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!
COMMUNITY SERVICE, ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITIES:
49/63 Neighborhood Coalition is looking for volunteers to help with their Garden Project on Saturday, March 29th from 10am to 2pm. They will be planting potatoes. If interested, please contact the 49/63 Neighborhood Coalition at 816-333-4963 or Don McClain at 816-444-2154.
Harvesters needs help de-CANstructioning the can constructions that they have set up at the Ward Parkway Mall. On Friday, March 21, from 7am to noon, Harvesters volunteers will be taking down the cans and helping distribute them to different locations. If you would like to volunteer, contact Harvesters at 816.929.3090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Parkinson Foundation Heartland is hosting their annual fundraising gala BasketBALL on March 29. This is a casual event with live/silent auctions, casino games, and focuses on watching the Elite 8 NCAA basketball games and raising money for the National Parkinson Foundation Heartland. Volunteers are needed to help with day-of activities such as registration, load-in/load-out, greeters, photography, and more from 5pm to 11pm. Visit the website to see available times to volunteer.
Phoenix Family is looking for volunteers to help with their Dr. Seuss themed party on March 3 from 3:30pm to 5pm cooking different foods in theme with Dr. Seuss’ books.. The event will be located at Gateway Plaza Townhomes at 1430 N. 4th St., Kansas City, KS. Visit the website to sign-up.
Westside Orchard is planning a work day on Saturday, March 8 from 1 pm to 4 pm. Volunteers are needed to help spread mulch and pick up debris. Contact Lynda Callon at 816-842-1298.
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.
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Kansas City needs volunteers to tutor children of different ages. Tutor times are Sunday - Thursday 7 -9 pm. If you would like to help out this non-profit organization please contact Jessica Miller at (816) 942-2333.
Community LINC is an organization in the Kansas City community that works with homeless families. It seeks to help families transition to self-sufficiency. Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities such as Budgeter, Early Childcare, Children’s Life Skills, Tutor, Mentor, and Maintenance. For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 816-595-5159 .
Community Recycling Centers need volunteers to help direct and assist patrons. For more information, please contact Amy Smith at 816-561-1061 ext. 122.
Full Employment Council is looking for tutors for the Project RISE Program. Tutors will work with adults seeking their GED. Flexible scheduling is available. For more information, please contact Deni Loving at 816-471-2330 ext. 1271.
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.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs volunteers to help in their store at 303 W. 79th St., Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, please contact ReStore at 816- 231-6889 or visit the website at www.restorekc.org.
Job Corps Kansas City Satellite Center needs tutors to work with students (16-24 years old) on basic math skills. Please contact Mark Spratt at 816-861-2353.
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 contact Sr. Carol Ann Peterson at 913-906-8990.
LEARN Science and Math Club needs volunteers to work with kids from 5 to 9 years old Fridays from 10 am – 12 pm at the Rockhurst Community Center starting in March for the Take Flight! The Science of Flying program. For more information and to register visit Take Flight!
LEARN Science and Math Club needs volunteers to work with kids from 9 to 14 years old on Fridays from 1 – 4:30 pm at the Rockhurst Community Center starting in March for the Spy Games, The Math & Engineering Behind Spying program. For more information and to register visit Spy Games.
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..
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.
ReStart is looking for volunteers for their after school program which runs from 4pm to 5:30pm on Thursdays. If interested, please contact Alissa Parker .
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides a home away from home for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. RMHC needs volunteers to adopt a shift in one of two houses, twice a month or once a week throughout the year. If you would like more information about these opportunities please contact Tara Adler at 816-842-8321. Ext. 101.
Skills to Succeed is looking for volunteers for the Fun & Fitness with Friends program. This program provides social and recreational activities for teens with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program is 10 weeks meeting either Saturdays or Sundays from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information email email@example.com.
St. Francis Xavier Church is looking for volunteers to work their front desk at the parish during the mornings and afternoons, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 5p.m. Some of the duties will involve answering the phone, assisting with the food pantry patrons, and greeting people who come in. If interested, contact Becca Jackson at 816-523-5115.
University Academy is looking for after school tutors for 2nd-5th graders for an 8 week program starting in February! If this is something you are interested in, please contact Ashley Knapp.
There are many opportunities to serve. Please visit the Center for Service Learning to find out more information about these or other local organizations.