HOW YOU CAN HELP

Office Assistant/Receptionist
Serve as the “face of ECKAN” in our Community Centers. Includes copying, filing, answering phones, greeting visitors, answering or referring inquires, keeping a log of visitors, and other clerical duties as assigned.

Food Distribution
Help in loading, unloading, and distributing food received via Harvester’s Retail Recovery Program and/or community donations. Sort and organize food items in pantries. May also prepare food boxes/bags for distribution to clients and help elderly and disabled customers by carrying food boxes to their vehicles.

Poverty Simulation
The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. The simulation is conducted in a large room with the “families” seated in groups in the center. Around the perimeter are tables representing community resources and services for the families, such as a bank, super center, Community Action Agency, employer, etc. Volunteers are recruited to staff the resource tables.

Special Events: Prom Boutique, Christmas Bureau, School Supply Drive, etc.
Support ECKAN through a variety of tasks related to special events at various times of the year such as Prom Boutique, Christmas Bureau, School Supply Drive and more. This may involve planning, publicizing and/or coordinating the event itself.

Classroom Helper
Support children’s learning by reading to a child. Play a learning game with a small group of children. Share a special talent you have, i.e. cooking experience, hobby, tell them about your job, etc. (Staff will work with you to make appropriate for the age of children at each site.) We are always looking for substitutes to cook or assist a teacher in the classroom, too.

Beautification Volunteer
Aid the staff in keeping ECKAN buildings and grounds looking great by washing windows, doing yard work, wiping down tables, maintaining playground areas, etc.

To find out more or to get involved, contact us today!

You can also call us at 785-242-7450 ext. 7205.

Volunteer Interest Form

For more information on how you can get involved as a community volunteer in Franklin and Anderson counties, visit  Get Connected.

You can look through a variety of opportunities and events to volunteer outside of those offered by ECKAN.