1 C) DR. PAUL DONOHUE North America Syndicate Dear Dr. Donohue: What is best to eat before competition, and when is the best time to eat? I get --such conflicting advice on this that .-'I'm in a complete fog. Will you kindly clear the air for me? —H.H. Dear H.H.: Before competition, eat foods that en- hajice energy but riot ones that remain in your _ stomach and slosh r^round while you ••'•are competing. •"£ The best time to $ X-i'eat is two to three 'ft hours before competition. It takes n- fpod four hours to leave the stom- ^MJjjh. Your stomach doesn't have to "ibe." completely empty, so two to three hours is a good compromise. ; , * ~The kinds of food best eaten are •those that release their sugar con'•- tent slowly. A surge of sugar into I ,,*Kpur blood won't last you through " -v-^our entire competition. Further; :p'tofore, chowing down sugary foods ; -"'.would cause a release of insulin, • v-aiid that would lower your blood '. sugar too fast to keep you going. ! f .-;If your .competition is in the ; Corning, a breakfast of cereals, ; >milk, yogurt without sugar, or• ange juice and a wheat or rye - bagel would work for you. ; "If you're competing in the after; noon, a good lunch would be toma- ; to" or pea soup; apples, grapes or » , bananas; cottage cheese; peanuts; ' ; and oatmeal cookies. You can put ", ' peanut butter on apple slices as a i • dessert. • ; .Don't forget fluids. Drink at ^ ; least two cups with your meal, and * ; clr.ink another cup shortly before : ; jjrpur competition. If you are a run: ' ,iier, drink liberally during the ; ;rwi. And if the competition lasts " ; for more than an hour, get your- ; self a commercial sports drink, one containing between 4 percent and 10 percent carbohydrates. Creatine is getting increased attention as a pre-event boost. Some nutrition experts suggest taking 20 to 25 grams of it with your pre- event meal. Creatine restores energy to exercising muscles. You can find it in health-food stores. Dear Dr. Donohue: I have sprained a ligament. My doc suggests that I come in for ultrasound treatments. I suspect they are nothing more than a gimmick. What's the word on this treatment? — I.I. Dear I.I.: Ultrasound can speed the healing process. It delivers heat up to three inches deep to injured tissues. That's a depth no ointment applied to the skin can reach. Heat prods fibroblast cells to swing into full production. Fibroblasts make strands of tissue that help heal sprains. Ultrasound is not limited to treating ligament injuries. It also is used for muscle strains and muscle bruises. Have a go at it. You probably will be pleasantly surprised. Dear Dr. Donohue: This is one that will catch you off guard. Ever heard of eating red hot peppers to increase your endurance? — J.J. 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