Of Service - Current

June 2015

The Center for Service Learning is your resource for connecting with community service opportunities. Every month we compile and distribute Of Service for the Rockhurst community to discover opportunities for service. When calling to inquire about projects off campus, be sure to mention that you’re from Rockhurst University. Also, don’t forget to complete and submit your service transcript forms after completing projects. Thanks!


Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph needs volunteers to help during the Outpace Poverty 5K Walk/ Run on June 20 between 5 am – 12 pm. Click here to sign up.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is looking for volunteers to help serve food and run carnival games during the World Refugee Day Celebration on June 6 from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm. For more information, please contact Michelle Carlstedt. Click here to sign up.

Kansas City Public Library is looking for volunteers to help during the summer reading program events. Each branch will host an interactive superhero event. Dates, times and locations are listed below. For more information or to sign up, please contact Katie Taylor at 816-701-3707.

June 5 at the Central Library from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

June 12 at the Trails West Branch from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

June 19 at the Plaza Branch from 6 pm – 8 pm

July 9 at the Waldo Branch from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

July 14 at the Westport Branch from 9:30 am – 11:30 am

July 17 at the Ruiz Branch from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (kids) and 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm (teens)

July 28 at the North-East Branch from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Spay and Neuter Kansas City is looking for volunteers to pass out summer pet care information. Upcoming canvassing dates are June 13 and 20 from 10 am – 2 pm. For more information, please contact Marlan Roberts at 816-353-0940 ext. 16.  


Community Recycling Centers need volunteers to help direct and assist patrons. For more information, please contact Amy Smith at 816-561-1061 ext. 122.

Harvesters has many volunteer opportunities in sorting and repackage donated product. As well as delivering groceries to adults and helping at children nutrition classes. If interested email volunteer@harvesters.org or call 816-929-3090.

Kansas City Pet Project is looking for volunteers to help around the animal shelter.  Some of the jobs include washing the animals, walking them, cleaning out cages, adoption events, helping the vet, etc.  Volunteers must attend a training session.  Contact Kelly Walsh at 913-226-0666.  The shelter is located at 4400 Raytown Road, Kansas City, MO 64129.

Keeler Women’s Center is looking for volunteers to welcome women into the center, provide childcare, answer phones, assist with administrative tasks, and many more. If you are interested in making the difference in some local women’s lives, please call Sr. Carol Ann Peterson at 913-906-8990.

Newhouse Shelter is looking for volunteers to help in different aspects of volunteering within the shelter. Click here for more information on specific ways to get involved or email Kacee Kellum.

There are many opportunities to serve. Please visit the Center for Service Learning to find out more information about these or other local organizations.