Of Service - Current

February 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!

ON CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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 February 21 to prepare a meal that will be given to the homeless that evening as well as organizing their donations. Students will leave from the Community Center and transportation will be provided.  Space is limited contact Alicia Douglas to reserve your spot.

COMMUNITY SERVICE, ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITIES:

49/63 Neighborhood Association is looking for volunteers to help assemble their quarterly newsletter on February 6, from 5:30pm to 10pm, and on February 7, at 10am. For more information, contact Sharon Hildebrand at 816-853-5161. The assembling will occur at 49/63 CAN Center at 54th and Lydia.

American Heart Association is hosting the Red Dress Dash, which is in support of women’s heart health. The event will be held on February 6, starting at 4:30pm. Contact Laura Lopez for more information on how to volunteer.

Bridging the Gap is looking for volunteers to help with their "Branching Out" evening fundraiser February 28 at the Hobbs Building in the West Bottoms, 1427 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64101. Volunteers will help with guest check-in, silent auction, and other roles. Shift times to be determined soon. For more information and to sign up, please contact Amy Smith or by phone at 816-561-1061 ext. 122.

Horizon Academy is hosting their 11th annual Bayou Bash which raises money for the students of Horizon Academy! They need volunteers to help on the day before the event, February 6, with set-up as well as on the evening of the event at Starlight Theatre, February 7! There is a wide variety of opportunities we need help with. Food will be available on both days for volunteers! Click here for more information.

Order of Malta is looking for volunteers to help with their Anointing Service and Mass on March 7. They need Priest Assistants, Greeters, Ushers, Gift Bearers, Readers, Photographers, etc. Contact Georgia Lynch at 816-769-1883 or email her.

COMMUNITY SERVICE, ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES:

Blue Hills Neighborhood Youth Program is looking for volunteers to assist with an after-school tutoring/ homework assistance program.  The program runs Tuesday and Thursday from 4 – 7 pm, with critical times for volunteers from 4:30 – 5:30 pm and 6-7 pm.  If you are interested, please contact Glenda Bell or by phone at 816-679-6864.

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 Free Eye Clinic is looking for someone to staff the Saturday eye clinics. Volunteers will help check-in clients and other administrative duties. Please click here for more information.

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.

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.

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.

Skills to Succeed is looking for volunteers for the Fun & Fitness with Friends Program. The program is a social and recreational program for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or related clinical or developmental needs.  The program is every Saturday from January 24th through March 28th, 2015 at the Olathe Community Center from 1:00 pm till 4:30 pm. The program is every Sunday from January 25th through March 29th, 2015 at the Jewish Community Center from 12:30 pm till 4:00pm. If you have any questions or concerns please email Ryan McHugh at ryan@theskillstosucceed.org

True Light Resource Center is looking for a clothes guru who can volunteer 2-3 times a week to help organize and run the clothing closet. Click here for more information.

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