Of Service - Current

April 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—package and deliver cafeteria leftovers to a near-by soup kitchen. For more information email leftoverswithlove@hawks.rockhurst.edu 

Service Saturday- students will be going to Uplift on April 11 to help organize and sort donations. Students will leave from the Community Center and transportation will be provided.  Space is limited contact Alicia Douglas to reserve your spot.


City of Shawnee is looking for volunteers to help process the latex paint that is collected for their annual region-wide recycling event. The dates are as follows: April 20, 22, 23, and 24. Volunteers can sign-up for 8am to noon shifts or noon to 4pm shifts. Contact Elizabeth Griffith at 913-742-6244.

City of Shawnee is looking for volunteers to help during the annual Recycling Event on April 18 from 7:30 am – 11:30 am.  For more information contact Elizabeth Griffith at 913-742-6244.

Hiring our Heroes is looking for business professionals to help veterans and their spouses get back to work. Volunteers will meet one-on-one with veterans and military spouses to review, analyze, provide coaching for mock interviews, and provide assistance and tips on how to translate military experience into civilian terms. The event is on April 21, from 10am to 1pm. Click here for more information.

Kansas City C.A.R.E. Clinic is looking for one-day volunteers to help on April 18 with their all day clinic. Volunteers will help hundreds of people gain access to medical care they otherwise may not receive. The volunteer hours will be anytime from 8am to 9pm. Click here for more information and details on how to sign-up.

LEARN Science & Math needs volunteers for their City Imagineerium event on April 10 and 11. This event allows kids to come out and build the city of their dreams. Volunteers will help to staff supply stations, assist kids with their buildings, provide encouragement, as well as helping to set-up and break down the event. This will be located at UMKC in Pierson Auditorium. Click here to volunteer.

Paul Messner Puppets is looking for one or two volunteers to help with each of their puppet shows. Volunteers will help greet people at the door, take tickets and pass out programs or usher people to their seats. The show will be held on April 4, 11, and 18. Click here to sign-up for a time slot.

Union Station is looking for volunteers to help out with Rock the Parkway half marathon which will be on April 11 from 7am to 11am. Volunteers will help out at the 58th and Ward Parkways location passing out water and Gatorade. Click here to register as a volunteer.


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.