Saturday, April 21, 2012

It's time to volunteer outdoors

By DIANE HENTGES, United Way of Wyandotte County

These nice spring days make me want to get out and enjoy this weather. I figure I am not alone. Today I have put together a list of volunteer opportunities that will give you a chance to enjoy the outdoors and in some cases get your hands dirty.

On April 28, the Argentine Betterment Corporation is hosting their annual SERVE DAY. This is a day when the volunteers come together to improve the Argentine area.  There will be trash and debris to pick up, things to paint, fences to mend and side walks to sweep, to name just a few of the endless projects. This is a great opportunity for a church or work group, a family or an individual. If you are interested go to to register to volunteer.

The Unified Government Parks & Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help with the Hershey Track & Field Meet on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Washington High School located at 7340 Leavenworth Road. The meet will start at 9:00 a.m.

Volunteers working with field events are expected to report by 8:30 a.m. The day should be completed no later than 3:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn community service hours. Please contact Jim Rusconi at 913-573-8330 or email to volunteer.

Cross-Lines Community Outreach is looking for a volunteer who wants to help do some yard work around their buildings at 7th & Shawnee.

Mowing, raking, trimming, mulching…that’s the kind of work that needs to be done. If you are interested let amber know a

For information on how you can GIVE, ADVOCATE, and VOLUNTEER please contact me at 913-371-3674 or at check out our web site at