Volunteering is a great way to not only get involved in your community and make a difference but it can also aid you in career planning. Volunteer at a place that is related to a career you hope to do one day. That way you will be able to gain some first-hand experience in a career field you are interested in while giving back and improving your community. Note your experiences in your Xello account, that way it will be easy to remember later when you are trying to fill out scholarship or job applications!
Here are some websites you can use to find volunteer opportunities in the Wichita community:
American Red Cross: www.redcross.org/support/volunteer
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas: www.begreatwichita.org/volunteer.php
Casa de Semilla/The Seed House: http://theseedhouse.org
Exploration Place: www.exploration.org/volunteer.html
Habitat for Humanity: http://volunteerup.com/Login.asp?w=i&o=80
Kansas Food Bank: www.kansasfoodbank.org/how-to-help/volunteer/
Kansas Humane Society: http://kshumane.org.
Rainbows United: www.rainbowsunited.org/pages/volunteering-at-rainbows
Salvation Army: www.salvationarmy-wichita.org
Sedgwick County Zoo: www.scz.org/volunteer_job_opp-volunteer.php
Sunflower Community Action: http://scapower.wixsite.com/sunflower-comm-act
Tanganyika Wildlife Park: http://twpark.com/volunteer-tanganyika.php - offers multiple volunteer opportunities from being a counselor to helping with a one time event.
United Way of the Plains: http://unitedwayplains.org/volunteer-center - A comprehensive data base of opportunities. You can search by interest and age to find the right fit.
Via Christi http://www.viachristi.org/giving/volunteers/volunteer-opportunities-wichita - Via Christi also offers volunteer opportunities for teenagers who are interested in the medical profession.
Volunteer Kansas: http://www.volunteerkansas.org/ Similar to United Way in that you can search for opportunities based on your interests.
Wesley Medical Center: http://wesleymc.com/about/volunteer-with-wesley.dot - Interested in a medical career? Wesley Medical Center offers volunteer opportunities for teenagers.
Wichita Art Museum: http://wichitaartmuseum.org/wamVolunteer.html