Kansas City Calendar of Events

GOAL: to help promote awareness and attendance for charitable, fundraising, civic, sporting and social events; to avoid scheduling conflicts on events and to help recruit new volunteers for some worthy causes.



June 23-24-8th Annual
Maker Faire Kansas City 2018, Union Station Kansas City, 30 W. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, Missouri 64108; The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth returns to Union Station; Bring the entire family for this celebration of invention, creativity and Making with presentations, special performances, demos and workshops all weekend long; Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced; Recognized ADA-Defined Service Animals are welcome during Maker Faire; Facebook Page
Sat 10am-6pm
Sun 10am-5pm
Volunteer Perks
Free Parking
Free Volunteer Shirt
Free Admission to Maker Faire KC
Free Snacks
1 Free Ticket to Union Stations Summer/Fall Traveling Exhibit
Free Parking
Free Volunteer Shirt
Free Admission to Maker Faire KC

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY 50 volunteers are needed to help distribute fresh produce from Harvesters to families in need in our community.
-Harvesters Mobile Food Distribution, meet at the Wornall campus parking lot, Colonial Presbyterian, 9500 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri; 8-10:30am;
🥕 Assist in distributing 250 boxes of food
🥕 A great service opportunity for families with young children, teens, seniors and life groups.
🥕 Dress for the weather as this is an outdoor event.
🥕 Please REGISTER HERE ahead of time!

2018 Special Olympics Missouri Volunteers
KC Metro Area Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are the foundation of Special Olympics Missouri. We depend on thousands of volunteers to help coach, conduct events and serve on organizational and fundraising committees.
Become a coach or volunteer and learn how you can make a difference!
Before volunteering at one of our events, take the time to watch this quick video where athletes, coaches, Unified Partners and volunteers will tell you what you need to know before you show up on event day!

If you love dogs....please note a Special request at
Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter

American Red Cross, Greater Kansas City Chapter
211 W. Armour Blvd., Kansas City
(816) 931-8400 or www.kcredcross.org
Help in a variety of programs.

Animal Response Team Volunteer
11936 Gillette St., Overland Park, KS 66213
Contact: JC Burcham, jcburcham@gmail.com
Your Pet Depends on You in a Disaster! One of our primary missions is to educate and prepare individuals to take care of their pets during disasters. In addition, we are able to assist with the following in the Johnson County, KS region:
* Setup of temporary animal relief shelters
* Evacuation of animals
* Rescue of abandoned or stranded animals
* Implementation of record keeping and identification system
* Limited transportation of animals
* Coordination of initial veterinary care for sick and injured animals
* Coordination of animal food and supplies
* Lost animal documentation
* Reuniting animals with caregivers

Arts Volunteer
David Pruitt, 816-561-1033, volunteer@phoenixfamily.org
801 Pacific Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
Skills Desired: Writing, Crafts
Everyone loves art! Whether it's painting, sculpting, crafting, molding, or even a macaroni and glue combination made by a child, art is a wonderful release for all ages! At our communities, we are on the lookout for creative individuals who can work with groups of our seniors or youth and teach them a new way to express themselves. Why not share that love of writing or sketching or collaging with a excited audience? With as little as one time a month, you could share a love of art with our appreciative residents!

AseraCare Hospice
Kansas City: 11020 Ambassador Drive, Suite 305, Kansas City, MO 64153; MAP; INFO
• Volunteer Coordinator: Jennifer Carr: 877-878-3900; 816-880-3900
Lawrence: 3320 Clinton Pkwy Ct Suite 120, Lawrence, KS 66047; MAP; INFO
• Volunteer Coordinator: 855-532-8878; 785-840-0820
Volunteers to share:
• Public relations to recruit volunteers and assist public relations manager with referrals
• Administration for assisting with medical records
• Indirect care for phone calls to patients and families
• Bereavement care for follow up with families
• Direct care and companion care for friendly visits
• Vigil team to help with patient and family support during crisis management or active dying process

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Greater Kansas City Chapter (AAFA-KC)
(816) 333-6608 or 888-542-8252 or 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.

Jennifer Nigro, Volunteer Coordinator, (785) 864-4604, www.reader.ku.edu
7501 Prospect, Kansas City, MO 64132
This location is handicap accessible
Volunteers will choose content and read a variety of small town newspapers via closed circuit radio to people with vision loss and other disabilities that prevent them from reading normal printed materials. Daytime hours only, Monday-Friday.
All volunteers must pass a cold reading audition consisting of a 100 word pronunciation test and a series of reading samples.

The Barn Players Theatre Volunteer
6219 Martway, Mission, KS; Maphttp://www.thebarnplayers.org/support/
Dozens of people, mostly volunteers, come together to make our productions and our organization successful. 

