Of Service - Current
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!
Are you looking for service opportunities over the summer in St. Louis or Omaha? Check out these opportunities this summer.
COMMUNITY SERVICE, ONE TIME OPPORTUNITY
American Heart Association: Start your day as a volunteer with the American Heart Association! We need volunteers to help with all aspects of the 2013 Kansas City Heart Walk on May 18, 2013 at Theis Park in Kansas City. This could include being a route marshall, parking attendant, helping with set-up and clean-up, tent volunteers, and much more! Families and groups are welcome! Volunteers will work Saturday, May 18, 2013, 06:00 AM - 12:00 PM. http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp321488.jsp
Foundation Fighting Blindness: The Kansas City Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness is hosting the 6th Annual Vision Walk on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Frank A. Theis Park at the Amphitheatre on Brush Creek (south of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art).Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. on Sat Jun 22, 2013, 06:00 AM - 12:00 PM. http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp399859.jsp
Hillcrest Transitional Housing-Kansas City : Hillcrest Transitional Housing is a nonprofit organization that helps provide homeless families with free housing and teaches them about budgeting, life skills and community living skills. Currently, we are looking for volunteers to help us with our annual Walk for the Homeless on Saturday, May 18th from 8am-10am. If you are interested in helping us make our annual Walk for the Homeless a great success, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
KVC Kansas Foster Care: "Walk Me Home....to the place I belong" is the signature fund-raising and awareness event for foster care in Kansas. It will be a 3.1 mile walk-a-thon (5K). We know not everyone can be a foster parent, but Walk Me Home is a great way to support the over 1,300 children in foster care. The event will be Saturday, May 11, 2013, 07:30 AM - 01:00 PM http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1052486.jsp
Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library and Environmental Learning Center: Let's help our park by spending a little time cleaning up. Everything you need will be provided including gloves, trash bags, and water/coffee/snacks. Be sure to wear long pants and sturdy shoes so we can make the most out of this cleanup. The more adventurous volunteers are welcome to slide on a pair of our rubber boots and wade into the lake to help gather trash that has fallen in. The event will be Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1323912.jsp
National Kidney Foundation Serving Kansas & Western Missouri : The National Kidney Foundation is looking for volunteers for our annual Gala, held on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at the Grand Street Ballroom in Kansas City, Missouri. We need help with the following to make this year’s event a success: Set Up & Balloon Pop Prep is Thursday, June 20, 2013: 2:00 PM. Help us set the mood for this year’s theme: Magic of Giving! We need volunteers to prepare the traditional balloon pops, put out decorations and party favors and get ready for the arrival of our guests. At the Gala on Thursday, June 20, 2013: 5:00 PM- 10:00 PM. As always, the Gala promises to be a fun and exciting evening. Volunteers are needed to help with registration and check in, sell balloon pops, assist with the wine toss and martini treasure hunt, as well as facilitate the Gift of Life auction and dessert contest. Attire is after five. http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1321115.jsp
Phoenix Family Mother’s Day Tea Party: Looking for a volunteer, or group of volunteers, to assist with Mother’s Day party for a group of our Seniors on Monday, May 13, 2013, 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM. Help with set up and assist staff by serving residents tea and snacks. The location is Nowlin Hall, an independent living community for low-income seniors in KCMO. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a direct impact on our residents' quality of life and bring some joy to their lives! http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1324375.jsp#
Phoenix Family CST-Dinner & a Show with Seniors: We are looking for a volunteer or two to help our staff take our seniors out for dinner and then to Battenfield Auditorium to see the Forever Young concert. The volunteer will assist getting the residents in and out of the van, as well as helping them get situated at the restaurant. The location is Cathedral Square Towers, an independent living community for low-income seniors located in KCMO. The event will be held Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 04:30 PM - 09:00 PM http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1323533.jsp
COMMUNITY SERVICE, ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES:
Amethyst Place provides housing to homeless women, in recovery from drugs/alcohol, and their children. There are a variety of opportunities to serve. If interested in helping, please contact Irma Robinson at 913-669-2029 or email@example.com
