Help us prepare for Operation Holiday, the region’s largest holiday assistance program! Volunteer opportunities are available in both our warehouse (in the former Sear’s Auto Center at Towne East) in November and December and during distribution in December (distribution volunteer opportunities will open later in the year).
The Emergency Winter Shelter operates two buildings (one for men and one for women) from November to March 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. Volunteer opportunities will open later in the year.
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.
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.