As Director of Service, Tom Hurst keeps a data base listing of all the hours of service that you are involved with while a student at McPherson College. Personal hours of service, year-round, as well as class, club, and team service hours are kept in the data base. Many students request a listing of their service hours while in college as they prepare their resumes. If you would like a listing of the hours that you have served, send Tom a note.
Students may submit an activity, date of the activity and hours served to Tom Hurst at any time.
Hurricane Irene Recovery - Holton, Indiana
In February 2012, a tornado flattened about 20 homes in this small town of fewer than 500. Two people were killed. More than a year later, Holton is still recovering. Students will be helping residents to rebuild and clean up. Students do not need rebuilding experience because Brethren Disaster Ministries volunteers will teach any skill required.
Camp Mount Herman - Tonganoxie, Kansas
Students and alumni will “spruce up” this Church of the Brethren camp and participate in fun evening activities. Volunteers will build, paint, pull weeds and trim trees.
One former camper wrote on the camp’s website: “So many great memories for me… Thanks to all the wonderful people who continue to provide this camping opportunity!”
Heifer International Ranch - Perryville, Arkansas
Students will learn about solutions to world hunger and work at maintaining the Ranch. Heifer International works with communities to end hunger, end poverty and care for the Earth.
Heifer International all started in 1944 with a single shipment of dairy cattle to Puerto Rico. Today the organization distributes 27 animals throughout the world—including goats, geese, guinea pigs, bees, silkworms and water buffalo. Each recipient agrees to share the offspring from the animals they receive, multiplying the gift.
United States Postal Service (McPherson), Saturday, May 11 – 2-4pm
The postal service “Stamp Out Hunger” canned food drive. 6 volunteers needed to help sort boxes of cans, cereal, jello, etc.
Contact: Joyce Tolle – 620-241-1584
5K Family Fun Run on Saturday, April 13.
The YMCA is searching for volunteers to assist with their annual 5K Family Fun Run on Saturday, April 13. All proceeds will benefit United Way of McPherson County. This year’s event includes a “speckle run,” which incorporates participates being sprayed with color at every kilometer. Volunteers will have the thrill of spraying participants as they pass by! Volunteers are needed 7:30 -10:30 a.m.
Contact: The United Way office is coordinating volunteers. Please send volunteer names to Anne Kirchner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620.241.5152.
Light Capital Kiwanis Club- Saturday, March 30 – 1pm-7pm
Help needed at concession stand for teen gals volleyball tournament to be held in the Pyle Center at Central Christian College. Respond by March 22.
Contact: Ed Butler (242-8006 or email@example.com
McPherson Museum, Saturday, April 13
Pack up Museum items in preparation of moving them to the new Museum site. Must be able to handle ceramics and other collectibles carefully. 5-6 students needed on Saturday, April 13 from 10am until 3pm. Lunch IS provided.
Kansas Collegiate Media Awards through the McPherson College office of Adam Pracht, Director of Development Communications. This is the organization that judges and recognizes the work done by student journalists every year.
The tasks I need the most help with do not require any training in journalism or communications.
Contact: Talk with Adam in the lower level of Beeghly Hall or write to him at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at x2425
MCDS - Softball Tournament on Saturday, April 13.
Volunteers needed to help with the tournament.
Contact: Jennifer Cantrell – 620-241-6693, ext. 133 or 620-241-6699 or email@example.com
STEPMC - Allies
“Intentional Friends” for those living in poverty who have completed Getting Ahead class and wish to continue as a Circle Leader. Training is provided to become an Ally, and then will meet with their Circle Leader at one weekly Circle meeting and at least one other time during a month.
Contact person Brenda Sales: firstname.lastname@example.org
STEPMC - other
Other opportunities available by serving on one of our Teams: Community, Resource, Income & Education, Recruitment and Big View. c
Contact Brenda Sales: email@example.com
STEPMC - Meals
Weekly meals for 40-50 people at our weekly (every other week during the summer months) on Thursday evenings.
Contact: Sandy Hunter: firstname.lastname@example.org
McPherson Dog Park
Volunteers needed on an on-going basis to distribute posters and information for the McPherson Dog Park Association. If interested contact Traci Parrish at 241-5400 or Linda Herring at email@example.com.
McPherson Scottish Festival http://www.macfestival.org/to_volunteer.html
VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Join us as a volunteer for the day, the weekend, or throughout the year. Everything offered by the McPherson Scottish Festival is planned, coordinated, and conducted by volunteers who enjoy Scottish and Celtic heritage activities and want to share these experiences with others.
We need the time and energy of many individuals throughout the year to help make our Festival happen. We are seeking motivated, responsible people to be a part of making the Festival a magical event.
McPherson College Check with the offices of:
Alumni Affairs - Katie Hill ext. 2438
Development - Anna Ruxlow ext. 2432
Library - Mary Hesstor ext. 2487
Facilities - Dave Auman or Connie Stucky ext. 2470
Sports Programs - Amanda LeClair ext. 2578, Aric Cherry ext. 2431
IF there is work, college offices are often able to work around and with your personal schedule.
McPherson Church of the Brethren
Wednesday evening TEAM Meal preparation, serving and clean-up. 4:30-7:00
Contact: Lynn Lichty 241-5191
The Cedars Retirement Community
Visit and share a game, a book, some conversation with a senior resident or group of residents.
Contact: Elva Jean Naylor 241-3123
On-Line Service Opportunities
Sign up. Make your choices.
Petting animals, cleaning cages.
Contact: Joe Dickhudt campus ext. 2563
A program to help people get out of poverty. Need one time or regular childcare during adult meetings. Dinner 5:15-6:00 (if wanted) Activity help from 6:00-7:30pm.
Contact: Brenda Sales, Director 620-242-2015, firstname.lastname@example.org
Save ‘N Share Store
Check downtown with Store Manager
Re-Use It Store
Check at store on West Kansas for possibilities.
Death Row Support Project
The Christian faith asks us to visit those in jail. One of the ways to do this is to commit to at least a year of writing to one person on death row.
Contact: Rachael Gross email@example.com or call the following number between 9 and 5, 260-982-7480, or write to Death Row Support Project, PO Box 600, Liberty Mills, IN 46946.
YMCA-Connect AfterSchool Program
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 3:15 at the McPherson Middle School.
Contact: Eddie Reeder
First Christian Church
Help with children’s activities on Wednesdays 6-7pm.
Contact: Dee Ann Easley 620-755-1625 or Rev. Lynn Scott 316-308-5068/620-241-1390
Easley@hometelco.net and firstname.lastname@example.org