NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES LISTED HERE:
We try to update this page as often as I receive listing for needed volunteer help.
Everything listed is Corporal Works of Mercy unless noted!
“Run the Good Race”
Below is a link to the Sanctuary of Hope (SOH) “Run the Good Race” brochure. SOH would love to have STA students volunteer to help on race day, June 14th:
SOH is a retreat center that sits on land owned by the Archdiocese. It’s Executive Director is Fr. Dennis Wait.
The back page of the brochure provides a phone number (913-321-4673)
We are an assisted living facility with a fun and friendly group of residents. Volunteers can pick and choose from a variety of activities to assist with, depending on their interests and availability, from bingo and other games to arts and crafts. Working with the elderly is a great way to earn service hours while having fun and forming rewarding relationships. Many of our past volunteers have grown very close to our residents and continue to visit them despite having fulfilled their service hour requirements.
If any of your students are interested in earning service hours at our facility, please pass on my information to them:
Phone: 913-248-6600 ext.236
WIN for KC is looking for high school aged girls who are interested in earning some community services hours this summer and who would love to be role models for young girls. The summer camp runs in two separate sessions: June 3-6 for girls 9-12 and June 17-20 for girls 6-8. The camp runs Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Here’s a quick overview of what your girls would be doing during the week:
- Help campers learn over 14 different sports and fitness activities, and maybe learn some new ones yourself
- Work together to be positive role models and leaders to the young campers
- Receive 40 plus hours of community service, lunch daily, four t-shirts and MORE!
- Meet and network with young leaders like yourself from all over the Kansas City area
Applications are available online now until April 26. We’d really love to see your school represented this year with our team captain program.
For an application or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-474-2961.
Hillcrest Community Garden is currently seeking volunteers for the 2013 growing season. Our garden located in Kansas City, KS consists of 30 raised beds and a 1000sqft ground plot so we could use lots of help!
Our garden is special because it provides fresh nutritional produce for families and individuals living in Hillcrest Transitional Housing. Hillcrest Transitional housing is a 90-day housing program that helps homeless families become self-supportive, self-reliant contributors to society. It serves over 200 families a year with a 95% success rate!
We are looking for regular consistent volunteers as well as one time volunteer groups. This opportunity is a great way to learn about the local food movement while giving back to a community in need. It is also a great opportunity for students to get community service hours.
We would love your help with ongoing tasks such as:
- Planting days
- Daily watering
- Harvesting vegetables
- Building various garden structures
Please contact me if you are interested in volunteering for the garden.
VISTA Garden Coordinator
Hillcrest Transitional Housing
Santa Marta -
a faith-based senior living community, is looking for a dedicated volunteers
1) to work Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Student will interact with residents in our skilled and memory support areas. Activities will include leading chair exercises. Training provided.
2) help with dining room maitenance - all times needed.
If interested, please contact Gina Zwickel, email@example.com
OR just call Mark Sutton - 913-544-5898
Youth Volunteer Corp.
We set up community service activities that youth can participate in all around the city. For more information, you can go to our website, www.yvckc.org , or give us a call at 913-432-9822 ext. 305 (ask for volunteer coordinator)
Girls Night Out (GNO).
This group is a social and self care skills group for adolescent girls with developmental disabilities (the current grant we are working under is through Autism Speaks so our groups tend to have several girls with autism in particular). We use a method that teaches and practices these skills in their natural settings (parks, salons, movie theaters, restaurants ect.) with peer models demonstrating
We are always looking for high school female peer models.
This is a great community service project for anyone interested in the fields of education, psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and other health related fields. We provide training on developmental disabilities and intervention methods. The commitment for our peer models is typically 2 hours a week for 10-15 weeks (with a few weeks that will have extra hour long peer training sessions).
Click the link to view a video highlighting program.
Also, check out our new GNO website!!!
GRACE HOSPICE - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Patient/Family Volunteers help to ease the stress of the patient and the family by:
Reading and/or music
A meal, laundry or light housework
Listening and sharing friendly conversation
Helping the patient record their life story
Providing caregivers with some time for themselves
Staff Support Volunteers are helpful in the day-to-day operations by:
Providing clerical and office support to Hospice staff
Helping with mailings
Compassionate Pet Volunteers bring companionship by sharing the unconditional joy that only a beloved pet can bring.
Education Volunteers provide information to the community regarding Grace Hospice by:
Helping with booths at informational events
Making presentations about Grace Hospice to community organizations
Bereavement Volunteers are specially trained to be a healing presence to families by:
Making telephone calls or visits to family members
Helping with workshops
Assisting with our Autumn memorial service
For information, please call Hattie Kennedy, Volunteer Coordinator at 816-444-4611
Grace Hospice 9233 Ward Parkway, Suite 201 Kansas City, MO 64114
One of our Local teams, JCPRD Rangers, is in need of volunteers to help with their Special Olympics Gymanstics program. If you are interested in helping coach or assist athletes in the sport of gymnastics please contact Kelly Reilly at 913-236-1252.
