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September 8, 2014 to December 5, 2014

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CHRIST THE KING PARISH SENIOR CENTER Catholic Chairities 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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ST THERESE LITTLE FLOWER SENIOR CENTER - THURSDAY GROUP 2 Catholic Chairities 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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ST THERESE LITTLE FLOWER SENIOR CENTER - THURSDAY GROUP 1 Catholic Chairities 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

12:05 AM to 12:05 AM

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JET EXPRESS DRIVER 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. (Must be at least 21 years of age)

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 volunteer@jfskc.org or (913) 730-1410.

Orientations held two-three times a month - during the day on Tuesdays or Wednesday and in the evening on Wednesdays. To find out the dates, please contact Jackie Williams.

September 1, 2014 to December 5, 2014

12:05 AM to 12:05 AM

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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

8 AM to 2 PM

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GUADALUPE SENIOR CENTER Guadalupe Senior Center

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.

August 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

12 PM to 8 PM

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BHS KC FAITH INITIATIVE KC FAITH Initiative

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!

August 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

2:30 PM to 6:30 PM

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BHS ABUNDANT LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH Abundant Life Baptist Church

Abundant Life Food Pantry
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

 

 

August 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

9 AM to 12 PM

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BHS CULTIVATE KC Cultivate KC

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 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

9 AM to 5 PM

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

 

Office Assistance-Volunteers- 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- Volunteers- 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-Volunteers- 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- Volunteers- 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 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

9 AM to 5 PM

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

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 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS BIKE WALK KC Bike Walk KC

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 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

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

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 6301 Rockhill Rd Ste 303

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 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

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.

August 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS HOPE FAITH MINISTRIES Hope Faith Ministries

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://www.hopefaithministries.org/images/Volunteer_Information_Sheet-_Revised_Oct_2013.pdf

 

August 25, 2014 to December 12, 2014

9 AM to 5 PM

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BHS INDEPENDENCE HEALTH DEPARTMENT Independence Health Department

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/