WSU Preferred Community Service Sites



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Greater Wichita YMCA-North YMCA

Address: 3330 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS. 67220.
Website: http://www.wichitaymca.org/

Description: The Greater Wichita YMCA is a volunteer led, non-profit, community organization that belongs to the Wichita Community. Our focus is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. At the Y, We’re guided by a mission to build healthy, spirit, mind, and body for all by offering life-changing programs, friendly staff and top-notch facilities as well as reaching out to individuals across the community.

Volunteer Activities: Family Center Program Attendees, Monster Bash-Fall, Kid Zone Nursery, Area Attendees

Contact: Bruce Mace, Sports Director. Bruce.mace@ymcawichita.org  or 316-958-9622

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita

Address: 1110 N Emporia, Wichita, KS. 67214.
Website: http://www.rmhcwichita.org/

Description: For more than 29 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita has been supporting and providing programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. Last year, RMHC Wichita supported over 2400 families, all because of the love and generous donations of our donors and volunteers.

Volunteer Activities: Variety of office duties, Assist house managers

Contact: Becky Carpenter, Volunteer Coordinator. bcarpenter@rmhcwichita.org  or 316-269-4182

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Open Door Community Food Ministry

Address: 1611 N. Mosley, Wichita, KS. 67214.
Website: http://www.umopendoor.org/

Description: This is the largest community-wide food box program in the Wichita are providing nutritionally balanced emergency food assistance for individuals and families in need once per month. United Methodist Open Door began in 1965 as United Methodist Urban Ministry of Wichita by a group of Methodist clergy and laity who felt that the church should be more responsive to the advocacy needs of our society.

Volunteer Activities: Grocery packing and organization

Contact: Nita Nikkel, Volunteer Coordinator. nnikkel@umopendoor.org   or 316-267-4201

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His Helping Hands
Address: 1441E. 37th Street N, Wichita, KS. 67219
Website: http://www.ccc.org/hishelpinghands/

Description: His Helping Hands is a community service ministry Central Christian Church to help those living in the Wichita area and Sedgwick county areas who are facing insufferable hardships, such as victims of national disaster, families living below the poverty line or those families considered to be ‘at-risk’. HHH provide help to those families by distributing needed clothing, furniture, and other household items that are gently used at no cost to the families.

Volunteer Activities: Sorting and shelving donated household and furniture items. Sorting and hanging donated clothing for Saturday distribution.

Contact: Janice Crabtree, Office Manager. crabtreej@ccc.org  or 316-838-8528

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Girls Scout of Kansas Heartland

Address: 360 Lexington Road, Wichita, KS. 67218
Website: http://kansasgirlscouts.org/

Description: Girls Scouts of Kansas Heartland is the premiere leadership organization for girls in Kansas. Three Keys to Leadership; Discover: Girls understand themselves and their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore the world. Connect: Girls care about, inspire, and team with others locally and globally. Take Action: Girls act to make the world a better place. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Volunteer Activities: Seeking volunteers and paid interns to facilitate and advise Girl Scout Clubs.

Contact: Stacy Ward Lattin, Volunteer Coordinator, swardlattin@gskh.org   or 316-684-6531


Curtis Middle School

Address: 1031 S. Edgemoor Street, Wichita, KS. 67218
Website: http://curtis.usd259.org/

Description: Curtis Middle School in Wichita, KS mission is to provide quality education in a safe and caring environment and foster the skills necessary for success in the continuing stages of life. Our vision is that all students will be empowered with 21st century skills and knowledge necessary for success through a coherent, rigorous, safe and nurturing culturally responsive and inclusive learning community

Volunteer Activities: Seeking project partners to help students with math assignments.

Contact: Sammy Rivera, Volunteer Coordinator, hrivera@usd259.org   or 316-973-7433:

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Address: 420 E English, Wichita, KS. 67202
Website: http://www.habitat.org

Description: Habitat for Humanity provides the nationally known programs which support families which are homeless and ‘at risk’. They also facilitate the ReStore, a donation-based retail store open to the public that accepts and sells gently used and new appliances, furniture and building materials.

Volunteer Activities: Depending on time of year volunteers may be involved with a Habitat Build. Most volunteers assist with ReStore sorting and organizing.

Contact: Kate Davis, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer@wichitahabitat.org   or 316-269-0755

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Address: 1919 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67211
Website: http://www.kansasfoodbank.org

Description: Our mission is to provide comprehensive and compassionate HungerCare whenever and wherever it is needed to safeguard the health, well-being and productivity of food-insecure Kansas families and their children, as well as senior citizens, the homeless and the chronically ill and impoverished among us.

Volunteer Activities: Food bank volunteers will mainly be working with the weekend backpack program, packing bags for distribution.

Contact: Larry Gunkel Volunteer Coordinator lgunkel@ksfoodbank.org  or (316) 265-4421