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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for WuCrew now, fill out an online contact form.
Volunteer to help families reconnect.
Contact: Liz Brunscheen
Phone: (316) 660-0114
The K-State Extension Bonding Thru Board Games program is in need of several volunteers. In today’s busy world it is important that we remember to spend quality time with our loved ones. K-State in the Family Life department helps families to strengthen their relationship through board games and fun. Volunteers have the opportunity to help out on six, two hour events throughout the year of 2016 on select months. All events will take place at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center in the Extension building on 21st and Ridge.
For more information and to view the 2016 schedule of volunteer dates, visit http://www.sedgwick.k-state.edu/home-family/index.html.
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.
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.
Support middle schoolers as they develop academic and life skills needed for their future education, career and civic life.
Contact: Judith Wencel
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.
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.
Be a Big deal. Mentor a child.
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.
Helping women and children victims of domestic violence.
Contact: Dung Kimble, StepStone Program Coordinator
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.