Volunteers are needed for the spring 2023 commencement on Saturday, May 13 in Koch Arena. There are three volunteer shifts:

  • From 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Volunteers will welcome guests and graduates at the event, and food will be provided.

Senior Saturdays provide an opportunity for Shockers to volunteer to work with local seniors at the Larksfield Place senior living community.

The spring 2023 dates and times are 9-11 a.m. Feb. 18, March 11 and April 1.

Join the Community Service Board to assist local seniors with various tasks, including yard work, playing games or reading. Everyone is welcome.

For questions, email csb@wichita.edu or call 316-978-7016.

A graphic with the text, "Save The Waves" and the KMUW logo. "KMUW 89.1 FM," and a photo of a cassette tape as the backdrop.

Since the summer of 2020, KMUW has led an effort to collect, digitize and preserve audio and video materials from across Kansas. The goal of the Kansas Public Media Archive Project — dubbed Save the Waves — is to save historic recordings from obsolete formats before deterioration makes preservation impossible.

The software used to transcribe these files is not perfect, and that’s where KMUW needs volunteer help. KMUW is looking for volunteers to help correct grammar, spelling and punctuation on the digital transcriptions. Torin Andersen, KMUW’s digital archivist, will be available to answer any questions and can meet via Zoom to get those interested familiar with the project. Contact archives@kmuw.org to learn more.

These historic television and radio programs are accessible on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website at the Library of Congress.

Largely unseen and unheard since they were first broadcast, the materials digitized through Save the Waves are the first from Kansas added to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting at the Library of Congress. The Kansas collection consists of programs produced by KMUW, High Plains Public Radio, KPR, KPTS, KRPS, KHCC and Vietnamese Public Radio. Andersen collected and organized the material, and he continues to oversee the transcription process of the thousands of items from across the state.

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Middle school and high school teams from across Kansas will come to the Wichita State campus to participate in the Science Olympiad State Tournament on Saturday, April 1 to determine the state representatives for the National Tournament in May — also at WSU this year.

Many volunteers are needed to help make the event possible, and tasks range from administrative duties, running errands and judging individual events. The tournament lasts all day, but volunteers are not required to work the whole time.

Those interested should fill out the survey with their contact info, availability and what tasks they would like to help with.

A graphic with the text, "Save The Waves" and the KMUW logo. "KMUW 89.1 FM," and a photo of a cassette tape as the backdrop.

Since the summer of 2020, KMUW has led an effort to collect, digitize and preserve audio and video materials from across Kansas. The goal of the Kansas Public Media Archive Project — dubbed Save the Waves — is to save historic recordings from obsolete formats before deterioration makes preservation impossible.

The software used to transcribe these files is not perfect, and that’s where KMUW needs volunteer help. KMUW is looking for volunteers to help correct grammar, spelling and punctuation on the digital transcriptions. Torin Andersen, KMUW’s digital archivist, will be available to answer any questions and can meet via Zoom to get those interested familiar with the project. Contact archives@kmuw.org to learn more.

These historic television and radio programs are accessible on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website at the Library of Congress.

Largely unseen and unheard since they were first broadcast, the materials digitized through Save the Waves are the first from Kansas added to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting at the Library of Congress. The Kansas collection consists of programs produced by KMUW, High Plains Public Radio, KPR, KPTS, KRPS, KHCC and Vietnamese Public Radio. Andersen collected and organized the material, and he continues to oversee the transcription process of the thousands of items from across the state.

Students at Wichita State, aged 18 and older, who are interested in learning how to enhance their ability to interact socially with others are invited to fill out a survey. Interested participants will complete an online survey regarding their experiences, thoughts, feelings and attitudes.

After completing the survey, participants who express interest in engaging further will be contacted if they qualify to enter a face-to-face group to learn skills that some find useful in improving their social skills.

Those interested in participating can respond to the screening survey, “Screening Survey for the Impact of Face-to-Face Interaction on Social Skill.” The survey is estimated to take 15-20 minutes, and individuals taking part in the screening survey will earn two SONA credit for WSU courses. Participants may also choose to enter their name for a chance to win a $30 Walmart gift card. At the conclusion of data collection for this study, three winners will be selected randomly. Winners will be contacted via email regarding how to collect their gift card.

Questions can be directed to Jacob Armstrong at jdarmstrong@shockers.wichita.edu.

Looking for volunteer hours? Help 4 Homeless is looking for volunteers to come aid in picking up trash in the streets of downtown Wichita from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 24.

Volunteers will meet in Naftzger Park to organize groups and acquire gloves and sanitary equipment. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Touch Up is a Shocker Neighborhood clean-up event to help beautify the local area. Volunteers will check-in starting 9 a.m. Saturday, April 1 at either the Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, 2755 E. 19th St. N., or Glen Dey Park, 2801 N. Grove St.

Dumpsters will be provided at each location. Water, snacks and T-shirts will also be provided to volunteers while supplies last.

A photo of a group of KMUW volunteers holding a "#MyKMUW" sign..

Here’s a chance to be an indispensable part of the KMUW team. KMUW is looking for volunteers for its spring pledge drive from Tuesday, March 28 to Friday, March 31.

Volunteers will work alongside KMUW staff and other public radio fans to help take donations, and all meals are provided to volunteers.

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Choose from hundreds of volunteer opportunities using VolunteerICT. The platform connects Wichita State’s students, faculty and staff to volunteer work throughout Wichita based on specific agencies, location, interest and more.

To get started, log in to myWSU, go to the “Home” tab, and under the “Campus Involvement” section, select “Log in to VolunteerICT.” Create a profile, find volunteer opportunities and begin volunteering.

Volunteers can track their activities, and VolunteerICT will add the hours to a volunteer resume that volunteers can access anytime.

For questions, email VolunteerICT@wichita.edu or call 316-978-7016.