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October 9, 2015 to October 11, 2015

5 PM to 4 PM

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CIVIL WAR BATTLE AT SHOAL CREEK Missouri Irish Brigade of Civil War Reenactors

Come spend some time outdoors learning and teaching about life in Western Missouri during the Civil War.  Students with an interest in living history are welcome to portray a Union soldier, drum or fife musician,  or civilian camp follower for this public education event.  Experienced volunteers will be available to help guide students in the dress and habits necessary to give an accurate impression for the time period.

Loaner gear is available.  Student volunteers will need to provide black dress shoes, as well as a sleeping bag if planning to camp out overnight.  Soldier volunteers will be instructed on the safe handling of muzzle loading black powder firearms.  No bullets or other projectiles will be present.  Women are welcome to volunteer as soldiers if they can hide their sex.  The host unit has several female members who regularly pass as convincingly male soldiers, and will be happy to assist.  Soldier volunteers must be willing to follow orders with a semblance of military discipline, especially during battle reenactments.  

The host unit is family oriented, and there are usually small children present in camp.  There may be alcohol present after public visiting hours, but underage participants are restricted from partaking.  Liability insurance is required, and sold onsite for 10 dollars.  Food for Saturday and Sunday is provided for 10 dollars.  Both fees are reimbursable.

October 8, 2015 to October 6, 2016

2:45 PM to 7:45 PM

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September 29, 2015 to December 1, 2015

10 AM to 8 PM

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September 21, 2015 to December 4, 2015

9 AM to 3 PM

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TUTORING Pathway Academy

 Assisting in the classroom.

September 8, 2015 to November 22, 2015

4:30 PM to 6 PM


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ANCH 380 - THE UPPER ROOM The Upper Room

Contact Person: Mallory Gobet, (816) 536-2059,

Role of Volunteers: After School Program volunteers will work one-on-one with a 1st - 3rd grade student to improve their reading scores, and provide occasional homework help. Volunteers can also participate in helping to organize/sort/label books for the program, only by request. 

Volunteer Availability: 4:30 - 6 pm, Mondays - Fridays throughout the school year (holidays in which schools are out of school, our program will be closed). We have 5 locations offered. 

 Max # of students: 5 at each location (5 different locations) 

September 8, 2015 to November 22, 2015

9 AM to 9 PM


3 Spots Still Available

Make a Difference by Volunteering as a Challenger Buddy

 Want to make a difference in someone's life? Volunteer for the YMCA Challenger program for kids with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. There are almost 30,000 kids in the Kansas City Metropolitan area with a disability, and the YMCA is only one of a handful of organizations that have programs year round.  Challenger helps participants to learn new skills, participate in
individual and team activities, build friendships, and have fun.
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September 8, 2015 to November 22, 2015

12:05 AM to 12:05 AM

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The Communities Creating Opportunity Service Learning Program is designed to provide interested students/volunteer with a solid grounding in our work to advance a dignity agenda on behalf of families across the states of Missouri and Kansas. More specifically, students will get the opportunity to apply their current skills and interests towards advocating for transformative social change within one of our core issues including: Health Access and Equity, Economic Dignity, and Racial Equity.
Outcome goals for this service learning experience include:

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of community organizing principles (4 hours)
  • Explore software / online tools used in civic engagement programs through support of data collection project (4 hours)
  • Develop a personal format for an effective One to One Session (4 hours)
  • Complete at least 2 One to One meetings with CCO staff and Evaluate (4 hours)
  • Attend a CCO Event (pending availability, 2 hours)
  • Provide volunteer staff support to advance an ongoing CCO campaign or project (5 hours)

General sense of when the students could volunteer:

  • Tuesdays from 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • Wednesdays 11am – 3pm
  • Thursdays 10am – 5pm
  • Fridays 10am – 5pm
  • Events and civic engagement training sessions occur throughout the week, evenings, and weekends.

We can work with students to accommodate their schedules

September 8, 2015 to November 22, 2015

12:05 AM to 12:05 AM


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Assist with a variety of projects at Harvesters. Volunteers will work with volunteer coordinator to design a project and will have the opportunity to learn about how volunteers contribute to Harvesters mission and to KC communities.

