Local volunteer opportunities

  • 13 Reasons to Fly SEK

An organization created to promote good mental health – and to share information about related events in and around Allen County, Kansas. Builds off the 13 Reasons to Fly campaign founded by Isabelle Cole.





  • Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF)

ACARF serves to provide a safe and loving home for cats and dogs in our community who are lost, abandoned, or unwanted. The organization also helps animals recover from illness, injury, or emotional suffering they have endured and works to find caring and responsible homes for our adoptable pets. ACARF serves to educate the public regarding pet care and animal overpopulation, and to help implement methods to improve these areas.





  • Allen County Historical Society

The Allen County Historical Society is headquartered at the Allen County Museum in Iola, Kansas. The Society was formed in 1956 in a burst of enthusiasm that carried over from the Allen County Centennial Celebration of 1955. 





  • Hope Unlimited

Hope Unlimited was formed in 1984 to provide victim assistance in the rural, southeast Kansas counties of Allen, Anderson, Neosho and Woodson.  At that time, the board of directors took victims into their own homes to provide them with a safe place to stay.  Since then, Hope Unlimited has grown and now provides a multitude of services to men, women and children who have experienced family violence, sexual assault or sexual abuse.





  • Humanity House

The Humanity House is dedicated to bridging the disconnect in our community through acts of kindness and volunteerism.




  • Kiwanis Club of Iola

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. 





  • Meals On Wheels

Meals on Wheels is dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network, thanks to staff and volunteers, delivers nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable our seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. 





  • Pregnancy Resource Center

The mission of the Pregnancy Resource Center is to offer life-affirming support through education and services to the communities of Southeast Kansas





  • Rotary Club of Iola

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary Club of Iola coordinates the community recycling program, which is active every Saturday morning. Please call Donna Grigsby at (703) 403-8257 or Steve Strickler at (620) 365-9233 for more information.





  • Thrive Allen County

Thrive Allen County is the largest and most prominent rural health advocacy organization in Kansas. We work relentlessly to make Allen County the healthiest rural community in the state, a community that thrives both physically and fiscally.





  • Your Community Foundation

Your Community Foundation strives to advance the quality of life in Allen County and surrounding areas by building permanent endowments, fostering philanthropy, energizing community communication, helping donors achieve charitable goals and leave lasting legacies.