Volunteer at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
Storytellers and Museum-Goers Join Us!

VOLUNTEERING AT T/M - contact Rachel Wathen, Assistant Museum Educator

Are you a storyteller with a passion for art and history who, more importantly, loves sharing that passion with others? Then come volunteer at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures! Volunteers are vital community partners who support T/m’s mission to educate, inspire, and delight.

All volunteers enjoy special benefits such as 10% off in the museum store, special invites to exhibit openings and volunteer appreciation events, first-hand museum experience, and a connection to a vibrant volunteer community.

VOLUNTEER ROLES

  • T/m volunteers communicate primarily with the Assistant Museum Educator.
  • Volunteer Opportunities Include:
    • Leading Guided Tours
    • Staffing and Prepping Educational Programs
    • Providing Educational "Pop-Up" Programs in the Galleries
    • Assisting with Development/Marketing
    • Assisting with Visitor Services

REQUIREMENTS

  • Pass a background check
  • Training on T/m's history and collection
  • Commitment to one shift every three months

 

Contact Information
Offer Valid: February 5, 2024May 31, 2024
Board Member
#LetsGoHome
Come help with governance, compliance and resourcing for the ONLY organization working to build and operate a 21st century no-kill pet animal shelter to serve all Leavenworth County (KS) residents.  Prefer someone who lives in Leavenworth County.  We have space on our Board for up to 15 members, and are especially hoping to attract someone with law enforcement, animal control, veterinary, legal, grant writing, government experience.  One meeting per month with additional frequent contact via email between board members and with the Executive Director.  Our organization holds a Platinum rating on GuideStar/Candid, and reports pet statistics monthly to Shelter Animals Count and to the Shelter Pet Data Alliance.  Annual budget approximately $350K.
Contact Information
phone: (913) 250-0506
website: www.LCHSInc.org
Offer Valid: November 21, 2023November 21, 2024
Board Member
Food Equality Initiative (FEI) is seeking board members with expertise in any of the following areas: finance, accounting, medicine, nutrition, policy work, lobbying, networking, and fundraising. Board terms are 2 years with a required personal $500 financial commitment each year and a minimum fundraised of $1800. Interest / application form is available here

 



 

Offer Valid: February 22, 2024August 31, 2024
Board Member for the Northland Symphony Orchestra
Help support the arts in Kansas City!
The Northland Symphony Orchestra is looking for interested ones to join the board of directors. 
 

 Our organization includes a professional/student/community symphony orchestra that perform five concerts per season, as well as three youth ensembles - The Northland Youth Orchestra, Northland Youth Sinfonia, and Northland Youth Saxophone Ensemble - that perform three concerts per season. We play a wide variety of quality classic symphonic literature for every music-lover. Our concerts are informal, family friendly and always without charge.
 

 Our mission is threefold:

  • Accessibility- We've always prided ourselves for providing quality musical performances without charge to those who otherwise might not have the opportunity or resources to enjoy the works of great composers.
  • Opportunity- We provide student and community musicians with the opportunity to maintain their skills and broaden their musical horizons by performing quality orchestral music with seasoned musicians.

  • Education- We’re committed to providing performance opportunities for young choral and instrumental musicians, instilling an appreciation of the arts’ importance within our diverse community.

 Responsibilities of a board member include:
  • Advancing the mission of NSO
  • Attending board meetings, concerts, and fundraisers
  • Participating in the planning and execution of NSO events
  • Acting as an ambassador of the organization to the public


Those interested in joining the board of directors should contact Paige Buckmaster at pbuckmaster@northlandsymphony.org.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 945-2436
Offer Valid: December 18, 2023June 30, 2025
Board Member for the Northland Symphony Orchestra- Fundraising Committee
Help support the arts in Kansas City!
The Northland Symphony Orchestra is looking for interested ones to join our board of directors. 
 

 Our organization includes a professional/student/community symphony orchestra that perform five concerts per season, as well as three youth ensembles - The Northland Youth Orchestra, Northland Youth Sinfonia, and Northland Youth Saxophone Ensemble - that perform three concerts per season. We play a wide variety of quality classic symphonic literature for every music-lover. Our concerts are informal, family friendly and always without charge.
 