September 8, 2015 to November 22, 2015

12:05 AM to 12:05 AM


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ANCH 380 BRIDGING THE GAP Bridging The Gap

Bridging The Gap (BTG) works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by “connecting environment, economy and community”, and the premier organization in the area providing environmental education and volunteer action through more than 1,000 volunteers annually. BTG’s program array, one of the most diverse in the U.S., includes Heartland Tree Alliance, which planted more than 4,000 trees in greater Kansas City last year; Kansas City WildLands, restoring 14 local urban prairies; Keep Kansas City Beautiful, the local chapter of Keep America Beautiful, focused on litter abatement and sustainable beautification; the Green Business Network, educating more than 400 businesspeople a year on “green” practices since 1999; and the Kansas City, MO drop-off recycling centers, managed by BTG . Bridging The Gap is the 2009 winner of the EPA’s national Clean Air Excellence Award for education for our educational campaign, Five Green Things, and is listed in the U.S. Department of Energy’s best practices for its water conservation efforts in low-income Kansas City neighborhoods.

Students volunteering at Bridging the Gap have the option of selecting among all volunteer opportunities:

Amy Smith, volunteer services manager, will also meet with the group of students to provide an orientation to Bridging the Gap and discuss the significance of volunteering for KC communities.

September 8, 2015 to November 22, 2015

12:05 AM to 12:05 AM


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ANCH 380 - FREE WHEELS FOR KIDS FreeWheels for Kids

FreeWheels for Kids teaches youth leadership and promotes healthy lifestyles with bicycling.

Being a ‘biker’ in Kansas City comes with its own set of challenges. Whether it is the need for bike lanes and trails, safe and welcoming parks, updated community maps and resources or painting a mural…. our students are taking the steps to improve the city around them.

At Free Wheels we target our education toward the concerns that our students have for their communities. Our lesson plans range from bike specific skills such as mechanic, ride and safety skills but also include lessons on civic involvement, community resources, land management and much more. Follow the links below to find out about our core programs address these concerns:

Bike Clubs are the after-school programs we host at middle school and community centers across Kansas City, Kansas. We teach safe riding, go on long group rides and choose a community improvement project for the semester.

Earn-a-Bike is the portion of our curriculum devoted to learning bike repair: building up first a bike to give to a younger kid and then fixing a bike for each middle schooler to ride and keep for themselves.

Let’s Get Rolling is the safety and riding skills programming for elementary school students, in school, as part of their PE class.

Free Wheels wants to know what interests you. For students interested in this option we will have a short questionnaire so that they can help you make the most of your volunteer experience.

September 8, 2015 to November 22, 2015

12:05 AM to 12:05 AM


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ANCH 380 - JEWISH VOCATIONAL SERVICE Jewish Vocational Service

Volunteering at JVS is a great way to give back to the community. As a volunteer, you can work as many or as few hours as you would like and on any days you would like. JVS volunteer opportunities are:

  • Primarily Monday thru Friday, weekends by appointment
  • Generally between 8 AM to 5 PM, extended hours by appointment
  •  Employment Support: Working with clients on their computer skills, identifying job leads for clients, researching and securing speakers for Job Club and Skills Training Program.
  • Baltimore Ave. Dime Store: Pricing merchandise, running the cash register, arranging displays and sorting donations.
  • Warehouse Support: Picking up donations, sorting donated items.
  • Refugee Mentoring: If you would like a more in-depth volunteer experience, you may consider mentoring a refugee. We ask that mentors commit to one year with JVS and the refugee or refugee family to which they are matched. Mentors meet regularly with their refugee mentees to show them the sights of Kansas City or assist them in learning English or other basic skills necessary to life in the United States. Mentoring a refugee can be a very enriching experience for both parties!
  • Community Events: We also offer many community events throughout the year, and we are always looking for volunteers to assist in the planning and implementation of our special events!
September 8, 2015 to November 22, 2015

12:05 AM to 12:05 AM

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ANCH 380 - AMERICAN PUBLIC SQUARE American Public Square

Assist with forums and events.

September 8, 2015 to November 22, 2015

12:05 AM to 12:05 AM


3 Spots Still Available
ANCH 380 - CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHEAST KANSAS Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Interested students please select from among the following opportunities:

  1. Mobile Food Distributions on the 3rd Saturdays of each month at Harmon High School in Kansas City, KS.  We hand out fresh food to 300 families.  See this link for additional information and/or to sign up: October-December sign-up:
  2. Olathe Fresh Food Distribution held at our Olathe Emergency Assistance Center – 4th Tuesday of each month April –October.

