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January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

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BHS BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City provides a fun and safe environment for youth, ages 5-18, to learn, play, meet new friends and grow. From sports, digital arts and media, to group activities and tutoring, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City provides top-quality programs to thousands of area youth each day. Whether it is learning how an individual can make a difference in his/her community or learning how to play basketball – our Clubs strive to help youth feel important and put their dreams within reach.

In order to volunteer with the Boys and Girls Clubs, students will need to complete a volunteer application and background check.  In addition, the organization will need a copy of the student's social security card to complete the background check. 

Assisting with various programs and activities within the organization.   Please review the website for specific information about our programs.  http://www.bgc-gkc.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Volunteer Application: http://www.bgc-gkc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Volunteer-Application-.pdf

Five area locations:

Administrative Office 4001 Blue Parkway, Ste 102

Wyandotte County Unit   1240 Troup

John Thornberry Unit 3831 E 43rd Street

J&D Wagner Unit 2405 Elmwood

Independence Unit 315 S. Leslie

Hawthorne Unit 16995 Dover Lane

A date/time will be set to do paperwork for this agency.

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 6 PM

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City provides a fun and safe environment for youth, ages 5-18, to learn, play, meet new friends and grow. From sports, digital arts and media, to group activities and tutoring, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City provides top-quality programs to thousands of area youth each day. Whether it is learning how an individual can make a difference in his/her community or learning how to play basketball – our Clubs strive to help youth feel important and put their dreams within reach.

In order to volunteer with the Boys and Girls Clubs, students will need to complete a volunteer application and background check.  In addition, the organization will need a copy of the student's social security card to complete the background check. 

Assisting with various programs and activities within the organization.   Please review the website for specific information about our programs.  http://www.bgc-gkc.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Volunteer Application: http://www.bgc-gkc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Volunteer-Application-.pdf

Five area locations:

Administrative Office 4001 Blue Parkway, Ste 102

Wyandotte County Unit   1240 Troup

John Thornberry Unit 3831 E 43rd Street

J&D Wagner Unit 2405 Elmwood

Independence Unit 315 S. Leslie

Hawthorne Unit 16995 Dover Lane

A date/time will be set to do paperwork for this agency.

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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HOPE FAITH MINISTRIES Hope Faith Ministries

Hope Faith Ministries is an equipping day center providing, through multiple in-house collaborating agencies, a centralized location for the homeless and less fortunate of Kansas City to receive targeted services to meet their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual needs.

·         Kitchen: serving meals to our clients, food prep, cleaning, stocking, organizing, dishwashing, clearing tables etc.

·         Warehouse/Clothing Loft: cleaning, organizing, sorting donations, making deliveries, picking up deliveries etc.

·         Barber Shop/Hair Salon: assisting with clients, washing, braiding, shaving, styling etc.

·         Office: data entry, basic secretarial tasks, filing, copying etc.

·         Clothing Room: be a personal shopper, process donations, hang and organize clothes etc.

·         Food Pantry: process donations, organize, labeling <-- this volunteer opportunity need is very minimal

·         Facility: clean, construction projects, maintenance etc.

·         Laundry Room: washing, drying, folding clothes etc.

·         Professional Services: legal, medical, accounting, computer, counseling etc.

·         The Arts:  dance, drama, music, bingo, games, comedy, dance, tailgate parties etc.

·         Community Garden (seasonal): watering, weeding, planting, maintenance, beautification, landscaping etc.

·         Beautification Walks: these are 2-4 hour walks designed to beautify our surrounding neighborhood.  This includes picking up trash and miscellaneous items left in the area.

A volunteer agreement is available at:  http://hopefaithministries.org/images/Volunteer_Information_Sheet-_Revised_Oct_2013.pdf

PLEASE NOTE DRESS CODE:  Shoulders, cleavage, midriff, thighs, and feet are to be covered at all times within Hope Faith Ministries.
Unacceptable Attire:
• Flip Flops or Sandals (closed toe shoes only)
• Spandex, Lycra, Tights, or form-fitting materials
• Tube tops, tank tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps
• Midriff length tops
• Beach wear
• Evening wear
• Clothing containing and/or promoting violence, offensive words, logos, or pictures (drugs, alcohol, sexuality, gangs, or hate)
• Provocative Attire

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS HOPE FAITH MINISTRIES Hope Faith Ministries

 

Hope Faith Ministries is an equipping day center providing, through multiple in-house collaborating agencies, a centralized location for the homeless and less fortunate of Kansas City to receive targeted services to meet their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual needs.