 Our mission is threefold:

  • Accessibility- We've always prided ourselves for providing quality musical performances without charge to those who otherwise might not have the opportunity or resources to enjoy the works of great composers.
  • Opportunity- We provide student and community musicians with the opportunity to maintain their skills and broaden their musical horizons by performing quality orchestral music with seasoned musicians.

  • Education- We’re committed to providing performance opportunities for young choral and instrumental musicians, instilling an appreciation of the arts’ importance within our diverse community.

 Responsibilities of a fundraising committee board member include:
  • Working with the committee to plan and implement 2-4 fundraisers per season
  • Advancing the mission of NSO
  • Attending board meetings, concerts, and fundraisers
  • Participating in the planning and execution of NSO events
  • Acting as an ambassador of the organization to the public


Those interested in joining the board of directors should contact Paige Buckmaster at pbuckmaster@northlandsymphony.org.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 945-2436
Offer Valid: December 18, 2023March 31, 2024
Board Member for the Northland Symphony Orchestra- Grants Committee
Help support the arts in Kansas City!
The Northland Symphony Orchestra is looking for interested ones to join our board of directors. 
 

 Our organization includes a professional/student/community symphony orchestra that perform five concerts per season, as well as three youth ensembles - The Northland Youth Orchestra, Northland Youth Sinfonia, and Northland Youth Saxophone Ensemble - that perform three concerts per season. We play a wide variety of quality classic symphonic literature for every music-lover. Our concerts are informal, family friendly and always without charge.

 

Our mission is threefold:

  • Accessibility- We've always prided ourselves for providing quality musical performances without charge to those who otherwise might not have the opportunity or resources to enjoy the works of great composers.
  • Opportunity- We provide student and community musicians with the opportunity to maintain their skills and broaden their musical horizons by performing quality orchestral music with seasoned musicians.

  • Education- We’re committed to providing performance opportunities for young choral and instrumental musicians, instilling an appreciation of the arts’ importance within our diverse community.

 Responsibilities of a grant committee board member include:
  • Working with the committee to complete grant applications and research new grants
  • Advancing the mission of NSO
  • Attending board meetings, concerts, and fundraisers
  • Participating in the planning and execution of NSO events
  • Acting as an ambassador of the organization to the public



Those interested in joining the board of directors should contact Paige Buckmaster at pbuckmaster@northlandsymphony.org.

Contact Information
phone: (816) 945-2436
Offer Valid: December 18, 2023June 30, 2025
Board Members for Conservation Organization
Protecting land for today’s communities and future generations.
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you concerned about the climate and biodiversity crises? Are you looking to make a difference for the environment? If yes, consider joining the Platte Land Trust as a place to invest in our community and future.

 

Platte Land Trust protects land, open space, and natural resources for the benefit of today’s communities and future generations. We serve landowners in western Missouri and eastern Kansas with voluntary land protection using conservation easements and land acquisition. PLT currently protects 750+ acres and is working on new land projects.

 

Platte Land Trust is an all-volunteer conservation organization looking for visionary people with a variety of experience to join the Board of Directors. Previous board experience is not required.  PLT is a nationally accredited land trust demonstrating sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance, and lasting stewardship. We hold a Gold rating on Candid. 

 

If interested, visit https://plattelandtrust.org/volunteer/ or contact us at info@plattelandtrust.org. 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 716-3402
Offer Valid: February 1, 2024March 31, 2024
Board Members for Dynamic School of STEM
We are in search of board members with experience in business development, marketing, fundraising, and education to help steer our School of STEM. Board members are asked to give at least 4-5 hours a month towards meetings, events, and student engagement. Please visit our website to find out more about us. If this interests you, please give us a call or send an email as we would love to chat with you more.



www.dynamicschoolofstem.org

 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 944-3202
Offer Valid: February 1, 2024April 30, 2024
Board Members for new Charter School
Pathways In Education

Pathways In Education is seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and a shared passion for empowering disengaged youth to serve on the board of a new charter high school in Kansas City.   Pathways In Education is committed to serving students who have dropped out of high school, are at risk of dropping out, or need a non-traditional path to work their way towards earning their high school diplomas and  preparing for post-secondary success. 

