Johnson County Human Services

Volunteer Opportunities…
http://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services/volunteer/opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities
What volunteer opportunities are available with Human Services?
Meals on Wheels Immediate Openings
Provide a hot noon-day meal during your lunch hour. Volunteers deliver meals Monday – Friday from
10:45 am – 12 Noon. 53 volunteer routes daily. You can deliver as a team or individuals. Children are
welcome to accompany parents or grandparents. Recruiting both regular and substitute drivers.
Volunteers deliver from one of eight centers: Blue Valley, De Soto, Gardner, Lenexa, Merriam, Olathe,
Overland Park, & Spring Hill. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Catch-A-Ride Immediate Openings
Provide rides to seniors, those with a disability, or anyone in a life transition who do not drive and public
transportation is difficult or impossible to use. Rides are provided to essential appointments in Johnson
County such as medical, grocery store, or food pantries. Volunteers choose their schedules and
geographical distance, they are willing to drive. Mileage reimbursement is available. Catch-a-Ride
operates Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm. Volunteers must be at least 25 years old.
SHICK Volunteers are interviewed and screened in the spring before attending state training.
Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas. Help Johnson County seniors understand the Medicare
and prescription drug plans. State training provided. Recruitment in the spring, training in the summer for
volunteers. Volunteers meet with clients at our Olathe office Monday – Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.
Volunteers set their own availability. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Client creates a grocery list and gives volunteer a form of payment. when an opportunity or need arises. North West (Shawnee) Olathe. Very similar to our Helping Hands program. writing notes. shoveling snow. North East (Mission). etc. An email distribution list is created for those willing to participate in the program. Gardner. discount stores. signing greeting cards. addressing envelopes. filing. Our offices are open Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm. . North Central (Lenexa). etc. answering phones. Shopping venues may include the grocery. Birthday Club Opportunities for the Birthday Club fill up fast and volunteers are often placed on a waiting list. Helping Hands Opportunities with Helping Hands are limited by case manager’s requests. in any of our HS office locations. delivers groceries. library. etc! A wonderful opportunity for both volunteers and clients! Volunteers must be at least 25 years old. Assist clients who need help with clerical work in their homes . An email distribution list is created for those willing to participate in the program. who is unable to shop. A fun activity for groups and youth volunteers! Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Requests vary from picking up a donation. when an opportunity or need arises.writing checks. and Spring Hill. craft store. or perhaps transporting an animal. to assisting at a speaking engagement. and helps with unpacking. Help with data entry. when an opportunity or need arises. Locations include: Blue Valley. Volunteer will for a homebound client. greeting clients. An email distribution list is created for those willing to participate in the program. when an opportunity or need arises. etc.Office Administration Opportunities with Office Administration are limited by staff needs. Personal Shopper Opportunities with Personal Shopping are limited by case manager’s requests. Special-OPPS Opportunities with Special-OPSS are limited by case manager’s requests. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. but Special-OPPS offer those one-and-done opportunities that assist clients or staff with one-time requests. A large umbrella that covers tasks for clients from A-Z: mowing the yard. painting. sorting mail. Sponsor a senior adult client for their birthday and make them feel special by purchasing gifts that are pre-determined. Volunteer shops for client. An email distribution list is created for those willing to participate in the program.

and volunteers are often placed on a waiting list. or school. Overland Park. and more o Our nutrition centers are open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 12 noon o Volunteers must be at least 16 years old Emergency Response Team In the event of a natural disaster. Lenexa. Lenexa. Outreach Centers (Multi-Service Centers) Opportunities at the food pantries are limited. Mission. Contact Information: Brandy Hodge Volunteer Services Coordinator (913) 715-8866 Brandy. The crafts are delivered daily to seniors with their meals for Meals on Wheels. and more. 8 am – 5 pm o Volunteers must be at least 16 years old Nutrition Sites Opportunities are limited. Decorate a Meals on Wheels lunch bag or make crafts for seniors. shelter.Creative Expressions Show off your artistic abilities and brighten a senior adult’s day at the very same time. Merriam. Gardner. cards. roll silver. and Spring Hill o Food pantry o Special Events o Back-to-school supplies o Pick-up and delivery of donated products o Our offices and food pantries are open Monday – Friday. Johnson County Human Services is gearing up forming a team of volunteers who could assist with various tasks such as transportation. and small crafts. work. Human Services offers many opportunities for volunteers to assist us in our mission to provide essential human services to Johnson County residents.  Locations: DeSoto.  Locations: Blue Valley. placemats. clean off tables.org . and Spring Hill o Pack the Meals on Wheels bags for delivery. and volunteers are often placed on a waiting list. Gardner. delivering meals.Hodge@jocogov. serve meals. All ages welcome! A virtual opportunity from home. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. A variety of crafts are accepted such as bookmarks. Shawnee.

