Residents of Wichita, Kansas are proud of their city and rightly so. It is a city steeped in history, culture, and volunteerism. If you are looking for that special niche where you can volunteer your skills, to help the betterment of this wonderful city, here are some places that could use your help.
Kansas Miller Recycling Center Address: 725 E. Clark. This is a wonderful opportunity for people wanting to get involved with their community on a full time or limited basis. Anyone interested in keeping Wichita green, will find it an awarding place to be. Individuals can volunteer on a weekly, monthly, or as needed basis. There are also opportunities for groups of volunteers as well.
The Lord's Dinner, located at the corner of Broadway and Central in downtown Wichita provides supper 7 days a week for those in need. This soup kitchen offers volunteers a real chance to get involved with those less fortunate. You can help prepare food, or serve meals to those who desperately need a hot meal and a kind word. There is no better way to spend an evening than in helping someone who really needs it. You'll leave feeling as though you have done something worth while.
Interfaith Inn located at 829 N. Market street, provides shelters for the homeless. Open 24 hours they meet the complete needs of homeless individuals. Volunteers are welcomed in all service areas from health care, to people willing to transport those in need to medical appointments and job searches. People wanting to donate food, clothing and other essentials are needed as well. It's a wonderful opportunity to give a helping hand to those in need.
Exploration Place Address 300 N. McLean Blvd. Is a great place to volunteer if you love kids and have an interest in science. Summer camp volunteers are needed for their summer programs for children in grades 2-12. You will receive training for the position, and the only requirements are that you be able to lift 15 to 25 pounds, like children, and have a positive and upbeat attitude.
Kansas Aviation Museum 3350 S. George Washington Blvd. Is another great place to volunteer. If you have a talent for restoring old aircraft they will welcome you enthusiastically. They also are always looking for volunteers who want to help with building restoration and the upkeep of the grounds. If you can wield a paint brush, swing a hammer, or run a lawn mower, this is a chance to do so and help a great Museum become even better.
For those lacking in building or plane restoration, don't be discouraged there is still a place for you to volunteer at the Aviation Museum. You can volunteer to be a tour guide or to work in the gift shop. The Museum provides training for anyone interested and who loves flying and airplanes.
No matter how much time you have to give to volunteering, or what where your talents lie, there is a place for you to give of yourself and your skills in Wichita. Help keep this city great. Give of your time and talents today.