Attention Re-enactors!! 1st Saturdays at Shoal Creek Living History Museum!!! If you’d like to be a part of this new event, send us an email so we can you send you our character survey; 1st person 1800's Missourian Character; This is open to those already with a character in mind or just getting started!
Shoal Creek Living History Museum, Hodge Park, 7000 NE Barry Road, KCMO 64156; 816-792-2655; email@example.com ; www.shoalcreeklivinghistorymuseum.com
Aug 17-19-ETHNIC ENRICHMENT FESTIVAL
There are approximately 60 different countries represented with food and crafts, stage presentations and information about their country. Many volunteers are needed for this event. Please volunteer and help make the Festival a success.
Ethnic Enrichment Commission: 816-513-7553, Ethnic.Enrichment.Commission@KCMO.org
If you love dogs....please note a Special recent request at
Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter (below)
American Red Cross, Greater Kansas City Chapter
211 W. Armour Blvd., Kansas City
(816) 931-8400 or http://www.kcredcross.org/
Help in a variety of programs.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Greater Kansas City Chapter (AAFA-KC)
(816) 333-6608 or 888-542-8252 or http://www.aafakc.org/
Opportunities available to volunteer in programs assisting children, families, adults, and others in need. Office assistance also needed. Date and times will vary.
Big Brothers Big Sisters program. You can make a difference for a kid.
Call Scott at 816-561-5269 if interested in more details or filling out a BIG application.
Bishop Spencer Place (retirement community)
4301 Madison, Kansas City
Work with residents on things such as gardening, visitation, reading, letter writing, playing board games and so on. (Contact: Judy Green, activity coordinator.)
Bridging the Gap (environmental agency that works to encourage local and global understanding of our interconnectedness)
435 Westport Road, Suite 23, Kansas City
(816) 561-1087 (Volunteer line: 816-561-1061)
Work at community recycling centers, help with litter pickup and do other environmental projects and special events. (Contact: Laura O’Brien, volunteer coordinator.)
Children's Mercy Hospital
2401 Gillham Road, KCMO; Not everyone can come to the Parade; For more than a decade, members of the parade committee and entertainers such as clowns, Irish dancers and team mascots have brought the parade to life for the kids at Children's Mercy Hospital;
If you are a Bagpiper, a clown, an Irish dancer or you just have a heart for making a child smile…think about “Showing Us Your Irish”; Children's Mercy Hospital has a visitor protocol which we will absolutely follow; http://www.kcirishparade.com/
C.A. Franklin After School Program
1-3 hours a week - 3:30-4:40pm; tutor kids in K-5th grades
the program is also looking for special guests to come in and share their experiences with the children
Bennie Avery 816-418-6792
Campfire USA Heartland Council
7930 State Line Road, Prairie Village
(913) 648-2121 or http://www.kc-campfire.org/
Work with blind and visually impaired youths as they explore sports, including track/field, swimming and team sports, plus camping, art and community service. Be a coach or adventure fitness volunteer for four hours a month.
Camps for Kids
Volunteers needed to visit camps and make notes on facilities and activities.
CASA (Jackson County Court Appointed Special Advocate)
a not-for-profit organization that trains community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. Volunteers become the voice for the children
to become a volunteer contact Glenda Gish at 816-842-CASA
Catholic Charities, Kansas City Regional
2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
(913) 621-1504 or
Work and time commitment varies.
Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph
1112 Broadway, Kansas City , MO
Opportunities available to volunteer in programs assisting children, families, seniors, homeless and others in need.
Visit the website to volunteer or call 816.756.1858, x 561
The Children's Museum of Kansas City
4601 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
(913) 287-8888 or http://www.kidmuzm.org/
Work with children in the museum, repair exhibits, help at festivals and so on. Hours are flexible.
Children's Peace Pavilion
1001 W. Walnut, Independence
Volunteers (15 or older) guide children through the museum and answer questions. Estimated service time is two hours a day.
Christmas In October
One Saturday volunteering with a crew can drastically improve the quality of life for some inner city folks on a fixed income. Be a part of this 25 yr tradition by showing up & having fun helping our own citizens.
City Union Mission
(helps build awareness of and compassion for homeless and poor people)
1100 E. 11th St., Kansas City
(816) 474-9380 or
Help those who are less fortunate. There are also tutoring opportunities.
