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 [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.

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.