|Organization Name (Sorted Descending)
||Alternative Breaks provides immersive volunteer experiences that educate students and foster a lifelong commitment to service. These opportunities address pressing issues and facilitate change in personal perspectives through education, direct service, and reflection.
Alternative Breaks is a student-run organization operated by a group of 17 undergraduate KU students focused on making these experiences interesting and valuable to our fellow students. We are dedicated to giving students hands-on opportunities with service work in exciting locations across the nation.
||Amate House is the young adult volunteer program of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Since 1984, we have been dedicated to providing young adults with opportunities for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Our program is designed to support and form leaders for the church and world, as well as provide services to the poor and marginalized. Each year 30 young adults live in community houses in the neighborhoods in which they serve while working at financially strapped non-profits, schools, and clinics while participating in formation that encourages understanding, connection, and growth.
|Ballard Community Services
||Ballard Community Services (Ballard) is a non-profit organization that provides a high quality, affordable early education program and essential basic life assistance for families and individuals in need. Ballard currently operates two early childhood education facilities, two food and clothing pantries, and a professional clothing program.
Volunteer opportunities with Ballard are plentiful. Volunteers help us maintain our pantries, provide assistance in our early education classrooms, help maintain our grounds, complete client intake and search for grant opportunities.
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County
||Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization that helps match caring adult volunteers with children who need some extra attention and friendship in their lives. Children are referred to the agency by their parents, schools, or other social services agencies. Our professional staff interviews each child, parent and volunteer to assess individual needs. We have two programs that offer different levels of time commitments. If you enjoy spending time with kids, there is someone out there who would love to be your friend. Big Brothers Big Sisters needs you!
|Boys & Girls Club
||The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence serves 1800 total kids daily at one of our 12 locations throughout Lawrence. We provide a safe environment that encourages kids to become positive, responsible, caring citizens. We offer many opportunities to kids that other wise they may not get the opportunity to experience. We are always looking for a caring adult that could be a mentor or just a friend to our kids.
|Center for Community Outreach
||The Center for Community Outreach works to encourage active volunteerism in both our local and global communities through our 13 different programs and Lawrence nonprofit contacts. We engage students through meaningful opportunities to serve, respond to community needs, organize semi-annual days of service, develop volunteer management skills, and support community initiatives and non-profits through service opportunities. Through volunteer training, speakers, workshops, and our volunteer resource library, we hope to raise awareness of issues within our community.
|Center for Service Learning
||Certification in service learning offers students the opportunity to utilize their classroom skills to meet community needs and earn recognition at the same time. Getting certified involves several components, including taking a service learning course, completing additional volunteer work, and reflecting on your service learning experiences. Once students have completed the requirements for the certification, KU recognizes them with a notation on their transcripts. This recognition may prove useful to a student who chooses to list it on her or his resume and cover letters.
|Community Children's Center, Head Start
||CCC Head Start is a free comprehensive preschool development program for children ages 3-5 years of age who are at risk due to low economic conditions. Children attend preschool from 8:00-3:00, Monday-Friday. Teachers plan and provide activities to promote children's cognitive and social emotional development. Volunteers are important in providing one-on-one with children and maintaining a quality of experiences for each child.
A Current physical with a T.B. skin test is required and volunteers must pass Kansas Background check. Make a difference! Volunteer with us!
|Community Living Opportunities
||CLO's Midnight Farm is a 40 acre farm located east of Lawrence providing therapeutic horseback riding lessons, horticulture, cooking, craft, fishing, wildlife and many more classes to adults and children with disabilties. We need volunteers in our classes to assist individuals with their projects and teach special skills. We also have volunteer spots around the farm to help with weeding and watering our gardens. Our greatest volunteer need is in our therapeutic riding program. Each rider takes up to three volunteers to help them ride safely. For more information please visit our website.
|Douglas County AIDS Project
||The Douglas County AIDS Project is the only non-profit AIDS service organization providing HIV prevention, testing and case management in Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson Counties, Kansas. DCAP's mission is to provide supportive and responsive care for a diverse community affected by HIV/AIDS. Through leadership, education and advocacy, DCAP is committed to raising awareness and reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS. Services include HIV testing using an oral swab OraSure testing method, risk reduction counseling, condom distribution and medical case management. All services are free of charge.
|Douglas County Senior Services, Inc.
||Douglas County Senior Services in a privately funded 501C3 agency that focuses on serving the seniors of Douglas County. We provide Senior Meals, Senior Wheels, Leisure and Learning and Information, Assistance, Referrals and Outreach. We have many volunteer opportunities to choose from.