Community Services League
300 W. Maple, Independence
Opportunities include sorting clothes and inputting data. Time commitment varies.
Community Blood Center and the American Red Cross need blood donors to prevent shortages and maintain their five-day supplies
Community Employment, Inc., Assist with online applications and faxed resumes for disabled people, assist with data entry. http://www.volunteerkc.org/ (816-527-0724)
Episcopal Community Services
Meals on Wheels drivers needed.
Fox 4 Love Fund for Children
Kansas City, MO
Opportunities available to assist in numerous fund raising events throughout the year. Working with third party professionals; the Love Fund assists children 18 yrs and under, in need when no other resources are available. For upcoming events, see http://www.wdaftv4.com/, click on Love Fund Logo.
Girl Scouts of Mid Continent Council
8383 Blue Parkway Drive, Kansas City
(816) 358-8750 or http://www.girlscoutsmcc.org/
18- to 29-year-old advisers are needed to mentor and implement the new Studio 2B program for girls 11-17 years old. Mentor groups in learning more about careers, teen-pressure issues, environmental action, entrepreneurship, college life and so on.
MoKan Greyhound Adoption
PO Box 234
Independence, MO 64051
933 S. Leslie, Independence
(816) 833-3920 or http://www.mokangreyhounds.org/
Educate the public about greyhounds as pets at adoption events, do home visits, foster, help at fund-raisers and attend quarterly volunteer meetings.
Greyhound Support in Kansas City
3900 N. 99th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Assist in taking pictures of greyhounds that are ready to be moved into adoption groups or serve as kennel assistants, helping clean and care for greyhounds.
1817 Campbell St., Kansas City
(816) 842-7425 or http://www.mokangoodwill.org/
Help at all facilities, work on clerical tasks, teach, raise money, mentor and more.
Habitat for Humanity Kansas City
1423 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City
Kate Fields: (816) 924-1096 or http://www.habitatkc.org/
Serve as construction volunteers; type of work varies. Workday is 8pm-4:30pm
Heartland Habitat for Humanity
1401 Fairfax Traffic Way, Suite 323D Kansas City, KS 66115
Shelly Bolling-Strickland: 913-342-3047
Fax: 913-342-4459; http://www.heartlandhabitat.org/
Kate Fields:volunteer coordinator KS
Dana Byron is the volunteer coordinator KCMO
Have plans for Saturday? You can with Heartland Habitat for Humanity! We have a number of build sites in KCKS currently available (2007), and the upcoming Women Build and Building With Youth home building projects in September 2007; No construction experience needed, just a heart for helping low-income families fulfill their dreams of homeownership
3801 Topping, Kansas City
(816) 929-3000 or http://www.harvesters.org/
Sort food and assist at special events. (Contact: Paula Pratt, volunteer services manager.)
Heart of America United Way
1080 Washington St., Kansas City
The Web site lists a variety of service projects
Heart to Heart International
401 S. Clairborne, Suite 302, Olathe
(913) 764-5200 or http://www.hearttoheart.org/
Help collect items from donations and organize and distribute clothing and toiletries.
Heartland Therapeutic Riding Inc.
(provides equine-assisted physical and occupational therapy)
19655 Antioch, Stilwell in Johnson County
Help as side-walkers, leaders and attendants and help in the barn. One hour-per-week commitment for six weeks at a time.
(Contact: Vicki Brown.)
511 Main Street, Belton, MO 64012
Must love animals! Dog walking, litter box scooping, filling food/water bowls, cleaning, laundry, and playing with the shelter animals.
Must attend orientation before volunteering. These are held on Wednesday evenings at 6pm. Please call in advance to be put on the orientation calendar.
816-318-4357; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
ACS Hope Lodge
Kansas City1120 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64105
Contact: Amy Goldstein
The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge is a residence facility for cancer outpatients and caregiver in downtown KC. The facility helps outpatients by not having to make repeated long distances trips back and forth from their home, helping reduce expenses, stress and fatigue, during ongoing chemo, radiation and cancer treatment. Call Emily at Hope Lodge if would like more information or to help as a volunteer
Amerian Cancer Society Hope House
Drivers 18 and older needed to transport cancer patients to and from treatment facilities. http://www.volunteerkc.org/ (816-842-6427)
Horizon Academy (education center for children with learning disabilities)
4901 Reinhardt Drive, Roeland Park
Help with bulk mailings (newsletters, annual reports, invitations and so on) by applying labels, stapling and sorting.
