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Volunteer Opportunities

Date Specific Volunteer Opportunities

Meals on Wheels are in need of drivers- Especially for this summer. Please let me know if you’re available to help!

Area Agency on Aging

Tuesday, June 6th – Area Agency on Aging- Caregiver Newsletter – Fold and label the newsletter. 10 – 12 volunteers needed. 9:00 – noon. (usually we finish about 11:30). 301 N. 4th St.

 

Boys and Girls Club:
Club Refresh –Thursday, May 25th.  Shifts from 9am – 12pm, and 12pm – 3pm.
Description: During our short break between Spring Semester and Summer Club we will be working to refresh the Club through some deep cleaning and painting. Will you join us as we refresh the Club spaces for Summer?
Duck Dash Tagging Party – Friday, June 2nd. One shift from 1pm – 4pm
Description: In preparation for the upcoming 3rd annual Little Apple Duck Dash we will clean and tag 5,000 rubber ducks. Will you join us?
Little Apple Duck Dash Saturday, June 10th from 8:30am – 12:30pm
Description: Help us ensure our visitors at the Little Apple Duck Dash enjoy their time. We are seeking volunteers to help with games and activities!
Volunteer sign-ups can be found here: https://signup.com/group/4162113940105

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Envelope stuffing, at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Riley County Senior Center

The Riley County Senior Center needs Meal Delivery volunteers. There are 12 routes a day, 60 drivers a week. The routes cover 7-10 meals. You can start at 10:30am and the routes usually last 30-45 minutes. You get a free meal on your delivery days.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Wildcat Region Medical Reserves Corps (MRC)

Wildcat Region Medical Reserves Corps (MRC) is looking to form a volunteer network of medical and non-medical volunteers who work to improve community health and emergency preparedness in the region. There are different volunteer levels. You will need to complete training and background checks.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

The Encore Shop

The Encore Shop is looking for volunteers Monday thru Saturday, 1-4. You do not have to belong to the church to volunteer in the shop.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

USO – Cookie Brigade

Cookie Brigade—1st & 3rd Thursday of Each Month—1:00 pm here at the Flint Hills Volunteer Center. 2601 Anderson Ave. Suite 200, Manhattan

USO

USO Fort Riley is seeking new, individually packaged items to give to service members in welcome home packages when they return. Some items needed are: shampoo, deodorant, body wash, razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bath towels, wash cloths, individually wrapped snacks. The hotel travel hygiene products are accepted as well. Please drop them off in our office anytime. 2601 Anderson Ave. Suite 200, Manhattan KS. Last day for drop off will be May 18.

Caregiver Mailings— Every 1st Tuesday (Except on a Holiday) of each month– 9 AM-12 PM; 401 Houston St., Manhattan

USO Center Representative—Mon-Thurs (730-1030 AM, 1030 AM-2 PM, 2-5 PM, 5-630 PM) Fri ( 730-1030 AM, 1030 AM-1 PM, 1-3PM); 6918 Trooper Drive, Fort Riley

The USO is also still collecting donations for the Single Soldier Homecoming Kits. Bring your donations into our office and we will make sure they delivered to the USO for you.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Ogden Community Center

The Ogden Community Center is needing 2-3 volunteers to work 3 days a week for an hour or so each day to get the Senior Meals Program back up and running.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Thrive Manhattan

Thrive Manhattan is designed to help individuals transition out of poverty and inspire communities to participate in finding long-term solutions to end poverty while building circles of support and friendship. Individuals desiring to increase income and their network, called Circle Leaders, attend a weekly Circles Leadership Training Class.

At the end of the 12-week class, Circle Leaders are matched with 2-3 community volunteers, called Allies. An Ally is a trusted friend, someone, who helps bring out the best in the Circle Leader.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Become an Ally!: Allies receive training and are asked to commit to two meetings a month with their Circle Leader.
  • Serve a Meal!: Every Tuesday night, Circle Leaders, Allies, and Volunteers share a meal together. Volunteers are needed to set up and cleanup the meal provided by Hy-Vee, plus make “to go” plates with any leftovers. Volunteers are also asked to provide dessert for the group.
  • Play with Kids!: Activities are planned and a “certified” volunteer serves as the lead teacher. Volunteers under 18 must serve with an adult.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

CASA Summer Training will be every Monday and Thursday evening in June (June 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29) classes will start from 5:30-8:30 PM at First Lutheran Church in Manhattan
Qualifications:
Must be at least 21 years old and complete required 30 hours of training. Be able to commit to serving as a CASA for at least a year. Complete an application and background checks. Have passion and dedication for making a difference in the life of a child.
 
“Everyday Heroes Bootcamp New Disaster Volunteer Training. The American Red Cross in Kansas needs volunteer support! Train to become a hero for your community in times of crisis. Neighbors helping neighbors to rebound, rebuild, recover. You’ll go from zero Red Cross experience to a trained disaster services volunteer in just two days! 2 trainings will be offered:
American Red Cross Building 1221 SW 17th St., Topeka KS June 2 and 3
Manhattan Public Library 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan KS- June 23  and 24
( Both locations: Friday 5-9 PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM)

“Welcome to Fort Riley” Cards

Ongoing

“Welcome to Fort Riley” cards for the new-to-Fort Riley Soldiers. The cards don’t have to be anything extravagant, but they are trying to get every new Soldier a handmade card when they first arrive. The In-Processing Commander and First Sergeant are going to be handing them out the Soldiers and think this would be a great way for the new Soldiers to start their new Duty Station.