Volunteer opportunities include:
Ushering or selling concessions at performances
Building scenery for shows
Setting up displays in our lobby
Helping with the marketing of our shows
Special events planning
Fundraising initiatives...and many more!
If you've got the time and/or talent to offer, please contact our volunteer coordinator at theboard@thebarnplayers.org for more information

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
(816) 931-4277
Work with residents on things such as gardening, visitation, reading, letter writing, playing board games and so on. (Contact: Judy Green, activity coordinator.)

The Borgen Project
Lynsey Alexander: 1-800-278-0747; www.borgenproject.org
5100 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
Many Virtual Opportunities
Mission Statement:
The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis.

Bridging the Gap (environmental agency that works to encourage local and global understanding of our interconnectedness)
435 Westport Road, Suite 23, Kansas City
www.bridgingthegap.org; Current Volunteer Opportunities
(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.)

Brogeen's Brigade
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; 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 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.
www.volunteerkc.org (816-559-4622)

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 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
(816) 521-3033
Volunteers (15 or older) guide children through the museum and answer questions. Estimated service time is two hours a day.

Christmas In October
P.O.box 32108
K.C.Mo 64171
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 of Kansas City
4040 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64109
Volunteer Services: 816.968.4079
Volunteer Opportunities:
- Donor Revitalization: Car for donors post-donation by distribution snacks and drinks and observing the health status of donors
- Driver for Life: Distribute lifesaving blood products to those in need as a volunteer delivery driver
Additionally, we are always looking for blood donations at any of our blood centers in Kansas City, Blue Springs, Gladstone, Overland Park, St. Joseph, and Topeka.

Community Employment, Inc., Assist with online applications and faxed resumes for disabled people, assist with data entry. www.volunteerkc.org (816-527-0724)

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead
13800 Switzer Rd., Overland Park, KS 66221
Volunteer Coordinator, 913-897-2360, Farmsteadvolunteer@opkansas.org; www.opkansas.org
Areas to volunteer include Greeter, petting pens, mining, educational docent, gardening, and Special Events. Be a part of Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. Help us teach future generations about life on a turn-of-the-century Kansas farm.

Education, Travel & Culture (ETC)
Brenda Ferland: 877-222-9803; www.edutrav.org
1029 SW Washington
Kansas City, MO 64105
Good Match For People 55+
It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
Requirements & Commitment:
Driver's License Needed
Background Check
Must be at least 25
Orientation or Training
5 - 10 hours a week
Skills Needed:
People Skills
Cross-cultural Communication
Youth Services

Elder Helpers
help@elderhelpers.org; www.elderhelpers.org
Aims to match volunteers with elders in need of help within their own community.
It's Flexible! We'll work with your schedule
Requirements & Commitment:
Must be at least 18

Episcopal Community Services
Meals on Wheels drivers needed.
www.volunteerkc.org (913-484-5216)

Fox 4 Love Fund for Children
3030 Summit
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 www.wdaftv4.com, click on Love Fund Logo.

Girl Scouts of Mid Continent Council
8383 Blue Parkway Drive, Kansas City
(816) 358-8750 or www.girlscoutsmcc.org
A'Yanna Webster, ayannawebster@girlscoutsksmo.org
a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that cater to your skills and interests. Have fun by empowering girls while making an impressive addition to your resume. Opportunities abound for outdoor enthusiasts like you! As an Instructor For Girl Programs, you will show our wonderful scouts the beauty and majesty of nature while teaching them to value friendship and teamwork. All outdoor programs are guided by goals and objectives designed to empower our girls. We are excited to find individuals who would like to: Swim Sail/Canoe/Kayak Rappel/Zip Line Traverse Climbing Walls Horseback Ride Practice Team Sports Practice Archery Camp Outdoors Requirements: Potential volunteers must be at least 18, submit to a background check, and have skills in coaching, youth training, communication, and listening.

Good Shepherd Hospice
Adeng DeWarabeck: 913-322-3297; www.goodshepherdhospice.com
• 11253 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, KS 66215
• 7611 State Line Rd
Kansas City, MO 64114
• 123 W. Kansas Ave
Independence, MO 64050
It's Flexible! We'll work with your schedule
Mission Statement:
Serving People With Compassion and Dignity

MoKan Greyhound Adoption
PO Box 234
Independence, MO 64051
933 S. Leslie, Independence
(816) 833-3920 or 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.

Goodwill Industries
1817 Campbell St., Kansas City
(816) 842-7425 or 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 www.habitatkc.org
Serve as construction volunteers; type of work varies. Workday is 8pm-4:30pm

3801 Topping, Kansas City
Click on for Many Ways to Volunteer
(816) 929-3000; volunteer@harvesters.org; www.harvesters.org
3801 Topping, Kansas City, MO 64129
Harvesters Community Demonstration Garden
Green thumbs not required! Here's a great opportunity for gardening enthusiasts every Saturday from May through September (we are closed September 3rd) from 9 a.m. - noon. As part of Harvesters' strategy to create long-term solutions to hunger, the food bank, Kansas City Community Gardens and Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City have developed a demonstration garden at Harvesters. All planting, watering, weeding and harvesting is done under the guidance of a Master Gardener.