Birthday Blessings: Birthday Blessings’ mission is to spread birthday joy one heart at a time throughout the Kansas City, KS, Bonner Springs and Edwardsville school districts. The organization provides a homemade birthday cake, gifts and balloons to children who are in need and whose parents would not be able to provide these for them. As the organization continues to grow, more volunteers are needed to bake cakes and provide gifts. This is a great opportunity for groups and families. If interested contact Jill Rangarajan at 913-732-0609 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Recycling Centers needs volunteers to assist residents with their recyclables and breaking down cardboard. Morning and afternoon shifts available for individuals or groups. This is an outdoor opportunity. For more information or to schedule a shift contact Amy Smith at 816-561-1061 ext. 122, or email@example.com
Cross-Lines Community Outreach: Group projects are available both on-site and off-site. Projects include working in the thrift store, preparing and serving lunch, dismantling a greenhouse and gathering new and used prom dresses. If interested contact Amber Glasgow at 913-281-3388 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Yates, Inc. provides a safe, warm, and caring environment to victims of domestic violence. Volunteers are needed in children’s programs, culinary support, and hotline advocacy. For more information, please contact Arica Roland at 913-321-1566 or email@example.com.
Goodwill Industries has the opportunity for groups to serve together at various locations. Volunteers would commit 4 hours of service, which could include tasks such as scanning books, sales floor pulls, dusting shelves, and sorting hangers in the backroom. If you are interested, please contact Jaclyn French at 816-842-7425 ext. 262 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Achievement: Business volunteers needed to teach students state-approved, age-appropriate hands-on lessons about financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship seeks additional volunteers to teach K-12th grade curriculum in area school districts. You must be at least 18 years old and available one hour a week for five weeks, morning or afternoon hours during the school day. If interested contact Erma King at 816-561-3550 or email@example.com
Kansas City Community Kitchen seeks volunteers to assist with morning and evening meal prep work at a soup kitchen serving the Downtown/ Northeast areas. Morning prep work begins at 9 am with evening prep starting at 5:30 pm. Contact Erika Rucker at 816-699- 1868 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linwood United Church needs food preparation volunteers. You must be 16 years old and older, and will assist with food preparation for over 50 people, serve food and clean up the kitchen and dining areas on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A volunteer is also needed once a week Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday mornings to pick up food from Harvesters. The chef will accompany the volunteer to Harvesters to select food. For more information, contact Ralph Winslow at 816- 612-5728 or LinwoodUnited@sbcglobal.net
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art: This Johnson County area contemporary art museum seeks docents to lead interactive tours and encourage visitors to appreciate and understand contemporary art in our special exhibitions and in the permanent collection on view throughout campus. Docents work with the staff as a team to welcome school children, community groups, and the general public to the museum and campus, and to pursue the educational mission of the museum. If interested contact Karen Gerety Folk at 913-469-8500 x4771 or email@example.com
Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders: Volunteer at Rainbow Center and support children and adults with special needs! Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas throughout the work week, including assistance at the front desk and in the administrative office. Volunteers are also needed for special events and maintenance. If interested contact Tiffany Fisher at 816-229-3869 x247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ReDiscover Transitional Aged Youth and Young Adult Council: ReDiscover continues to look for youth and young adults that are interested in making a change in their community. They are recruiting for youth and young adults from the ages of 16-25 to become a part of a youth-led Peer Council in this area, as well as on a national scale. Snacks and transportation will be provided. They are looking for a long-term commitment. If interested contact Cathi Foster at 816-288-7468 or email@example.com
St. James Place needs volunteers to help clean, cook, and serve diner. For more information, please contact Doug Langner at 816- 561-8515 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Village Shalom This South Johnson County assisted living facility continues to recruit volunteers 12 and older to visit residents, lead group activities, play board games and other activities. Flexible hours and days are available. For more information, contact Volunteer Department at 913- 266-8310 or email@example.com
There are many opportunities to serve. Please visit the Center for Service Learning to find out more information about these or other local organizations.