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 […]

Wichita Collegiate School

Wichita Collegiate School’s website says it is a school “committed to our community and to making it a better place, while also teaching care and concern for others on a daily basis.  A culture of volunteerism is instilled within each division.”  In the Early Childhood Division of the school, students participate in a variety of […]

Wichita State’s Future Health Care Professionals

The Future Health Care Professionals from Wichita State University brought a volunteer group to Rainbows’ on Thursday, September 29. Future Health Care Professionals (FHCP) is a recognized student organization at Wichita State, hosted by the College of Health Professions.  FHCP provides leadership, developmental, and intentional co-curricular experiences for its members pursuing a degree in a health professions field. Students from […]

Volunteer Profile – Fil Folden

Fil Folden began volunteering for Rainbows when her family moved Wichita from Ohio. “I believe that children are the future of the world, so anything I and my family can do to help children, in every possible way, is very important to us,” she said. Currently, Fil’s volunteer role varies from visit to visit. She […]