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"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."
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.