There are a number of wonderful nonprofits in our community working hard to service. Nonprofits rely on volunteers to help them with the various programs they offer.
Bethel Neighborhood Center is one such agency. They offer after-school programs to provide school children with a safe environment where they get a snack, can play or do homework with the help of tutors. Currently, Bethel is recruiting volunteers to drive the van on Monday evenings between 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. This is when the children in the after-school program go home. The applicant must be at least 25 years of age, have a good driving record, and relate well with children. If you are interested in helping, contact Rakmi at 913-371-8218 or email@example.com.
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Memorial Hall, Celebrating Healthy Families will take place. This is a free event for the uninsured in the Kansas City area. A variety of health screenings will be offered including vision, dental, skin cancer and mammograms. Volunteers are needed for a variety of non-medical positions such as greeter, registration, guide, information booth. Contact Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-4099.
Our community has a rich history and farming has been an important part of that history. The National Agricultural Hall of Fame and Museum is preparing for Boooo on the Farm. They need volunteers to help ensure that the young ghosts and goblins visiting the museum on October 26th and 27th have fun. Volunteers are being recruited to serve as greeters, pass out treats and work the haunted barn. This is a great opportunity for the mature teen that needs service hours. If interested call 913-721-1075 or email email@example.com
For more information on how you can give, advocate and volunteer, contact me at 913-371-3674 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find volunteer opportunities by checking out our website, www.unitedway-wyco.org and click on Volunteer.
Diane Hentges is director of the Volunteer Center at the United Way of Wyandotte County.