|Organization Name (Sorted Descending)
||Volunteer Positions (Sorted Descending)
||Alternative Breaks is a student-facilitated service learning organization dedicated to giving KU students hands-on opportunities with service work. Every year Alternative Breaks provides service trips to more than 250 students who travel around the nation to complete volunteer work for a variety of organizations that deal with social issues ranging from the environment to poverty. Breaks take place during Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks as well as selected weekends throughout the semester.
||Site Leaders who help facilitate the breaks and Break Participants to go on week-long breaks
|American Red Cross
||The American Red Cross Kansas/Nebraska Region serves the more than 4 million people living in Nebraska, Kansas, and three counties in Southwest Iowa that are part of the Omaha metropolitan area. The Region provides vital services to the area 365 days a year-from responding to home fires in local neighborhoods to teaching first aid and CPR to community groups.
We're able to provide these services thanks to a corps of more than 4,000 dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our donors. The American Red Cross puts these donations to good use. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.
||Disaster Action Team, Pillowcase Project Presenters, Home Fire Campaign Smoke Alarm Installers, Volunteer Intake, Community Outreach, Service to the Armed Forces
||AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) strengthens communities and develops leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with non-profits-secular and faith based-local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national and state parks, Indian tribes, and schools, members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women age 18-24. Members are assigned to one of five campuses - Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA; Baltimore, MD; Vicksburg, MS; and Vinton, IA.
AmeriCorps NCCC is built on the belief that civic responsibility is an inherent duty of all citizens and that national service programs work effectively with local communities to addr
||Corps Members, Team Leaders
|Artists Helping the Homeless
||The BE THE CHANGE Program offers a unique opportunity to work with people from all segments of Kansas City's homeless population as well as the agencies that serve them while addressing individual and systemic challenges with initiatives that fill gaps in the local safety net.
Utilizing an innovative, client-oriented approach, this award-winning program assists homeless persons in meeting immediate needs and addressing underlying issues. A true collaboration, it works with hospitals, homeless and recovery services, police and others providing: Intensive Outreach, Dynamic Case Management and Continuum Support.
Since 2010, it aided over 10,000 individuals and improved outcomes and efficiency for collaborating agencies, earning the title "Safety Net for the Safety Net."
||Social Work, Medical, Statistical Analysis,
||Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
||Peer Buddy, Associate Buddy
|Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence
||To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence offers 14 program sites across town, 13 within elementary schools, where we provide an outcome-driven Club experience to help each member achieve academic success, good character & citizenship and healthy lifestyles. Our caring adult mentors incorporate the five key elements for positive youth development - a safe and positive environment, fun, supportive relationships, opportunities and expectations and recognition - for 1,500 young people every day.
||Academic Enrichment Facilitators
|Brandon Woods @ Alvamar
||Brandon Woods @ Alvamar is a large campus with many possibilities. We currently have 3 long term care units, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Apartments, and Townhomes. We have 2 beauty shops, an Ice Cream Parlor, several meeting rooms, and we have our Smith Center that is used for meetings both for our facility and the community events.
||Bingo Callers, Arts/Crafts, Making decorations for doors and tables, Music - do you play instruments or sing? - Pass and read mail, Talking w/people, taking for walks, Assisting with parties
|Bridging The Gap
||Bridging The Gap (BTG) works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by "connecting environment, economy and community," and is the premier organization in the area providing environmental education and volunteer action through 1,500 volunteers annually.
BTG has a long history of being a major force in educating Kansas Citians about the environment and establishing recycling and other sound behaviors in the region. However, the greatest testimony of success are the thousands of trees planted, the millions of pounds of emissions averted, the protection of native ecosystems, litter-free neighborhoods, and the competitiveness of community businesses through energy efficiency and reduced waste.
||Metro North Recycling Center volunteers, Kansas City WildLands volunteers to help remove invasive plants, Heartland Tree Alliance volunteers to plant trees, Heartland Tree Alliance internship (unpaid), Blogging/Writing Internship (unpaid)
|Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
||CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHEAST KANSAS
Founded in 1956, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas provides a wide range of programs and services to those in need in our 21 county service area. We believe in offering our neighbors in need a hand up, not a hand out by giving them the help and resources needed for long-term change.
Our vision is to help our neighbors who are challenged by poverty of mind, body and spirit find the open door of Catholic Charities in our communities and are met with help, hospitality and hope.
