Service Opportunities Board

WELCOME TO THE SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES BOARD


Gratefully Cultivating and Sharing our Gifts in Love of God and Neighbor

Have you every thought of how many of your free hours you spend doing things for yourself instead of others? The S.O. Board contains many service opportunities within the Parish, Diocese and community. Each listing contains a link that provides additional information on the opportunity, locations and contact information.

If you know of other service opportunities, please contact Krista Onofrio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 316-683-6569.

 SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

(Parish service opportunities are in red) 

 

Martin Luther King Day of Service

  • Habitat for Humanity will kick off its 2019 build on Martin Luther King Day. Volunteers will construct all of the interior and exterior walls of a five-bedroom house inside the Expo Hall of Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center. 
  • Anyone 10 or older is welcome to join us as a volunteer. Participants 15 or younger must be accompanied by a supervising adult in a ratio of at least one adult per every four children.
  • Please click here to sign up

Annual Parish Dinner

  • The Annual Parish Dinner in honor and in celebration of our patron saint, Thomas Aquinas will be held on Saturday, January 26th. An event like this requires many hands to make it a success, please consider signing up for a shift or shifts. High school and middle school students may help set up Friday evening. Adults only on Saturday.
  • Please click here for a link to the SignUp Genius.

Parish Penance Service

  • The Lenten Parish Penance Service will be on Sunday, April 7th from 4-5:30. The Parish Nursery will be available during this time. We welcome any high school, middle school or Virtus trained adults wishing to help. This is a great opportunity to earn Parish Service hours.
  • Please click here for a link to the SignUp Genius.

February 23rd - Death by Chocolate 2019

  • Help with the largest fundraiser of the year! Death by Chocolate hosts 800-900 guests, and we always need a variety of volunteers. Serving food, helping with auction items, vendor set up and clean up, guest check in, vendor check in, etc.
  • Click here to sign up.

February 24th - Catholic Charities Cruise Night

  • This fantasy excursion fundraiser visits a variety of “ports of call” where local chefs serve tantalizing cuisine. Live and silent auction packages go to support the shelter services at Catholic Charities – Harbor House and St. Anthony Family Shelter. Lots of assistance is needed to help set up, run the event and tear down.
  • Please click here to sign up.

May 5th - Knights of Columbus Breakfast

  • The Knights of Columbus will serve breakfast after the 7:00am, 9:00am and 10:30am Masses. Cooking and set up will begin at 7:00am and clean up will begin around 12:00pm. Volunteers are needed to help set up, wipe down tables, refill butter/syrup and act as runners between the kitchen and serving line. Interested volunteers can help with whichever time frame is most convenient for them.

 OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH CATHOLIC CHARITIES


Adult Day Services

  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Volunteers must be 18+ and complete a volunteer application
  • Click for info

 Catholic Care Center (volunteers must be 16+)

 Catholic Cemeteries of Wichita (flexible volunteer ages)

 Center for Hope (must complete an application)

Dear Neighbor Ministries (volunteers must be 18+ and complete an application)

Father Kapaun Guild (volunteer age dependent upon the opportunity)

  • Volunteers needed for mailings, newsletter publication, etc. - Click for info

Guadalupe Clinic (volunteers must be 18+)

Harbor House (volunteers must be 18+, complete an application have VIRTUS)

Holy Savior Food Pantry (volunteers must be 16+)

Natural Family Planning (volunteer age dependent upon the opportunity)

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry (16+ dependent upon the opportunity)

 Spiritual Life Center (age dependent upon opportunity)

  • Landscaping, Receptionist, Banquet Server, Housekeeping, Library Service, Musician, Book Store Volunteer and many other opportunities- Click for info or call 316-744-0167

 St. Anthony Family Shelter (16+ or with an adult)

 The Lord's Diner (12+, Food Handler's Card and VIRTUS training required)

 Miscellaneous

 

 OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WICHITA COMMUNITY

 

American Heart Association

Andover Senior Center 

A Better Choice

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Bridget's Cradles 

Birthline 

  • Volunteer (18+) 
  • Call Diane at 683-6402 or Bernadette at 838-5609

Botanica (14+ or accompanied by an adult)

Bread of Life (13+)

Bridget's Cradle 

Center of Hope 

Cerebral Palsey Foundation 

Cloud 9 Therapeutic Equine 

Community Food Ministry 

Dear Neighbor Ministries

Dress for Success

Eagle Valley Raptor Center

Envision

Episcopal Social Services

Exploration Place

Family Life Center Safehouse

GraceMed Health Clinic

Harry Hynes Hospice 

H.O.P.E

Homeless Resource Center 

 Heartspring 

His Helping Hands 

Humane Society  - Click here for info on all volunteer opportunities

  • Adoption Volunteer (18+)
  • Bather (9+)
  • Canine-ality Tester (18+)
  • Cat Socializer (9+)
  • Dog Walker (9+)
  • Housekeeping (9+)
  • Small Mammal Room Volunteer (9+)

Independent Living Resource Center 

Kansans for Life

  • Volunteer at pro-life booth, special events or help assemble packets and mailings  
  • Contact Susan Guthrie 687-5433

Kansas Aviation Museum 

Kansas Children's Service League 

Kansas Food Bank 

Make a Wish Foundation 

Mental Health Association 

Museum of World Treasures 

Old Cowtown Museum 

Pro Kansas/Miller Recycling Center 

Rainbows United 

Robert J. Dole Department of Veteran Affairs 

Sedgwick County Zoo 

Senior Services Inc. of Wichita 

Special Olympics 

Starkey 

Tanganyika Wildlife Park 

The Kansas African American Museum 

The Pando Initiative 

The Salvation Army 

The Treehouse Thrift Store 

Trees for Life 

Union Rescue Mission 

Via Christi - St. Joseph 

Wichita Community Theater

Wichita Festivals 

Wichita Habitat for Humanity 

Wichita Presbyterian Manor 

Youth for Christ