Of Service - Current

April 2018

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!

CAMPUS SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Leftovers with Love is Campus Ministry’s weekly food repackaging from Rockhurst University cafeteria to St. James Place. Each Tuesday from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm students prepare meals and deliver to St. James Place. To sign up, please contact Camlyn Monfort.

Service Saturday- April 14th from 9 am – 12 pm at Cherith Brook Catholic Worker House. Volunteers will be doing a variety of activities to help organize and maintain the house. To sign up, contact Alicia Douglas.

COMMUNITY SERVICE, ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITIES:

Truman Library Institute is seeking volunteers for their Harry’s Hop n’ Hunt on March 31st from 9:00am - 12:15pm. This event is an Easter-themed morning of family-fun activities that will include a White House-style Egg Roll and Egg Hunt on the South Lawn of the Library and Museum. Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities to help the morning run smoothly. If interested contact Lacey Helmig at lacey.helmig@trumanlibraryinstitute.org or email   truman.events@nara.gov.

Children's Mercy Hospital presents ACT Raising Safe Kids needs volunteers to lead children’s programs during their free parenting classes on April 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th from 5:00 pm-7:30 pm at Richardson School 3515 Park Ave E, Kansas City, Missouri. To sign up, email Pamela Simmons at prepared4lf@yahoo.com.

Sleepyheads Beds needs volunteers to help distribute beds to Kansas City kids and their families. The distribution day is Saturday, April 7th from 8:30 am – 11:00 am at their warehouse at 5604 Troost Ave. To sign up, please contact Doug Kean.

Northland Therapeutic Riding Center is looking for volunteers for their Run So They Can Ride 5K on Sunday, April 8th at Zona Rosa (8640 N Dixson Ave) Kansas City, MO US 64153. The first shift begins at 6:30am and the last shift ends at 11:30am. Sign up to volunteer with the following link: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/MO/KansasCity/RunSoTheyCanRide5K

KC Running Company is in need of volunteers to be course monitors for their annual Rock the Parkway on Saturday, April 14th from 7:00am- 11:00am. All volunteers receive a volunteer shirt and a comped entry to a future KC Running company 5K. Sign up using the following link:
https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/MO/KansasCity/rocktheparkway

The Manheim Park Garden Conservancy is in need of volunteers to help with their Spring Fling event on April 14th from 12:00pm-8:00pm, with minimum volunteer shifts of 4 hours. Volunteer duties include manning plant sale booth, handling money, making sales, handing out information to prospective gardeners, guiding neighbors through community survey, etc. Please sign up by April 7th by contacting Taylor Fourt at (205)535-7256 or taylorfourt@gmail.com.

Guadalupe Centers needs volunteers for their Cinco de Mayo Celebration. They will need volunteers in the evening of May 4th and all day on May 5th. Contact Pat Munoz at pmunoz@guadalupecenters.org to sign up. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE, ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES:

Amethyst Place needs volunteers to help in their childcare center on Tuesdays from 5:15 – 7:00 p.m. and Wednesdays/Thursdays from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. To volunteer, contact Lindsay Harmon at (502) 271-9149.

Bridging the Gap is seeking volunteers to assist the recycling center managers of Metro North Recycling Center with various duties, such as breaking down cardboard, assisting patrons, etc. This is outdoor opportunity. The event takes place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. every Saturday. Please email volunteer@bridgingthegap.org for more information.

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.

Franciscan Mission Warehouse needs volunteers to help sort and package medical supplies to be sent on medical mission trips. To sign up, contact Theresa Boehm at 816-835-5819.

Goodwill Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas needs volunteers to work with job seekers to help prepare them by conducting mock interviews and assist in the classroom.  For more information, please contact Kristen Wright at 816-842-7425 ext. 285.

Habitat for Humanity requires the help of volunteers, skilled and unskilled, to keep their program. running. Volunteers serve in a variety of outlets: building homes, working with families, fundraising, managing the office. For more information, please visit this website

Harvesters has many volunteer opportunities in sorting and repackage donated product.  If interested email volunteer@harvesters.org or call 816-929-3090.

Hillcrest Ministries is looking for volunteers to help paint/renovate apartments. This takes from each 2nd Saturday of every month from 9am-1pm. There are around 2-6 volunteers needed. Please contact Lou Warner for more information or to sign up at 816-797-9913

HopeBUILDERS Home Repair is looking for volunteers to help build ramps for the elderly, veterans and people with disabilities in the Greater KC metro area. Their workdays are typically the second and forth Saturdays of each month. If interested email Claudia Garcia or call 888-467-3001.

Hospice Partners of Kansas need volunteers to help with office tasks, interacting with patients by playing music, singing, painting nails, telling stories, scrapbooking, playing card and board g a.m.es, and talking to the patients. For more information, please contact Rick Russell at 913-758-1700. 

Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City is looking for volunteers to help as “personal shopper” in their food pantry. Shifts are Tuesday/ Thursday 9:30 am – 12 pm and 1:30 pm – 4 pm. Once a month shifts are also available on the second Tuesday evening and third Sunday. To sign up, please visit the volunteer page.

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.

Nourish KC formerly Episcopal Community Services needs volunteer to staff lunch service each day. Help is especially needed on Mondays and Fridays between 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Volunteers serve as dining room hosts, wait staff, and beverage station. To sign up online and view available dates, visit this site.

Reconciliation Services needs volunteers to help serve at the weekly Friday Night Community Meal. To view the opportunities and available dates, please visit the volunteer page.  

Rose Brooks Center provides emergency shelter to women and children escaping life-threatening abuse. They are seeking volunteers to participate with their Bridge Program, which is a hospital-based advocacy program connecting victims of family violence with the person who can help them most. The Bridge Program is a vital service providing 24/7 on-call support to hospitals and clinics throughout the metro. Rose Brooks Center will provide you with the training you need to be an excellent advocate for the victims you serve as a volunteer. For more information, please visit this website.

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