·         Kitchen: serving meals to our clients, food prep, cleaning, stocking, organizing, dishwashing, clearing tables etc.

·         Warehouse/Clothing Loft: cleaning, organizing, sorting donations, making deliveries, picking up deliveries etc.

·         Barber Shop/Hair Salon: assisting with clients, washing, braiding, shaving, styling etc.

·         Office: data entry, basic secretarial tasks, filing, copying etc.

·         Clothing Room: be a personal shopper, process donations, hang and organize clothes etc.

·         Food Pantry: process donations, organize, labeling <-- this volunteer opportunity need is very minimal

·         Facility: clean, construction projects, maintenance etc.

·         Laundry Room: washing, drying, folding clothes etc.

·         Professional Services: legal, medical, accounting, computer, counseling etc.

·         The Arts:  dance, drama, music, bingo, games, comedy, dance, tailgate parties etc.

·         Community Garden (seasonal): watering, weeding, planting, maintenance, beautification, landscaping etc.

·         Beautification Walks: these are 2-4 hour walks designed to beautify our surrounding neighborhood. This includes picking up trash and miscellaneous items left in the area.

A volunteer agreement is available at:  http://hopefaithministries.org/images/Volunteer_Information_Sheet-_Revised_Oct_2013.pdf

PLEASE NOTE DRESS CODE:  Shoulders, cleavage, midriff, thighs, and feet are to be covered at all times within Hope Faith Ministries.
Unacceptable Attire:
• Flip Flops or Sandals (closed toe shoes only)
• Spandex, Lycra, Tights, or form-fitting materials
• Tube tops, tank tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps
• Midriff length tops
• Beach wear
• Evening wear
• Clothing containing and/or promoting violence, offensive words, logos, or pictures (drugs, alcohol, sexuality, gangs, or hate)
• Provocative Attire

 

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS YMCA OF GREATER KANSAS CITY YMCA of Greater Kansas City

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, founded on Christian principles, is a charitable organization with an inclusive environment committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being.

We serve more than 200,000 individuals and families in the metro area.  Our 19 locations serve a diverse membership with a mix of programs including Health and Fitness, Aquatics, Sports, Summer Day Camps, Enrichment Programs, Child Care and Adaptive Programs.

What we do there: Assisting with various programs and activities within the organization.  Please review the website for specific information about our program.  Positions vary dependent on the needs of the organization.

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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YMCA OF GREATER KANSAS CITY YMCA of Greater Kansas City

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, founded on Christian principles, is a charitable organization with an inclusive environment committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being.

We serve more than 200,000 individuals and families in the metro area.  Our 19 locations serve a diverse membership with a mix of programs including Health and Fitness, Aquatics, Sports, Summer Day Camps, Enrichment Programs, Child Care and Adaptive Programs.

What we do there: Assisting with various programs and activities within the organization.  Please review the website for specific information about our program.  Positions vary dependent on the needs of the organization.

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS CHILDREN'S MERCY HOSPITAL Children's Mercy Hospital

The Center for Environmental Health at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics is a nationally recognized program providing environmental health consulting, patient case management, research, education, training, and analytical services. Our team aims to help improve and advocate for the health of individuals with environmentally triggered illnesses.

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.

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS SLEEPYHEAD BEDS Sleepyhead Beds

Sleepyhead Beds is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2010 by past executive director and current board member Monica Starr. Monica saw first-hand the significant need for beds for the Kansas City metro area children while working with foster youth families. With two part time employees, a truck and some warehouse space, Sleepyhead Beds was born and during its first year provided 1,200 beds to Kansas City area children. Sleepyhead Beds has grown to include an executive director and 10 volunteer board members. In 2013, over 2,000 children received 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.

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS MIDDLE SCHOOL INITIATIVE KC Middle School Initiative

The Kansas City Public Schools is “In It to Win It” to increase student achievement at every level. As a part of that effort, the school system is renovating and re-opening Central Middle School and Northeast Middle School campuses. These campuses will serve students in seventh grade. A comprehensive school-community partnership is being established with many organizations and agencies in the KC community. UMKC is working to provide linkages between university students from various schools, include the School of Nursing and Health Studies.

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

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS THE WHOLE PERSON The Whole Person

The Whole Person offers a broad range of services to individuals with disabilities to increase their ability to perform day-to-day activities and reduce the need of support from family members, professional attendants or other caregiving services. Our services and programs build the confidence of these individuals and improve the many skills they need to live, learn and work in their community.

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.

