Spring Break 2017 applications will open in November.
Please also take a look at some of our Weekend Break sites to see what other opportunities are available for you in the Lawrence community.
Check Out Our Sites From Spring 2016!
Head Start, Inc.
Head Start Inc. is devoted to providing comprehensive services for young children and their families. The main purpose of this program is to increase the child success rate. In order to achieve this, the program promotes an inclusive community. What this entails is equal opportunities for all, strengthening the relationship between the child and his/her parent(s), enhancing development, and supporting the parents to achieve their goals. The overall vision of this program is to encourage, empower, and educate all of the young children. Volunteers working at Head Start Inc. will help with several activities. For instance, this could include help in the classrooms, riding the busses with the children, outdoor play, packing meals, volunteering for the art reception, and simply spending meaningful time with the preschool children.
Refugee Services of Texas
Established in 1978, Refugee Services of Texas works to provide services to immigrants, refugees, human trafficking survivors, and other vulnerable populations. This social service agency works to integrate the individuals from these populations into their new communities. The home agency’s office is located in Dallas; however, Refugee Services of Texas is also located in Amarillo, Austin, Fort Worth, and Houston. Volunteers will be guided by human compassion and dignity principles. Their volunteering tasks may differ from day to day. This could including helping with refugee transportation, interpretation services, human trafficking outreach, legal services, apartment set-up, etc.
Established in 1956, FiftyForward enriches the lives of adults 50+ by providing pathways to health, well being, and lifelong learning. Volunteers will work on activities with seniors in early stages of dementia, spend time working at the community garden, assist with a "tech" support day, and engage the seniors in game days and development programs.
City Rescue Mission
Oklahoma City, OK
City Rescue mission offers homeless individuals the opportunity to receive food, clothing, and to put an end to their homelessness. This is achieved through their many programs such as Bridge to Life and the Impact Hunger Food Resource Center. Homelessness in Oklahoma City affects many women, men, children, and families. The individuals volunteering with City Rescue Mission will help with a range of tasks. For instance, the volunteering opportunities for this site could include working with the Donation Resource Center, Food Resource Center, Food Services, Outdoor Lawn and Garden, and/or any other specific program that the site offers.
One Colorado is dedicated to LGBTQIA+ advocacy, working to change the hearts and minds of everyday Coloradans. One Colorado works hard to take a stand against bullying and harassment against young people in school, as well as focusing on health care issues and building safe alliances in the community. Volunteers will be working hard to advocate for issues such as safe schooling, relationship recognition, and transgender equality.
Milwaukee Jewish Home
The Milwaukee Jewish Home emphasizes providing seniors with comfort, meaning, independence, and dignity. They offer shows, game nights, and outings for all seniors to be included in the life and excitement in the city. Volunteers will be working alongside staff to help with resident activities such as baking, arts and crafts, ceramics, and bingo. Volunteers will also be working with residents one-on-one to brighten their days by reading, talking, or playing games with them.
City of Light
City of Light, First MCC & Crossroads Community Center is a progressive community of faith which holds these core values: compassion in action for a world in need, inclusion that calls us to create a world that works for and welcomes everyone, empowering one another to discover our best in relationship with God. Volunteers will participate in ongoing community support and development programs which seek to further the betterment of Atlanta, such as: clothing and food distribution, meals for the hungry, inclusive support groups, and more.
Woman's Intercultural Center
The Women's Intercultural Center works with women and children in the southern New Mexico and western Texas areas. The women are primarily at a third grade education level, with much of the community having a hispanic background. The main focuses are to educate, empower, and engage women with special services, trainings, and workshops that the center provides. Volunteers will have hands on experience and design their own activities to engage the community.