Human Services offers many opportunities for volunteers to assist us in our mission to provide essential human services to Johnson County residents.Contact Information
Volunteer Services Coordinator
What volunteer opportunities are available with Human
How do I become a volunteer? Who may volunteer?
Could someone speak to my group or tell me more about Human Services' volunteer program? Where can I read about the latest happenings in the volunteer program?
Personal Shopper - Shop with or for a client, depending on the client's mobility. Shopping venues may include the grocery, discount store, library, craft store, etc. A wonderful opportunity for both volunteers and clients!
The Birthday Club - Sponsor a client for their birthday and make them feel special by purchasing gifts that are pre-determined. A fun activity for groups and youth volunteers!
Catch-A-Ride - Provide rides to seniors, those with a disability, or in a life transition who do not drive and have difficulty using public transportation. Rides are to essential appointments in Johnson County such as medical, grocery store, or food pantries.
Helping Hands - A large umbrella that covers tasks for clients from A-Z: changing a light bulb, mowing the yard, sewing on a button, resetting clocks, etc. Assist clients who need help with clerical work in their homes - writing checks, sorting mail, writing notes, addressing envelopes, etc.
Meals on Wheels (MOW) - Deliver a hot noon-day meal during your lunch hour. 59 volunteer routes daily. Teams or individuals. Children are welcome to accompany parents or grandparents. Recruiting both regular and substitute drivers.
Office Administrative Assistance - Help with data entry, filing, signing greeting cards, answering phones, greeting clients, etc. in any of our Human Services office locations: Blue Valley, De Soto, Gardner, North Central (Lenexa), Olathe, Roeland Park, and Spring Hill.
Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) - Help Johnson County seniors understand Medicare and prescription drug plans. State training provided. Recruitment in the spring, training in the summer for volunteers.
Multi-Service Centers - Help with food pantries, special events, back to school supplies, pick-up and delivery of donated products for Blue Valley, Gardner, De Soto, Spring Hill, North Central (Lenexa), or Roeland Park multi-service centers.
Nutrition Sites - Pack Meals on Wheels bags for delivery, clean off tables, roll silver, serve meals and more at Blue Valley, Gardner, De Soto, Spring Hill, Lenexa, Roeland Park, Merriam/Shawnee, Overland Park sites.
Valentine Stampede - Create or purchase valentine cards and tuck in a few postage stamps! Fun opportunity for a group project and for youth volunteers.
How do I become a volunteer?
We ask all first-time volunteers to attend a new-volunteer orientation, where they will learn about the history and mission of Human Services, receive information about each volunteer opportunity, and complete appropriate paperwork.
Upcoming volunteer orientations.
When volunteers receive an assignment, they will attend training for that specific program.
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Anyone! That includes individuals or teams from corporations, Boy Scout and
Girl Scout troops, civic groups, faith-based organizations, neighborhood
groups, sports teams, retired individuals, college students, and stay-at-home moms and dads!
Several volunteer opportunities are ideal for child-parent combinations.
We offer flexible hours to accommodate volunteer schedules. Weekday, weekend, and evening times are available; each volunteer opportunity varies.
Could someone speak to my group or tell me more about Human Services' volunteer program?
Yes! Please contact Brandy Hodge with Volunteer Services at 913-715-8866
or e-mail Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org for information or arrangements.
The Volunteer Times (Spring 2013 Volunteer Appreciation Edition)- Read about the latest happenings in Johnson County Human Services' Volunteer Program. This newsletter will keep volunteers (both current and prospective) informed about news, specific needs for volunteering, volunteer orientation dates, contact information, and more. Enjoy!