Aquinas students interested in our babysitting opportunity on Thursday evenings from 5:45p.m. until approximately 9:00pm. We are pleased that our Bridges program is growing and we at AAPC have a need for more babysitters. It is our desire to have a few more babysitters that are interested in coming on a regular basis rather than many students coming only one time.
If you have any that are interested, please let me know.
Cynthia Zabroske, Volunteer and Community Outreach Specialist
advice & aid pregnancy centers, inc.
Offices in Shawnee and Overland Park
Phone - 913-962-0200
Y STARS (Students Taking
Action to Reach Success),
we have two schools that are currently in need of
volunteers to work with academically struggling students after school. The Y
STARS students are in 3rd - 6th grade, and we pair them up with high school and
college students for one-on-one or small group academic coaching. Volunteers are
asked to commit to at least one afternoon per week, from 3:15 - 4:45pm.
The school sites are Rosehill Elementary (9801 Rosehill,
between Quivira and Pflumm off 99th St) and Santa Fe Trail
Elementary (7100 Lamar). Each of these schools serve a high needs population,
and there are several children who are desperately in need of academic support.
The involvement of area high school students is a tremendous help for these
students, and we would love to have Aquinas students involved this year.
The Y STARS program is already underway for this school year, and we are in
need of more volunteers. I will be hosting trainings for volunteers over the
course of the next few weeks, and I can get information to you about dates/times
Program Impact and Development Specialist
Youth and Education
YMCA of Greater Kansas City
(913) 387-2604 - direct
(919) 264-6572 - cell
"St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf" (in Lenexa) - needs volunteers - if interested in working for St. Joseph Institute please see Mr. Brown in room 176 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HARVESTER - YOUTH AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
10th - 12th grade students wanting to increase leadership skills and are passionate about helping the hungry. Harvesters is accepting applications for the Ambassador Program now until 7/19/2010. Must have a 3.0 GPA and be willing to submit 50 hours of service throughout the year. TO APPLY - SEE MR. BEST. OR GO TO WWW.HARVESTERS.ORG
Gift of Adoption Fund
is a fully recognized charity and all donations are tax deductible. The Gift of Adoption has now started a program called "Babysit for Adoption" which is a way for teens to personally impact a child and help fund his or her adoption. A FULL 100% of funds go to the adoption! A teen can give a child a home - what an impact!
Babysit for Adoption is a great way for teens to make a difference in the lives of children around the world.
Babysit for Adoption was started by a high school student who was personally touched by adoption and who had a deep desire to do something concrete to improve the lives of children in need of families.
The program enables teenagers and young adults to band together to accomplish something wonderful and lasting - to help a child become adopted into a permanent and loving family.
To participate in the campaign, all one needs to do is to arrange one or more babysitting engagements and follow the steps below to donate the proceeds to this campaign.
100% of proceeds from this program will go directly to fund adoption assistance grants that provide the final funding needed to complete an adoption.
HEART TO HEART INTERNATIONAL -
The contact at Heart to Heart would be Carol Moore, or Steve Hower at 913) 764-5200. You can also fill out a volunteer application at their website at www.hearttoheart.org. They take volunteers in the warehouse in KC, KS during the week, and on the first and third Saturday of the month from 9-1. They also utilize students that are interested in a career in the non-profit industry in the corporate headquarters in Olathe.
Mission Project -
The Mission Project enables capable adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities to live independently and safely in community with minimal support.
Juniors and Seniors - interested in special Ed., psychology, social work, etc. - Mission Project need volunteers to interact with several activities for young adults with disabilities.
See Mr. Lamont for more info. and dates of activities (mostly weekends). email@example.com
Volunteer Program Director
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 329-5233 Direct Line
(816) 756-0393 Fax Line
Hooked on Books - You are invited to help sort books.
Kansas City Star created Hooked on Books program in 1998 and since then 720,000 new and gently used books have gone to KC area children who do not have access to age-appropriate books. Visit www.jlkc.org for more info. or email -
87th street Advisory is looking for students to assist in their weekly food drives. The drives are held on Saturday’s at local Hy-Vee’s, with two shifts, 10:00-1:00 or 1:00-4:00. Catholic Charities’ volunteer Lee Weigel is currently coordinating the student volunteers; please contact Lee at LEEWEIGEL@gmail.com if you have any students who might be interested.
Menorah Medical Center - looking for a variety of volunteers to do many things suited to your interest. Please call 913.498.6062 913.498.6062 and contact Mary Beth Smith. firstname.lastname@example.org
NorthCare Hospice - looking for volunteers - please contact Carissa Bouchard at 816.691.5119 - www.northcarehospice.org
Wyandotte Pregnancy Clinic - looking for students to help.
Contact: Mrs. Pat Klausner - 913.287.8287
PROJECT UPLIFT -
we need help every 2nd Saturday of the month. No need to call just show up -
9am - 12 - 1516 Prospect (UPLIFT ORGANIZATION)
Arnie Aaron is the volunteer coordinator for an agency in Olathe that works with Catholic Charities looking for student volunteers. Please call him at 913-915-1844 913-915-1844 .