As a faith-based organization, we are inspired by God's love and compassion to provide unconditional love and necessary help to people of all faiths by stabilizing and strengthening individuals and families in need across the 21 counties of Northeast Ka
||In Lawrence: Pantry and Front Desk Volunteers, Volunteers to ride our Resource Bus; In Kansas City: Volunteers to work Mobile Food Distributions, Nurses for Wellness Clinics, AmeriCorps Volunteers and Interns
|Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
||The Center, created to incorporate and expand efforts in line with KU's Bold Aspirations strategic plan, oversees the service learning efforts at KU, including class designations, student certificates, and service learning partnership support. In addition to these efforts, CCSR will contribute to the core educational goal that students be able to practice social responsibility and demonstrate ethical behavior.
||Information on service learning at KU
|CLO's Midnight Farm
||CLO's Midnight Farm is a part of Community Living Opportunities (CLO). CLO provides services for adults and children with developmental disabilities from new and innovative residential services to target case management, a school for children with autism, and day services for adults we cover a wide range of needs. Midnight Farm is an example of many of the best parts of CLO with 3 homes, a day service program and it boasts a therapeutic riding program providing year round horseback riding lessons to children and adults of all abilities. The farm also offers summer camps and field trips for local schools!
||sidewalkers to help in therapeutic riding lessons
|Communities In Schools of Mid-America
||The mission of Communities In Schools of Mid-America is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS has become the nation's leading dropout prevention organization and the only one proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates. CIS addresses two kinds of need; School-wide programs target needs like financial literacy, out-of-school enrichment, to school supplies drives and coat distributions while individualized supports provided on a case-by-case basis can include mentoring, tutoring and family support.
||Mentors, tutors, running club volunteers, annual event volunteers
|Community Blood Center
||we are a non-profit blood center that collects blood/blood products through coordinating blood drives in the KC Metro Area.
||Blood Drive Chair Persons
|Community Village Lawrence
||Community Village Lawrence is a local grassroots non-profit dedicated to helping community members age in their own homes by providing volunteer services, references to vetted service provides, and social and educational opportunities to members.
||Direct Service Volunteers (helping members in their homes or with transportation), Committee Volunteers (services scheduling, membership, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, outreach)
||Students have an opportunity to meet with patients on a personal level. Volunteers assist Hospice patients with creating life journals by gathering stories and photos as a gift for their loved ones. Other needs are Veteran visits, companionship, reading and so much more.
Students with an interest in working with Children have an opportunity to work on our First Annual Kids Camp which is a 3 day, 2 night camp held at Lake Doniphan in Excelsior Springs, MO. The camp incorporates therapeutic activities into a fun experience, which allows children to connect with peers who are also experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one. Weekend will be in October 2016.
||Life Journals, Companionship, Kids CAMP buddy's, Veterans
|DCCDA/Positive Bright Start Preschool
||DCCDA is a non-profit membership and service organization committed to developing programs to support early childhood care and education in Douglas County, Kansas. We operate a Positive Behavior Support Preschool, Positive Bright Start, out of Edgewood Housing.
||Lunch Volunteers, mowing volunteers, hands on volunteers
|Diesel Health Project
||The goal of the Diesel Health Project is to protect the health of the community by identifying and documenting environmental and health problems caused by goods movement in the Kansas City region, particularly diesel exhaust and other pollutants emitted by freight transportation, warehousing, and related activities, and taking action to ensure that the problems are mitigated as early and effectively as possible. The Diesel Health Project is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation, sponsored by the Sustainability Action Network, a Federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
||Environmental analysts, communications specialists, education developers, researchers, and more
|Douglas County CASA, Inc.
||Douglas County CASA provides comprehensive advocacy for abused and neglected children in need of care and under the protection of the court system. Our trained volunteers investigate, facilitate, monitor and mentor. Through compassion and commitment, they are dedicated to be the child's voice through their journey to a safe, loving permanent home.
||CASA Volunteer, 1 year commitment
|Douglas County Dental Clinic
||The Douglas County Dental Clinic is a non-profit safety-net dental clinic serving the residents of Douglas County, Kansas. Our mission is to make quality dental care available to underserved populations including the uninsured, low income and Kansas Medicaid beneficiaries. This mission is accomplished by providing reduced fee dental care and oral health education with focus given to the special needs of our patient community.
||Putting together dental bags, dressing up as the tooth fairy at events, help with monthly office tasks, filing charts, Spring/Fall work days
|Douglas County Senior Services
||We are the central agency in Douglas County for providing information about services for seniors. We also provide some services ourselves, such as meal delivery to home-bound, transportation to medical appointments, legal services, tax preparation, caregiver support, social events, sidewalk snow removal, health insurance and Medicare counseling, and much more. We also run a campaign to recruit retirees to move to Lawrence as a great place to reinvent themselves.
||Drivers to deliver meals, office assistance, graphic design, volunteer coordinator, activities leaders, database management, and more