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Volunteers Needed for Senior Services

Mobile Food Pantry Volunteer Hours: 12PM-2PM Schedule: Every 4th Wednesday of each month weather permitting (except December and January) Location: Rossville Mobile Food Pantry Mobile food pantries distribute fresh produce and other nutritious foods to families in need at sites where access to food assistance is limited. Volunteers will be asked to: Provide support in bagging and loading foods into cars as customers arrive Assist with clean-up and getting rid of trash at the end of the event Desired Skills: Have a commitment to Community Action Enjoy working with people Able to keep client information confidential Dependable, independent, and compassionate Ability to stand for the entire duration of the volunteer activity Willingness to be outside in any weather elements Lifting is required, unless you have lifting restriction Minimum Requirements: Must be at least 12 years old Must provide your own transportation to mobile food pantry All volunteers interested in this opportunity will be interviewed by the Senior Services Coordinator staff, who will provide training on mobile food pantries, nutrition, and volunteer expectations. All supplies need to bag supplies will be provided. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Alice Schimmel at...
Seeking Low-Income Focus Group Participants!

Seeking Low-Income Focus Group Participants!

We are searching for focus group participants with lower household incomes from May 8th through June 7th, 2018. Those who participate will receive a $15 gift card for their time and valuable input. The focus groups will inquire how you are making ends meet, how you’re treated while seeking services, and, how to best support the efforts of people working hard to create a more secure life. Call our office at 785-235-9561 or email mdavis@wefightpoverty.org to join one of our 75-minute focus and share your thoughts about important topics that impact our community. If you are unable to attend in person, but would like to participate, staff will provide the opportunity to speak directly with you on the phone. Phone interviewees will receive a $5 gift card for their...

Join our Board of Directors!

About our Board At Community Action, we fight poverty. We use advocacy, resource coordination, and direct, supportive services to achieve our goals. Our work as a private, non-profit corporation is overseen by a 33-member, volunteer Governing Board of Directors. The members of the Board represent the communities we serve and are elected in 3 categories of concern: Private Sector, Public Sector, and Poverty Sector. Opportunities We are not accepting applications at this time. Check our website and Facebook page for updates on Board vacancies!...

Diapers and Diaper Depot Resources

Community Action is pleased to partner with The Junior League of Topeka to support proud, low-income parents by providing a healthy diapering support system. We distribute 10,000 diapers per month and your donation of diapers and funds to support the program are critical. We encourage businesses and civic groups to consider hosting diaper drives and donating your collected diapers and cash to the program. Individual donations are also welcomed. Learn more by calling us at 785-235-9561.   DONATE...

Golf Equipment Needed

Help Kids Learn Important Life Skills! We need your help! A proud chapter of The First Tee, we teach students valuable life lessons through the game of golf. Just this past year, over 4,300 children built important character and life skills through The First Tee program, and we aim to reach even more in 2018. With the help of our generous donors, providing the equipment allows the student fee to be affordable to everyone. We can trade in your used adult clubs for a youth set! If you would like to donate equipment to The First Tee of Shawnee County, please contact Eric Boedeker at (785) 235-9561.   DONATE...