Friends of Johnson County Library supports library programs and services through the sale of books donated by the community. In March 2020, the Friends of Johnson County Library had to suspend book donation acceptance at library branches due to Covid-19. Volunteers are needed to help accept book donations at the Friends of Johnson County Library Sort Center (8279 Melrose Dr., Overland Park, KS) in March. Volunteers must be able to lift boxes up to 40 lbs. on/off dolly carts, stand for long periods of time, and be comfortable going outside to assist with donation drop offs. Masks are required (please let us know if you need masks or gloves). Closed toed shoes and comfortable clothing are strongly encouraged. Volunteers ages 14-17 are welcome but please get your parents permission before registering. Snacks and bottled water will be provided.
Minimum age: 14
Opp Available Positions: 0
Spend time with our clients who have chosen to spend their weekdays engaging with the community and doing volunteer work.***Due to COVID-19, the JCDS volunteer program is currently suspended.
Minimum age: 16
Opp Available Positions:
Driver to pick up hot meals from JCDS facility and take them to offsite programs. Driver will not be transporting clients.***Due to COVID-19, the JCDS volunteer program is currently suspended.
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.
Minimum age: 18
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.*
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!
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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