The Parking Lot of Catholic Charities

333 E. Poplar

Olathe, KS

4th Tuesday of every month April- October: April 28th, May 26th, June 23rd, July 28th, August 25th, September 22nd and October 27th

Please arrive around 8:30am.  We will begin unloading when the Harvesters truck arrives.  Then we will start the distribution.  It typically ends around 10:30 am. 

Volunteers unload food from the truck, help distribute food and help participants carry food to vehicles.

if you would like to volunteer, please contact Alicia Paddock: 913.782.4077 or


  1. Babysitters – we need volunteers to watch the younger children of those attending budgeting classes at St. Pius.  There will be a paid babysitter available each night, but we need additional help as there is at least one infant and several children  - more than one person can handle.
  2.  Hy-Vee Food Drives – we do food drives on Saturdays at 5 different Hy-Vee grocery stores in Johnson County.   We need substitutes for our regular volunteers on morning (10 am-1pm) or afternoon (1-4 pm) shifts.  Volunteers greet shoppers and ask if they can help us by purchasing items for our food pantries. 
  3. TurnStyles Thrift Store – information attached. This is a great place for students to volunteer as the store is open 10-6 Mon-Saturday and the schedule is created weekly.
  4. Citizenship volunteers for Refugee Program – Kansas City, KS. We are seeking volunteers interested in tutoring during Citizenship education classes M-F from 9:30-11:30 am and M, W and F 1:30-3:30 pm. 


August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM


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The volunteer activities can range from cooking/serving meals, game nights, craft nights, movie nights, or holiday meals/decorating.

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

8 AM to 11 AM


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BHS CATHOLIC CHARITIES - ST. THERESE LITTLE FLOWER Catholic Charities of Greater Kansas City

Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph seeks volunteers and donors to support our outreach to more than 200,000 persons of all faiths every year. Mission Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph responds to the gospel mandate by caring for the vulnerable, honoring the life and dignity of all persons and engaging the community in providing compassionate social services and advocacy. Vision Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph lives as a Gospel witness in the community, caring for all in need and pursuing just ways for the common good.

A background check, volunteer confidentiality statement and preserving professional boundaries with client paperwork are required.

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

10 AM to 2 PM

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UMKC students will plan some games, crafts, or other such activities to stimulate the Senior Buddies minds.

Contact LaToya Walker at

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM


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Wilshire at Lakewood is a retirement facility offering skilled nursing care for both short-term and long-term needs that strives to provide quality care in attractive and comfortable surroundings.

Contact: Cathy Wolverton, Activities Director cathywolverton@hotmail.comor 816-554-9866.

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM


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Literacy Kansas City relies heavily on volunteer assistance. While volunteer tutoring is at the heart of our programs, we have a variety of other opportunities for which we regularly need volunteer assistance. To get more information about how to get involved, fill out the contact information form on our website and we will be in touch with you.

What we do there: Assisting with various programs and activities within the organization. Please review the website for specific information about our programs.


*Forms are required*

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM


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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.

One activity for the spring 2015 semester will be to assist with an Art Show on the first Friday of May in the Cross Roads District.

Registration with the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry is required prior to training.

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

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

8 AM to 3 PM


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General Responsibilities: To provide assistance with planning school-wide services; contacting community organizations; soliciting in-kind donations.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

1. Assistance in planning resource fairs and college and career prep days.

2. Contact community organizations seeking resources for students.

3. Volunteer recruitment.

4. Assistance in soliciting in-kind donations as incentives for students.

5. Prepare special projects and/or materials, as directed by the site coordinator.

Commitment Required: Hours are flexible, but will need to be scheduled M-F between 8-3.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • must be over 18 years of age
  • must be confortable soliciting donations
  • ability to maintain student confidentiality
  • maturity
  • flexibility

Background check required.

Training provided:

General orientation on volunteer's role, policies and procedures.

Skills acquired:

Knowledge of the agency and its role in the community.

Knowledge of local community based organizations and their roles within a school

Event planning experience

Community outreach and donation solicitation