Minimum age: 16
Opp Available Positions:
Spend time with our clients who have chosen to spend their weekdays engaging with the community and doing volunteer work.
Driver to pick up hot meals from JCDS facility and take them to offsite programs. Driver will not be transporting clients.
Volunteers are needed to help facilitate online English Language Learner conversation classes on Zoom. The purpose is to help people whose first language is not English practice their English conversation skills. The online classes will be on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:45PM. Each class will have a volunteer facilitator, a volunteer moderator, and 5-6 class participants. Volunteers will participate in training and shadow classes during the first trimester (January-April 2021). In May, volunteers will begin facilitate and moderate online classes. Fluency in English, comfortability with public speaking, and computer skills are required. Volunteers must commit to an entire trimester (four months) of classes. Each volunteer facilitator will receive a picture dictionary and headset to use during online classes.
Minimum age: 18
Opp Available Positions: 2
Cashiers needed to cover shifts on Mondays and Thursdays at Antioch and Blue Valley Bookstores. Attention to detail and punctuality are required. Sorry, no book dealers due to conflict of interest. You will provide superior customer service to bookstore patrons and use the Square point-of-sale system to process transactions and memberships.
This is an ongoing commitment; you are expected to work at least one shift a week. We require a one-year commitment for adults and 50 hours for students.
Johnson County Library was started by a dedicated group of community members who ran libraries out of their homes, schools, and businesses. Today, Friends of Library is a membership organization that supports the library through volunteer and financial support.The Marketing/Community Engagement Committee is responsible for spreading the word about Friends and our work with the Library. Friends are looking for volunteers who have skills in community engagement, communication, design, working with media, and/or a background in journalism to serve on this committee.
In 1956, a dedicated group of community members started Johnson County Library by running libraries out of their homes, schools, and businesses. In 2020, the Friends Johnson County Library continues to support the Library through volunteer and financial support. We are seeking volunteers to serve on the Membership Committee which recruits new members for the Friends organization, designs membership appreciation efforts and provides opportunities to enhance support to Johnson County Library.If you're social and outgoing, and have an understanding of building membership organizations, we'd love to talk with you! This committee conducts monthly virtual meetings and occasionally has other projects that may require additional time.
Help stock the shelves at one of the County's food pantries. Collect non-expired food items and unopened hygiene products such as peanut butter, jelly, soup, canned fruit, canned meat (tuna or chicken), helper meals (tuna helper, chicken helper, & hamburger helper), pasta, pasta sauce, beans, rice, toilet paper, shampoo, body wash, soap, baby wipes, and cleaning supplies. Service hours awarded based on the quality of the food drive and number of items collected. Typically students who collect at least 50 full size items, will earn five service hours. Service hours are available for school, National Honor Socierty, and Scouts. Service hours are not awarded for court ordered community service. Johnson County Human Services - Multi-Service Centers provide services to low income residents. We provide services such as utility assistance, food pantry, provide vouchers for the Kansas City Medicine Cabinet, and case management. We operate three food pantries in Johnson County: North Central (Lenexa), North East (Mission), and Southwest (Gardner). *Due to safety regulations, we are unable to accept expired food. Service hours will not be awarded to expired food items.Donations can be dropped off (Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm) at our Olathe office located at 11811 S Sunset Drive SUITE 1300 Olathe, KS 66061. If service hours are needed, please contact Brandy Hodge - Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org prior to organizing your food drive for additional infomration.
Please contact the Community Relations Manager if requesting service hours at Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org
Interested in volunteering for Human Services but uncertain where to start? Attend a volunteer orientation. General orientation is a one hour overview of the services provided by Human Services and ways you can volunteer. We offer the following volunteer opportunities:- Catch-a-Ride- Meals on Wheels- Office Administration- Food PantryTo get started with one of the above opportunities, you must attend an orientation session. Orientations are hosted twice a month. During the orientation you will complete all neccessary paperwork to volunteer. Weekday opportunities available from 8am-5pm.If interested in joining Catch-a-Ride or Meals on Wheels, please plan on staying an additional hour for program training. The program training is from 2 pm - 3 pm. *Please note this orientation is only for the Human Services department. If you are interested in volunteering for multiple departments, additional orientation or training may be required.*
Read and review advanced reader copies of Young Adult books for volunteer credit as a part of YALSA's Teens' Top Ten galley group!For volunteers ages 12, please contact Heather for more information.
Minimum age: 13
Read and review advanced reader copies of Young Adult books for volunteer credit as a part of YALSA's Teens' Top Ten galley group!
If you don't see the volunteer position you're looking for, or you aren't sure about where you want to volunteer, you've come to the right place! Sign up here and you will be contacted to learn more about volunteering in the library!
Assist our clients in the Papercrete Works program who earn an hourly wage for pouring Papercrete into molds, decorating it when it is dry, and selling decorative items as a way to earn income.
Volunteers coordinate through approved non profit certified Pet Therapy organizations to bring therapy animals to Developmental Supports, Elmore Center.
We always need volunteers who want to spend time with our folks in Retirement. You can bring an activity or something to share, or accompany our group on a community outing.
Are you looking to volunteer with the library but do not have the time to commit to a regular volunteer shift? If so, this might be the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for people who want to help with a variety of one-time volunteer opportunities. These opportunities may include: preparing mailings, setting-up for events, greeting and ushering programs, or helping with book sales. By joining this group, you will receive emails letting you know about new one-time volunteer opportunities. You will be able register for whichever opportunities interest you. It's that simple.
Read and review teen books and review them for the Libary's teen website for volunteer credit!Every review published on the website earns the reviewer 2 hours (one for reading the book, one for writing the review). Instructions and training will be given to all reviewers, no previous experience necessary. For volunteers age 12, please contact Heather directly for more information.
Minimum age: 12
Volunteer Opportunities In Communities for Everyone's SuccessVOICES is a program created by JCDS that will pair a volunteer from the community with someone receiving services for an intellectual or developmental disability. The goal is for the pair to spend time in the community doing an activity, volunteering somewhere together or socializing.
Volunteers like you help your Library with 60,000 hours each year.
Johnson County's Human Services department manages programs and activities that support the independence, dignity and self-sufficiency of Johnson County residents. - website
You can make the day brighter for someone with an intellectual or developmental disability. - website
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