(Contact: Natalie Upp.)
Humane Society of Greater Kansas City
5445 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan.
(913) 596-1000 or http://www.hsgkc.org/
Help socialize, exercise and groom animals, help with kennel clean-up and other activities. Volunteers must be 16 or older or be supervised by a parent or guardian.
Contact: Leslie, volunteer coordinator
Johnson County Health Partnership
8600 W. 95th St., Suite 100, Overland Park
(913) 648-2266 or
Johnson County Nursing Center
11875 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 200, Olathe
(913) 894-8383; http://www.hpcjc.org/
Help the elderly, read to them, talk with them and so on.
Johnson County Task Force on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Inc.
8807 Monrovia, Lenexa
(913) 888-4297 or http://www.jocotaskforce.netfirms.com/
Teens work to create and deliver alcohol/drug abuse awareness and prevention programs, serve as peer mentors and so on.
Kansas City Free Health Clinic
3515 Broadway, Kansas City
(816) 753-5144 or http://www.kcfree.org/
Enter data or do office and receptionist work. (Contact: Suzanne Sutton Lammert, 816-777-2761.)
Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter
4400 Raytown Rd., Kansas City, MO 64129
Britton : 816-255-8058; firstname.lastname@example.org
Short training session each Sunday by appointment only.
Need volunteers to walk dogs waiting to be adopted at this high-intake facility. Without many volunteers to do the job, dogs remain in cages for days at a time without being walked. But, you can help!
Volunteers especially needed Mon-Friday (but can do weekends also). Help shelter pets by walking dogs for 1-3 hours a week. You will make these dogs’ lives a little better while they’re in the shelter and help make them more adoptable by giving them the opportunity for more socialization.
Kansas City Irish Museum and Cultural Center
Union Station, 30 Pershing Road, Suite 700, KCMO 64108
Contact: Mike Dugger : 816-474-3848
Duties: Meet and Greet Customers, Sell Gifts from Shop, Answer the Phone
Kansas City Rescue Mission
1520 Cherry St., Kansas City
(816) 421-7643 or http://www.kcrm.org/
Help with food service, clothing distribution and assisting needy persons
Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee
http://www.kcirishparade.com/ or call 913-649-0269
Many volunteer opportunities year round: Shamrockin' concert, Golf Tournament, Lucky 17, Kick Off Luncheon, Gaelic Mass, monthly meetings, The Big KC St. Patrick’s Day Parade and much much more. Join us!
Kansas City Special Olympics
1 Lee Drive, Merriam
(913) 789-0347 or http://www.ksso.org/ .
Help with sporting games, holiday workshops, fund-raising and so on.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Help with educational workshops.
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now — KEEN Kansas City
P.O. Box 45381, Kansas City
(816) 460-2583 or
Meet 1 -4:30 p.m. the third Sunday of each month at the Gregg Klice Community Center and pair up with children and young adults with disabilities to play and have recreational fun.
KC Cares is a totally flexible volunteer opportunity serving 50-100 social service agencies and its members. KC Cares members may volunteer frequently or just a couple times a year based on their individual interest and time. Half an hour KC Cares new volunteer orientations are held twice a month. Please consider attending a member orientation or becoming a KCC project coordinator. Volunteer opportunities at http://www.kccares.org/
KC Hospice seeks volunteers to spend time with the terminally ill. Volunteers could spend up to 4 hours a week giving caregivers a break or visiting a nursing home. Tasks would include reading aloud, also looking for services of beauticians, notaries and lawyers. Volunteer training sessions on Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 7. More info, call Kathy Fetters at 816-363-2600
Lakeview Village (retirement community)
9100 Park St., Lenexa
(913) 888-1900 or
Visit, socialize, and work with residents on National Family Volunteer Day, Spring Chore Day, activities, even Habitat for Humanity. We welcome groups for service or to share their talents in entertainment (Contact: Shellie Sullivan, Volunteer Coordinator, 913-744-2410.)