If you are interested in making cards below are a few guidelines to make it easier for a “generic,” but warm welcome:

  • Ensure that all cards are signed.
  • Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.”
  • Only cards are being accepted. Do not send or include letters.
  • Do not include email or home addresses on the cards.
  • Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos.
  • Please refrain from choosing/making cards with glitter or using loose glitter as it can aggravate health issues of ill and/or injured warriors.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

The Flint Hills Discovery Center

Ongoing

Volunteer Opportunities Available. Contact us for more information.

Wonder Workshop

Ongoing

  • 2 volunteers to help with the after school program called “Hooked on Clubs” (which meets from 4-6, Monday – Thursday) Volunteer duties during the after school period would be helping children complete some of our art and science projects, passing out snacks and participating in the cleanup time.
  • 2 volunteers on Saturdays starting in February at the museum between 10 – 3. Saturdays during regular hours of operation volunteers will meet and greet visitors, help in our art & science room, help with birthday parties and when spring arrives they will be needed outdoors in our Adventure Garden making sure safety is being followed. The duties are pretty simple but important to the mission.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Manhattan Arts Center

Ongoing

  • MAC Welcome Volunteer: Be the first smile visitors to MAC see! The welcome volunteer sit in the Clarenburg Foyer to welcome visitors and help them find what they’re looking for. Monday-Friday. 1-3pm or 3-5pm
  • Gallery Host: Please help us keep our galleries open on Saturdays. 1-4pm is the time. The main task is welcoming visitors.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Transportation

Ongoing

Our office has been getting a lot of calls from seniors for transportation to and from Doctor appointments. We are in need of drivers. If this interests you please call the office.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity

Ongoing

The Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help with Customer Service on a regular schedule/ Thursdays and Fridays 12-5 and Saturdays 10-4. They are also in need of a Small Engine Repair Volunteer Thursday and Fridays 12-5 and Saturdays 10-4 this would be a short term assignment.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Flint Hills Dialysis Center

Ongoing

Flint Hills Dialysis Center is looking for volunteers to transport patients to and from the center.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

The Purple Power Animal Welfare Society

Ongoing (Weekends)

Purple Power Animal Welfare Society— Every Saturdays; 11 AM-3 PM; Petco and Petsmart in Manhattan

The Purple Power Animal Welfare Society is looking for volunteers daily for cat care and every weekend 11-5 at adoption events.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

The Salvation Army

Ongoing

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers for several programs:

  • Thrift store Tuesday – Saturday 10-6 (sorting donations, pricing items)
  • Harvesters – Fourth Tuesday of each month noon – 2:00pm (distribute fresh produce to families and individuals in need)
  • Reception Tuesday – Friday 10-6pm (flexible schedule) Be a friendly face for the public, help to answer phone calls and in person questions.
  • Kettle Campaign – Monday – Saturday 9am-7pm November 3- December 24th (flexible schedule) ring a bell at one of the red kettle for fundraising.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Riley County Senior Services Center

Ongoing

Riley County Senior Services Center volunteers are needed for meal delivery. Substitute and permanent drivers are welcome and needed to volunteer. 11:45-1:00pm.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Youth Volunteer Corps Leaders

Ongoing

Youth Volunteer Corps Leaders are needed. Team Leaders are needed to supervise youth, ages 11-18, on Saturdays, twice a month. The youth will sign up for a Saturday project at a local non-profit agency, host a fundraising event, and more. Team Leaders will encourage the youth, help them develop leadership skills, and learn how to volunteer.

The Youth Volunteer Corps Manhattan is one of 30 sites across the country and we look forward to working with our youth and building a strong network of future leaders. Please give us a call and sign up today! We will provide orientation and training.

Youth Volunteer Corps is seeking more volunteers to be Team Leaders. Team Leaders are assigned a group of kids (ages 11-18) to work on special projects. Please contact the office for more information.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Douglass Center Tutoring

Ongoing (Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

If you have a passion for education and helping children improve academically, consider volunteering at the Douglass Center this fall. Tutoring sessions are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 starting September 15th at the Douglass Center Annex, 901 Yuma St.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

The FIT (Families In Transition) Closet

Ongoing (Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays)

The FIT (Families In Transition) Closet is a service of USD 383 school district that serves children from Head start through High School who qualify for free and reduced lunch program. There are over 2,000 children in the program. School supplies and other basic needs such as shoes, clothing, coats, and toiletries and after school snacks are passed out to children in need. They are in need of volunteers Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays 9-12 to sort items, organize and fold clothes, hang coats, make runs to Salvation Army and occasionally wash the clothing. If you think that this would be a good “fit” for you please let me know and I will add you to the list.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]