and complete appropriate paperwork. where they will learn about the history and mission of Human Services. civic groups.org for information or arrangements. sports teams. neighborhood groups.Hodge@jocogov.How do I become a volunteer? We ask all first-time volunteers to attend a new-volunteer orientation. and stay-at-home moms and dads! Several volunteer opportunities are ideal for child-parent combinations. receive information about each volunteer opportunity. faithbased organizations. Contact Information Brandy Hodge Volunteer Services Coordinator (913) 715-8866 Visit Us on Facebook . Weekday. Human Services volunteer orientations provide a format where first-time volunteers will learn about the history and mission of the department. We offer flexible hours to accommodate volunteer schedules. they will attend training for that specific program. receive information about each volunteer opportunity. When volunteers receive an assignment. Upcoming volunteer orientations. and evening times are available. 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. college students. When volunteers receive an assignment. each volunteer opportunity varies. weekend. retired individuals. Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops. and complete appropriate paperwork. Who may volunteer? Anyone! That includes individuals or teams from corporations. they will attend training for that specific program.

10:00 .12:00 pm Thursday. Olathe. January 6th o GEN .3:00 pm Location and Directions to Orientations SDOB – Sunset Drive Office Building: 11811 S.12:00 pm Thursday. February 19th o GEN . If you are interested in becoming a Meals on Wheels driver or Catch-a-Ride drive please plan to also attend the Meals on Wheels (MOW) or Catch-a-Ride (CaR) training. look for the sign directing you to our orientation room! SPECIAL OLYMPICS & SPECIAL POPULATIONS PROGRAMS: Special Populations offers recreational.Volunteer Orientations Anyone interested in becoming a Human Service volunteer team member is asked to attend a General (GEN) orientation.1:00 . Once inside the building.11:00 am o MOW/CaR . turn left and park in the east parking lot (it’s a shorter walk).2:00 pm o MOW/CaR .11:00 . VOLUNTEERS Volunteers help coach and assist athletes as well as chaperone.1:00 .10:00 .3:00 pm Tuesday.11:00 am o MOW/CaR .2:00 pm o MOW/CaR . teach recreational classes. and participate with various Special Olympic committees.2:00 . educational. KS 66061 (913) 715-8800      I-35 south to 119th Street Go west (right) to Ridgeview Go north (right) to Sunset Drive (the first left) At the stop sign in our parking lot. Sunset Drive #1300.     Tuesday. February 3rd o GEN . Please call Kelly at (913) 831-3355 if interested . January 22nd o GEN . Click on the link for directions to the orientation location. and social activities for mentally and physically challenged individuals.11:00 .2:00 .

volunteer. . Go hands-on as a JFS Food Pantry volunteer. as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. The most needed items for the pantry at this time. with such staples such as grains. call JFS at 913-3278250.Jewish Family Service of Greater Kansas City JFS Food Pantry JFS Food Pantry: Feeding the Hungry in Kansas City The Jewish Family Services Food Pantry is our response to the ever-growing need for food assistance in Kansas City. pick up donations from food drives and local grocery stores. or donor. plastic or reusable) How can you help? There are so many great ways to get involved!    Donate! Financial contributions of any size help us meet all the Pantry needs. dairy. Personal care and household items also are available when possible. make food deliveries to homebound clients. include: - Canned tuna. Give food and supplies! We always need shelf-stable food like canned and boxed goods. as well as personal care items and paper goods. and help sort food donations. organize and staff the pantry. The JFS Food Pantry offers both VAAD-supervised kosher and non-kosher food. salmon or chicken Peanut butter Juice Canned fruits & vegetables Canned or dry beans Personal care items Cleaning products Paper goods Grocery bags (paper. To become a food pantry recipient. both kosher and non-kosher. and assist clients who come to shop. protein.

