National Senior Corps Week

Hey Guys, it’s national Senior Corps Week, check out the infographic to see what Kansas has been up to! Thanks to all of our seniors for all you do! This year we celebrate the committed individuals who volunteer their time and energy to help others. Their stories of service display the positive impact one can...
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National Volunteer Week

Every year during the third week of April, we celebrate National Volunteer Week. This year National Volunteer Week is April 15 – 21. We want to highlight all the amazing work that our Volunteers do by providing the following statistics. Locally… *Nationally… 553 Active Volunteers 5 Million Volunteers 29,510 Hours Served 20 Million Hours Served...
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Serving Veterans By Serving Honey Bees

The Golden Prairie Honey Farms (GPHF) is an inspirational and supportive organization located in Manhattan, KS, and I had the opportunity to serve with them earlier this month. As a part of the SAVE (Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education) Program, the Golden Prairie Honey Farms helps to transition service members and veterans by providing jobs that...
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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day that we use to show our loved ones that we care about them. Well, we sure do care about our volunteers!  We also care about our military! To celebrate valentine’s day, our youth, who are part of the Youth Volunteer Corps, along with Paula Dover, our Youth Services Program Coordinator,...
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Gifts That Give Back

Hand Woven Bowl $68 The Little Market is a nonprofit founded by women to empower women, and all products are ethically sourced, fair trade, and handmade by artisans across the world. WWF Adoption Kit $55 –Virtually adopt an endangered species from World Wildlife to help protect the future of wildlife LSTN Earbuds $49.99 Proceeds from sales go to...
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What it Means to Donate to a Volunteer Center

As our executive director Lori Bishop asks for donations to our Volunteer Center, the question regularly gets asked, “where is this money going?”. So it’s time to clear that up for our generous donators! Volunteer Centers are tasked with matching volunteers of their community with organizations needing volunteers for an event or other non-profits who...
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Why Should Youth Volunteer?

Why Should Youth Volunteer? We at Flint Hills Volunteer Center recognize the importance of volunteerism in our youth. And with now being history’s largest generation of people under 30, there couldn’t be a better time to get our youth involved in serving others. Let’s start empowering our youth and leading by example so they grow...
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5 Health Benefits of Volunteering

Your heart is warm, you feel engaged in the world that’s happening around you, and you have a sense of fulfillment unlike any other. If you’re like me, this is the feeling you receive after volunteering. Everyone has his or her own reasons for volunteering as well as the unique feeling you experience after. But...
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9/11 National Day of Service

We will always take this day to commemorate the victims of the dreadful terrorist attack of 2001. To honor the heroes who risked their lives and the ones who paid the ultimate price for the sake of our country. Following the attack, countless volunteer EMT workers, police, and firemen and women worked tirelessly to start...
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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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