WSU Preferred Community Service Sites

In addition to these agencies, more than 120 community partners are posting opportunities to volunteerICT. Click on the image below or to go wichita.edu/volunteerICT to see what you can do!

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PNG Image International Rescue Committee

Address: 1530 S Oliver St #270, Wichita, KS 67218

Description: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people survive, recover and rebuild their lives. We restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The Wichita IRC was founded in 2011 and continues to strive for this mission. We have helped hundreds of refugees become proud Kansans!

Volunteer activities: Immigration liason, Immigration intake

Contact: Devaney Crafton
Devaney.crafton@rescue.org (316) 361-2792
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Sedgwick County – Health and Human Services

Address: 934 N. Water, Wichita, KS 67203

Description: We welcome volunteers and consider them to be part of our team. We plan to take full advantage of your offer to help by utilizing the unique skills that you are so kindly willing to share with us. Our goals at Sedgwick County are: To establish, maintain and nurture partnerships to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services; To train, encourage and recognize workers for hard work, creativity and innovation in delivering quality public services; To foster two-way communication with citizens and employees to build trust, confidence and teamwork, and to ensure informed decisions; To allocate and use resources for basic and essential services that are responsive to the changing needs of our community.

Volunteer activities: Lobby Friend (COMCARE Children’s Services), Community Health Advocate (Health Dept), Facilitator (COMCARE Crisis Services - must be connected through NAMI)

Contact: Talaya at (316) 660-7612

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Greater Wichita YMCA-North YMCA

Address: 3330 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS. 67220.

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: 316-958-9622

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita

Address: 1110 N Emporia, Wichita, KS. 67214.

Description: Description: For over 30 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita has been supporting and providing programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better. While we cannot make medicine taste better or take away painful treatments, we can help lessen the burden and ensure families have the stability and resources to get and keep their child healthy and happy.

Volunteer Activities: House Volunteers, Meal Program Volunteers, Special Event Volunteers or Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteers

Contact: Jamee Sholtz, Volunteer Manager. jsholtz@rmhcwichita.org  or 316-269-4182

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Open Door Community Food Ministry

Address: 1611 N. Mosley, Wichita, KS. 67214.

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: Tim Stead, Volunteer Coordinator, tstead@umopendoor.org or 316-267-4201

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His Helping Hands
Address: 1441E. 37th Street N, Wichita, KS. 67219

Description: His Helping Hands is a community service ministry of 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 provides 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: Charlotte Florez, Office Manager, florezc@ccc.org or 316-838-8528

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Girls Scout of Kansas Heartland

Address: 360 Lexington Road, Wichita, KS. 67218

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

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Address: 130 E. Murdock, Suite 102, Wichita, KS 67214

Description: Wichita Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat homeowners build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Wichita Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and has served more than 200 families in the Wichita community since its founding in 1986. For more information, please visit www.wichitahabitat.org.

Volunteer Activities: Construction volunteers work under the supervision of our construction staff and core volunteers to build and rehabilitate homes. Come by yourself or with a group of friends or co-workers. Participants must be 16 or older, all tools are provided and no experience is required. Individuals can also serve at the donation-based retail facility, ReStore. Volunteers at the store help to receive donated items, test and prepare items for sale, move merchandise onto and arrange the sales floor, and assist customers with purchases.

Contact: Jonathan Rivers, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteer@wichitahabitat.org or 316-269-0755 ext. 119

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Address: 1919 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67211

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
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Wichita Women's Initiative Network

Address: 510 E. Third Street, Wichita, KS 67208

Description: Women's Initiative Network is a nonprofit community partnership that provides survivors of abuse with educational and employment opportunities to foster healing and self-sufficiency.

Volunteer Activities: Event Aid (Seasonal), Social Media and Marketing Assistant. IT Tech Intern, Volunteer Coordinator, Appointment Aid, Equine Therapy Aid, Academic Tutor, Special Presenter/Lecturer

Contact: Turquoise Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator, tathomas2@wichita.edu (316)928-6736

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The First Tee

Address: 400 Terradyne St, Andover, KS 67002


Volunteer locations:

-Tex Consolver Golf Course - 1931 S Tyler Rd, Wichita, KS 67209
-Auburn Hills Golf Club - 443 S 135th St W, Wichita, KS 67235
-Clapp Golf Course - 4611 E Harry St, Wichita, KS 67218
-McDonald Park Golf Course - 40 N Yale Ave, Wichita, KS 67208

Description: Our Mission is to impact the lives of young people in south central Kansas by introducing them to the game of golf and its inherent values. Through The First Tee’s Life Skills Experience Program, The First Tee DRIVE after school program, or The First Tee National School Program, we strive to build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices to young people of all walks of life.

Volunteer Activities:
(Especially during summer programming)
• Fundraising/Events
• Operations/Administration
• Mentoring/Tutoring
• In-school programming

Contact: Cory Novascone