Without the skill and knowledge to perform simple prevention, intervention, and post-vention strategies, the trauma of suicide, or a threat of a suicide, can become overwhelming. People have expressed that, as a community, they are at a loss as to where to begin. This initiative shows communities where to begin.
Volunteers assist by distributing education cards and drug deactivation kits throughout the community.
Our mission is to combat elder abuse and financial exploitation, encourage reporting abuse, and educate the public to make America safer for all.
Neighbor 2 Neighbor is looking for volunteers to help senior/disabled adults in the community with seasonal activities… Click here for more information.
Senior/Disabled Medical Transportation
Provide assistance to home-bound elderly and/or disabled Manhattan residents by driving them to medical appointments within city limits. This opportunity requires additional enrollment information.
Connecting Students to Communities provides individual and group volunteer opportunities for students in middle school, high school, or college. CSC works to inspire students to get involved in their communities through volunteer service. More information can be found here.
Harvesters’ is a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. This is a mobile food pantry accessible to anyone.
Manhattan: 2nd Friday; 3rd and 4th Tuesday
Ogden: 4th Tuesday
Friendship Meals – (Meals on Wheels) Delivery
Volunteer delivery drivers help us to provide a complete daily healthy lunch for assessed clients age 60 years and older. Fourteen routes are available daily, providing 7-10 meals per route. Free meal provided on delivery days.
Manhattan Soup Kitchen is an organization with a simple goal, to feed people not landfills. Our mission is to promote the sustainability of food and other natural resources to enrich the lives of people in our community.
Sharing a passion for education while helping children to improve academically through tutoring. This program serves students who have completed grades K-6. Volunteer opportunities are currently on hold.
Court-Appointed Special Advoca
Volunteer Observers are needed for the Child Exchange and Visitation Center. These volunteers are needed for supervised visits which allow children to have contact with a non-residential parent within a safe and neutral environment. Training is provided for all volunteers and the opportunity is flexible to the volunteer’s schedule.
Volunteers with the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center can assist with special projects, fundraising, processing the newsletter, setting up for special events, fall and spring clean-up, etc.
Volunteer drivers are also needed for the home delivered meals program administered out of the Center by the North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging.
Stoneybrook currently has a senior population that would like more things to do. Residents very much cherish time spent socializing and volunteers are vital in continuing the fun activities that give residents social time. Traditional volunteer opportunities are currently on hold, but virtual/ distance options may be possible.
Meadowlark Hills has a senior population that would like more things to do. Residents very much cherish time spent socializing and volunteers are vital in continuing the fun activities that give residents social time. Traditional volunteer opportunities are currently on hold, but virtual/ distance options may be possible.
Residents very much cherish time spent socializing and volunteers are vital in continuing the fun activities that give residents social time. Traditional volunteer opportunities are currently on hold, but virtual/ distance options may be possible.
The FIT Closet and Clothing Exchange is USD 383’s means of providing many of the necessary essentials (e.g., school supplies, shoes, clothing, coats, toiletries, hygiene products, laundry detergent) so children can attend class and integrate successfully. Volunteers help to organize and sort donations and can also assist clients.
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.
As another way to help the community, the Salvation Army operates a thrift store in Downtown Manhattan. This is a resale store for clothing, furniture, and other household items.
The Family Center Budget Shop sells used items donated from the Manhattan Community. Assist in maintaining the store in providing gently used clothes and furniture at an affordable cost to low income families and community members in need.
The Midwest Dream Car Collection is just that…an eclectic dream collection of early roadsters, muscle cars and exotics from across the country. Routinely rotated, there will always be something new at MDCC.
Interested in working with kids? Helping with an exhibition? At the Flint Hills Discovery Center, there is something for everyone.
Konza Prairie Biological Station is a 3,487 hectare native tallgrass prairie preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University and operated as a field research station by the K-State Division of Biology. Volunteers are needed to provide tours to community members.
The McCain Performance Series services the university and surrounding communities by presenting professional live performing arts programs and engagement activities that connect artists and audiences. Volunteer opportunities include ushering, catering or assisting in the administrative and marketing office.
Discover the past through changing exhibits on Riley County history and in the photographs, manuscripts, letters, diaries and records of our research library.
Service member Agricultural Vocation Education, or S.A.V.E farm, provides a home-like training center where they can learn to farm and heal as they are brought into the culture of agriculture. Upon completion of training, transitioning service members and veterans will be matched with mentor farmers with the potential to work on, manage or own a farm. Volunteers assist with general farming tasks that may include ploughing, planting, irrigation and harvesting or general gardening tasks like planting, weeding, harvesting, etc.
Golden Prairie Honey Farms is a beekeeping supply and honey production business in Manhattan that serves as a training program for veterans and transitioning service members. Beekeeping equipment is made, packaged, and shipped by soldiers and veterans from this program. Volunteers perform a huge range of tasks but can primarily work to build beehives for sale and placement in the surrounding communities for bee harvesting or bottle honey that has been harvested from community hives.
Gathered twice a month, cookies are provided to uniformed soldiers during their in and out processing at the Soldier Readiness Process Building which could take up to 8 hours for the soldiers. Currently occurs on the 3rd Thursdays of the month. Volunteers deliver cookies to the Manhattan FHVC office to be delivered to Fort Riley.
Publications volunteers help prepare Keynotes and Caregiver Assistance News for mailing. Keynotes, the agency’s newspaper, is published five times per year and distributed to more than 40,000 households. Keynotes is supported by voluntary donations as well as advertising. Caregiver Assistance News is mailed each month to more than 1,800 households. These publications and mailings depend on our faithful volunteers to apply mailing labels and otherwise prepare the publication for mailing.
Visit Manhattan helps to expand the local economy by attracting visitors. One way we do this is by sending out information packets. Come stuff envelopes to help spread the word about all there is to do in Manhattan!
The American Red Cross office provides coordination of the American Red Cross volunteer programs on the Fort Riley installation, information and referral services including information about the local American Red Cross blood drives, health and safety courses, disaster assistance and emergency communication.
As a program known heavily for their blood drives, volunteers are needed to ensure they run smoothly. Volunteers offer their time and support, ensuring the safety and comfort to the blood donors making it a positive experience for them.
The volunteer team at Via Christi consists of people of all ages and from all walks of life. Volunteers bring the skills they have learned throughout their lives to the many opportunities Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan has for service. Volunteers’ abilities, gifts and interests are matched with the hospital’s needs, either on a regular weekly schedule or for special projects. Volunteer opportunities are currently on hold.
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