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September 15, 2014 to May 14, 2015

3 PM to 6 PM

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GROUP TUTORS Grace United

 We have an after-school tutorial program for K-6th grade students and help them improve their reading and math skills. We are open Monday - Thursday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.

We have a need for 3-4 new Group Tutors.  These are paid positions.  Leaders must be available from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. Monday - Thursday.  Leaders will work with 5-6 students and tutor them in reading and math.  If interested, please email Howard Spencer and include your name, address, email, phone #, UMKC Major and years completed.  Howard's email is:  howards@everestkc.net  His phone number is (913) 908-9012 

 

September 15, 2014 to May 14, 2015

4 PM to 5:30 PM

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VOLUNTEER Grace United

 We have an after-school Tutorial program for K-6th grade students.  We tutor them in reading and math.  We are open from 3:00 - 6:00 PM Monday - Thursday.

Volunteers work "one-on-one" with our K-6th grade students and tutor them in reading and math.  These volunteers will come one day each week between the hours of 4:00 - 5:30 PM.  They will work with 2-3 students for 30 minutes with each child depending on their availability.  We try to have the same students with the same tutor each week. All volunteers will be provided necessary material for tutoring.  We are a very organized program.  If interested, please contact Howard Spencer and provide the following information:  name, address, phone #, email, UMKC major, # years completed.  Howard's email is:  howards@everestkc.net  His phone number is (913) 908-9012

September 8, 2014 to December 5, 2014

10 AM to 12 PM

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CHRIST THE KING PARISH SENIOR CENTER Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph

  • Develop and lead seniors in exercises that they can do at home.
  • Develop and lead arts and crafts activities.
  • Help seniors pack nutritious meals for other seniors who are home bound.

Steps

Complete volunteer packet (posted on Blackboard) and email to Mike Spaw at mspaw@ccharities.com.

Participate in HIPPA /confidentiality training with volunteer coordinator. Will meet as a group at UMKC for one orientation session.

 

 

September 8, 2014 to December 5, 2014

10 AM to 12 PM

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BHS ST THERESE LITTLE FLOWER SENIOR CENTER - THURSDAY GROUP 2 Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph

  • Develop and lead seniors in exercises that they can do at home.
  • Develop and lead arts and crafts activities.
  • Help seniors pack nutritious meals for other seniors who are home bound.

Thursday Group 2 participates every other week, alternating with Thursday Group 1. Should go a minimum of 6 times.

Suggested dates: September 18; October 2, 16,30; November 13; December 4.

Steps

Complete volunteer packet (posted on Blackboard) and email to Mike Spaw at mspaw@ccharities.com.

Participate in HIPPA /confidentiality training with volunteer coordinator. Will meet as a group at UMKC for one orientation session.

 

 

September 8, 2014 to December 5, 2014

10 AM to 12 PM

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BHS ST THERESE LITTLE FLOWER SENIOR CENTER - THURSDAY GROUP 1 Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph

  • Develop and lead seniors in exercises that they can do at home.
  • Develop and lead arts and crafts activities.
  • Help seniors pack nutritious meals for other seniors who are home bound.

Thursday Group 1 participates every other week, alternating with Thursday Group 2. Should go a minimum of 6 times.

Suggested dates: September 11, 25; October 9, 23; November 6, 20.

Steps

Complete volunteer packet (posted on Blackboard) and email to Mike Spaw at mspaw@ccharities.com.

Participate in HIPPA /confidentiality training with volunteer coordinator. Will meet as a group at UMKC for one orientation session.

 

 

September 1, 2014 to December 5, 2014

3 PM to 6 PM

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K-5 AFTER SCHOOL TROOPS Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri

This service-learning or volunteer opportunity helps girls in grades K-5 in underserved communities participate in Girl Scouts. The troops are run with staff and need volunteer assistant troop leaders. Working iwth 14 schools in Kansas City, MO, and 11 in Kansas City, Kansas.

