“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.”~ S. Chisholm
Atchison values volunteerism. The Atchison community is built on volunteers who are committed to getting involved and making Atchison a great place to live, work, and play. Here’s how you can get involved in Atchison …
City Boards & Commissions
The City relies on boards and committees led by community volunteers to set policies and priorities. For more information, please visit the City Boards page here. Questions? Contact City Clerk Frances Zuzolo at 913-367-5506 or via email.
Volunteer At Community Events
Amelia Earhart Festival
Annual community festival held the third weekend of July.
Contact Atchison Chamber of Commerce: 913-367-2427.
Haunted Trolley Tour
Various volunteers needed. Contact 913-367-2427.
Volunteers sought for this historic community celebration honoring African-American independence, emphasizing education and achievement. Contact 913-367-2481.
Volunteer With Community Organizations
The local leaders, institutions, and agencies that put this Directory together invite volunteers to join in promoting communication, cooperation and collaboration among those who love and serve the Atchison community.
Volunteering at Atchison Hospital has been a community tradition since 1957. Atchison Hospital offers services for adult volunteers as well as opportunities for students ages 14 – 18 years of age in the Junior Volunteer Program. Both programs contribute more than 115,000 hours of service yearly to the Sunflower Gift Shop, Twice is Nice Thrift Shop, Mail Delivery, Surgery Hospitality, Information Desk, Arts and Crafts, and fundraising activities.
For more information, contact Elaine Markou at 913-360-5582. Click here to download the Auxiliary application.
Atchison Preservation Alliance
Contact Terry Knopke at 913-367-7473.
Volunteer coaches, attendants, program leaders, and others needed for a variety of events and programs. Contact 913-367-3352.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atchison County
Volunteer mentors needed. Contact 913-547-2052
Givepulse is an online program that Benedictine College started, a place where volunteer programs and service opportunities are posted for users to view and participate. The program free and available for any person or non-profit to use.
Volunteers sought for various senior services including meal preparation, delivery, programs, and transportation. Contact 913-367-4655.
Saint Jude Hospice
Volunteers needed to provide support, comfort, and companionship to individuals in the community who are dealing with the challenges of terminal illness. Opportunities include patient care and administrative assistance. Contact Tami Shefferd at 785-742-3823.
Santa Fe Depot
Volunteers needed as docents and greeters for the visitors’ center. Contact 913-367-2427.
Shannon Volunteer Fire Department
Volunteers sought to serve with township fire service. Contact Dave “Spider” Shell at 913-367-2090.
Still looking? For more volunteering opportunities and information on civic organizations, check out the Kansas Volunteer Commission at KanServe.org.