Of Service - Current

November 2014

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—an opportunity to serve with fellow Hawks. October 18. To reserve your spot, contact Alicia Douglas  or call at 816-501-4306.


Frontier School of Excellence is looking for judges for their school's science fair on Saturday, November 15 from 8 am – 12 pm. Contact Mark J Barber to sign up.

KC Spray and Neuter will be making insulated homes for feral cats on Saturday, November 1 from 12pm – 3 pm. Reserve a spot by contacting Julia Vargas by October 30 at 816-501-4545.

Lee’s Summit DARE Program is looking for help with their Holly Festival fundraiser on November 8-9. Sign up here to volunteer.

Newhouse is looking for volunteers to help with their House Party. This is Newhouse’s largest annual fundraiser. They need help to set up, check coats, as well as assistants for events through out the day on November 22. You can sign up here on their website.


Boy & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City are looking for volunteers to be mentors, tutors, referees, coaches, story tellers to help with their programs. You will be working with kids ages 5-18. For more information contact Tineka Rentie or 816-462-0147.

Boy & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City are looking for volunteer basketball coaches. The season begins in December and ends in March, the practices as 1-2 hours, just one night a week. All games will be played Monday- Thursday nights. For more information contact contact Tineka Rentie or 816-462-0147.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas seeks committed volunteer for their refugee resettlement program to assist with English Language Learner courses and Job Readiness Programs.  For more information please email Bryce Wrokman or call at 913-906-8999. Information can be found on the Rockhurst Career Services website also.

Community Recycling Centers need volunteers to help direct and assist patrons. For more information, please contact Amy Smith at 816-561-1061 ext. 122 or amy.smith@bridgingthegap.org.

Girl Scouts are looking for Assistant Troop Leaders. These volunteers will assist the Troop Leader to facilitate activities for school-based programs. For more information, please email Amilee Turner or call 816-759-3063.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs volunteers to help in their store at 303 W. 79th St., Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday 9 am – 4 pm. For more information, please contact ReStore at 816- 231-6889 or visit the website at www.restorekc.org.

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 or kwc@mountosb.org

LIGHT House is looking for regular volunteers to provide childcare on Tuesday evenings while parenting and Bible study classes take place. LIGHT House is located at Wornall Baptist Church at the corner of Wornall Road and Meyer Blvd. If interested, please contact Julie Karanja at 816-361-4138.

Literacy Kansas City needs volunteers to assist adults learn and improve reading and writing skills. For more information, please contact Beth Seberger at 816-333-9332 or bseberger@literacykc.org.

Morningstar Baptist Church and Hope Leadership Academy partner to provide after-school program and tutoring for children in their neighborhood. Two or three volunteer tutors are needed to assist with elementary math and reading from 4-6 pm. The program takes place at the church, 2411 E. 27th St. KCMO. For more information, please contact Calvin Jones at 816-359-7062.

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 Housing is looking for reading coaches for children. Program is Monday – Thursday 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are asked to commit to once a week for 2 hours each, for the semester. For more information, please contact David Pruitt 816-561-1033 or volunteer@phoenixfamily.org.

Truman Medical Center is looking for tutors for the Truman Corporate Academy Tutoring Program. The program assists elementary, middle, and high school students with math, science, reading, and foreign language skills. Tutoring will be Saturdays from 9 am – 12 pm. For more information please email Wendi Weiss or call at 816-404-9713.

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