This is a rewarding opportunity. The girls get attached fast and Girls Scouts really needs colleges students to help. Need for UMKC students who are bi-lingual. Service-learners/volunteers do not need to be women.

For interested students, this could lead to an assistant troop leader staff position.

Girls Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri will conduct a background check and will provide an orientation.

 

 

 

September 1, 2014 to December 5, 2014

9 AM to 5 PM

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SERVICE-LEARNING ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri

Internship duties will vary. In general the intern will assist with building partnerships, scheduling volunteers, and supporting the program that focuses on under-served communities.

 

September 1, 2014 to December 5, 2014

9 AM to 7 PM

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BHS JET EXPRESS DRIVER @ JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES Jewish Family Services

Got a car? Give an Older Adult Ride!

Looking for a way to make a real difference in someone's life? Become a Volunteer Driver with JET Express, and give aging seniors the gift of mobility and independence.

As a Volunteer Driver, you help older adults get to where they need to go: medical appointments, grocery stores, banks - some even need rides to their own volunteer opportunities! Giving rides to non-driving older adults helps keep them safe on the road and active in the community. Our volunteers also love the friendships that develop with the older adults they assist. Requirements include: 

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Have a clean background check and motor vehicle report
  • Have a reliable vehicle
  • Proof of insurance

Our volunteer drivers only give rides when they have the time. We offer easy online self-scheduling that allows you to choose when, where, and who you drive. Our service area includes Johnson and South Jackson County, and most rides average less than 10 miles.  Drivers also get reimbursed for gas used while driving!

You can make a life-changing difference for older adults who want to live independently. To get more information about this great opportunity, please contact us today at jwilliams@jfskc.org or (913) 730-1419.

Orientations are held several times each month with both morning and evening times, and they last for approximately one hour.  Please contact Jackie Williams for a list of upcoming trainings. 

September 1, 2014 to December 5, 2014

12:05 AM to 12:05 AM

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BHS BISHOP SPENCER PLACE SERVICE-LEARNING WITH ACTIVITIES Bishop Spencer Place

There are many opportunities for service-learning at Bishop Spencer Place. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss options.

September 1, 2014 to December 5, 2014

12:05 AM to 12:05 AM

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LONG TERM CARE Truman Medical Center

There are a number of opportunities for service-learning at Truman Medical Center, especially in long-term care.

There are a number of steps that students need to complete prior to starting their service-learning: volunteer application, background screening, TB testing/health screening, and online compliance training.

For students interested in connecting with Truman Medical Center across semesters, the investment in the steps to become approved to volunteer is worthwhile.

September 1, 2014 to December 5, 2014

9 AM to 2 PM

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BHS GUADALUPE SENIOR CENTER Guadalupe Centers

The mission of the Guadalupe Centers, Inc. is to improve the quality of life for individuals in the Latino communities of greater Kansas City. We will accomplish our mission by: 1. Providing early childhood, secondary, preparatory and adult educational programs. 2. Facilitating access to health and social services for all ages. 3. Promoting and providing Latino cultural enrichment events. 4. Sponsoring social activities that engage our diverse communities.

Interact and participate in the daily activities for our Older Adult Program.

Orientation is held but not required. Orientation is held prior to first day.

All most all of our older adults are bi-lingual but we do have some Spanish speaking only participants.

September 1, 2014 to December 5, 2014

9 AM to 3 PM

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AGING WELL ACTIVITIES Lawndale Heights Apts./Cohen Esrey

Basically, we are looking for a student that would be willing to interact with our senior and disable residents. Focus on aging well.  We need a student who would perhaps be willing to conduct exercise sessions or recreational activities with the residents once per week.