Our mission is to create opportunities that allow Douglas County residents 60 years and older to remain independent and active in their homes and communities. All of our programs are focused on this mission. We hope you will stop by and visit our table.
|Ecumenical Campus Ministries
||The ECM's Volunteer and Intern Resource Center
The center has informaiton on agencies and organizations that offer positions both volunteer and intern, paid and unpaid, long and short term. The center features over 400 different local, naitonal, interanational, organization looking for folks interested in new opportunites. This center is provided for anyone in the KU or Lawrence Community. The center is composed of files on different agencies with application, numbers to call, and job descriptions.
The center is avalible 8am-5pm and by appointment.
|Epsilon Sigma Alpha
||ESA International (Epsilon Sigma Alpha) is a leadership, volunteer and philanthropy organization that strives to bring good people together to pursue programs and projects that will benefit local communities and college campuses on a local, national and international basis.
ESA members use their international network of more than 1,000 chapters to excel in providing community and campus based programs of education, service and philanthropy. These programs involve both “hands-on” participation and fund-raising activities.
|Family Promise of Lawrence
||Our mission is to transform the lives of homeless children and their families by providing safe shelter, food, counseling, and training in partnership with local communities of faith through hospitality and daily living support in a compassionate setting. The program is designed to address the needs of families and equip them to move into permanent housing as quickly as possible.
|Four Winds Native Center
||Our mission is to strengthen the Indigenous community of Lawrence in a traditional and holistic way by offering family-based services and culturally integrated educational programs.
To provide educational nutrition and wellness courses
To actively garner community involvement within our local Native/Indigenous community and non-Native community members.
To provide family-oriented services and programs for Native families.
To provide traditional and contemporary culturally integrated educational programs for the entire family.
To provide youth mentorship
||GaDuGi SafeCenter, Inc. impacts our community by providing 24-hour comprehensive victim-centered services for women, children and men affected by sexual violence for Douglas and Jefferson Counties.
GaDuGi relies heavily on volunteers. There are several ways that you can be involved in our agency. The first is to become part of our Community Action Team, by participating in community outreach events. The second is to become a volunteer advocate whom's purpose is to be on a call-rotation for 24-hour comprehensive crisis services after an extensive training.
||About Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent organization devoted solely to girls; we develop today’s girl into tomorrow’s leader. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), girls discover, connect, and take action to make their world a better place. Our Council, Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas & Northwest Missouri, is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA and supports about 33,000 girl members and 9,000 adult volunteers in its 47 county jurisdiction surrounding the Greater Kansas City, Topeka and St. Joseph areas.
|Harvesters- The Community Food Network
||Harvesters' mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.
As this area's only food bank, Harvesters is a clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and related household products. We've been helping people in need since 1979 by collecting food and household products from community and industry sources, distributing those products and providing nutrition services through a network of nonprofit agencies, and offering leadership and education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and generate solutions to alleviate hunger.
|Hawks for Health
||A program of the Center for Community Outreach at the University of Kansas that empowers students through experiences serving our local and global community. Hawks for Health places student volunteers in community health care facilities. Volunteers also hold health promotion activities on campus and around the Lawrence community.
|Headquarters Counseling Center
||Any time, day or night, that you need to talk about something important in your life, you can talk with us. Carefully screened and trained volunteer staff are available 24/7 to provide support for any life concern. Services are free & confidential~785.841.2345.
We hold volunteer counselor training twice a year. Join one of the oldest 24 hour continually operating counseling centers in the country! Gain skills and insight that improve your personal and professional life. Feel great about helping kids and adults who turn to us for help. No experience necessary ~ great training provided!