Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Chamber of Commerce Packet Stuffing – Monday, May 21st, 2-4 p.m. volunteers. 501 Poyntz Ave.

National Church Residences. MWF hours are flexible between 8-5 PM. Peer-to-Peer. Experience to meet and talk with older adults. A lot of the seniors don’t have a lot of people to rely on. Having a volunteer show interest and listen to what the residents are saying could really impact their lives. 1119 Garden Way Manhattan KS.

Cookie Brigade. May 17th 1-2 PM. Please bring home-baked or store-store bought cookies to the office at 2601 Anderson Ave. Feel free to stay and join us pack the goodies as well!

Transportation Driver Volunteers needed: We are in need of more transportation volunteers to take seniors to their medical appointments. Check the link below to see what new transportation requests are up and what will work with your schedule. The access code is still the same (for security purposes) but if you don’t have it please contact us.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c44aaa72babff2-transportation

Meals on Wheels are in need of drivers- contact us if you’re available to help!

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Summer Training Dates: June 11, 14,18, 21, 25, 28; July 2 &5. If you are interested in being a part of the Advocate family for Riley, Clay and Pottawatomie Counties contact Jennifer at [email protected] or call 785-537-6367

Requirements: You must be at least 21 years old. Be able to commit to serving as a CASA for at least a year. Complete an application and background check. Complete the required 30 hours training. Have a passion and dedication for making a difference in the life of a child.

Research participants needed for study at the Clinical Integrative Physiology Lab. Individuals who are currently being treated or have previously been treated for prostate cancer are needed for a study at the Clinical Integrative Physiology Lab. This is a single visit study, and all participants must be a non-smoker, free of cardiovascular disease — high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, bypass surgery — and a nondiabetic. Please contact Hunter Post, a graduate student in Kinesiology, for more information at 785-534-9990 or [email protected]

**K-State researchers are recruiting participants for a study examining non-invasive ultrasound images of the heart. This 1-hr, single visit study will take place at the Clinical Integrative Physiology Laboratory, located on the top floor of Lafene Health Center. Participants must be between the ages of 65 and 80; a nonsmoker, free of cancer, cardiovascular disease — high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, bypass surgery — and a nondiabetic. Appointments can be made at your convenience. For more information contact Hunter Post, graduate student in kinesiology, for more information at 785-534-9990 or hunterpost4@k-state.edu.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

 

Konza Prairie Community Health Center

Patient/Client Advocate- Volunteers will be assigned to behavioral health clinic to assist with escorting clients to and from the lobby before and after appointments, sitting with clients to keep them company, provide excellence in a compassion and care, and assisting in communication between providers and staff in all areas of medical, dental or behavioral health, and doing light administrative duties as assigned.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Envelope stuffing, at the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.

more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Riley County Senior Center

The Riley County Senior Center needs Meal Delivery volunteers. There are 12 routes a day, 60 drivers a week. The routes cover 7-10 meals. You can start at 10:30 AM and the routes usually last 30-45 minutes. You get a free meal on your delivery days.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Wildcat Region Medical Reserves Corps (MRC)

Wildcat Region Medical Reserves Corps (MRC) is looking to form a volunteer network of medical and non-medical volunteers who work to improve community health and emergency preparedness in the region. There are different volunteer levels. You will need to complete training and background checks.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

The Encore Shop

The Encore Shop is looking for volunteers Monday thru Saturday, 1-4. You do not have to belong to the church to volunteer in the shop.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

USO – Cookie Brigade

Cookie Brigade—1st & 3rd Thursday of Each Month—1:00 PM here at the Flint Hills Volunteer Center. 2601 Anderson Ave. Suite 200, Manhattan

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

 

Sunflower CASA

Qualifications:

Must be at least 21 years old and complete required 30 hours of training. A volunteer should be able to commit to serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for at least a year. The volunteer will also need to complete an application and background checks and have passion and dedication for making a difference in the life of a child.

