This week, teens are volunteering during spring break through United Way

WICHITA, KAN., Monday, March 14, 2022 – Teenagers from the Wichita metro area are spending their spring break volunteering at local nonprofits across the community. Projects include assisting with day camps, crafting with kids and indoor/outdoor cleaning projects. It’s all part of the 29th annual United Way Youth Days of Caring, March 14-18.

“It’s inspiring to see young people giving back to their community,” said Becky Springer, United Way Volunteer Center Manager. “During a week where they could be relaxing, these students have chosen to lend their time and talents to meet the needs of others. Their servant leadership is admirable.”

Students can continue to sign up for projects through Thursday, March 17, at

List of projects with photo/video opportunities:

Monday, March 14

  • Tanganyika Wildlife Park
    1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard
    7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Volunteers will help setup, facilitate and tear down activities that are part of their spring break camp, Happily Ever After.
  • Rainbows United
    2258 N. Lakeway Circle
    2 – 4:30 p.m.
    Volunteers will be assisting with spring cleaning including washing windows, general landscaping and indoor cleaning tasks.

Tuesday, March 15

  • Museum of World Treasures
    835 E. First Street
    9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Volunteers will be facilitating simple craft activities for young visitors throughout the museum.
  • Wichita Family Crisis Center
    1111 N. St. Francis
    1 – 2 p.m.
    Volunteers will be creating tote bags from donated T-shirts. Tote bags are filled with general hygiene items and food for clients.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

  • Medical Loan Closet of Wichita
    6655 E. Harry St.
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Volunteers will sort and organize incoming warehouse donations, assist with general yard work and prepare items for shipment to the Dominican Republic.


MEDIA CONTACT: Kindra Goertzen, Creative Manager, United Way of the Plains, or (316)267-1321, ext. 4104

United Way of the Plains is a nonprofit and for-impact organization that focuses on health, education, financial stability and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Our mission is to improve lives by harnessing the caring power of our community to advance the common good in south central Kansas. Follow us on these social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok.


Published On: March 14, 2022


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