Heartland Habitat for Humanity
1401 Fairfax Traffic Way, Suite 323D Kansas City, KS 66115
Shelly Bolling-Strickland: 913-342-3047
Fax: 913-342-4459; 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

Heart of America United Way
1080 Washington St., Kansas City
(816) 472-4289
The Web site lists a variety of service projects

Heart to Heart International
401 S. Clairborne, Suite 302, Olathe
(913) 764-5200 or 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
(913) 897-3939
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.)

HELP Humane
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; diana@helphumane.org or shannon@helphumane.org

ACS Hope Lodge
Kansas City1120 Pennsylvania Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 842-6427
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. www.volunteerkc.org (816-842-6427)

Horizon Academy (education center for children with learning disabilities)
4901 Reinhardt Drive, Roeland Park
(913) 789-9443
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 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; 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 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 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; brittonh@hotmail.com
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
Hours needed:
Wed-Sat 10am-4pm
Sunday Noon-4pm
Duties: Meet and Greet Customers, Sell Gifts from Shop, Answer the Phone

Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64110
Copaken Stage, 1 H&R Block Way (corner of 13th & Walnut), Kansas City, MO 64105
Volunteer Coordinator: 816-235-6399; volunteer@kcrep.org; Website
Volunteer opportunities include:
Coat Checkers
Ticket Takers
Lobby Shop Salespeople (sell merchandise and check out assisted hearing devices)
Special Projects Volunteers (fundraising and educational outreach)
Join our Street Team!
Do cool stuff. Get free tix. Join the Rep's Street Team! Hang out at fun events like Blues Night in the Power and Light District, First Fridays, and the Plaza Art Fair while you promote the hottest theatre productions in Kansas City. In return you'll see fearless adventurous theatre absolutely free.
Sound like fun? Sandra Rodriguez: 816-235-6399; rodriguezs@kcrep.org

Kansas City Rescue Mission
1520 Cherry St., Kansas City
(816) 421-7643 or www.kcrm.org
Help with food service, clothing distribution and assisting needy persons

Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee
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 www.ksso.org .
Help with sporting games, holiday workshops, fund-raising and so on.

Kansas City Zoo
volunteer@FOTZKC.org; Website
Volunteer requirements:
• Be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate for adult volunteer programs, or at least 14 years for youth volunteer programs with a parent.*
• Be able to pass a background check.
Be able to pay the materials fee for training materials and shirt and background check.
• Be willing to contribute a minimum of 30 hours of service per year (5 hours per month minimum between May and August).
• Have an appreciation of wildlife and commitment to conserving our natural world.
• Enjoy meeting new people and providing excellent customer service to our guests.
• Be willing to complete any on-site training as needed.
*all youth volunteers must be accompanied by an adult volunteer in the same program.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Help with educational workshops.
4420 Warwick
www.kemperart.org (816-457-6100)

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 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
(913) 254-0001
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 info@literacykc.org; 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.

March of Dimes
We are always looking for volunteers at March of Dimes events, if you would like more information on volunteering for the March of Dimes in general and would like to be placed on our volunteer list so we can contact you in the future, please e-mail harley@kc.rr.com.
the March of Dimes office: 913-235-9852; kmaxwell@marchofdimes.com

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 www.mattierhodes.org
Help clean the area, prepare art classes and work with children. (Contact: Jenny Mendez.)

Meals on Wheels
Gia Simonie, 816-753-7039, gsimonie@westportcooperative.org
201 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
Volunteer - Delivery Driver
volunteer opportunities available during your lunch hour to serve mid-town Kansas Cities home-bound senior citizens and disabled. Delivery route will take approximately 45 minutes - 1 hr and approximate miles covered would be 5 R/T. Days available are Monday - Friday and volunteers must be available to begin their route by 11am. Volunteer once a week, once a month or more as your time permits.
Volunteer - Kitchen Help
volunteer opportunities available each weekday morning from 9:30am - 11am in it's Meals on Wheels kitchen. Successful volunteers will help with meal distribution prep for mid-town Kansas Cities home-bound senior citizens and disabled. There is no cooking involved. Volunteer once a week, once a month or more as your time permits.