Lifeskills Management Center Inc.
413 E. Santa Fe
Olathe, KS 66061
LMC Provides a continuum of services to at-risk youth and families in Johnson and surrounding counties. Volunteers interested in participating in our Skills Mentorship Program please call to make a difference.
Literacy Kansas City (provides reading help to adults and older teens)
211 W. Armour Boulevard, Third Floor
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: (816) 333-9332 and to contact please e-mail email@example.com; http://www.literacykc.org/
Tutors meet twice a week for 90-minute sessions with students.
There are tens of thousands of functionally illiterate adults and teens in the Kansas City area. They have people on their waiting list and are looking for volunteers to tutor.
Mattie Rhodes Art Center and Gallery (offers after-school program for Latino families and children)
919 W. 17th St., Kansas City
(816) 221-2349 or http://www.mattierhodes.org/
Help clean the area, prepare art classes and work with children. (Contact: Jenny Mendez.)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
5442 Martway, Mission
(913) 432-3926 or www.nationalmssociety.org/KSG/home
Help with various projects.
Niles Home for Children
1911 E. 23rd St., Kansas City
(816) 241-3448 or http://www.nhc-kc.org/
Various opportunities such as mentoring.
Northland Neighborhoods, Inc. (NNI)
in need of handy individuals to assist financially disadvantaged homeowners with minor repairs in the Northland.
Do you have an hour or two to help someone in need?
3015 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City 64119
Olathe Health System
(913) 791-4380 or http://www.ohsi.com/
Work four-hour shifts in areas such as information desks, gift shop, mail and flower delivery, outpatient admitting, emergency care center, surgery family room, administration offices and the charitable foundation.
3039 Troost, Kansas City
(816) 329-5233 or
Opportunities include rocking babies, tutoring parents for the GED exam, reading to preschoolers, tutoring and mentoring school-age children and sharing hobbies.
421 E. 137th St. Kansas City, MO 64145
FAX: (816) 508-3797
If you'd like to help, please contact Laura McDaniel at 816-508-3608 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Learning Lab Tutors: Volunteers are urgently needed to assist Ozanam boys and girls in 9th and 10th grade with their homework on campus during the school year. Subject range from history, algebra and English. If you have a flair for academics and the patience to help others, then we could use your help!
Special Events Volunteers: Would you like to help with one of the most exciting fund-raisers in Kansas City to benefit the boys and girls at Ozanam? Sign up to help with Ozanam's . Lots of volunteers are needed to help with extensive silent and live auctions throughout the evening, and dinner will be provided.
Mentors: Become a good friend to a boy or girl in need ranging from 12 to 18 years old. Work closely with therapists and youth care staff to help the child through his or her recovery process. If you are at least 21 years old with a heart of gold and at least 2 hours a week to spare, then this might be the opportunity for you to make a difference. New ideas and suggestions for volunteers are always welcome! If you'd like to help, please contact Laura McDaniel at 816-508-3608 or email@example.com for more information.
Pets for Life
(816) 363-3665 or http://www.kcpetsforlife.com/
Animals and their human volunteers help with therapy at many facilities in the KC area; Volunteers must visit at least once a month; A handler must be 16, but children can go along; The organization does not offer training but does test its volunteers. For example, dogs must be able to stay for one minute and stay down despite distractions. They must be able to deal with things such as loudspeakers, congested hallways and noisy medical equipment. And they must be able to handle one-on-one socialization
Purrfect Pets (a no-kill, non-profit rescue and adoption agency for cats and kittens)
95th Street and Metcalf Avenue, OPKS
Metcalf South Shopping Center, on the middle mall level, near The Jones Store
Hours: Thursday and Friday 12-7 Saturday 11-6 Sunday 12-5
(913) 652-6677 If you reach the answering machine, please leave a message!
www.petfinder.org/shelters/KS99.html and http://www.purrfectpets.org/
Volunteers to staff the adoption center, foster our adoptable cats, help with computer and other office functions, and participate in outreach, fundraising and publicity.
