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August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

12 PM to 7:30 AM

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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.

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

8 AM to 4 PM

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BHS AVENUE OF LIFE Avenue of Life

Opportunities Include:

Mon-Sat 8am-4pm

  • sort clothing and hygiene products
  • pack family foodpacks
  • neighborhood cleanup
  • facility cleanup

Tues/Wed/Thurs 4pm-8pm

  • prepare and/or serve dinner
  • teach a class
  • hair stylists

Saturday 8am-4pm

  • prepare and/or serve breakfast
  • teach a class
  • hair stylists

Business Training Center Volunteer Opportunties at 5117 E 31st St. include:

  • neighborhood cleanup
  • facility cleanup
  • landscaping
  • furniture pickup/delivery
August 24, 2015 to December 11, 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.

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

9 AM to 6 PM

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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.

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 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.

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 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. 

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

8 AM to 3 PM

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BHS COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS NE KS Communities in Schools NE KS

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

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 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.

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 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.
August 24, 2015 to December 11, 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
August 24, 2015 to December 11, 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

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 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. 

You have the opportunity to do multiple activities and even change what you do every week to fit your interests and our needs.
? Health Education
? Physical Education
? We have physical education four days a week! Help our two P.E. teachers run their classes.
? General Education
? Serve as teacher assistants to our elementary school staff when available.
? Event Planning
? Help in various ways with our ‘Bayou Bash’: this is our premiere fundraising event, bringing in over $120,000 each year for our Horizon Academy scholarship fund.
? Serve on the committee, retrieve auction items, enter in data, call sponsors, and work both our event set-up day and event night.
? After-school Activities
? Help students work in our garden.
? Help run certain after-school clubs.
? Help organize and manage our school library.

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS INDEPENDENCE HEALTH DEPARTMENT Independence Health Department

We promise to make life better by protecting the public’s health, preventing disease and injury, and promoting health care services in order that all citizens of Independence may achieve their fullest health potential.

Assisting with various programs and activities within the organization.  Please review the website for specific information about our programs.  http://www.ci.independence.mo.us/health/

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS JEWISH VOCATIONAL SERVICE Jewish Vocational Service

JVS was founded in 1949 to assist Jewish Holocaust survivors. Today JVS now serves refugees from all over the world as the only refugee resettlement agency in Kansas City, MO.

JVS works with nearly 500 refugees every year to provide them with basic services such as assistance with housing, food, healthcare, education and employment. We are always in need of more help in the form of volunteers and interns, who increase the likelyhood that new refugees will adapt and adjust to their new community and culture smoothly.

Assisting with various programs and activities within the organization such as Resettlment Support, Event Support, Mentor Program, Dime Store and Front Desk support. Please review the website for specific information about our programs.  http://www.jvskc.org/web/english/Volunteer_Opportunities.html

 

Volunteer Orientation: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 or Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 5:00 -6:30 pm. 

Must Attend with prepared paperwork. 

Individual orientation may be arranged, please check with Martin to arrange if unable to attend the two dates above. 

*Paperwork/forms/applications must be completed*

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY GARDENS Kansas City Community Gardens

Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) is a non-profit organization with the goal of helping low-income families and community groups grow food for themselves. Students will work with KCCG staff to further this mission in a variety of ways.  This may include, helping with tours through our Beanstalk Childrens Garden, assisting with garden constructions, plantings and garden-related activities at local schools and community groups, assisting with seed and plant distribution, contacting community members to increase membership and retention, assisting with garden maintenance activities etc.

Hours can be flexible but will be within the Monday thru Friday 9am - 5pm timeframe.

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS KC PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT KC Public Health Department

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department works to help you achieve and maintain good health with a variety of services, most of which are without charge. The mission of the Health Department is to promote, preserve and protect the health of Kansas Citians and their visitors and prevent illness in a healthy Kansas City. This mission is carried out through the programs and services.

Students will assist with various programs and activities within the organization.

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS MOTHER & CHILD HEALTH COALITION Mother & Child Health Coalition

Every child deserves a healthy start; it is the best gift a community gives its children and itself. Mother & Child Health Coalition works together with community partners and families to promote wellness and advocate excellence in health care.

Two students to assist with Community Outreach and Education at Flu Clinics.

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

4:15 PM to 6:30 PM

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BHS PHOENIX FAMILY HIKE PROGRAM Phoenix Family Hike Program

Phoenix Family’s HIKE Program helps instill the key to education through reading. Our volunteers  work one-on-one with children grades K-8 who are struggling to learn to read. Our students live in the low-income communities we serve, and often do not get the individual attention they need to be great readers. The volunteer reading sessions are relaxed.  We provide the lesson plans, the activities, and the games. You just come ready to encourage, build confidence, and have fun!

We are looking for several volunteers to be Reading Coaches at East Hills Village, located at 7575 Monroe Avenue in Kansas City, MO (near 75th street and 71 Highway). Volunteers are needed Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 4:15pm and 6:30pm. Volunteers will easily choose their volunteer dates using our online calendar. There are 2 shifts available each day, 4:30-5:15 and 5:30-6:15.

All volunteers will need to go through an hour long training and a background check. This is a really simple process and we will walk you through everything you need to know. There will be a training offered September 10th at 1:00pm, however we also have many other volunteer orientation dates available to choose from.

 

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS REHAB INSTITUTE OF KANSAS CITY Rehab Institute of Kansas City- RIKC

The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (RIKC) exists to help those we serve achieve greater independence at home, school or work, and in the community. A comprehensive team of professionals provides the support, encouragement, knowledge, and skills needed to help individuals succeed in their rehabilitation process. Since 1947, we have maintained our status as the premiere medical and vocational rehabilitation facility in the Greater Kansas City region - See more at: http://www.rehabkc.org/Contact#sthash.QSuIAU8B.dpuf

Student will assist with various programs and activities within the organization.  Please review the website for specific information about our programs.  http://rehabkc.org/Volunteer  

*Forms/Applications/Paperwork REQUIRED*

General Code of Conduct, Volunteer Application, and Volunteer Paperwork REQUIRED

August 24, 2015 to December 11, 2015

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BHS RESTART INC reStart Inc

reStart Inc., an interfaith ministry with homeless persons, is committed to providing shelter and supportive services to homeless men, women, youth and families with the goal of helping persons move toward independence and self-sufficiency.

Students will help with meals, sort donations, and assist with some event preparation.  We serve 3 meals a day,  days a week, so there is a great deal of flexibility for students to volunteer in our dining room.  Sorting donations or assisting with an event would happen 9-5, Monday-Friday and some Saturdays.