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 8 PM

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BHS KC FAITH INITIATIVE KC FAITH Initiative

The KC FAITH Initiative is a partnership between academic researchers, the African American faith community, health service organizations and community organizations. The goal of this initiative is to plan, develop, and implement, culturally and religiously tailored African American church-based multilevel health promotion programs and interventions to improve the health of the African American community. African Americans experience a multitude of health disparities, including shorter life expectancy and higher rates of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, HIV/ AIDS and other STIs, asthma, influenza, pneumonia, low birth weights, and infant mortality. Our goal is to develop translatable, sustainable, faith-based health interventions to reduce health disparities in the African American community. The mission of the KC FAITH Initiative is to reduce health disparities in the African American community by promoting healthy behaviors among African Americans across the continuum of care from prevention to diagnosis and treatment.

Students who complete service learning with KC FAITH Initiative will:

-        Attending a training to learn how to complete various health screenings including height/weight, blood pressure, waist circumference, and finger-stick blood tests for cholesterol and blood sugar.

-        Implement health screenings on Sunday afternoons for a series of prescheduled dates

-        Attend and assist with health workshops held on Wednesday evenings in various locations

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

 

Students will be required to:

-        Be available for prescheduled times

-        Have completed or be enrolled in HLSC 200 First Aid in order to be knowledgeable about bloodborne pathogens

-        Be friendly, approachable, and willing to assist participants with questions about the program

-        Be ready to help improve the health and well-being of African American communities in Kansas City!

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS HAPPY BOTTOMS Happy Bottoms

We Are Kansas City’s Diaper Bank Our mission: working with our partners to provide diapers to low-income families through donations, both financial and in-kind, and conducting diaper drives while raising awareness of the need for diapers for low-income families.

  • Students will assist Program Manager and Communications Director in contacting and interviewing and Happy Bottoms clients to assess program impact, and collect client stories and photographs to use in marketing and social media. Students will be provided with instructions and a list of interview questions/guidelines.  Students will require the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with clients and Partner Agencies, and have the organizational skills needed to coordinate appointments with clients through their respective agencies. Flexible hours between Monday and Thursday, However, we have one Partner Agency that only sees clients once per month on a Saturday, so there will be a possibility of interviewing clients on that day, as well.  Interview scheduling will depend on availability of clients and Partner Agency staff.

 

  • Students will assist Program Manager in conducting site visits of Happy Bottoms Partner agencies.  Students will work with Program Manager to develop a checklist of program requirements and best practices, visit agencies to ensure compliance with Happy Bottoms Partner Agreement, review agency procedures as they relate to Happy Bottoms, and provide Program Manager with skills, ability to think critically, and the ability to communicate effectively with our Partner Agencies.  Flexible hours between Monday and Thursday; site visit scheduling will depend on availability of Partner Agency staff.

 

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS HORIZON ACADEMY Horizon Academy

Horizon Academy is a specialized school with programs that educate students with attention and learning challenges. 

 

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS HARVESTERS Harvesters

Harvesters' mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. As this area's only food bank, Harvesters is a clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and related household products. We've been helping people in need since 1979 by Collecting food and household products from community and industry sources Distributing those products and providing nutrition services through a network of nonprofit agencies Offering leadership and education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and generate solutions to alleviate hunger.

  • Sort and repackage donated products
  • Agency Floor Shopping Assistant
  • Farm to Table - collect donations from the Kansas City Farmers Market
  • Project Strength Delivery Drivers - deliver groceries
  • Kids in the Kitchen volunteer - assist a Harvesters Nutrition educator in leading a curriculum-based program for children at designated sites throughout the school year
  • Office Support as needed
January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

2:30 PM to 6:30 PM

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BHS ABUNDANT LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH Abundant Life Baptist Church

Anyone from the church or the Lee's Summit area who is in need is welcome to visit Abundant Life's Food Pantry. The pantry is open every Wednesday from 2:30-5:30 p.m., and the 1st and 3rd Monday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the church office at 816.554.8181. Volunteers are welcome.

1) sort, stock, clean area

2) assist visitors with a positive experience

3) provide a friendly and supportive interaction with Food Pantry patrons

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 12 PM

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BHS CULTIVATE KC Cultivate KC

Cultivate Kansas City is a locally-grown non-profit working to grow food, farms and communities for a healthy local food system. We grow food. We're farmers who work to feed you, your family and your community good, fresh, real food right here in Kansas City. We grow farms. We're educators, trainers, facilitators and organizers. We work to help growers develop skills and access resources to start sustainable farm businesses on our city's vacant land. We grow community. We bring people together. We help farmers connect with each other. We help farmers connect to their neighbors and community. We help you connect with your farmers.

