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] to learn more or for information about applying.

Back to School Brigade

Operation Homefront supports every military family member. We host a Back-to-School Brigade each year to show our appreciation to military families.

July 19th, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott and Convention Center – 310 Hammons Dr. Junction City, KS
Two shifts available:
 to 2:00pm & 3:30pm to 7:30pm
Volunteer Lunch provided between shifts
Volunteers working the morning shift will sort and pack 950 backpacks. For the afternoon shift, volunteers will help at the Back to School Brigade event for 500 families.

Military Family Appreciation Night at the Kaw Valley Rodeo. Free picnic provided to military personnel and families in tent north of Pottorff Hall at the CiCo Park Fairgrounds for first 400 or until food runs out.

Thursday, July 26
Multiple positions available
Cico Park 
Volunteers help with unloading water cases and soda, tableclothes and flag arranging, serving meals & bussing tables, and clean up! For volunteer opportunities, please sign up here.

USD 383 FIT Closet 

Un-Stuff the Bus

On Saturday, July 21 at approximately 3:30pm, a very stuffed school bus will arrive in the FIT Closet parking lot.  At that time, Un-Stuff the Bus will commence.

Saturday, July 21
3:30 PM.

All school supplies will need to be carried into the FIT Closet.  Then, they will need to be sorted, organized and readied for School Supply Week. If you’d like to help with this effort, please sign up here.  Kids ages 5th grade or older are welcome as well!

School Supply Week Volunteers

The FIT Closet will be open ONLY for school supplies during this 4-day period.  All families who qualify for FIT status and/or free & reduced lunch will be encouraged to come to the FIT Closet for their children’s school supplies.  That means upwards of 2000 students! ADULT volunteers ONLY, please!

Monday, July 30 – August 2
Multiple shifts available

If you’d like to help with this effort, please sign up here.

Everybody Counts

The FIT Closet will provide a clothing distribution station, located in the King Room in the Douglass Center Annex during the Everybody Counts event (air-conditioned and weather-proof)!!!

Saturday, August 4
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Douglass Center (9th & Yuma)

If you’d like to help with this effort, please sign up here.

Everybody Counts

The purpose of the “Everybody Counts!” is to provide free and much needed services to our most vulnerable population. We are planning to have Dental Care, Medical Care, various social service organizations, school district representatives, and other various community organizations that want to be part of addressing these needs.

Saturday, August 4
Multiple shifts available.
Douglass Center (9th & Yuma)

If you’d like to help with this effort, please sign up here.

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.