Volunteers are an integral part of Rainbows United’s ability to provide services to children with special needs and their families. Because of the commitment of our volunteers, projects such as painting and staining, replacing carpet, laying sod, building a raised-bed garden, clearing a tree line, pruning and trimming trees, laying mulch, cleaning classrooms and organizing […]

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteering at Rainbows impacts not only the children with special needs and their families, but it also changes the life of the volunteer. “I enjoy every minute I spend volunteering and am always looking for the next event to sign up for because it brings me pure joy to see the smiles on all of those […]

Volunteer Profile

My name is Megan Lamb, and I was born and raised in Wichita. Growing up in the area, I had heard of Rainbows before, but my first personal connection to the organization came through an interesting AmeriCorps position which I applied for and later obtained. I first began volunteering at Rainbows as an AmeriCorps VISTA, […]

Volunteer Summary 2017

Dominic Bann, a junior year at Kapaun Mount Carmel High School, plays football, enjoys CrossFit workouts and likes building computers. But perhaps his favorite hobby of all is participating in Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The Eagle Scout Service Project, or more simply […]

Ongoing Volunteers

Peter Hampel’s 10th Annual Luau was a special evening, with over 577 people in attendance at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Among those 577, we had 25+ individuals on-site to volunteer. Volunteers were used in nearly every aspect of event staffing – from face painters to photographers, drink-makers to ticket-sellers, and all the tasks in between.  The Luau, […]

Benefits of Community Service

-Written by Sidni Garwood, Rainbows’ Volunteer Coordnator   5 Selfish Reasons You Should Volunteer Ok, Ok…I’m not actually calling YOU selfish. However, as the agency Volunteer Coordinator, I often want people to know that volunteering benefits more than just Rainbows as the recipient organization. There are actually some really great rewards that make volunteering reciprocally […]

A Volunteer’s Perspective

Rainbows celebrated the start of its 45th year on June 8, 2017. To commemorate this agency milestone, Rainbows held celebrations at both Wichita locations. The fun kicked off at Kids’ Point with a Rainbows-inspired breakfast and ended in the afternoon at Kids’ Cove with a pirate-themed party. What a wonderful day it was! Volunteers from Enterprise Rent-A-Car […]

Bub & Tucker

written by Gerald (Bub) Isaacson “Hello! My name is Gerald Isaacson, but most people call me Bub. I am 69 years old and recently retired after working in the Graphics Industry nationwide. I was born in Ogallala, Nebraska, and moved to Wichita in the mid-50’s where I eventually graduated from South High. I have been […]

Volunteers in 2016

Written by Sidni Garwood, Volunteer Coordinator As our Mission Statement says, Rainbows brings together community resources to benefit children with special needs. Because volunteers are a resource of our community, they are a fundamental part of our mission here at Rainbows. “I would definitely recommend volunteering at Rainbows,” said Alexia Duling.  Alexia, a 16 year old sophomore at Bishop […]

The Best of 2016

What fun we have had over the last 12 months, creating weekly blogs for our followers!  Our goal was to provide useful information and resources as well as share the news and excitement happening at Rainbows, and we hope we have accomplished just that. In case you missed them, we compiled a list of the […]