Youth Volunteer Information

(scroll to the bottom of the page for current volunteer opportunities)

Are you between the ages of 11 and 18?

Do you enjoy learning new things?  Do you want to gain valuable experience?  Do you want to meet new people? Do you want to make a difference in the community? If any of these apply to you, then consider registering as a volunteer through The Volunteer Connection.

There are several ways to get involved:

Individual Volunteering - We will set you up with an ongoing or one-time volunteer opportunity that matches your interests and skills. Individual volunteers must be complete the registration process listed below. The current listing of volunteer opportunities for youth is also listed at the bottom of this page.

TVC Youth Advisory Council- This council consists of 8th through 12th grade students from area schools. The mission of this council is to address and serve the community's needs by empowering youth to better themselves and their community through volunteer service. The youth that serve on this council organize and carry out volunteer projects in the community. You must be a registered volunteer to participate in the group. Please contact for more information. 

 Group Projects - If your church or youth group is looking for a community service project, contact the Volunteer Connection. We will work to match your group with a need that fits your group's size, abilities and desired outcome.

Steps to Register as a Volunteer:

1)     First, fill out these two forms and be sure to have a parent/guardian sign if you are under age 18.

     Youth Volunteer Registration Form

     Hobby Skills Bank

2)     Next, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at The Volunteer Connection by phone  823-3128 or to schedule a brief orientation (approximately 20 minutes) to go over your registration form and explore some volunteer opportunities. Orientations can take place at school (during ELO/Seminar), Salina Public Library or The Volunteer Connection office, 239 N. Santa Fe.

3)     Last, bring yourself and your forms to the scheduled orientation.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award

President's Volunteer Service Awards  are awarded annually through The Volunteer Connection. The award year runs from March 1 to February 28 each year. Awards are distributed during honors night at local schools. These awards are based solely on volunteer service time that an individual or family completes. Please contact The Volunteer Connection for additional information.

Current Youth Volunteer Opportunities

For more information and to sign up for these volunteer opportunities, contact us by e-mailing or call 785-823-3128.

Volunteer Needs:

Lots of Fun Volunteer Opportunities!

Please let me know if you would like to lend a helping hand at one or more of the volunteer opportunities listed below.

I will then send you information regarding the location and contact information….Thank you!

Vicki Gieber, Volunteer Coordinator, 823-3128 *


 Concession Stand Volunteers to help serve pop, popcorn, candy, etc. during the 4A State Football Tournament. Saturday, November 30, 10:30am – 4:00pm. Both youth and adult volunteers are needed. Great family volunteer opportunity!

Gift Wrappers to help a temporary shelter for homeless families wrap gifts for their residents’. Two days, you may help one or both days: Wednesday, December 5 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Candy Canes and Airplanes Event is requesting volunteers to assist with games, face painting and serving food, on Saturday, December 7 from 12:45 -4:00 pm.

Military Christmas Appreciation Event is requesting help with craft projects, face painting, and serving food, Sat. Dec. 7, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. You may volunteer the whole time (9am – 2pm) or for a three hour shift: 9:00 – 11:30 am and/or 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.

Youth Volunteers are needed to spend time after school as a friendly visitor; playing games, reading, etc. to residents in long-term care facilities.

Clothing Sorters needed to sort donations, mostly clothing and misc. household items for a local charity organization. Schedule is flexible.

Song Leader/Piano Player to lead sing-along to nostalgic music from our past in a long-term care facility, twice monthly (determined by volunteer’s schedule) from 5:30 – 6:30.

Cookie Baker to bake and donate two dozen cookies for a non-profit organization to serve to families in their hospitality room.  Please call our office for more information.





Volunteers Remove Christmas Lights in Downtown Salina~ January 2010

YAC Members work with Daisy Scouts on a Valentine Project~ February 2010

Youth Volunteers Participate in the Make A Child Smile Card Making Project at TVC~ February 2010





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