MicroMentor, a Mercy Corps initiative
Loren Guerriero: 503-465-4181; www.micromentor.org/mentors
MicroMentor is a free online service that connects small business owners with business mentors. MicroMentor puts experience to work by offering business professionals meaningful volunteer opportunities and by offering entrepreneurs one-on-one advice to help build successful businesses. Our mission is
Extremely flexible. You set the schedule and the expectations with your mentee. Meanwhile, our support staff is by your side every step of the way to help you succeed as a mentor.
Requirements & Commitment:
Must be at least 21
3 hours a month for 3 months
Mission Statement:
To help small businesses grow faster, generate more revenue, and employ more people. We make it easy to be a mentor, find a mentor, and build a business.
Skills Needed:
Business Planning
Legal (General)
Sales Marketing
Product Development

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
5442 Martway, Mission
(913) 432-3926 or www.nationalmssociety.org/KSG/home
Help with various projects.

National World War I Museum
Play a vital role in the operation of the museum, which relies on the dedication and commitment of more than 200 volunteers each year. Volunteers contribute more than 30,000 hours of service each year, sharing their knowledge, skills and talents throughout the Museum.
• The Museum needs friendly people age 19 or older who can commit to at least 8 hours per month.
• Schedules are flexible and usually last 4 hours (sample: 9:30am-1:30pm or 1-5pm).
• All volunteers are required to attend a basic orientation, safety training and on-the-job training modules. Specialized areas require additional training.
• If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and meet the qualifications, please submit an application online today. Qualified applicants will be contacted. Basic orientation occurs 4-6 times per year.
If you have questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (816) 888.8115 or at volunteer@theworldwar.org

Niles Home for Children
1911 E. 23rd St., Kansas City
(816) 241-3448 or www.nhc-kc.org
Various opportunities such as mentoring.

NorthCare Hospice
2800 Clay Edwards Drive 10th floor, North Kansas City, MO 64116; MAP
Melissa Marsh: 816-691-5119; www.northcarehospice.org
Volunteers function in all settings of hospice care to meet the broadest range of patient/family needs. Volunteers especially needed for patient friendly visits, office support, and our lifetime legacy video program. We have many additional opportunities available, please feel free to contact us for more information.
Days and times are extremely flexible.

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
(816) 454-2000

Northland Shepherd's Center
Brenda Dunn: (816) 452-4536; www.shepherdscenternorth.org
Mission Statement:
To promote the physical, mental, and social well being of older adults and to assist them in maintaining their dignity, continued productivity, and independence with a a goal of allowing to remain in their own homes as long as reasonable.
Skills Needed:
Respite Volunteers
Health Care Advocate
Handy Person
Personal Shopper

Olathe Health System
Various locations
(913) 791-4380 or 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.

Operation Breakthrough
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
(816) 508-3600
FAX: (816) 508-3797
If you'd like to help, please contact Laura McDaniel at 816-508-3608 or lm3608@ozanam.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 lm3608@ozanam.org for more information.

Personal Shopper
Christine Baum, Volunteer Coordinator, (816) 452-4536, http://shepherdscenternorth.org
4805 NE Antioch Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119
Provide grocery shopping on a temporary or permanent basis for homebound older adults.
Sensitivity to the needs of older adults.
Willingness to give an hour or two not more than once a week to shop.
Able to carry groceries into client’s home.

Pets for Life
(816) 363-3665 or 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 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 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
Work with children, as bilingual interpreters or help with general office work.

Singles Available for Community Service (SACS)
Membership in SACS is limited to SINGLE ADULTS ONLY
Monthly meetings at St. Joseph Medical Center, I-435 and State Line Road. Community Center in Building D; While we take our volunteering very seriously, working together also provides volunteers with the opportunity to meet other singles and form quality friendships; Volunteer guidelines; Website

Safehome Inc
P.O. Box 4563, Overland Park
(913) 432-9300 or 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
Lenexa, Kansas
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.
(913) 233-2511
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.

Sheffield Place
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.

Spinning Tree Theatre Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are needed to usher performances, distribute marketing materials throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and to assist in fundraising campaigns.
(816) 569-5277; volunteer@spinningtreetheatre.com

St. Mary's Food Kitchen
645 Nebraska Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
(913) 281-5638
Prepare and serve food.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan.
(913) 321-3535 or 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,
(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
www.unitedwaygkc.org (816-559-4667)

Urban Core Group (UCG)
Would you like to help with Urban Core events? We’d love to have you, just write to us at volunteers@kcurbancoregroup.org
Give us your name, number & email. We’ll be calling! www.kcurbancoregroup.org

Villa St. Francis (long-term care facility)
16600 W. 126th St., Olathe
(913) 829-5201
Talk with residents and help in activities.

Volunteer Center of Johnson County
9707 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park
(913) 341-1792 or 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

The YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Virginia Harris: 816-561-9622; www.kansascityymca.org
Our 14 locations serve a diverse membership with a mix of programs including Health & Fitness, Aquatics, Sports, Summer Day Camps, Enrichment Programs, Child Care and Adaptive Programs.
Mission Statement
The YMCA of Greater Kansas City, founded on Christian principles, is a charitable organization with an inclusive environment committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being.


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