Unlike most animal shelters, Purrfect Pets has a true, no-kill policy. No cat in our program is ever “put down” because of old age, treatable illness, lack of space, or low adoptability. From older cats and those with special needs, to young and healthy, well-socialized cats, Purrfect Pets has successfully placed hundreds of cats and kittens into loving homes. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, we rely on the generosity of animal lovers who also believe that every cat has the right to a safe and loving home. Donating your time is one of the best ways to help! Please join us! You’ll be glad you did.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
2501 Cherry St., Kansas City
(816) 421-1753 or http://www.blogger.com/www.rmhckc.org
Staff the house and assist in administrative and operational needs. Must be able to handle a variety of situations.
Rose Brooks Center (treatment center for victims of domestic abuse)
P.O. 320599, Kansas City
(816) 523-5550 or www.rosebrooks.org/site/index.asp
Work with children, as bilingual interpreters or help with general office work.
SACS in Kansas City began in October 1997. Replicated after a group established in Tulsa in 1991, SACS has been recognized for providing quality, single volunteers who support the activities of many community service agencies in the Kansas City area. SACS members enthusiastically participate in volunteer projects to support efforts to help those in need. Working together provides volunteers with the opportunity meet others and form quality friendships. Meetings are first Thursday of every month at St. Joseph Hospital, Building D at 7pm. Cherie 816-842-8656, ext 241
P.O. Box 4563, Overland Park
(913) 432-9300 or http://www.safehome-ks.org/
Interact with children while mothers are in group sessions.
Lenexa Sertoma Club
Meetings 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 12:00 Noon
at Fire Mountain Restaurant
10810 West 75th Street
Raises money to help fund speech and hearing scholarships, provides ASL interpreters at Theatre in the Park, provides funding for equipment for the Kansas School for the Deaf and various other community service projects
The Salvation Army
3637 Broadway, Kansas City
(816) 756-1455 or
Help with various projects. (Contact: Lesley Green, metro volunteer director, 816-968-0374.)
SHARE Inc. (national organization that provides food, clothing and so on for homeless people)
11 N. 15th St., Kansas City, Kan.
Food kitchen opportunities include cooking, serving or cleaning at noon meal. Groups needed to provide one meal a month. Thrift store volunteers sort and price items for sale; food pantry workers sort and stock food donations, assist clients and answer the phone.
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
9100 W. 74th St., Overland Park
(913) 676-2000 or
Volunteers (minimum age 14) commit to one day a week for at least four hours weekdays, evenings and weekends. Assignments vary.
6604 E. 12th St., Kansas City
(816) 483-9927 or
Help watch babies from 6 to 8 p.m. during adult and children’s groups.
St. Mary's Food Kitchen
645 Nebraska Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
Prepare and serve food.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan.
(913) 321-3535 or http://www.stpaulskck.org/
Prepare, serve and clean after breakfast. (9:30–10:30 a.m.)
TurnStyles Thrift Store
9750 W. 87th St., Overland Park
(913) 648-6795 or
Sort donations (groups of five to eight volunteers work best) and staff the store. (Contact: Mary Kay Drees, 913-621-5255, Ext. 167.)
Heart of America United Way, http://www.hauw.org/
(816) 472-4865 Monday-Friday, 8:15am-5pm
United Way of Greater Kansas City
Host back-to-school collection drive at your company or church
Urban Core Group (UCG)
Would you like to help with Urban Core events? We’d love to have you, just write to us at
Give us your name, number & email. We’ll be calling! http://www.kcurbancoregroup.org/
Villa St. Francis (long-term care facility)
16600 W. 126th St., Olathe
Talk with residents and help in activities.
Volunteer Center of Johnson County
9707 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park
(913) 341-1792 or http://www.vcjc.org/
Work and time commitment varies.
Wayside Waifs (independent, not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization)
3901 E. 119th St., Kansas City
(816) 761-8151, Ext. 331 or
Opportunities for teens 13-17 include smaller critter care, bathing and grooming animals, dog walking. (Contact: Caroline Krueger, volunteer coordinator.)
Do you love animals? Want to make new friends? Need to get more exercise? Discover the excitement of being a Wayside Waifs volunteer! Animal companionship has been proven to lower blood pressure and reduce stress levels in humans. Plus, exercise isn't such a chore when accompanied by a four-legged furry shelter friend. volunteers walk dogs, socialize with the cats, help with special events and MORE! Every time you volunteer, you are giving yourself and the animals a gift that cannot be replaced - love and happiness