Local Volunteer Opportunities

  • HandsOn Kansas State is part of Kansas State University’s School of Leadership Studies and builds capacity for dynamic campus and community volunteer and service efforts.

  • Tutors needed for The Douglass Community Centers Hand to Hand Program -Volunteers will be tutoring school children and assisting with homework can sign up at the Douglass Center - time commitment is flexible call for available times - for more information, contact: Marianne Cullers at 901 Yuma, Manhattan, KS  66502, (785) 587-2774, (785) 537-6736.

  • AmeriCorps and VISTA is a program designed through AmeriCorps to help find long-term solutions to the problems caused by urban and rural poverty - AmeriCorps members train volunteers, tutor and mentor at-risk youth, build housing, clean up rivers and streams, help seniors live independently, provide emergency and long-term assistance to victims of natural disasters, and meet other community needs both programs are available in Kansas for additional information, visit <http://www.americorps.org/>

  • LifeLink is a 107-year-old not-for-profit, charitable health and human service organization related to the United Church of Christ its based in Bensenville, Illinois and provides a range of services to children, families and the aging throughout Illinois, Iowa, Florida, Missouri and Wisconsin. For more information about how you can serve the elderly, providing childcare, mentoring, etc. visit <http://www.lifelink.org/>.

  • Circle of Friends, Inter/Serve Circle of Friends is an outreach program offered by Inter/Serv in partnership with the St. Joseph Youth Alliance and Division of Family Services it was established to join mentoring teams from the faith community and various civic groups with families striving to gain independence from welfare - all ages of people are helped and volunteers are needed for more information, visit <http://www.inter-serv.org/>.

  • Lydias House this organization works to end domestic violence by being a voice for peace and justice it shares transitional housing with abused women and their children and allows them to partake in counseling and support groups, as well as help them realize their educational, employment, financial and other goals various types of volunteers are needed for more information, visit <http://lydiashouse.org/you-can-help/
  • Kansas City Harmony this organization involves a variety of organizations and ministries in the Kansas City area in order to make a difference in the metropolitan area various volunteer opportunities are available for more information, visit <http://www.kcharmony.org/>.

Mission Opportunities

  • Ruth S. and Harrop A. Freeman Fellowship dates and specific information are not available - 2002's information was as follows: for college students or recent graduates with interests in promoting campus activism for peace, disarmament and economic justice this is a 13 month fellowship in Washington, DC, beginning in June or July offers a monthly stipend of $1500 and helps develop organizing skills, aids in creating resources and campaigns, etc., and is geared towards developing student leaders in the areas of peace and justice to apply, send resume, cover letter, and brief essay (400-500 words) explaining your interest in peace and justice work, experience, and why youd benefit from this experience applications due in February additional internships offered throughout the year as well for more information, contact: Peace Action Education Fund, Ruth S. and Harrop A. Freeman Fellowship, 1819 H St. NW Suite 425, Washington DC, 20006-3603, (202) 862-9740 ex. 3051.

  • Volunteers in Mission/United Methodist Church individuals and group volunteers are always welcome travel opportunities include Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and various North American sites more information and site descriptions can be found at <http://gbgm-umc.org/vim/>.