Spring 2019 Weekend Breaks are now open!
Apply 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!
Spring 2019 Weekend Breaks:
*indicates a new break addition
Sat, Feb 9: KNI, 2-4pm
Sat, Feb 9: Kaleidoscope, 12:15-3:45pm
Sun, Feb 10: KNI, 3-5pm
Sun, Feb 10: Hidden Valley, 1-4pm
Sat, Feb 23: Kaleidoscope, 12:15-3:45pm
*Sat, Feb 23: Hidden Valley, 1-4pm
Sat, Feb 23: KNI, 2-4pm
Sun, March 3: KNI, 3-5pm
Sun, March 3: Hidden Valley, 1-4pm
Sat, March 30: KU Audio Reader, 10am-1pm
Sat, March 30: Hidden Valley, 10am-1pm
Sun, March 31: KNI, 3-5pm
Sat, April 20: KU Audio Reader, 10am-1pm
Sat, April 20: Kaleidoscope, 12:15-3:45pm
Sun, April 21: KNI, 3-5pm
Sat, April 27: KU Audio Reader, 10am-1pm
Sat, April 27: Kaleidoscope, 12:15-3:45pm
*Sat, April 27: Hidden Valley, 1-4pm
Sat, May 4: Harvesters, 12-2pm
Spring 2019 Weekend Break Sites:
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
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
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