ARC Thrift Shop

600 Main St., Hays

Accepts donations of household items.  Is a 501(3)c.  Funds are used in the local community for people with disabilities.  They always need volunteers to help in store and process donations.


Big Brothers Big Sisters

1200 Main St., Suite 102, Hays

Matches carefully screened adult volunteers with children between 5 and 17 to help them achieve their full potential.

Boy Scouts of America

205 E. 7th St. Ste. 115, Hays

Promotes through cooperation with other agencies, the ability of yout to do things for themselves and others, to teach youth patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues.

CASA of the High Plains

107 W. 13th St., Hays

Volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children in the community by bringing concerns regarding the child's well-being to the appropriate professionals.  Also provide testimony in court and advocate for the child's best interests.

Community Assistance Center

208 E. 12th St., Hays

Accepts donations of food and household items for community members in need.

Habitat for Humanity of Ellis County, Inc.

P.O. Box 44, Hays

Offers safe, decent, affordable housing and homeowner repair services to low-income individuals and families.  Low-cost building materials and furnishing available at our ReStore.

Foster Grandparent Program (FHSU)

600 Park St., Hays

Connects volunteers age 55 and over with opportunities to provide one-on- one mentoring, nurturing and support with children with special or exceptional needs, or who are at an academic, social or financial disadvantage.

LINK, Inc. (Living Independently in NW Kansas)

2401 13th St., Hays

Provides services to individuals of all ages with any type of disability.  Services include but not limited to:  Information & Referral, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Support, Advocacy, Transition Services, Financial Management Services, Housing Referrals and Durable Medical Equipment Loan Pool.


Northwest Kansas Volunteers

205 E. 7th St., Suite 111, Hays

A website that connects volunteers to agencies with volunteer opportunities.  No cost to sign up.

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Options: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Inc.

2716 Plaza Ave., Hays

Provides emergency shelter, transportation, crisis counseling, legal and social advocacy, support groups, community education, and information and referral for victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and stalking violence.

Senior Companion Program (FHSU)

600 Park St., Hays

Connects volunteers age 55 and over with adults needing support to remain independent.  companions help aging citizens maintain their dignity and quality of life while enriching their own lives through service.

Salvation Army-Service Extension

205 E. 7th St. Ste. A, Hays

Provides short term financial services not limited to rent, utilities, vision, prescriptions, food, fuel and medical needs.

Tigers in Service (FHSU)

600 Park St.

Links individuals with volunteer opportunities in the community.

United Way of Ellis County

205 E. 7th St. Ste. 111, Hays

Offers referrals for social services and provides funding support for partner agencies.