As a board member, you will make a meaningful impact on the lives of at-risk youth, contribute to innovative education solutions, and be a part of a supportive community dedicated to student growth.  Board members are asked to give one to two hours a month towards meetings, events, and community engagement.  If this interests you, please give Lisa Schwartz a call (773-230-0341) or send an email lisaschwartz@pathwaysedu.org.  

 
Contact Information
phone: (773) 230-0341
Offer Valid: February 2, 2024May 31, 2024
Pee Wee's Walk Volunteer
Every April, KC Mothers in Charge hosts an annual walk known as Pee Wee's Walk. Happening during National Crime Victims Rights Week, this walk honors the lives lost to violence and is a show of support for the community that is grieving from these losses. We are looking for volunteers to assist with all aspects of the walk- from set up to registration to taking pictures to tear down. Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/233196277689171
Contact Information
phone: (816) 912-2601
Offer Valid: February 26, 2024April 8, 2024
Reading Volunteers Needed
Work with Students once a week to improve literacy skills

Partners Active in Learning

Mentor a Kansas City student! Partners Active in Learning (PALs) offer individual tutoring and mentorship to elementary school students. PALs help students gain confidence and skill in math and reading.

Needs: 10+ passionate, patient adults interested in mentoring youth

Commitment: 1-3 hours per week based on student need and your availability, during the school day and after school

Location:
   -Faxon Elementary, 1320 E 32nd Terrace Kansas City MO 64109
   -Front Porch Alliance, 3210 Michigan Ave. STE 400 Kansas City MO 64109

Contact: Erin Bradley, programs@frontporchalliance.org, 816-921-8812
Contact Information
Offer Valid: January 29, 2024April 30, 2024
Robotics Volunteers Needed
Work with students on robotics and community projects

Robotics Coach

Front Porch Alliance provides a weekly robotics program for students in schools on the eastside of Kansas City. Students will engage in research, problem solving, coding and engineering. The program emphasizes teamwork, discovery and innovation. Students will also gain exposure to STEAM related careers.

Commitment: 1-3 hours per week depending on program needs and prep

Times: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
            Thursdays and/or Fridays from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Contact: Hanna Hochstetler, YouthJourneys@FrontPorchAlliance.Org, 816-921-8812
Contact Information
phone: (816) 921-8812
Offer Valid: February 5, 2024May 10, 2024
Volunteer to support students in KCK's urban core
After-school and in-school volunteering tutoring and literacy boost activities with students in KCK
Learning Club is seeking volunteers to tutor students one hour a week after-school or in-school in KCK's urban core. Tutors primarily help students with homework, read together, or play educational games. We meet students at their reading and skill level and build on their abilities. There is no level of math knowledge or teaching experience required for tutors.



Individuals interested in volunteering must be willing to commit to once weekly sessions during the semester when school is in session. Learning Club Our tutors consistently report making a difference in our students' lives and form meaningful, lasting relationships with students.
Contact Information
phone: (913) 369-4423
Offer Valid: September 1, 2023May 1, 2024
Docent - Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium
Enhance the guest experience through welcoming and engaging interactions at exhibits around the Zoo!

DOCENT (VOLUNTEER)

DEPARTMENT
Education
LOCATION
Zoo-Wide
REPORTS TO
Education Volunteer Contact
*Individuals currently employed at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium are not eligible to participate in the Zoo's volunteer program. 
 
PURPOSE:
Docents enhance the guest experience through welcoming and engaging interactions at exhibits around the Zoo. Docents assist the Zoo's Education Department by providing educational experiences for visitors and the community that reflect current information about conservation, the natural world, and its diversity.
 
Docents provide animal interpretation throughout the Zoo, and may expand their duties to facilitate animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, camp programs, and assisting with Education programs both on and off Zoo grounds.
 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties
Percentage
Customer Service
  • Initiating conversations
  • Providing assistance
  • Answering questions
  • Educating the public
50%
Deliver engaging animal interpretation throughout the zoo.
40%
Assist with program development, including but not limited to:
  • Resource gathering and maintenance
  • Administrative support
  • Working to consistently improve knowledge of science education techniques and content
5%
Assist in the promotion of the Zoo’s programs and events.
5%
*This position may at times be requested to perform other duties or special projects as assigned, which are in the best interest of the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium. 
 
LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT: 
This position is based on completion of hours attained for a period of one year.  After one year, the position may be reappointed for another year at the discretion of the supervisor. 
 
TIME COMMITMENT: 
In the first year of appointment, this position must complete training and a minimum of 30 hours. After the first year, this position must complete 60 hours per year. Shifts and schedules vary and are flexible.
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Positive, guest-centered attitude and dependable.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willing to be in all weather extremes. 
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time. 
  • Must pass a background screening.
SUPPORT: 
Training for this position will be provided.  In addition, the Volunteer Contact, as well as the employees of the Education Department, will be available for questions and assistance.
 
DRESS CODE: 
Neutral colored pants or shorts, provided shirt, comfortable shoes, and weather appropriate outerwear.
 
DEADLINE: 
Applications must be received by February 29th, 2024 to be considered. Candidates will be contacted in March 2024. 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 595-1234
Offer Valid: January 1, 2024February 29, 2024
Liberty Vaccination Drive-thru Clinic
Help us provide low cost pet vaccines in Liberty, MO.

Join us for a Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinic

On Saturday, March 9th at Chandler Baptist Church!

Located 11401 MO-33, Liberty, MO 64068

Volunteers are responsible for many aspects of these events: Customer service, prepping paperwork, running pets, prepping vaccines, taking notes, taking payments, handing out resources, and more!

Our goal is to serve as many pets as possible in a 4-hour period.  This means we'll need to work quickly and efficiently in an effort to not turn any pet owners away. 

We absolutely cannot hold these low-cost vaccination and resource events without our volunteers.  You are what makes an event like this possible!  Volunteers will assist with traffic, customer service, running pets, filling vaccinations, and taking payments.  

 Details will be emailed to you in the days prior to the event. This event will be rain or shine so dress accordingly and plan to have lots of fun :)

If you'd like to get involved, click HERE to sign up!

Contact Information
phone: (816) 353-0940
Offer Valid: February 9, 2024March 8, 2024
VolunTEEN - Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium
Open to applicants in 8th-12th grade!

VolunTEEN (Volunteer)

DEPARTMENT
Conservation and Education
LOCATION
Zoo-Wide
REPORTS TO
Group & Family Programs Assistant Manager
**Individuals currently employed at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium are not eligible to participate in the Zoo's volunteer program.
 
PURPOSE:
Students in the VolunTEEN program connect with their community in a meaningful way while gaining experience with animals and nature. The year-long program is designed to be fun and educational while empowering teens to take a greater role in their community. Teens are encouraged to reapply each year they are eligible, as returning VolunTEENs have to opportunity to expand their duties and responsibilities.
 
Trailblazers spend most of their time outdoors and on Zoo grounds. They have close contact with the public while stationed along the Australian Outback under the direction of staff/docents, engaging and educating guests about animals and conservation. Presentation of biofacts and other educational materials will be required.
 
DigiTeens spend most of their time completing virtual assignments off Zoo grounds. They develop skills applicable to their interests in the realm of data analysis, graphic design, and content creation. Their work provides fellow VolunTEENs with resources and abilities to further connect with the community.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties
Trailblazer
Percentage
DigiTeen Percentage
Customer Service
  • Initiating conversations
  • Providing assistance
  • Answering questions
  • Educating the public
40%
10%
Deliver engaging animal interpretation throughout the zoo.
30%
5%
Assist with program development, including but not limited to:
  • Resource gathering and maintenance
  • Administrative support
  • Working to consistently improve knowledge of science education techniques and content
10%
50%
Assist in the promotion of the Zoo’s programs and events.
10%
35%
*This position may at times be requested to perform other duties or special projects as assigned, which are in the best interest of the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium.
 
LENGTH OF APPOINTMENT: 
This position is based on completion of hours attained over a period of one year.  After one year, the position may be reappointed for another year at the discretion of the supervisor. 
 
