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January 25, 2016 to May 3, 2016

9 AM to 12:30 PM

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BHS LIBERTY SILVER CENTER Liberty Silver Center

Students will be observing and interacting with seniors and learning an overview of issues facing an aging population. More description of the agency is available at: http://www.ci.liberty.mo.us/index.aspx?NID=1533

Please note that service learning hours are M-F 9:00-12:30 pm. No extended hours are available.

Contact Amanda Kilian at akilian@ci.liberty.mo.us

January 25, 2016 to May 3, 2016

8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

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BHS SHEPHERD'S CENTER NORTHLAND Shepherd's Center Northland

 The student will be working with our Learning and Laughter group who meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month so the dates for February, March and April will be as follows: 

 Wednesday, February 10, 2016                  8:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016                  8:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016                       8:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016                    8:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

The students will be required to attend 2 of the days for the entirety of the time listed to earn their 10 hours.  

4 students can be at this site.  

January 20, 2016 to May 3, 2016

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.

 

Contact Natasha at: 

 

lenexa.avc@sunriseseniorliving.com

 

January 19, 2016 to June 10, 2016

9 AM to 5 PM

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CLOSED FOR REGISTRATIONS
BHS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY American Cancer Society

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

January 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

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.

katoahh@me.com

January 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

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.

January 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

9 AM to 5 PM

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CLOSED FOR REGISTRATIONS
BHS LITERACY KANSAS CITY Literacy Kansas City

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.

www.literacykc.org

 

*Forms are required*

January 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

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

January 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

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 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

9 AM to 7 PM

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BHS 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
  • Attend a one hour training

 

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 pcarter@jfskc.org or 913-327-8279.

 

Application: https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/applicants/companies/28433/sign_up?applicant_resource_name=applicant_applicant

 

January 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

9 AM to 8 PM

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1 Spots Still Available
BHS WESTSIDE HOUSING ORGANIZATION (HLSC 230 AND HLSC 300) Westside Housing Organization

Contact Gloria at gortizfisher@westsidehousing.org

 

January 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

2 PM to 6 PM

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BHS JUMPSTART Jumpstart

Corps members complete an intensive commitment and make a substantial impact in the life of a young child. During the school year, Corps members serve 200/300 hours (8-12 hours per week) by fulfilling the following responsibilities:

  • Team-based activities – the activities below are fulfilled during pre-determined, consistent times every week (either Tuesday AND Thursday from 2pm-5:30pm or 2:30pm-6pm OR Wednesday AND Friday 2pm-5:30pm or 2:30pm-6pm):
  • Individual activities:
  • Pre-service and on-going trainings
  • In the classroom

    • Able to interact with children at their level in a classroom setting with high activity and noise levels. Interaction includes being able to move around the classroom to participate in various activities with the children.
    • Able to see both print and illustrations in order to read children’s books.
    • Able to demonstrate effective reading skills in English in order to implement the Jumpstart program. Includes reading children’s books, song charts, and materials in the classroom.
    • Able to use effective writing skills in English to implement the Jumpstart program. Includes writing children’s names and demonstrating how to write words and letters for children.

 

January 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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BHS LAWNDALE HEIGHTS APT./COHEN ESREY Lawndale Heights Apts./Cohen Esrey

Need a student who is willing to create and conduct a health and exercise session with the residents, or do something in the field of nutrition or health living practices.

January 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

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.

katoahh@me.com

January 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

8 AM to 4 PM

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3 Spots Still Available
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
January 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

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 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

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.

January 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

9 AM to 5 PM

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CLOSED FOR REGISTRATIONS
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 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

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 19, 2016 to May 6, 2016

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.