Of Service - Current

October 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!


Leftovers with Love needs you to help deliver Rockhurst cafeteria leftovers to St. James Place. Volunteers deliver the food and then join guests for a meal. This opportunity occurs Tuesdays from 4 pm – 6 pm. Contact Maggie Cain or Augusta Thacker to sign up.

Service Saturday— Hope Faith Ministry is a faith-based ministry serving the homeless in Kansas City.  Sign up to serve on October 17 from 10:30am to 2:30 pm. Transportation is provided. Space is limited so sign up with Alicia Douglas by October 13.


Missouri River Watershed Festival is looking for volunteers to help out at their event. There are looking for 15 volunteers to run the activities. This will be help on Friday October 2, 2015 from 9am-2pm. If you are interested please contact Larry O’Donnell at 816-679-7772 or turttle5@aol.com

LEARN Science and Math Club is looking for volunteers to help with the Time Warner Cable Engineering Extravaganza on Saturday, October 3 between 9 am and 5 pm at UMKC. To sign up for a shift, visit the volunteer webpage.

Plaza Branch Library is looking for volunteers to help out with the brunch counting cans on Saturday October 17th. There will be a 2 hour shift schedule from 10:00am-6pm on Saturday and from 1:30pm-5:30pm on Sunday. If you are interested please contact Katie Taylor are KatieTaylor@kclibrary.org

Westside Teen Talent Show is looking for volunteers (12) to help out with the show on Sunday October 11 from 3pm to 5pm at the pyramid on 20th and West Pennway. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Marcella.

Little Sisters of The Poor is looking for volunteers for the fall clean-up of the center’s shrine gardens on Saturday October 17 at 9am. They ask that you please bring rakes, gloves, clippers, and shovels. If you have aby questions please contact Georgia.

Westside Community's Old Fashioned Family Fall Festival is looking for volunteers (40) to help with their event on Saturday October 24 from 11am to 1pm at the years of Ruiz Branch Library and Aguirre Community Center. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Marcella.

Earth Walk is looking for volunteers to help at their event on Sunday, November 1 at Shawnee Park. More information is to come, but if you have any questions contact Amy Smith.

Mayor Holiday Party and Toys for Tots is in need of volunteers (65) on Saturday December 12 at the TACC from 11am-1pm. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Marcella.

Rosedale Development Association's annual fall festival, Healthy Halloween, needs volunteers to help with the festival. Their event helps to provide a healthy way to celebrate Halloween in an area that is a known food and recreation desert. We are in need of many volunteers to help us have a successful event. Volunteers are needed from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday October 24 and a one hour orientation session on Friday the 23. To sign up please contact will@rosedale.org


Catholic Charities Refugee Learning Center is in need of volunteers to help tutor individuals and families from other countries who are living in KC wishing to improve their English skills. If you are interested please contact Kasey Feattherston at kfeattherston@catholicchartiesks.org

Catholic Charities of Kansas City- St. Joseph seek volunteers to lead activities for seniors, assist in the welcome center with food and clothing, putting together dignity bags for veterans and more. For additional information, please contact Rachel Larsen at 816-659-8216.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas is seeking volunteers to help with English classes, cultural orientation and job readiness classes for refugees in the Kansas City area. Classes are held Monday – Thursday from 8:45 am – 11:30 am. For more information, please contact Kirsten Krehel at 913-621-1504 ext. 1167.

Community Project Focus is looking for volunteers as they open up their nonprofit business. She is looking for volunteers to help get her started. There will be more information to come but if you are interested please contact Retha Jackson or mail her at 3409 28th Street KC, MO 64128.

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.  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.

Kansas City Public Library is hosting homework help sessions for middle and high school students. Volunteers are needed to work with younger students in areas of reading, math, language arts, and science.  Volunteers must commit to attend 5 sessions. Contact Katie Taylor or 816-701-3707 for more information and to sign up. Volunteer orientation will be on Wednesday, September 9 from 3:30 pm - 4pm.

Wednesdays (Math Focus)    September 16 – December 2         4:30 pm – 6:30 pm        Southeast Branch Library, 6242 Swope Parkway

Sundays(General Homework Help)     September 20 – December 4        2:30 pm – 4:30 pm   Bluford Branch Library, 3050 Prospect

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.

Linwood YMCA needs volunteers for its Launch Pad Program. Launch Pad is an After-school tutoring program held Monday – Thursday from 2:30 pm- 6 pm.  For more information, contact Victoria Hammond or 816-923-5675.

Rosedale Development Association is seeking a volunteer to transform historic photographs, maps, and documents into a catalogued archive. To apply for this position or for more information, please contact Adrianne Showalter Matlock.

Upper Room offers After School Programs at Hogan Elementary School and Mary Kelly Center Monday – Thursdays from 4:30 – 6 pm. Volunteers are needed to help with reading and math. For more information contact Mallory Gobet at 816-363-3819.

Visitation School is looking for volunteer coaches for 6, 7, and 8 grade girls volleyball. Teams practice twice a week and one day of games.  For more information or to sign up, please contact Lisa Saxe at 816-305-2628.

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