TIME COMMITMENT: 
This position must complete a varied minimum number of hours per season. Hours will be completed on and off Zoo grounds, as well as in the local community. Shifts and schedules vary and are flexible.
 
Trailblazer Seasonal Requirements
 
Summer (May – August)
60 Hours (15 Hours per month)
Fall (September – December)
18 Hours
Spring (January – April)
18 Hours
 
DigiTeen Seasonal Requirements
Summer (May – August)
30 Hours (10 Hours per month)
+ 5 Community Service Hours
Fall (September – December)
7 Hours
+ 3 Community Service Hours
Spring (January – April)
7 Hours
+ 3 Community Service Hours
 
QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Must be in 8th-12th grade at time of application.
  • Positive attitude and dependable.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must pass a background screening.
  • Trailblazer – Willing to be in all weather extremes. 
  • DigiTeen – Access and ability to work on a computer with internet access.
  • DigiTeen – Experience with a variety of computer software is preferred.
SUPPORT: 
Training for this position will be provided.  In addition, the Group & Family Programs Assistant Manager, as well as the employees of the Conservation and Education Department, will be available for questions and assistance.
 
DRESS CODE: 
Neutral colored pants or shorts, provided shirt, comfortable shoes, and weather appropriate outerwear.
 
DEADLINE: 
Applications must be received by February 29, 2024 to be considered; candidates will be contacted in March 2024. Parental consent will be required to participate in the program.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 595-1234
Offer Valid: January 1, 2024February 29, 2024
HIKE After School Program Volunteers
After School Program offering support to families right where they live!

A recent study by the Afterschool Alliance reports that parents face many barriers to enrolling their children in after-school programs. Top factors for parents not enrolling their students in these programs include expense (57%), students not having safe transportation to/from the program (52%), and after-school program locations are inconvenient (51%). Be a part of a team dedicated to eliminating these barriers.

Phoenix Family's HIKE (Help Instill the Key to Education) programs are located on our resident properties and are free of charge for the families in our communities. Students in K-8th grade can come from 4:30pm-6:00pm for a meal and engaging structured activities. For an hour and a half, a week we are looking for volunteers to come and have fun while making a significant impact on the lives of our students and families. You will be supporting the staff with the themed activities and helping ensure the program runs smoothly. Your biggest job? Have fun and build relationships with HIKE students. Sound like it might be for you? Here are the next steps:
 

Steps to volunteering:

  1. Complete your volunteer application. (It only takes a couple minutes!): https://sforce.co/3px154M
  2. Attend an orientation. Our orientation will cover all the information you need to get started. To sign up, click here: https://sforce.co/3CmNKlp.
  3. Complete a background screening. We'll send you the information after the orientation.
  4. Sign up for shifts! We can't wait to see you in our programs soon! Start browsing the calendar here to get a preview now: https://sforce.co/3CiWLxn.
Have questions? Please reach out to Rebekah: rcanales@phoenixfamily.org
Contact Information
phone: (816) 612-8843
Offer Valid: January 22, 2024June 1, 2024
2024 Kansas City Golf Classic Registration Volunteer
Hit the green and help the American Cancer Society end cancer as we know it, for everyone!
American Cancer Society golf events are volunteer-led, amenity rich events with three primary goals:
• Raise money to fund the mission.
• Create a fun and memorable experience that builds affinity with the American Cancer Society.
• Increase understanding of where the money goes to demonstrate that we are a worthy investment of time, talent and funds.

Ability to help where the need is greatest. Professional demeanor and customer service skills a plus.
Training may be required either before the event or on-site.

Location: The National Golf Course, Parkville, MO.

Shift: 7AM to 10AM.

Please sign up here.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 842-7111
website: KC Golf Classic
Offer Valid: August 5, 2024August 5, 2024
2024 Shave to Save Committee Member
Help us attack Cancer from every angle by sharing your time and talents!
In order to attack cancer from every angel, we have to come together. That's why many communities plan fundraising galas, balls or themed parties. These fun-filled events offer a festive way to help the American Cancer Society save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

The Shave to Save gala event is Friday, April 26,th 2024. This volunteer team would oversee the planning of the event.

