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) 

 

May 28th - July 19th - YESS Camp 2019 Volunteer (13+)

  • Energetic teens and young adults are needed to volunteer at the 2019 summer YESS program. YESS camp is a 10 week summer education and socialization program for youth ages five – 21 with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. 
  • Volunteers participate just as campers do so that campers feel more comfortable and included. Mornings are in the classroom with fun special themes and projects. In the afternoons groups do different activities out in the community such as swimming, horseback riding, sports and visiting museums, parks and business'. The volunteers main responsibility is to make sure the campers are safe and smiling!
  •  Volunteer orientation scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 PM at The Arc of Sedgwick County.
  • Click for info

May 31st - August 31st - Wichita Public Library Summer Teen Volunteers (13+)

  • Volunteer at the library this summer! You'll meet other teens, help sign up students for the summer reading program and help staff with important tasks.
  • Must register by May 28th
  • Click for info

June 8th - Wichita Heart Walk

  • There are many different opportunities to assist on this day. Help direct walkers and runners, pass out water, assist with registration, set up or tear down. Whatever you might want to do. All ages welcome and there are many shifts between 6:00 am - 1:00 pm.
  • Click for info

June 9th - 14th - Parish Totus Tuus

  • Parish Totus Tuus will run Monday June 10 through Friday, June 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.  We always need volunteers to help in the classroom, set up for snacks and just be present throughout the day for various needs. This is an excellent opportunity for Parish stewardship hours.
  • No need to sign up in advance. There will be sign up sheets available for volunteers every morning of the day camp. Plan on attending to help!

June 9th  - July 4th - KMC Fireworks Stand

Help the KMC community earn money for KMC clubs, athletics, and a donation to a Catholic charitable initiative. All parishioners (middle school age w/supervision and older) are welcome to participate.

  • Location: Wholesale Fireworks building (air conditioned), located at 1611 W. Ledgerwood Road (at the corner of Kellogg and 159th)
  • Duties: Cashier, baggers, inventory restocking, and greeters.
  • KMC Students can earn school and community service hours (the student does not need to be a Sophomore or a Senior to get credit for those requirements)
  • Click here to sign up

 

OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH CATHOLIC CHARITIES


Adult Day Services

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

CANA Counseling Center 

  • Must be 18+ older, Virtus trained and complete a volunteer training course
  • Click for info

Catholic Care Center (volunteers must be 16+)

 Center for Hope (must complete an application)

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

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+)

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

American Red Cross

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)

Boys & Girls Club

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

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+)
  • Showcasing Volunteer (9+)
  • Small Mammal Room Volunteer (9+)

Independent Living Resource Center 

Inter-faith Ministries

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 Braille Transcription Institute

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 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