Cowley County is blessed with many civic and charity minded organizations that develop strong citizens and help our friends and neighbors in need. We offer ample opportunities to volunteer your time, money or resources to many deserving groups and experience the rich rewards of sacrifice and giving back. For a long list of local clubs and groups check with the individual town chambers of commerce. Here’s what some of our residents have to say about their volunteer experience:
I have been volunteering at the Cowley County Humane Society since February. My work there helps homeless dogs and cats find “furever” homes every day. The CCHS takes in nearly 3,000 pets annually so helping them find homes is an immensely rewarding endeavor. As a pet lover and owner myself, it’s very heartwarming to help homeless pets find loving new families. Not to mention that my volunteer “work” rewards me with lots of dog and kitty kisses. The shelter has many ways of volunteering such as helping with adoption events, grooming dogs and cats, helping with fund raisers, fostering pets, and lots more!
Volunteering with Manna Ministry food pantry is very rewarding. I have been a part of Manna for 13 years and seeing the need of others and being able to reach out to meet that need brings great fulfillment. I have the confidence that I am helping to provide for the nutritional needs of those in our community. There is an opportunity to assist once a week for 24 hrs. and/or once a month for 5 hrs. Come check it out!
There are many opportunities in Cowley County for those who wish to serve their community. One of my favorites, the local 4H program, provides a wonderful environment for area youth to learn and grow. Working with young kids who are truly excited to learn really gives me a boost. Volunteering for this program has been a great opportunity for my family and myself! We have met great kids, and made wonderful adult friends who share our ideals. I can’t imagine a life without it!
I think it is a good thing to find ways to be useful and helpful to others in life. I feel very blessed to have more time in retirement for volunteer service. It is a way to give back to our community and put our Christian faith in action. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry that I and my wife Cindy have near to our hearts. And we are very thankful for the many wonderful people and organizations that lend their time, talent and resources to support the families we serve.
The Winfield Community Food Pantry could not exist without the hundreds of volunteers who contribute many hours each year. We have no paid staff so our volunteers staff the Pantry each morning, organize food drives, donate food and money and pick up our weekly food purchases from local groceries. These volunteers enable us to continue our mission of providing food for those in need in our community.