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Thank You Textron Aviation Interns

Thank you to Textron Aviation Interns who volunteered to stain the fence, prune the rose bushes and weed the Fisher Boy garden at Kids’ Cove.  These Interns came from all over the United States and chose to help Rainbows!  We appreciate you.

We now look to the future.

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. The theme is a nod to our past, a reflection of our present, and a wink […]

Perspective, Self-Confidence, Purpose

Volunteering is at the heart of our communities and is a driving force for positive change worldwide. It is a great way to make a difference in the lives of others, plus you’ll discover some pretty amazing benefits in your own life while you’re at it! Volunteers play a key role in the success of […]

Volunteering in a Time of Social Distancing

  As Rainbows’ Volunteer Coordinator, I am simply amazed at the generosity and commitment I have witnessed over the last several months from individuals and groups wanting to volunteer for Rainbows in any way possible.  When we realized we needed masks to help keep our staff and children safe, people from all over the community […]

Give Thanks

As your family gathers for the upcoming holiday, think about ways to make a difference in your community. It’s a great way to give thanks for what you have and to show your children that giving back can do good and feel good. There are many opportunities to volunteer at Rainbows United, no matter what […]


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, […]