Of Service - Current

March 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 Newhouse Shelter on March 7 to help paint some of the residential rooms. Students will leave from the Community Center and transportation will be provided.  Space is limited contact Alicia Douglas to reserve your spot.


Harvesters is looking for volunteers to fold together bags and envelopes that will then be delivered by mail carriers along their routes for the Stamp Out Hunger campaign. This is a fantastic group activity and can be done off site.  This project begins in mid-March but if you are interested in helping please contact Teresa Murphy to reserve your bags today. 

MS Society is looking for volunteers to help make thank you phone calls to the donors. You will not be asking for donations, but rather helping thank those who supported the fundraising efforts of last year. They are looking for volunteers on March 2 and March 4. Contact Libby Kreighbaum for more information.

Prospect Community Garden is looking for volunteers to help build 10 raised beds in their garden. The event will take place on March 26 from 1pm-4pm. Contact Leigh Blumenthal by email or at 816-333-7870.

National Parkinson Foundation Heartland needs help with their annual BasketBALL fundraiser and premier party which is held at the College Basketball Experience. The event is from 5pm to 11pm on March 28. Volunteers are needed in slots from 1pm to midnight. They will help with the logistics of the event. Email Liz Goyer for more information or contact her by phone at 913-341-8828.

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


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.

Phoenix Family needs Reading Coaches for the HIKE (Help Instill the Key to Education) Program. Reading Coaches work one-on-one with struggling children to help build reading skills and improve their confidence in reading.  The Reading Labs take place during the after-school program, Monday – Thursday, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Coaches select day and time that fit their schedule. For more information or to sign up, please visit the HIKE volunteer webpage.

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