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
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
Spots are currently available on our Monday noon-3pm and Thursday 3-8pm shifts. 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.
This is an ongoing commitment; you are expected to work at least one shift a week. We ask for a one-year commitment for adults and 50 hours for students.
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 Wednesday early afternoons, Thursday early afternoons, Fridays, and Saturday afternoons.
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!
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.
Opp Available Positions: 3
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.
We are looking for someone to help run a monthly table top games event. Duties include room setup, greeting attendees and getting them involved, answering questions about the event and the games, supervising the activities, playing games if appropriate, and clean up after. Familiarity with table top games in general and a few specifically is helpful, though extensive knowledge is not required. Volunteer will assist library staff who will be performing the same functions.
Table Top Game Night takes place in the Carmack Room at Central Resource Library
Opp Available Positions: 2
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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