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Wu Crew Service Opportunities

WSU community comes together through service

A growing segment of Shocker students, faculty and staff are already serving the Wichita community, and one Wichita State organization is connecting these individuals to make a larger impact.The Wu Crew is comprised of student, faculty and staff volunteers serving either as a group or individually with various organizations in Wichita. Wu Crew membership is free. As a registered Wu Crew member, participants receive a Wu Crew T-shirt and notifications of various volunteer opportunities to help meet a variety of needs in our community.

Opportunities for Wu Crew members include serving as an individual or in a group as your time permits.

For more information contact Carmen Hytche at 978-3142 or at carmen.hytche@wichita.edu.

To register for WuCrew now, fill out an online contact form.

Polo on the Plains

Kidzcope is hosting its Polo on the Plains event on June 14 at the Fairfield Polo Grounds in Haysville. Volunteer Ambassadors are needed to help guide and assist visitors.

Volunteers are needed between noon and 8:00 pm. To volunteer, sign up with the Polo on the Plains volunteer form.

Kidzcope is a center for grieving children and their families based in Wichita, Kansas. For more information about Kidzcope, please visit www.kidzcope.org.

YMCA Pancake Day 2014

It is time to make the pancakes…

The Greater Wichita YMCA Child Care Camp in collaboration with the Downtown Lions Club will have a Pancake Day on Thursday, April 24, at Century II. Proceeds will benefit the Greater Wichita YMCA Child Care Camp. To learn more about the Child Care Camp visit their webpage.

Volunteers are particularly needed in the afternoon and evening between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Duties include grill cleaning, batter, dumping, clearing tables, and tear down at the end of the event.
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Bowl for Kids' Sake

Contact: Teresa Yost
Phone: 316-290-8860
Email: bfksadmin@kansasbigs.org
Website: http://www.kansasbowl.org

The annual Bowl for Kids' Sake event has helped support Big Brothers Big Sisters in Wichita for over 30 years, and this year's event is right around the corner! Are you ready to make a difference in a child's life and have fun doing it? Grab a few friends and go to KansasBowl.org to sign up.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters and how you can help a child, visit our Big Brothers Big Sisters information section.

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland

Help make a difference to girl’s life.

The Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland need volunteers to help empower girls in the community through the Outreach Volunteer position. Outreach sessions mainly occur during lunch or after school.

The time commitment for this volunteer opportunity is as minimal as 30- to 45-minutes a week from 4 to 6 weeks. Individuals may volunteer more often per week or accept a long term commitment.
Training will be provided and activities will be planned for volunteers to deliver to the girls in various USD 259 Wichita Public Schools.
There are also many one-day volunteer opportunities available that may include events, camps, series and troops.

To become a Girl Scout volunteer visit the Kansas Girl Scouts Volunteering page.

SUCCESS in the Middle

Support middle schoolers as they develop academic and life skills needed for their future education, career and civic life.

Contact: Judith Wencel
Phone: 316-516-0853
Email: jwencel@successinthemiddle.org
Website: www.successinthemiddle.org
Description: Several middle schools (including neighborhood sites near WSU) need volunteers once a week during the school day, evenings or Saturdays between now and May to tutor students in math, reading comprehension or general homework, play sports, board games, tutor a musical instrument and/or chat about school and life. Some sites need recreation or arts/crafts help. Sign up for six weeks, the semester or the year. Training (about an hour) and materials are provided.

To volunteer, register HERE or contact Judith Wencel.

For more information, visit www.successinthemiddle.org, visit SUCCESS in the Middle Facebook page or follow them on Twitter.

Goodwill Adult Literacy Program

Help adults struggling to better themselves.

It is estimated that over 65,000 adults in the Wichita metropolitan area are considered functionally illiterate. The Adult Literacy Program provides one-on-one tutoring in basic reading, writing, math and comprehension; and GED preparation. After training, tutors will be matched with adults ready to learn to read. 

For more information about the program, visit the Adult Literacy Program page, or call (316) 677-1150.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Change a child's life in one hour a week!

Contact: BBBS of Sedgwick County
Address: 310 E 2nd St Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: (316) 263-3300
Email: meby@ksbbbs.org
Website: http://www.kansasbigs.org

Here is an opportunity to potentially transform a child's life and impact your community. Give a child the gift of friendship. All it costs is a little of your time. By simply spending time hanging out with a child in need, you can literally help change their lives. Volunteers are matched as one-on-one mentors with a child and can visit them at school over their lunch hour or choose to see them in the evenings or on weekends out in the community.

Learn more about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister.

To volunteer, fill out a Be A Big application online.

StepStone

Helping women and children victims of domestic violence.

Contact: Dung Kimble, StepStone Program Coordinator
Phone: 316-265-1611
Email: dkimble@csjoseph.org

StepStone is a transitional housing program that helps women and children who have been victims of domestic violence find security, self-sufficiency and a life free of fear and abuse. StepStone achieves its mission by providing safe, affordable housing; support services; and advocacy for women and their children. StepStone is looking for mentors for women in the program and volunteers for a variety of other service projects.