We have several volunteer opportunities throughout the year with our office and many of our partner agencies.
Current volunteer opportunities:
United Way of Junction City/Geary County (Please fill out the volunteer form below with interests)
- Office aid – help with uploading documents to help us go paperless. This is an open time position from Mon – Fri 10 am – 2 pm.
- Do you have tech skills? We are looking for someone who can help with our social media and build short videos for campaign and events.
- Allocation Volunteers – Are you curious how United Way works with our partners and how they utilize the donations that are received? If so, we would love to have you on our Allocation Panel. Each panel member will be assigned a day and time to interview 3-4 agencies who are applying for funding. This position does take a little time so that each volunteer is fully familiar and equipped to help with Allocations. If you would like more information, please contact our office and ask for Allocation Training.
- Stories – We want to hear how our office or one of our partner agencies has positively impacted you or your family’s life. Names will be left out if the author does not wish to be known.
Other volunteer opportunities in the community:
Armed Services YMCA (Child Care) – 238-2972
Big Brothers/Big Sisters (Mentoring) – 238-1650
CASA of the 8th Judicial District (Represent children in foster care) – 762-3907
Crisis Center (Domestic Violence Advocacy) – 762-8835
Delivering Change (Peri-natal Coalition – Healthy Moms – Healthy Babies) – 238-0300
The Food Pantry (Distribute food & commodities) – 762-8830
Girl Scouts (Leaders & volunteers) – (913) 980-5366
Housing & Credit Counseling (Financial counseling & education) – (785) 234-0217
JC Family YMCA – 762-4780
Kansas Legal Services (legal representation for poor) – (785) 537-2943
The Open Door (Homeless Shelter) – 238-3599
Special Olympics (Coaches & Volunteers for special needs youth) – (785) 209-1996
Sunflower Bridge Child Visitation & Exchange Center - (785) 537-6867
Though not a United Way funded partner agency:
Breaking Bread is a local soup kitchen that provides a free meal to those in Junction City, every week on Friday. They are always in need of volunteers to help out with their dinners. The contact information for Breaking Bread is 785-587-9529. firstname.lastname@example.org. They serve out of the 12th Street Community Center from 5PM-7PM.
Our local Senior Citizen Center is always in need of drivers for the Meals On Wheels program here in our community. Their phone number for more information is 238-4015. The director’s name is Debbie Engel. You would deliver prepared meals to several senior households on an assigned day.
Our local Historical Society & Museum also needs volunteers to help as greeters & guides in the museum, write articles for the newspaper, tech support to create videos for YouTube, travel trunk presenters, researchers, photographers, seamstresses to help sew costumes, etc. The phone number is (785) 238-1666 and their email is email@example.com . Their website is www.gchsweb.org
Don’t forget your local church. Most congregations have lots of volunteer opportunities.
A seasonal opportunity:
Earth Day / City-wide Clean up Day
Saturday, April 25th sponsored by the JC Police Department and City of Junction City
Meet at Spin City, 915 S Washington, at 8:00 a.m. that day. You will be bused to an assigned clean-up site and returned to Spin City about 11:30 a.m. for a free lunch. You are asked to wear casual clothing, close toed shoes, and bring work gloves. Water will be provided.
Please complete the form below if you are interested in volunteering with United Way of Junction City - Geary County