Meet Senior Corps RSVP Volunteer Velma Osborn

Senior Corps RSVP volunteer Velma Osborn started volunteering in the 1950s, specifically she remembers in 1953 when she volunteered with St. Mary’s Hospital. One of the sisters approached Velma after noticing the wonderful work she was doing and asked if she was interested in adoption. That’s how Velma and her husband were able to adopt...
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Meet Senior Corps RSVP Volunteer Lucille Johnson

When Senior Corps RSVP volunteer Lucille Johnson lived overseas with her husband, she got involved with the local Air Force thrift store. With six children, it was a helpful experience because she was also able to find affordable items for everyone at home. Now that she’s retired she enjoys managing the Budget Shop thrift store in Manhattan....
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My YVC Experience

By: Dil Ranaweera March 4, 2018. I have just arrived at the local town center. It was leadership day for the Youth Volunteer Corps, some random organization my mother found online as I was thinking at the time. I just wanted to go home, play on my phone. Just sit around and don’t anything today,...
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Meet Senior Corps RSVP Volunteer Marianne

Families that have utilized the tutoring program through the Douglass Center in the past two decades are familiar with Marianne Cullers. After retiring from teaching, Marianne began tutoring a small group of children whose parents worked at the Douglass Center. All five children were all middle and high school level at the time. The tutoring...
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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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