Weekly Volunteer Opportunites 2-22-12

Honor an outstanding volunteer or group in the community nominating them for the Celebrate People in Action award!

 

NEW THIS WEEK

-Manhattan Good Neighbors Hiring Application due March 5th

-K-state Chapter Habitat for Humanity Meeting Feb 28th

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

-Celebrating People in Action: Nominate someone today! Ongoing

- Manhattan Art Center Volunteers ongoing

- Fort Riley C-DEL Volunteers

- CASA Spring Training Feb. 13

- Spring Volunteering at Boys and Girls Club applications through March 9th

- Meals on Wheels Drivers ongoing

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WE’RE HIRING: MANHATTAN GOOD NEIGHBORS ASSISTANT STUDENT COORDINATOR

Manhattan Good Neighbors is an initiative within HandsOn Kansas State and supported by the City of Manhattan with the purpose of strengthening the bonds of Manhattan’s neighborhoods. MGN is currently hiring an Assistant Student Coordinator.  Job responsibilities include establishing and build relationships with community members to collaborate with MGN, promoting MGN initiatives and events and participating in strategic initiatives which address “town and gown” relations. 

Benefits include gaining skills in volunteer management, community development and education initiatives. 

 

For more information and to apply, visit www.handson.ksu.edu or email mgn@ksu.edu.  Applications are due March 5, 2012.

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K-STATE CHAPTER HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

 

 K-state chapter of habitat will be having its next meeting on Thursday, February 28th at 8:00 pm in the Student Union Room 212. If you are interested in learning more about the projects and committees please join us! For more information please contact

Shehanna Adams

785.537.7545 or director@mahfh.org.

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CELEBRATING PEOPLE IN ACTION: NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY!

HandsOn Kansas State is currently taking nominations for the Celebrating People in Action awards!  These awards recognize outstanding local volunteers or groups making a big difference in the community.  Anyone is encouraged to nominate individuals or organizations for the following categories:

Community Service Awards:
Outstanding Student Volunteer
Outstanding Student Organization
Outstanding Youth Volunteer
Outstanding Community Group

Winners will receive recognition at the Celebrating Leadership and Service ceremony and a $250 donation to the Manhattan community organization of their choice.  Please contact handson@ksu.edu for nomination forms.

 

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MANHATTAN ARTS CENTER VOLUNTEERS

The Manhattan Arts Center needs a volunteer to help with office work, housekeeping, and setting up for shows.  Volunteers can create their own schedule; the MAC asks for 1-2 hours in between 1:00pm and 5:00pm.  

MAC also needs a volunteer to supervise their visiting elementary school children on the bus. Starting Monday Feb. 6 and every Monday after, 3:45pm- 4:45pm.

 

MAC also needs 3 volunteers to assist with gallery opening reception. Volunteers need to dress business causal and will be replenishing snacks and assisting bartender on Feb. 25th from 3:30 to 6:30

Please contact Amanda Hedrick, 785-537-4420 or marketing@manhattanarts.org

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FORT RILEY C-DEL VOLUNTEERS

The Fort Riley Cause Digital Entertainment Library (C-DEL) is in need of volunteers. A non-profit organization, the C-DEL relies on volunteer manpower.

Duties include greeting soldiers as they come in, checking out equipment, DVDs and games, assisting with special projects and events, etc.

For more information on becoming a C-DEL volunteer at Fort Riley, contact Sadie Daniel, Fort Riley C-DEL coordinator, via email riley_cdel@cause-usa.org.

For more information about Cause go to www.cause-usa.org or “like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fortrileycdel

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CASA SPRING TRAINING

 

Volunteer to be the difference between abuse and hope – become a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Court-Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers who give their time to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. 

 

Spring training will begin with an orientation session on Monday, February 13th at 6 pm at First Lutheran Church located at 930 Poyntz Ave. Training will continue on Tuesday evenings for 8 weeks from 6-9 pm.

 

Please contact us at bridget@sunflowercasa.org785-537-6367, or visit http://casa.manhattanks.org for more information.

 

There is a child waiting for your voice!

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Spring Volunteering at Boys and Girls Club

 

All able bodies wanting to volunteer their time, working with children ages 5-12+, this opportunity is for YOU.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB has eight sites around the Manhattan community, and is in need of helping hands for our before and after school programs. For all youth related degrees this would be a great experience! BUT ALL majors and backgrounds are welcome!

 

For MENTORS:

2 days+ & 2 hours+/per week

Build a positive relationship with 1-4 Boys & Girls Club members

20+ hour OR semester-long commitment

 

For VOLUNTEERS:

2 hours/week

Program-based, helping to enhance the daily programs as well as interact with the Club kids at your assigned site.

20+ hour OR semester-long commitment

 

Please contact:

KATIE FOX

Project/Volunteer Coordinator, Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan

projects@bgclubmanhattan.com

785-539-1947

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MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS

 

The Riley County Senior Center needs Meals on Wheels drivers for Fridays, 10am-12pm. Please call (785) 537-4040 to volunteer!

 

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If you know about an upcoming event in need of volunteers, don’t hesitate to contact HandsOn Kansas State and we can help recruit. If you are a student or community group and are interested in teaming up with the HandsOn Kansas State to plan a service project, please feel free to contact us.

Stay in contact with the HandsOn Kansas State throughout the week! Become a fan of our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter!

Thank you for serving in OUR community!

 

HandsOn Kansas State

handson@ksu.edu

handson.ksu.edu

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