Volunteer Opportunities

In an effort to promote volunteerism in the State of Kansas, the website was established as an outlet for volunteer organizations and volunteers to match opportunities for volunteers and interested volunteers. Here you will find a listing of service opportunities throughout Kansas. This database is searchable by the organization, the type of service, and the county in which the activity takes place.

Derby also values volunteerism. The Derby community is built on volunteers who are committed to making Derby a great place to live. Look below for some of the ways you can become involved in Derby.

Boards & Commissions


The city relies on boards and commissions that are staffed by community volunteers. For more information, or if f you have questions, contact Hillary Lawrence at 316-788-3132.

Community Events


  • Derby Police Department Reserves - Contact Lt. Jimmy Queen at 316-788-1557.
  • Derby Twins Summer Baseball Games - Contact Lisa Nelson at 316-737-3584 for more information on the Derby Twins.
  • Fire Department Volunteers - Contact Fire Chief Brad Smith at 316-788-4435.
  • Fourth of July Parade - Contact the Derby VFW Post 7253 at 316-789-8244.
  • Independence Day Celebration - Contact Amy Smith at 316-788-0301.
  • Operation Holiday Derby - Operation Holiday Derby is designed to help those individuals and families in our community in need during the holiday season. It takes hundreds of volunteers to accomplish the work of this mission. If you would like to volunteer, email Operation Holiday Derby.

Derby Recreation Commission


The DRC coordinates a variety of events throughout the year that require assistance from volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering, contact Kathleen Avitt at 316-788-3781. You can also visit the DRC website to fill out a volunteer application form. The following are a few of the events you can assist with:
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Coaching
  • Dances
  • Easter Hunts / Great Egg Hunts
  • Family Swim Nights
  • Halloween Hullabaloo
  • Ice Cream Day
  • Kids Fishing Derby
  • Kite Festival
  • Pooch Pool Party
  • Rock River Rapids 500
  • Triathlons
  • Tournaments
  • WSI Aide

Derby Public Schools


If you wish to volunteer at a school building, please call the school office to inquire about volunteer opportunities. Opportunities may include reading to students, playground duty, PTO events and many more.