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Senior Support Advocates Program

Manhattan Good Neighbors is looking for volunteers to serve as senior assistants. As a Senior Assistant volunteer, you will be given the opportunity to participate in several volunteer activities at the Riley County Senior Center such as technology assistance, helping with events at the senior center, and playing games such as bingo with the residents. For more information or to sign up, contact: mgn@k-state.edu. The application for the senior assistant volunteer is available now.

MGN hosts a wide variety of events and opportunities for students to get involved each semester, including volunteer and educational initiatives. In the past we have organized:

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Spring Clean Up

Volunteers: 16  Hourse Contributed: 40

Volunteers helped senior citizens in the Manhattan community with yard work as well as participated in renovations with city staff in Triangle Park.

Fake St. Patty's Day Clean Up

Volunteers:66; Hours Contributed: 132
Volunteers cleaned up Aggieville and surrounding neighborhoods. 82 bags of trash and 26 bags of recyclables were collected.

Kick Off Clean Ups

Volunteers: 137  Hours Contributed:280

After the first home football game of the month, volunteers helped beautify Manhattan by doing community trash clean up and raking senior citizens yards.

Furniture Amnesty Day

Volunteers: 22, Hours Contributed: 109.5

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”. Unwanted furniture was brought to City Park where it was either given away to nonprofit organizations or individuals. Volunteers helped collect furniture and take inventory. A total of 585 pieces of furniture went through City Park which helped keep our community clean and saved space in landfills.

MGN Spring Clean

Volunteers: 24, Hours Contributed: 90

Manhattan residents and K-State students served senior citizens by doing yard clean up and also served Manhattan by cleaning up community locations such as parks and sidewalks.

Bluemont Elementary School Clean Up

Volunteers: 37; Hours contributed: 56
Volunteers worked to beautify the grounds as well as made stepping stones for the playground that spelled out the words, "Educate, Engage, Serve"

Fall Clean Up

Volunteers: 119; Hours contributed: 244
Clean-ups were hosted at each of MGN's four distinguished neighborhoods.

Spring Clean Up

Volunteers: 70; Hours contributed: 175
Spring neighborhood clean-ups took place in each of MGN's four distinguished neighborhoods and were based in community.
Establishments: Smith Scholarship House, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Bluemont Elementary and Manhattan Christian College.