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.
Show off your artistic abilities and brighten a Meals on Wheels client's day at the very same time. Decorate a Meals on Wheels lunch bag (*specific size) or make crafts for seniors. A variety of crafts are accepted such as bookmarks, cards, tray favors, and small crafts. The crafts are delivered daily to seniors who receive Meals on Wheels. All ages welcome! A virtual opportunity from home, work, or school. Service hours are available for students who decorate Meals on Wheels bags or create crafts. Service hours are awarded based on the quality and quanity of items donated. Bag size: We utilize a larger paper sack, than the traditional lunch bag purchased at the store. You can purchase the bags at Walmart Target, Sam's Club, or Amazon. They are called GIANT (at Walmart or Target). The size requirement is 6 1/8 in x 4 in x 12 3/8 in. Please do not use the smaller bags as the meals will not fit in the little lunch sacks and we will be unable to award service hours.As the volunteer, you are responsible for providing the materials to make the items for the program. (paper, crayons, markers, stickers, etc) We do have a few guidelines that we suggest such as:* Please keep all items gender neutral (for a man or a woman)* Do not use glitter (it can become messy in their homes)* Do not include any religious or political messages on the items as we are a government agency* Do not use pop culture messages, song lyrics, or jokes as the senior adults may not know the references * Do not include any food or beverage with your craft (due to diet restrictions)* For privacy reasons please do not include your first and last name (can use your first name or group name)* Lastly please ensure that the items are prepared in a clean sterile environment. Do not place the items on the floor at any time, as the bag will contain the meal, and we want to ensure all items are sanitary and germ free. Items can be dropped off or mailed to our Olathe office located at 11811 S Sunset Drive SUITE 1300, Olathe, KS 66061
Please contact the Community Relations Manager with questions regarding service hours. Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org
Assist our Emerging Artists program with creating and selling art as a way for them to earn income doing something they love.
Create and lead lessons for weekly English Language Classes, on rotation. Saturday mornings 9-11.
Minimum age: 18
Friends of the Library Board Member or experienced Friends of the Library member only, please. Educate patrons and customers about our organization, advocacy, and volunteer needs.
Opp Available Positions: 17
Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale 2019! In this position you will be stationed in the Better Books area of the sale to count and bag the items purchased. Customers then take the bags to the Cashier on the main sales floor.
Opp Available Positions: 6
Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale! Help to prepare for the sale by unpacking and displaying our Better Book Items!
Opp Available Positions: 0
Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale 2019! In this position you will be stationed in the Better Books area of the sale to merchandise the items.
Opp Available Positions: 4
Help get us ready for the Sizzlin' Summer book Sale! As our unpackers are displaying books, we need help picking up empty boxes and breaking down the damaged ones for recycling. This position also helps keep the sales floor clean.
Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale! June 27-29, 2019: Must be at least 16 years of age. Must be comfortable using the Square Point-of-Sale system at the time of the book sale (Training may be completed prior to the book sale). Previous experience in cash handling preferred.
Opp Available Positions: 33
Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale! June 27-29, 2019: Observe shoppers and offer to assist them in carrying their purchases as they browse. Offer to bring books to a table to hold for them. Assist shoppers in bringing their items to the cashier. Count items to assist cashier. Offer to bag or box items and take them to their car.
Opp Available Positions: 63
EXPERIENCED sale volunteers only please! Supervise and direct work of Counters.
Opp Available Positions: 21
EXPERIENCED Sale Volunteers only.Supervise and direct work of unpackers.
Opp Available Positions: 78
Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale! June 27-29, 2019: Sign-up here to help wherever you are needed!
Check out the book sale openings and sign-up for a specific shift! Any questions about how to use this program? Call 913/826-4302.
Opp Available Positions: 746
Welcome customers into our Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale with a smile! Distribute maps, answer general questions, and provide direction as needed.
Opp Available Positions: 11
Welcome customers to the sale, talk to them about the benefits of membership in the Friends of the Library, and encourage them to join.
Opp Available Positions: 2
Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale! June 27-29, 2019: Assists customers in finding items they are looking for. Monitor tables to ensure they are fully stocked. Keep tables neat and orderly.
Opp Available Positions: 75
Pack-up unsold items (instructions will be given on-site). Move all unsold items and supplies to a designated area. Requires the ability to lift and carry 40 lb. boxes. Remove table skirts and fold. Break-down boxes as needed. Fold tables and put away as directed.
Opp Available Positions: 42
Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale! June 27-29, 2019: Assist the Friends Book Sale Team starting up to one week before the sale. Includes organizing and ordering supplies as needed, preparing the Volunteer sign-In Table, setting up tables, unpacking sale items.
Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale! June 27-29, 2019: Check volunteers in and out at the beginning and end of their shift confirming their assignments and providing them with needed materials
Sizzlin' Summer Book Sale! In preparation for the sale, we need a lot of help to unpack hundreds of boxes and place the items out for sale.
Opp Available Positions: 102
Several shifts available:Blue Valley 2nd & 4th Tuesday 2:00-5:30 pmBlue Valley every Thursday 2:00-5:30 pm Also need substitutes to cover shifts on short notice at Antioch, Blue Valley and Central Friends Bookstores. This opportunity is for those 16 years of age or older.Greet bookstore patrons & ring up purchases Answer questions & assist customersOperate Square register & give out changeMust have reliable transportation & be punctual Requires customer service skills Reports to Bookstore Manager/Supervisor
Stock bookshelves and rotate stockMay assist customersRequires bending, stooping, reachingBe self-motivated & work with minimal supervisionBe able to lift & move books repeatedlyReports to Bookstore Manager/SupervisorShifts are flexible based on your availability!
