Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

2.3 million veterans and transitioning servicemembers are looking for a meaningful way to live life. A high percentage of them indicate an interest in farming. Therefore, a tremendous opportunity exists.

To bridge the gap, a pathway to farming for our veterans and servicemembers is needed.

Servicemember Agricultural Vocation Education, or S.A.V.E farm, will bridge the gap providing a home-like training center where they can learn to farm and heal as they are brought into the culture of agriculture.

Multiple positions available for AmeriCorps VISTAs. Contact Amanda at [email protected]om to learn more or for information about applying.

One-on-one tutoring is the centerpiece of the Schools of Hope strategy to increase literacy. Work with a student one-on-one, be a part of their improvement, and celebrate their success.

What does it take to be a School of Hope volunteer tutor?

  • Be able to provide a commitment to your student for the duration of their school year (Sept.-May)
  • Attend required orientation/training
  • Be available to tutor twice a week; 30 minute sessions
  • Successfully pass a criminal history background check

For more information or to get signed up, contact Paula: [email protected].


The Fort Riley American Red Cross office provides coordination of the American Red Cross volunteer programs on the installation, information and referral services including information about the local American Red Cross blood drives, health and safety courses, disaster assistance and emergency communication.

Volunteers needed for:

  • Event Support – Facilitate American Red Cross information booths during events for Active Duty Service Members, National Guard/Reserves, Veterans, and their families
  • Caseworker follow up – Make follow up phone calls to military families who have received an emergency communication message. (No experience or education needed).
  • Reconnection Workshop Facilitator – (Must be licensed mental health professional) Provide workshops for military members, veterans, and their families.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Participate in our Cookie Brigade
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. Typically occurs on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

Court-Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers from many different backgrounds who give their time to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. Our program is based on the principle that each child deserves a safe, permanent, nurturing home where they can thrive.  Our volunteers are the difference between abuse and hope.
To be a CASA volunteer, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Be able to commit to serving as a CASA for at least a year
  • Complete the required 30 hours of training
  • Successfully pass a criminal history background check

Contact Jennifer at 537-6367 or [email protected] to register.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Saturday, September 22
8 AM – 11 AM
Manhattan City Park
Registration begins at 8 AM. Volunteers help with event set up, registration and check in, water stations, advocacy efforts, cheerleading and more! For volunteer opportunities, please check out the following URL address: alzwalkmanhattan.org.

Praisefest is the largest free Christian music festival in Kansas. It will be at Cico Park in Manhattan on September 22, 2018 for a full day of music, fellowship, and fun for the entire family.

September 22, 2018
Cico Park
Multiple shifts available

Putting on such an event where crowds of close to 10,000 people are expected requires A LOT of additional help. Contact the Volunteer Center if you’re interested in more information!

The Riley County Friendship Meals through the Riley County Senior’s Service Center.

Volunteer delivery drivers help us to provide a complete daily healthy lunch for assessed clients age 60 years and older.

Daily Availability: Monday – Friday
Routes can begin at 10:30 AM – lasts 30-45 minutes
301 N 4th Street

Twelve routes are available daily, providing 7-10 meals per route. Free meal provided on delivery days.

Memory & Aging Research program @ KSU 

New research at K-State is aimed at improving people’s learning and memory for everyday activities. We will investigate factors that influence memory for information you’ve read in a story or have seen in a video. Parking is free, and all participants will be compensated. Must be 65 years or older and in good health to participate. If interested, contact:  Memory & Aging Research @ KSU by email at [email protected] or phone at 785-532-6819.