September 1, 2014 to December 5, 2014

9 AM to 6 PM

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COMMUNITY PARTNER ONLINE ORIENTATION Test Organization

Welcome to UMKC Service-Learning, a campus-wide support program that connects campus and community. The program for service-learning connects the service needed by the community with the learning needs of students. Alumni, faculty, and staff are welcomed partners in both service and learning. It is important that UMKC faculty, students, alumni, and administrators engage with the communities and organizations that make Kansas City a great place to live, work, and learn. It is also important for Kansas City communities and organizations to know how to connect with students, alumni, and faculty time, talent, and expertise. UMKC Service-Learning supports these connections through Serve 2 Learn, an online project management resource for service-learning, community service, and internships.

August 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS CHILDREN'S MERCY HOSPITAL Children's Mercy Hospital

Students will be involved in the Healthy Home Program, the Safe and Healthy Childcare Program, the Safe and Health School Partnership Program, and other programs and grants that are applicable at the time of placement.

While participating with the Center for Environmental Health, students can expect to complete a variety of tasks that will include, but are not limited to:

-        Basic environmental monitoring

-        Home visits

-        Family phone calls and assessments

-        Data entry

-        Literature reviews and research

-        Training for practitioners, community health workers, and others

-        Outreach

-        Education

Training, mentorship, and guidance will be provided as students engage in the program and in the community.

All students must complete a mandatory volunteer application and training provided for anyone who participates in this capacity with Children’s Mercy Hospital.

August 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS SLEEPYHEAD BEDS Sleepyhead Beds

Become a Bed-Head Volunteer: Volunteering your time to sanitize, pick up or deliver beds cuts costs. That means we can supply many more beds and help many more children. Becoming a Bed-Head volunteer is easy, fun, and no special training is involved! You can volunteer individually or bring several friends. A few hours of your time means years of restful sleep for a child in need.

August 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS PHOENIX FAMILY Phoenix Family

We have various opportunities for students to work directly with low-income aging populations, including health education presentations on a variety of topics from diabetic nutrition to communicating with your doctor.  We also have opportunities that prevent social isolation such as helping with Bingo and other games, as well as community potlucks, etc.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the available housing communities for placement at the September agency orientation, and will be placed then based on location and health education presentation topics as applicable.

Students will need to participate in Orientation at Phoenix Family. 

 

August 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

9 AM to 4 PM

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BHS SHEPHERD'S CENTER CENTRAL Shepherd's Center Central

Interview adults regarding their needs for yard work, Meals On Wheels delivery, Wheels that Care, and Adventures in Learning.  Students may also help out with Adventures in Learning classes.

August 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS MIDDLE SCHOOL INITIATIVE KC Middle School Initiative

Students who complete service learning with KC Public Schools Middle School Initiative will:

-        Attending a training and overview to learn how to participate in developing and supporting a healthy school environment

-        Assist in implementing strategies within the “Let’s Move” for schools initiative, which may include the following items:

o   Creating a school health advisory council

o   Join the Healthier US Schools Challenge

o   Set a good example by making the school a healthy workplace for faculty and staff

o   Incorporate  nutrition education and physical education into the school day

o   Plant a garden

-        If scheduled, participate in completing various health screenings including height/weight, blood pressure, waist circumference, and other non-invasive health screenings

-        Attend and assist with health workshops held in the evenings for parents and families

-        Shadow and observe professionals implementing various tasks related to the project

August 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

7:30 AM to 7 PM

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BHS SUNRISE OF LENEXA Sunrise of Lenexa

Volunteering with activities and meal service.  Engaging with residents.

August 25, 2014 to November 10, 2014

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS THE WHOLE PERSON The Whole Person

Students will particiate in collection of consumer survey data by calling participants with questions about services received and to identify areas of met and unmet needs.  Training and supervision will be provided.  Completion of the project will be done by the second week of November. 

Registration with the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry is required prior to training.  https://webapp02.dhss.mo.gov/bsees/WelcomeToRegistrationInformation.aspx?ID=9&TEXT=FLUSH&mainMenuFlush=Y&sk=SK250338909

A copy of the student's state driver's license or ID and social security card will also be required by The Whole Person.