For the last 23 years, Shavees, corporate sponsors, donors, and guests have made the commitment to raise support and awareness for the American Cancer Society's Kansas City Hope Lodge. All proceeds raised through Shave to Save ensure that the Kansas City Hope Lodge continues to give hope a home for cancer patients and their caregivers. Hope Lodge provides free overnight lodging to cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel for treatment.

Please sign up HERE.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 842-7111
Offer Valid: September 25, 2023April 26, 2024
2024 Shave to Save Event Revenue Enhancer
Help us attack Cancer from every angle by sharing your time and talents!
In order to attack cancer from every angel, we have to come together. That's why many communities plan fundraising galas, balls or themed parties. These fun-filled events offer a festive way to help the American Cancer Society save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
The Shave to Save gala event is Friday, April 26,th 2024. Volunteers work at revenue-enhancing tables to sell items, such as chance drawing tickets, throughout the event venue. 
For the last 23 years, Shavees, corporate sponsors, donors, and guests have made the commitment to raise support and awareness for the American Cancer Society's Kansas City Hope Lodge. All proceeds raised through Shave to Save ensure that the Kansas City Hope Lodge continues to give hope a home for cancer patients and their caregivers. Hope Lodge provides free overnight lodging to cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel for treatment.
Please sign up HERE.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 842-7111
Offer Valid: September 25, 2023April 26, 2024
2024 Shave to Save Event Setup/Cleanup
Help us attack Cancer from every angle by sharing your time and talents!
In order to attack cancer from every angel, we have to come together. That's why many communities plan fundraising galas, balls or themed parties. These fun-filled events offer a festive way to help the American Cancer Society save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
The Shave to Save gala event is Friday, April 26,th 2024. This volunteer team would assist with decorating, placing banners and signage, and clean up and take down after the event. This may include heaving lifting, moving and loading.
For the last 23 years, Shavees, corporate sponsors, donors, and guests have made the commitment to raise support and awareness for the American Cancer Society's Kansas City Hope Lodge. All proceeds raised through Shave to Save ensure that the Kansas City Hope Lodge continues to give hope a home for cancer patients and their caregivers. Hope Lodge provides free overnight lodging to cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel for treatment.
Please sign up HERE.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 842-7111
Offer Valid: September 25, 2023April 26, 2024
2024 Shave to Save Registration / Check-Out
Help us attack Cancer from every angle by sharing your time and talents!
In order to attack cancer from every angel, we have to come together. That's why many communities plan fundraising galas, balls or themed parties. These fun-filled events offer a festive way to help the American Cancer Society save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
The Shave to Save gala event is Friday, April 26,th 2024. This volunteer team would assist attendees with check-in, processing auction items at check-out, collecting donations, man clipboards and organize registration lines.
For the last 23 years, Shavees, corporate sponsors, donors, and guests have made the commitment to raise support and awareness for the American Cancer Society's Kansas City Hope Lodge. All proceeds raised through Shave to Save ensure that the Kansas City Hope Lodge continues to give hope a home for cancer patients and their caregivers. Hope Lodge provides free overnight lodging to cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel for treatment.
Please sign up HERE.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 842-7111
Offer Valid: September 25, 2023April 26, 2024
All Rosedale Cleanup Day
Volunteers needed for community cleanup day.
Be part of the All Rosedale Cleanup Day, We are having this event on Saturday, April 27, 2024. At Whitmore Park from 9:00AM-12:00PM. RDA has change the meeting location because there will be a volunteer celebration after the event at the same park. To signup please contact Volunteer Coordinator at nancy@rosedale.org.
Contact Information
phone: (913) 677-5097
Offer Valid: April 27, 2024April 27, 2024
Become a House to Home Team for a Refugee Family
We would like to work with you to do something powerful: Provide a home for one of our newly arrived refugee families. We are looking for groups of people who want to help us make a house into a home! House to Home teams gather household items for the family they are paired with and move those items into the new home, making sure our new neighbors feel welcome. 
Contact Information
Offer Valid: February 19, 2024May 19, 2024
Become a Move Team for a Refugee Family
Our move teams play a very important role in setting up homes for our newly arrived refugee families. If you would like to prepare a home for a new neighbor, this is a perfect opportunity for you! This opportunity is ongoing, and the schedule is typically posted 1-2 weeks ahead of time.  This is great for people who need a flexible schedule where they can sign up based on their availability. 
Contact Information
Offer Valid: February 19, 2024May 19, 2024
Data Entry Burial Records
Volunteer from home!
We are seeking to digitize our 30,000 plus burial records into a searchable database. 