***2018 CASA Spring Training: June 11, 14,18,21,25,28; July 2 &5 530-830 PM First Lutheran Church in Manhattan.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

 

“Welcome to Fort Riley” Cards

“Welcome to Fort Riley” cards for the new-to-Fort Riley Soldiers. The cards don’t have to be anything extravagant, but they are trying to get every new Soldier a handmade card when they first arrive. The In-Processing Commander and First Sergeant are going to be handing them out the Soldiers and think this would be a great way for the new Soldiers to start their new Duty Station.

If you are interested in making cards below are a few guidelines to make it easier for a “generic,” but warm welcome:

  • Ensure that all cards are signed.
  • Use generic salutations such as “Dear Service Member.”
  • Only cards are being accepted. Do not send or include letters.
  • Do not include email or home addresses on the cards.
  • Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos.
  • Please refrain from choosing/making cards with glitter or using loose glitter as it can aggravate health issues of ill and/or injured warriors.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Riley County Historical Society and Museum

  • Receptionist- Tuesday-Friday 130-5 PM. Greet and monitor visitors; answer the telephone, light clerical duties possible.
  • Researcher- conduct research on topics of interest to the museum. Research may be conducted at the museum or other locations.
  • Docent (tour guide)- Tuesday- Friday 830 AM- 5 PM. Give tours of the museum.
  • Collections Assistant- Tuesday-Friday 830 AM-5 PM. Helps prepare collections for storage or exhibit, and helps with record keeping.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

 

Manhattan Arts Center

  • MAC Welcome Volunteer: Be the first smile visitors to MAC see! The welcome volunteer sits in the Clarenburg Foyer to welcome visitors and help them find what they’re looking for. Monday-Friday. 1-3pm or 3-5pm
  • Gallery Host: Please help us keep our galleries open on Saturdays. 1-4pm is the time. The main task is welcoming visitors.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Transportation

The office has been getting a lot of calls from seniors for transportation to and from doctor appointments. We need volunteer drivers. If this interests you please call the office.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity

The Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help with Customer Service on a regular schedule/ Thursdays and Fridays 12-5 and Saturdays 10-4. They are also in need of a Small Engine Repair Volunteer Thursday and Fridays 12-5 and Saturdays 10-4 this would be a short term assignment.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

The Purple Power Animal Welfare Society

Saturdays

Purple Power Animal Welfare Society— Every Saturdays; 11 AM-3 PM; Petco and Petsmart in Manhattan

The Purple Power Animal Welfare Society is looking for volunteers daily for cat care and every weekend 11 AM-5 PM at adoption events.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army need volunteers for several programs:

  • Thrift store Tuesday – Saturday 10-6 (sorting donations, pricing items)
  • Harvesters – Fourth Tuesday of each month noon – 2:00 PM (distribute fresh produce to families and individuals in need)
  • Reception Tuesday – Friday 10-6 PM (flexible schedule). Be a friendly face for the public, help to answer phone calls and in person questions.
  • Kettle Campaign – Monday – Saturday 9 AM-7PM November 3- December 24th (flexible schedule) ring a bell at one of the red kettle for fundraising.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Youth Volunteer Corps Team Leaders

Youth Volunteer Corps is seeking more volunteers to be Team Leaders. Team Leaders are assigned a group of kids (ages 11-18) to work on special projects. Please contact the office for more information.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Douglass Center Tutoring

 Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays

If you have a passion for education and helping children improve academically, consider volunteering at the Douglass Center this fall. Tutoring sessions are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 to 7 starting September 15th at the Douglass Center Annex, 901 Yuma St.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

The FIT (Families In Transition) Closet

 Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

The FIT (Families In Transition) Closet is a service of USD 383 school district that serves children from Head start through High School who qualify for free and reduced lunch program. There are over 2,000 children in the program. School supplies and other basic needs such as shoes, clothing, coats, and toiletries and after school snacks are passed out to children in need. They need volunteers Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays 9-12 to sort items, organize and fold clothes, hang coats, make runs to Salvation Army and occasionally wash the clothing. If you think that this would be a good “fit” for you please let me know and I will add you to the list.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]

Flint Hills Volunteer Center

Internship Opportunity- We are seeking volunteers who are seeking internships to gain experience in non-profit administrative work and working directly with other organization members through developing, planning and implementing programs.

For more information please call the office at 785-776-7787 or email [email protected]