volunteerkansas.org: Volunteer Kansas, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Wichita, Kansas and has an extensive and diverse network of individual, corporate and non-profit contacts, making it uniquely suited to take on the visionary goal of making Kansas the number-one volunteer state.
United Way Volunteer Center: The United Way Volunteer Center is here to help you find the right volunteer opportunity. We can match your interests and talents with the needs of more than 300 nonprofit organizations in Wichita and south central Kansas--including agencies not receiving United Way funding.
Tanganyika Volunteer Opportunities: Contact Erinn Stiles | Education Curator | 316-794-8954 ext. 102
TOP TEN REASONS TO VOLUNTEER
Thinking of becoming a volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.
#10: It's good for you.
Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:
Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.
#9: It saves resources.
Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
The estimated value of a volunteer's time is $15.39 per hour.
#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.
You can test out a career.
#7: It brings people together.
As a volunteer you assist in:
Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
Building camaraderie and teamwork
#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.
Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.
As a volunteer you help:
Support families (daycare and eldercare)
Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)
#4: You learn a lot.
Volunteers learn things like these:
Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
#3: You get a chance to give back.
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.
Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
#1: You make a difference.
Every person counts!
Taken from UC San Diego’s Student Life Page: https://students.ucsd.edu/student-life/involvement/community/reasons.html