This is a unique opportunity to volunteer from the comfort of your own home.  You just need a computer and access to Google Drive.  After an initial 1 to 1.5 hour training at our office, you will be equipped to help us enter burial data in our database.   Whether you can give us one hour a week or twenty, we need you!  For more information, contact info@elmwoodcemeterykc.org or call Alison Paddock at 913-226-7547
Contact Information
phone: (913) 226-7547
Offer Begins: February 16, 2024
Drivers and Driver Assistants Needed
Drive to change lives!
Flourish is looking for a few folks with flexible weekday schedules to help us get donations picked up. Most shifts are only 1-4 hours and offer flexibility. Help transform lives by driving or assisting our drivers in picking up home furnishings and essentials for families right here in Kansas City. NO CDL required for driver or driver's assistant position. Annual DOT physical required, paid for by Flourish.



Flourish is a furniture bank located in Grandview, Missouri, that serves both sides of the Kansas City Metro by collecting, refurbishing, and distributing home furnishings and essentials to families who are overcoming housing insecurity. 
Contact Information
Offer Valid: January 16, 2024July 31, 2024
Front Desk Help at Flourish
Help our families Flourish!

How would you like to be one of the first smiling faces our guests see when they walk through our doors? We need help greeting and checking in guests along with other administrative front desk duties, including answering phones, emails, and sorting paperwork. This is a great volunteer opportunity for someone who wants to interact directly with our guests in a fun, fast paced environment.

Telephone, computer, and multitasking skills required. 
Choose your shift! Hours are 8am-1pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. 

Flourish is the only furniture bank in the Kansas City area. We serve families who are overcoming housing insecurity and provide them with a whole home's worth of furniture and essentials for their new homes. 

Contact Information
Offer Valid: January 16, 2024July 31, 2024
Hope Lodge General Volunteer
Help us attack Cancer from every angle by sharing your time and talents!
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge general volunteers help with a variety of daily tasks such as organizing, maintenance, and/or providing entertainment to Hope Lodge guests. 

Opportunities are available 7 days a week. Sample opportunities include: light housekeeping, laundry, activity calendar coordination, office coverage, preparing meals, improving facility and grounds, gardening, coordinating and leading guest entertainment, games and activities , facility decorating for special occasions and holidays and other activities specific to local lodge and volunteer interest.

Covid-19 policy compliance is required. Commitment to following Hope Lodge policies and procedures helps keep our guests healthy while they are receiving treatment. 

Volunteers should be age 18 or older; youth volunteers may be accepted with adult chaperones. Activation will be complete once all training, paperwork, and background check are complete, generally within two weeks.

Please sign up at: Hope Lodge General Volunteer
Contact Information
Offer Valid: September 15, 2023May 31, 2024
Hope Lodge Meal Delivery Volunteer
Help us attack Cancer from every angle by sharing your time and talents!
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Meal Delivery Volunteers provide guests with breakfast, lunch, or dinner delivered to Hope Lodge. Meals can be home-made or purchased.

Opportunities are available 7 days a week. Specific days/times can be discussed with the Hope Lodge staff once volunteers have signed up for the opportunity. Can be a one-time or recurring opportunity.

Covid-19 policy compliance is required. Commitment to following Hope Lodge policies and procedures helps keep our guests healthy while they are receiving treatment. 

Our Hope Lodge guests are traveling far from home to receive cancer treatment. Donated meals are appreciated by the guests and provide comfort along with reduced financial strain. This is a great opportunity for groups.

