Register for a Weekend Break HERE!

Weekend Breaks are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays in, and around, the Lawrence area. They typically last anywhere from 2-5 hours.

Everyone who applies for a Weekend Break is automatically accepted. You will receive a confirmation email after applying, as well as a reminder email on the Monday before your break.

Volunteers will meet at the Lied Center and your group will carpool together, so if you are able to bring your car, please do!

Below we have listed all of the Fall 2018 Weekend Breaks and some information about each site. If you have any questions, contact kuweekendbreaks@gmail.com and make sure to sign up for one by clicking the link at the top of the page! 

*please note: KU Audio Reader events originally scheduled for October 13th and November 10th have been moved to October 27th and November 3rd.

Saturday, November 3rd*: KU Audio Reader, 10am-12pm

Saturday, November 3rd: Harvesters, 1pm-4pm

Saturday, November 3rd: Hidden Valley, 1pm-4pm

Saturday, November 10th: Harvesters, 1pm-3pm

Saturday, November 10th: Kaleidoscope, 12:45pm-3:45pm

Sunday, November 11th: Hidden Valley 1pm-4pm

Saturday, December 1st: Harvesters, 1pm-3pm (FULL)

Saturday, December 1st: Kaleidoscope, 12:45pm-3:45pm

*date change

Since 1979, Harvesters food bank has collected and distributed food and household products to individuals in our community. With the help of volunteers, Harvesters distributes more than three million pounds of donated supplies every month. Volunteers will help in the Volunteer Outreach Center to sort and pack donated items for distribution.

Where: Topeka, KS

Kaleidoscope is a free, creative workspace for children and their families to produce works of art from leftover Hallmark manufacturing supplies. At Kaleidoscope, the creative spirit is nourished, and children and adults alike are encouraged to have fun and feel great about their ideas.
 
 Where: Kansas City

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The Kansas Neurological Institute holds a mission to support each person to who lives at KNI so that they can have the quality of life they deserve by recognizing their individuality, protecting and maintaining their health, and making sure they are included in every aspect of their lives: in their homes, jobs, and communities. Volunteers will be doing crafts and activities and spending time with residents.

Where: Topeka, KS

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Maggie's Farm is located in the Central Plains, just north of Lawrence, Kansas. The Kansas River or the "Kaw" bisects rich, rolling farm lands. They pride themselves on being a completely organic farm, meaning no pesticides are used on their land in any way. They provide local produce to Lawrence restaurants including Genovese, and are home to a flock of beautiful sheep and provide local wool to the Lawrence community.

Where: Lawrence, KS

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Audio-Reader, an audio information service for anyone who has difficulty reading standard printed material, airs more than 160 hours weekly of printed matter and special information to thousands of listeners throughout Kansas and western Missouri. Service is provided via closed circuit radio, Lions Telephone Reader and on CD or NLS cartridge. This unique programming is made possible by volunteer readers who record or broadcast the various newspapers, magazines and books offered through Audio-Reader. Audio-Reader volunteers include college students, teachers, doctors, homemakers, retirees and many others. They have a diversity of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common desire to help provide current information to those who can't read daily newspapers, magazines and best-selling books.

Where: Lawrence, KS