Of Service - Current

May 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!


American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance, Inc. needs volunteers to volunteer at the 9th annual AIHREA Our Nation's Energies Pow wow! Taking place in the Fieldhouse at Johnson County Community College, this two day event starts the evening of May 1st and continues Saturday, May 2nd. They will hold a full scale health screening clinic, food booth, kid's table and have many other volunteering opportunities! Click here for more information.

Bridging the Gap needs volunteers to help Heartland Tree Alliance plant 21 street trees in the Quality Hill neighborhood on May 6, from 9am to noon, near downtown Kansas City, Missouri. No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided. All volunteers must register online in advance. Click here to sign up! 

Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteers to help with their MDA Kansas City Muscle Walk at Sporting Kansas City Park. Volunteers will be needed to help set up/tear down, work registration table, waiver tables, "Why I Walk" area and various other needs to make this event go off without a hitch! The event will be held May 16, from 7am to 12pm. Click here to learn more about volunteering.

Open Options, Inc. needs volunteers to help with setup prior to their Mothers Luncheon. Some volunteers will serve as greeters and help guests find their tables. They will also need some volunteers to stick around and help with clean up after the event. The event will be held May 14, from 9am to 2:30pm. Contact Michelle Maier at 816-983-2204 for more information.

Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders needs volunteers for their Rockin’ the Rainbow event. Volunteers will help with the silent and live auctions, event enhancers, set-up, and tear down. The event is Saturday May 16 from 4:30pm to 10:30pm. Volunteers are also needed for event set-up the evening of Friday, May 15th. Contact Jill Calvert for more information.

Visitation School needs volunteers to help with their annual 5k race. Volunteers will help with course monitoring and work with children participating in the ruckus, dunk tank, and bouncy house. The volunteers will also help with serving breakfast. The event is May 9, from 8am to 11am. Click here for more information on signing up.


Boys and Girls Club- Independence Unit needs volunteers to assist with the daily operations of the after school program and LIFE Coaches to mentor youth.  If interested, please contact Rochelle Owens at 816-461-1422.

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.