Work the Farm: On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month, we host “Work the Farm” volunteer days at our Gibbs Road Farm from 9 am to noon.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY DATES/HOURS AVAILABLE WTIH THIS COMMUNITY PARTNER.

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS COALITION OF HISPANIC WOMEN AGAINST CANCER Coalition of Hispanic Women Against Cancer

THE COALITION OF HISPANIC WOMEN AGAINST CANCER, INC. is organized exclusively for educational purposes, more specifically to reduce the cancer disparity among Hispanic and all other minorities in the community through advocacy, education, referral, increasing awareness and access to services in a culturally sensitive way by overcoming barriers. As a non-profit organization, we operate with volunteers and two part-time employees. Our services are offered in both Kansas and Missiour and services are provided in Spanish, English, and Portugese.

Office Assistance-help at CHWAC's office with tasks such as organizing mailings, making phone calls and entering data.  You will need to travel to the office in the Argentine neighborhood in KC,KS.  

Community Outreach Events- will distribute cancer awareness materials and raise awareness about cancer-related issues at local health fairs and other community events.  This position does require travel to diferent areas in greater KC. 

Mobile Examination Outings-will help patients complete intake forms, escort them to different examination rooms, help answer patients questions, and provide overall support so that the patient has a satisfactory visit.  This position does require travel to different areas in greater KC.  Atmosphere is fast paced.

Fundraising Events- will become part of a team that will assist in the planning, marketing, and organization of fundraising events.  Training wll be provided on the first day. Atmosphere is casual and friendly.

The participating student should speak Spanish and have connections to the Latina community in Kansas City.

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS COMMUNITIES CREATING OPPORTUNITIES (CCO) Communities Creating Opportunities (CCO)

Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO) evolved from the Kansas City Organization Project (KCOP). KCOP formed in 1977 with religious and community leaders to respond to the rapid racial transition and financial disinvestment in the city’s Southeast neighborhoods. As black families moved into these communities in the mid-70’s, white families moved out in droves. Subsequently, real estate values dropped, lending in the area froze, and insurance rates skyrocketed. Increases in poverty and crime rates followed. KCOP provided community residents with the organizational tools and leadership training to address these trends and enhance their communities. In 1984, KCOP became Kansas City Church Community Organization to reflect its congregation and neighborhood-based model of community organizing. While continuing in its tradition of faith-based community organizing, CCO adopted a new name in 2007, Communities Creating Opportunity, to include all religous traditions and other community partners. The well-recognized acronym, CCO, continues as the organization’s principal signature.

Community Organizer: Students will volunteer with CCO on the Health Access and Equity team.  Through organizing they will learn the value of approaching social issues from a systemic change perspective.  Organizing issues work will include food access, emergency room over-utilization, and/or Affordable Care Act enrollment and implementation.  Students may help in a variety of ways, but will likely work with CCO in their effort to gather stories of health opportunity and restriction from community members.  Students may also assist in research around food policy, social determinants of health, and other analysis to support the organizing work.  Students will attend a training session on community organizing at the beginning of their semester and receive ongoing training and supervision.  Hours will be negotiated early in the service learning experience, but will most likely be distributed on weekdays. 

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS BIKE WALK KC Bike Walk KC

We are a member-supported organization that works to make Greater Kansas City a safer and more accessible place to walk, bicycle, live, work, and play. Our advocacy programs work with local cities to improve policies and build sidewalks, trails, crosswalks, bike lanes, and more. Our education programs give people the knowledge and skills to walk and to bicycle safely and confidently for transportation, recreation, and fitness.

The service learning students will provide general support for Bike Walk KC education programming.  Specific activities may include assistance with bicycle and pedestrian safely classes, researching bike/pedestrian best practices, assistance with marketing and promotion and data entry.  Students may begin at any time.  We will work with students to schedule an orientation meeting that works with everyone's calendar.

January 20, 2015 to May 8, 2015

12 PM to 7:30 PM

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BHS ARTISTS HELPING THE HOMELESS Artists Helping the Homeless

Artists Helping The Homeless (AHH) is a non-profit 501c3 public charity organization that seeks to reduce the need and cost of homeless care in several ways. The Be The Change Program provides transportation and assistance in accessing resources to get off the street. Two meal programs, one in Kansas City, another in Olathe, each serve one night a week. Our goal is to serve the homeless in their environment, a setting more comfortable to them. We view each outreach experience with our clients as an opportunity to build relationships and nuture trust.

Students will shadow and participate (as a non-driver) in the transportation service.  Hours are available on evening and weekends.