or attend religious services. . at this time we are not able to accept court-ordered volunteer service.Start the volunteer application process online here. You might be the reason an older adult without a car can still get to the doctor. Most opportunities work around your schedule – you pick how often and when you’re available. In addition to how great it feels to help others. For more information.jfskc.org/services/foodpantry. Volunteer We have a JFS volunteer opportunity for every age and every stage. with friends and family..org. You can volunteer individually. send an e-mail to grandkids. http://www. The more the merrier. contact Volunteer Engagement at (913)730-1410 or volunteer@jfskc. or in groups. Unfortunately. benefits include:     JFS volunteering makes a real difference in real lives. This is the link to a online application to help others thru the Jewish Family Services…. We have projects that give all ages a chance to experience the joy of giving to others. You can make a difference in the life of someone who needs you..

you use your own vehicle to give rides to older adults to help them stay active. and enhance the quality of life for older adults. Help@Home: An Aging in Place Program Are you handy and enjoy helping out? Can you hang pictures. our clients need legal help. It’s a great way to make a real difference. Suite 103 | Overland Park.JFS Food Pantry: Feeding the Hungry in Kansas City The Jewish Family Services Food Pantry is our response to the ever-growing need for food assistance in Kansas City. put together a new bookshelf or do computer troubleshooting? Then volunteering with Help@Home is for you – the possibilities are endless! JFS Holiday Projects Our holiday projects help individuals and families for three holidays each year: Passover. Friendly Visitor Program In its effort to provide life-enriching services to older adults. you may already know there’s a growing need for legal services right here in our own community by low-income or disadvantaged clients. Attorney Referral Program As a legal professional. alleviate loneliness. and connected to their community. change high light bulbs. JET Express Volunteer Driver Program When you volunteer as a JET Express driver. 115th St. make food deliveries to homebound clients. Traditional foods for Passover and Rosh Hashanah are provided. Pick how often and when you’re available. adopt a family for Hanukkah. and JFS invites you to assist with one pro bono case per year. More and more.. as are gifts for Hanukkah. organize and staff the pantry.8250 · info@jfskc. Learn more about this program to see if it’s the right fit for you.org . You can help in so many ways: donate holiday food. JFS needs volunteers to help sort food donations.327. Volunteers who become Friendly Visitors enrich their own lives with this rewarding experience. protein. independent. Rosh Hashanah. pick up donations from food drives and local grocery stores. Personal care and household items are also available when possible. and assist clients who come to our pantry. or make deliveries.org. Click here for more information. For more information on volunteering contact Volunteer Engagement at (913)730-1410 or volunteer@jfskc. Home · About Us · Services · Events · Volunteer · Contact · Donate · Volunteer Driver Login 5801 W. help package items. Research shows that the creation of caring and meaningful relationships can reduce depression. this program will match a volunteer with an older adult for companionship and friendship. The JFS Food Pantry offers both VAAD-supervised kosher and non-kosher food. and Hanukkah. There are great volunteer opportunities for individuals and for the whole family. dairy. with such staples such as grains. as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. KS 66211 913. Choose the rides you want to give based on your schedule.

All food and supplies must be new and unopened to guarantee the safety of pets. . and VCA Animal Hospitals. Need Help? Do you or someone you know need help feeding their pets? Contact JFS at 913-327-8250 or info@jfskc. and to help our clients shop in the pantry. There are so many ways to get involved in Jasmine’s Corner Pet Food Pantry!    Volunteer: JFS always needs volunteers to help sort and stock donations of pet food and supplies.org to learn about Jasmine’s Corner Pet Food Pantry. Donate: While VCA donates food monthly. and supplies ranging from litter to new toys to leashes and beyond. as well as shelf-stable wet and dry pet food. to ensure that pets in need are being fed. We accept cash donations. it’s never enough to cover demand.Don’t forget to help out the pets! Jasmine’s Corner Pet Food Pantry Jasmine’s Corner is a partnership between the Jewish Family Services Food Pantry.

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