Volunteer

Give the Gift of Your Time

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with HumanKind Ministries! We could not do this important work without you. We kindly request that all volunteers wear a mask, regardless of vaccine status, and observe social distancing guidelines.

Please be sure to fill out your volunteer waiver before signing up. We updated our volunteer waiver in light of COVID-19 and are asking all volunteers to fill out a new form as of June 30, 2020.

In addition to the opportunities listed here, we often have special projects that require volunteer support. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @HumanKindWichita for updates.

 

If you have questions, please contact us at 316-264-9303 or volunteer@humankindwichita.org.

Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities

Operation Holiday

Join us as we prepare for Operation Holiday 2021, the region’s largest holiday assistance program! Volunteer opportunities are available in our warehouse (in the former Sear’s Auto Center at Towne East) now through distribution, which will take place Dec. 15-18 in a drive-thru format outside our Operation Holiday warehouse in the far northwest parking lot at Towne East Square (please note our new location!). 

Operation Holiday Preparation

Join us at the Operation Holiday Warehouse in the former Sear's Auto Center at Towne East Square (northwest parking lot). Opportunities include: donation sorting and packaging; preparing boxes for distribution; other roles as needed. Appropriate for children age 11 and up with adult supervision.

Sign Up: Operation Holiday Warehouse

Operation Holiday Distribution: Dec. 15-18

Witness the magic of Operation Holiday up-close as you work the drive-thru distribution outside the Operation Holiday Warehouse at Towne East. Weather is unpredictable and will likely require some lifting. Appropriate for children aged 11 and up with adult supervision.

Sign Up: Operation Holiday Distribution

Emergency Winter Shelter, November 8—March 31

The Emergency Winter Shelter operates two buildings (one for men and one for women) from November 8 to March 31 to provide care for those experiencing homelessness in our community during the coldest months of the year. These are the only no-barrier Emergency Winter Shelters in Sedgwick County and typically serve between 100-120 homeless men and women each night. View the volunteer opportunities below, and sign up for the best fit for you.

Clothes Closets

Distribute clothes and hygiene items to our clients at the Emergency Winter Shelters. Volunteers must be friendly and able to multi-task. Two volunteers are needed for both the men’s and women's shelters each Monday and Thursday evening from 5:45 to 8pm, Nov. 1 to March 31. Volunteers of the same household are preferred due to social distancing guidelines. One volunteer must be an adult; the second volunteer can be 16 or older.

Sign Up: Men's Clothes Closet
Sign Up: Women's Clothes Closet

Nurse's Stations

Medical professionals are needed to serve at the nurse's stations on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Volunteers provide basic medical care—including wound dressing, administering medication and treating outbreaks.

Sign Up: Nurse's Stations

Dinner

Prepare and serve dinner at the men’s shelter. Dinner is boxed and taken to the other buildings. This is a great opportunity for groups! Four volunteers are needed every evening. If you're interested in serving in November, please contact Jay Shaper at 634-1449. If you would like to serve in February or March, please contact Sheri with the Catholic Diocese at sherfields@catholicdioceseofwichita.org. Please use the link below to sign up in December or January.

Sign Up: Dinner in November or December

Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

Provide a Meal at The Inn

The Inn is our year-round shelter open to individuals and families with capacity for 60. Clients are provided with breakfast and dinner seven days a week plus lunch at weekends.

 

We ask volunteers to provide dinner that will serve 40 people and be ready to serve at the shelter at 6pm. Meals can be cooked off-site (eg. at your home) or cooked in the shelter’s industrial kitchen. Please inform us prior to serving if you wish to use the shelter’s kitchen.

Sign Up: Dinner at The Inn

HumanKind Admin Office and Campus

Please contact us at 316-264-9303 or volunteer@humankindwichita.org to sign up for any of the volunteer opportunities listed below.

Donation Sorting: Sort clothes while social distancing in the clothes closet storage room at the HumanKind Administrative Office. Great for small groups of 6 or less! Volunteers are needed Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm with flexibility in time slots.

Campus Upkeep: We always need handy people around campus for small projects such as  painting fences or cleaning around campus. Suitable for individuals and groups of all sizes, though volunteers under 18 must be supervised. Volunteers are needed Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm with flexibility in time slots.

Minor Construction Projects: We often need volunteer support on minor building projects such as assembling shelves or building fences. Suitable for individuals and groups of all sizes, though volunteers under 18 must be supervised. Volunteers are needed Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm with flexibility in time slots.