HandsOn Kansas State

HandsOn Kansas State promotes civic learning and leadership through meaningful volunteer and service opportunities between campus and community. HandsOn strives to develop socially responsible citizens knowledgeably equipped for active participation.

Annually, HandsOn creates and implements specific Days of Services to heighten civic awareness. Our 9/11 Day of Service is a mobile food distribution in conjunction with Harvester's of Topeka; over 250 hungry family/individuals attended in 2013 to receive nutritious, fresh produce. As the resource center for all people service-minded, HandsOn Student Program Coordinators are available to sit down one-on-one to discuss interests, assist in finding organization contacts, and any other service-learning training needed to establish your volunteer opportunity. Student groups looking to understand volunteer management are also eligible to receive training for the improvement of their service events.


Volunteer with HandsOn and the Manhattan community for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration and Day of Service - January 17-19, 2015

The MLK Jr. Day of Service is a part of "United We Serve", the President's national call to service initiative.  It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.  The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a beloved community. Locally, MLK Day of Service is observed in conjunction with the community-based Martin Luther King Memorial Committee. K-State students join members of the community in serving at local non-profits and on special projects around Manhattan.

Volunteers will meet at Manhattan Town Center Mall for registration, no later than 8:30 am on Monday, January 19, 2015, and then proceed to their designated service site. Volunteers will serve, at their respective sites, from 9:00 am until noon. Service sites include Stoneybrook Assisted Living, Ogden Friendship House of Hope, Manhattan Public Library, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Salvation Army, and Stoneybrook Retirement Community.

To register as an individual volunteer, visit: bit.ly/HOKS_signup. To register as an volunteer group or for more information, contact: HandsOn Kansas State at (785) 532-3670 or handson@k-state.edu.