Johnson County Government – Volunteer Opportunities

The Johnson County government has around 3800 employees, but they also depend on thousands of volunteers to function successfully. What a great way to contribute to the Johnson County community! Here are 10 Ways you can help:

  1. Community Gardeners – Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome to tend the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Community Garden which educates, empowers and feeds WIC clients. Call 913-715-6938
  2. Johnson County’s Re-blended Paint Program – Make a direct impact by reducing waste and protecting our environment. Volunteers do not handle any hazardous materials. Call 913-715-6938
  3. Meals on Wheels delivery – Deliver meals Monday to Friday from 10:45 a.m. to noon, either as a team or as an individual. Children may accompany parents and grandparents.
  4. Catch-A-Ride – Provide transportation for qualified riders, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to essential appointments in the county such as medical visits and grocery store trips. Volunteers choose schedules and geographical distance they are willing to drive. Mileage reimbursement is available.
  5. Office Administration – Help with data entry, filing, signing greeting cards, answering phones, greeting clients, etc. in any of the HSD offices, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  6. Creative Expressions – Decorate a Meals on Wheels lunch bag or make crafts for seniors, such as bookmarks, cards, placemats, and small crafts to be included with Meals on Wheels deliveries. A virtual opportunity from home, work, or school. (For numbers 3-6, call 913-715-8866)
  7. Johnson County Court Services – Supervised visitation advocate volunteers must have a minimum of three hours a week on Tuesday evenings to volunteer for six consecutive months. Call 913-715-7566
  8. Johnson County Library – Support many of the 13 county libraries’ activities and programs. Volunteers must be 14 years or older. Call 913-826-4600
  9. Johnson County Park & Recreation – Volunteer opportunities include the Johnson County Museum, Ernie Miller Nature Center and The Theatre in the Park, to name just a few. Call 913-826-3412
  10. Johnson County Developmental Supports – Help with special events, committee work, fundraising and computer/clerical support. Call 913-826-2212

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