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Mission Statement

"Providing essential human services as a safety net, targeting older adults, people with a disability, and low-income families, in order to support independence, dignity, and self-sufficiency."

Description

Johnson County Human Services needs and welcomes volunteers for many programs, inlcuding:

Birthday Club: Celebrate a client’s special birthday by purchasing a gift or two from a wish list completed by the client.

Helping Hands: Volunteers give clients some assistance with tasks in and around the home. (gardening, organization, mowing grass, painting, sorting mail)

Creative Expressions: Share your creativity with the world. Decorate Meals on Wheels bags, create cards, bookmarks, or other tray favors to be delivered with Meals on Wheels.

Congregate Meal Sites: Assist the Human Services nutrition center staff at any of the seven locations with rolling silverware, calling bingo, decorating the center, preparing meals for delivery, and more.

Outreach: Help Human Services staff meet the needs of low-income residents in one of six Outreach Centers, located in Shawnee, Gardner, Spring Hill, Blue Valley, Lenexa, and Mission Volunteers can provide a hand in stocking the food pantry and also provide assistance with office administrative tasks.

Personal Shopper: Volunteers assist clients with their shopping needs. They may drive clients to retail locations to do minor shopping or take the client's shopping list and payment to a retail location to pick up necessary items.

Meals on Wheels: Deliver a nutritious, hot, noon-day meal with a smile to homebound senior adults. You can choose from eight nutrition center locations to find one close to home, work, or school. Deliveries are made from approximately 1045 am - noon. Volunteers deliver once a week as regular drivers, or when they are able as substitute drivers.

Catch-a-Ride : Through the Catch-A-Ride program, volunteers transport residents in their own vehicles to essential appointments in Johnson County. Volunteers set their own schedules.

SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas) This state-supported program helps older residents understand Medicare, supplemental insurance planes, and prescription drug plans. Volunteers receive extensive training to become SHICK counselors.

Office Administration: Provide behind the scenes support at any Human Services office. Duties may include data entry, answering telephones, filing, preparing mailings, and other necessary office tasks.

Website

http://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services/home

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Reviews

Average Review 3 reviews

Would you recommend Johnson County Human Services?

by Brandy H. from Olathe, KS (Administrator for this Organization) (2015-10-20 10:49:14.0)
Meals on Wheels is a fun opportunity to show my children how to serve and what volunteering is all about. It is so easy to become a volunteer. It takes just one hour a week and it's kid friendly. Another fun opportunity to Catch-a-Ride, where you can give rides to seniors and others who no longer drive. My children can ride along when we take seniors to the grocery stores or medical appointments. They work with your schedule too. Great people!
by Claudia L. (2015-06-23 06:38:48.0)
It's actually not an office assistance job... A little disappointed but I became a personal shopper which is something different.
by Jasmyne J. (2014-04-03 16:21:59.0)
I am very interested in volunteering for this company because I enjoy helping and spending time with the elderly. I have a very kind heart and love helping them with anything that they need done. Engaging them in activities and seeing them having fun brings a smile to my face.
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