Weekly Volunteer Opportunities 2-29-12

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore



-Second Helping March 8th, April 8th

-Weekend trip to Ellis, KS April 21st


-Manhattan Good Neighbors Hiring Application due March 5th

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

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




Weekend Trip to Ellis, KS to Help with Walking Trail ConstructionOn


Saturday, April 21st, ECM will be taking a group of volunteers to Ellis to help with the construction of a walking trail in Memory of Denny Schoenthaler.  We will most likely be leaving early Saturday morning and returning on Saturday evening.  Check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dennis-Schoenthaler-Memorial-Walking-Trail/188690551214097 to learn more about the project, the community, and Denny.  
If you would like more information about this trip or would like to volunteer, please contact me at sjohnson_04@hotmail.com.




Second Helping is an outreach meal to those in the community, homeless or otherwise, who need a hot meal. There is a need for assistance in preparing, serving and/or cleaning up after the Second Helping meal.


Sunday, March 8th &April 8th. Prep begins at 3:15, meal is served at 5:30 or so, clean up is done by 6:15 or so.

We could do two shifts from (3:30-5:00—prep and set up) (5-6:30—serving and clean-up).  We need max 4 to 5 per shift.
 If you are interested in volunteering for this opportunity contact:
 Mary Ellen Berkley






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.




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.





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.


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





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




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!



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!



2 days+ & 2 hours+/per week

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

20+ hour OR semester-long commitment



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:


Project/Volunteer Coordinator, Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan





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!


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HandsOn Kansas State is a program of Kansas State University's School of Leadership Studies. As a Hands On Network affiliate and action center, we promote civic learning and leadership for campus and community through meaningful volunteer and service opportunities.
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