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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.

Race for Freedom

ICT SOS is hosting its Race for Freedom 5k run/walk. Volunteers are needed on multiple days to prep for the marathon and to assist on the day of the marathon.
July 26:
4 to 5 volunteers are needed between the hours of 2pm and 4pm at Carpenter Place, 1501 N Meridian to put together packets for runners.


September 5:
5-10 volunteers are needed at Carpenter Place to set up for the event. Volunteer activities may include decoration, setting up tables, making signs, organizing packets, and assembling balloon structures.


September 6:
1-50 volunteers are needed at Carpenter Place to assist with the event. Volunteer activities may include directing parking, assisting with registration, setting up and staffing barricades, distributing water to runners, cheering runners on the course, helping at pancake station, tear down and clean up.


To register as a volunteer, please visit the Race for Freedom Volunteer Application page (link will open in a new window).  For any questions regarding this event, please contact Jennifer White.

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.
This event has passed.

Bowl for Kids' Sake

Contact: Tammy Bouchér
Phone: 316-290-8852
Email: tboucher@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 Go Big, make a difference in a child's life, and have fun doing it?

Support Coach Gregg Marshall in his challenge against KU Coach Bill Self and K-State Coach Bruce Weber, as they compete for the most dollars raised and mentors recruited throughout the campaign!

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

Be a Big deal. Mentor a child.

Contact: BBBS of Sedgwick County (Bethany Roy)
Address: 310 E 2nd St Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: 316-290-8891
Email: broy@kansasbigs.org
Website: http://www.kansasbigs.org

6000 served, 4000 waiting.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is a one-to-one mentoring program. Volunteering your time as a mentor is an opportunity to transform a child’s life and positively impact your community. Ready to be matched? It’s as easy as one hour per week.

BBBS offers two core programs:
Community-based: Spend time together in the community. After all, to change a child’s perspective of the world, it helps to spend some time in it.
School-based: Spend time together at your Little’s school either during lunch, recess, or after school.

Learn more about becoming a Big Brother here or Big Sister here.
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.