The Retired Senior Volunteer Progam is a branch of Senior Corp (funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service). The program provides volunteer service opportunities for people age 55 and over that are diverse and help address a wide variety of community needs, including:
and more. Call 665-4960 to get involved.
They say that the main reason people volunteer is because someone asked them. Well, consider yourself asked. Call 665-4960 for an appointment with a member of our staff. You will have an opportunity to learn more about the various volunteer opportunities and the qualifications and time commitments needed for each.
Through the Volunteer Action Corps and RSVP you can:
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
FRIENDS IN ACTION needs volunteers to provide services for frail, elderly people in our community. Volunteers will be matched with a care receiver and could be asked to provide friendly visiting, grocery shopping, or assist with errands. Volunteers must enjoy working with the elderly and successfully complete the application process. Training will be provided.
The Volunteer Center extends appreciation to all of the wonderful volunteers who make the VITA program happen every year. In 2017, VITA volunteer tax preparers helped over 1,450 people with their tax returns. This free tax service is returning. The VITA tax site, located at the Salvation Army, will open on January 30th, and volunteers will prepare taxes free of charge for persons whose combined household income does not exceed $54,000. Hours are Tuesdays 8:30am-6:30pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30am-2:30pm and Saturdays 2/17 & 3/3 from 8:30am-2:30pm.
For those whose combined household income does not exceed $66,000 and want to prepare their own taxes, you can do them for free at myfreetaxes.com using the link below.
HutchCC Students Give Back to the Community
In past years as well as this year, HutchCC students join The Volunteer Center in clearing litter and debris in Hutchinson's Carey Park as part of the United Way Community Work Day. United Way hosts the Work Day annually to kick-off the beginning of its campaign to raise needed funds for community organizations. In addition to bringing attention to the United Way campaign, the workday provided a terrific opportunity for students and community members to work together for the betterment of the community.
HutchCC students have also volunteered in various ways, such as helping paint, clean and plant at the Hutchinson Public Library, plant downtown, and serve at various organizations in Reno County.
Reno County On Board, a service of The Volunteer Center of Reno County initiated by the Young Professionals of Reno County is an effort to strengthen community organizations by helping identify a larger, more varied pool of people willing to serve on area non-profit boards of directors, advisory groups and community committees.
Why Reno County on Board?
The following needs have been expressed in the community:
After reading the section below, if you are interested in registering for Reno County On Board, please fill out the Interest Form. Then save it to your desktop and e-mail it as an attachment to email@example.com
If you are an organization wanting to register your board, advisory council or committee opportunities with On Board, please fill out the Request for Volunteer Assistance form.
How it works:
Interested area non-profit and governmental organizations will provide The Volunteer Center a written, detailed description of the board, advisory group, or committee service opportunities. The mission of the organization, terms of service, and responsibilities will be listed. This is done on-line at www.hutchcc.edu/volunteer. Staff will review the information provided and follow up for clarification if needed. The information will then be entered into the Reno County on Board database at The Volunteer Center.
Area residents interested in listing their interest in board, council, or community service will register with Reno County on Board. Registration is available at The Volunteer Center website. They will agree to the terms of participation which will allow for their name and contact information to be provided to organizations seeking new board, council, or committee members.
The names and contact information of prospective board, council, and committee members will be maintained in The Volunteer Center’s database.
When an organization is looking for a new board, council, or committee candidates they may contact The Volunteer Center. A list of individuals registered with Reno County on Board will be made available to the organization for consideration.
The organization will be responsible for contacting individuals they want to visit with about possible board, council, or committee service. The organization will make its decision using their established procedures for leadership positions. The organization will be under no obligation to select any or all of the potential candidates from the Reno County on Board list provided by The Volunteer Center.
The organization will provide orientation and instruction to individuals elected or placed in board, council, or committee service as needed to complete the position to the best of his /her abilities.
Only those organizations with a description of their board, council, or committee position/s on file with The Volunteer Center will be eligible to receive contact information for persons interested in serving in leadership positions.
In an effort to measure the impact of this effort, individuals and organizations using the Reno County on Board service will be asked to notify The Volunteer Center when the Reno County On Board service results in a new board, council, or committee member being elected or placed.
Call us at 620-665-4960 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends in Action Shopping Team (F.A.S.T.) facilitates independent living for seniors by providing a low-cost personalized grocery shopping and delivery service. Seniors are called for their grocery list, and registered volunteers do the personalized shopping and home delivery of groceries twice a month.
Started in November of 2014, F.A.S.T. is rapidly growing and provides a much-needed service in the community. For those over age 65, shopping for groceries can be a challenge. If you know of someone who could benefit from this service, please encourage them to call 620-665-4960. This is a volunteer-based service with a small delivery fee.