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100 for 100 Campaign Kicks Off February

100 for 100 Campaign Kicks off February The Flint Hills Volunteer Center’s rebranding has generated a lot of new volunteers, new volunteer agencies, new volunteer opportunities, and more. We are excited to offer opportunities for our Youth Volunteer Corps members, Kansas State University Students, Fort Riley Active Duty Soldiers, National Guard Reserve, Corporate Volunteers, Retired...
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2015 Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance

The annual Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance is just around the corner. Fathers will dance the afternoon away with their little girl(s) and make a memory that will last forever. We’ve even seen grandpa’s bringing their loved ones. I’d like to share a few things we’ve observed over the years. Little girls dressed in their pretty...
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MLK Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’ http://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/days-service/martin-luther-king-jr-day-service-0 The Flint Hills Volunteer Center is honoring the message of Dr. King by hosting a collection drive during the month of January. We are asking the community to help us with this service project...
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Volunteering during the Holidays

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we can sometimes forget about others in our community who might be struggling. You might wonder how you can help or what is available. First, it’s as simple as looking to your left or to your right. Maybe you see a soldier enjoying a meal at...
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Youth Volunteer Corps of Manhattan Has First Meeting!

  The Youth Volunteer Corps of Manhattan is starting strong after having it’s first youth meeting on Sunday, November 9th. Youth had fun opening up the meeting with a few games and activities to help them get to know each other, and immediately we were able to see their amazing abilities for teamwork and leadership!...
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Kansas Mentors Coaches’ Challenge – Oustanding Match

2014 Coaches’ Challenge Outstanding Match At the KSU football game on September 27th one of the Schools of Hope matches were recognized as a Kansas Mentors, Coaches Challenge Outstanding Match.  Ben a 3rd Grader at Amanda Arnold Elementary School and his mentor Mr. James Griffin, RSVP Volunteer, received special recognition on the field for the...
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I Want to Volunteer…Now What?

Volunteer interest is at an all-time high. We are hearing from individuals as young as 9 years old who want to volunteer! You’ve made that decision and now you’re wondering what to do next. The Flint Hills Volunteer Center has signed agreements with a variety of local non-profits who are in need of volunteers. We...
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Volunteering with Alzheimer’s Disease

Like 5.4 million other Americans, Charles Lewis has Alzheimer’s disease. His life has changed significantly in the near-decade since his diagnosis.  Precious memories have slipped away, language is increasingly difficult to process, and relationships have changed. In October of 2007, Charles moved in with his daughter, Arlene Lundberg, and her husband Jeff. At first Charles...
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A New Volunteer Center For All Ages

For 40 years, RSVP has been the heart and soul of this community. It is a unique type of volunteer program because it provides individuals over the age of 55 the opportunity to volunteer. There have been many changes in the world of volunteerism over the years. As the population ages, more focus is placed...
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