Volunteer Opportunities

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.  breakingbreadofjc@gmail.com.  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 gearyhistory@gmail.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.

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