Spots are currently available on our Monday noon-3pm and Thursday 3-8pm shifts. This is an ongoing commitment of at least one shift per week. Sort books and AV according to established criteria which you will be taught. Must be able to stand and move frequently for 2-3 hour shift. Must be able to lift and maneuver heavy boxes of books. Reports directly to Operations Manager.
Assist the Youth Services Staff at the Gardner Branch.
Minimum age: 13
Do you like assisting people with tasks they can no longer do around the home? Are you looking for a weekend volunteer opportunity? Helping Hands may be the perfect opportunity for you. Human Services is looking for volunteers 16 years of age and older who can assist with lawn mowing, weed pulling, and general yard clean-up. The volunteer must supply their own lawn mower. The client is responsible for lawn bags (if applicable). This is a one time volunteer opportunity per client per year. The volunteer is not responsible for on-going yard support. Volunteers must attend a general orientation and complete a criminal background check.
Must attend a general orientation and complete a background check.
Help stock the shelves at one of the County's food pantries. Service hours awarded to students who collect at least 50 full size items. For every 50 items collected, the student will earn five service hours. 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). We collect non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, oatmeal, cereal, jelly, canned fruit, helper meals, canned tuna & chicken, canned vegetables, beans, soup, canned pasta, and pasta sauce. *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.
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- Helping Hands- Personal Shopper- 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.*
Helps with pull lists, shelving holds, and sorting/ shelving materials. 2-4 hrs per shift. Opportunities available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Assist the Library Foundation Staff with event planning.
You will be working with the Library Foundation staff to plan and prepare large events for civic officials, donors, and potential donors through the use of digital marketing (Facebook Live, Twitter, emails, etc.). Scheduling to be determined.
Opp Available Positions: 1
You will be working with the Library Foundation staff to plan and prepare large events for civic officials, donors, and potential donors. Schedule to be determined.
Assist with maillings for the Johnson County Library Foundation. Stuff envelopes and prepare for mailing. Shifts vary from 2-4 hours. If you are interested, please apply and we will contact you with more information.
Opp Available Positions: 3
Help set-up and clean-up for large events including setting up and taking down tables and chairs, clearing tables, taking out trash during and after the event. Event is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019. Help is needed all day Friday, September 27 and all day and into the evening of Saturday, September 28, and Sunday, September 29 from 8:30-12:00. If you are interested, please sign up for this opportunity and you will be contacted about signing up for a specific shift.
Shifts are expected to be as follows:
Friday - 5 people - 8-12:00, 1:00-5:00, and 6:00-10:00
Saturday - 5 people - 8:00-12:00 and 12:00-4:00. 12 people 6:00-11:00.
Sunday - 10 people 8:30-12:00
Opp Available Positions: 20
In this position you will be making phone calls to attendees to thank them for attending the event. You will be reading from a prepared script and you will not be selling anything. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply and we will contact you with more information. This job will be done on an as-needed basis.
Opp Available Positions: 10
If you have used Event Brite software and are comfortable setting up and following through on scheduling, we could use your help! Event will be held in September. We will need help throughout the summer.
The MakerSpace workshop assistant will help our "Meet Micro:bit" and "3D Thursday" instructors set up and break down equipment before and after their monthly workshops, and help patrons learn new skills, from 3D modeling to 3D printing, and from electronics to computer programming! This is an ongoing opportunity.Instruction & training will be providedReports to Maker Space staff
Enjoy a movie in the park this summer while helping us welcome the community to this great library program and han out free books! Movies are held in Lenexa and Gardner this summer on June 14, July 19, August 16, and September 20.
Be sure to call 913/826-4302 if you have any questions!
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.
The "Now Presenting" Program will be meeting at Central Library on the third Tuesday May through August 2019. Volunteers are needed to set up chairs and tables for the program. It requires set-up one hour before the program, providing support during the program (refill water, coffee, assist presenter as needed), and stack chairs, fold tables and put them away after the program.
The Writers United Program will be meeting at Central Library on May 1, June 5, July 10, and August 7 from 6-8 pm. Volunteers are needed to set up chairs and tables for the program. It requires set-up one hour before the program, providing support during the program (refill water, coffee, assist presenter as needed), and stack chairs, fold tables and put them away after the program.
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.
Help Needed On Wednesdays.Flexible Starting Time and Hours.Examples of tasks: Pulling books from our shelves to circulate to other branches to fill patron holds, shelving items on hold for patrons at our branch, and other tasks related to helping circulate library materials.Physical Requirements: No heavy lifting, but tasks will require repetitive motions (bending and standing, moving books off and on shelves)
Our Friends of the Library want to become more visible to the community and what better way than social media! This position would require about 1-3 hours per week most of the time, but leading up to big events, there may be more opportunities for additional social media posts. The volunteer is welcome to work from our sorting center in Lenexa, remotely, or a combination of both.You will be working with library staff, and Friends of the Library staff and volunteers to schedule posts and curate content--sharing articles, events, photos, and videos.
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.
Assist the Volunteer Services Coordinator with data entry. Must be comfortable with technology and able to work alone. Schedule is flexible.
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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