Please sign up at: Hope Lodge Meal Delivery Volunteer
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Offer Begins: September 15, 2023
Provide Bus Training for a Refugee Family
Do you want to help a new neighbor learn how to navigate Kansas City's public transportation system? Bus training is the perfect opportunity to empower refugee families. Teaching clients how to take the bus enables them to get to work, class, appointments, the store, and various other locations. This volunteer opportunity is a critical part of cultural orientation for our newest Kansas Citians!
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Offer Valid: February 19, 2024June 14, 2024
Provide Childcare for Refugee Parents During English Class
Learning English is extremely empowering for refugees arriving in the United States. While our newest neighbors attend English Language and Cultural Orientation classes, their children need playmates! Volunteers are needed to help take care of the children while their parents learn. Classes last approximately two hours, and toys and games will be provided. 
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Offer Valid: February 19, 2024May 19, 2024
Rosedale Youth Soccer Coach
Looking for volunteers to coach.
Rosedale Youth Soccer is coming up and RDA is looking for Coaches to volunteer during the season. It starts March 26 - May 2,2024, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30PM - 7:00PM. If you are interested contact Volunteer Coordinator Nancy at nancy@rosedale.org.Season schedule will be shared between coaches.
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phone: (913) 677-5097
Offer Valid: March 26, 2024May 2, 2024
Trail Workday
Join Volunteer Green Team for trail workdays
We are looking for volunteer to join the Green Team for trail workday on March 9, 2024. We'll start at Fisher Park at 9:00am - 12:00PM. To sign up contact Volunteer Coordinator at nancy@rosedale.org.
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phone: (913) 677-5097
Offer Valid: March 9, 2024March 9, 2024
Volunteer Peace Pavilion Docents
The Peace Pavilion is an interactive museum in Independence, MO focused on peace building techniques for children and youth. The lessons are focused on the peacemaking themes of Peace for Me, Peace for Us, Peace for Everyone, and Peace for the Planet.

The Peace Pavilion touches the lives of over 3,000 visitors each year. Many of our visitors come in groups larger than 10 people but many visit as individuals and families. Volunteers are critical to the operation of the Pavilion, serving as docents in the exhibit areas or helping with the building and events coverage.

Volunteers with flexible schedules are needed Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Average shifts are three hours for each time scheduled.

All training is provided to prepare volunteers to serve. Volunteers are screened and provided training on child protection policies. Apply for a Volunteer Staff position, contact us by phone at 816-912-1275 or email thepeacepavilion@gmail.com.
 
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Offer Valid: February 8, 2024April 30, 2024
Volunteers Needed for children dealing with grief and loss
Social Workers, Therapists, Mentors, Advocates, Life Coach, Group Sessions,
 

Imagine a tiny hand reaching through a fog of grief, searching for something, anything, to hold onto. That's what it's like for a child who's lost a parent or sibling. Their world has fractured, leaving them adrift in a sea of confusing emotions. In that moment, you, as a therapist, social worker, mentor, caseworker, or advocate, can become their lighthouse. You can be the steady presence, the calm amidst the storm, the hand they grasp onto as they navigate the uncharted waters of loss.

You'll witness their tears, raw and unrestrained, hear their questions whispered in the dark, and feel the weight of their anger and confusion. But within that darkness, you'll also see glimmers of resilience, of a spirit that refuses to be broken. And it's in those glimmers that your work finds its purpose. You'll be the mirror reflecting their strength, the voice reminding them they're not alone, the hand gently guiding them towards healing.

It won't be easy. There will be days when their grief feels like a physical ache, and you'll ache alongside them. But remember, in that shared pain lies the potential for profound connection. You'll become more than just a helper; you'll become a witness to their journey, a keeper of their memories, a cheerleader for their future. And when, finally, they emerge from the fog, blinking in the sunlight, you'll feel a warmth bloom in your chest that no paycheck can match. Because you, my friend, did more than just volunteer; you helped a child rebuild their world, one handhold at a time.

So, yes, volunteering with grieving children is important. It's heartbreakingly beautiful, fiercely challenging, and ultimately, one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do. Because in their eyes, you won't just see a child in grief; you'll see a survivor in the making, and you'll get to play a part in that miracle.

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phone: (816) 226-9300
Offer Valid: December 3, 2023March 31, 2025
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