Noon Year's Eve at Science City
Be a part of Science City’s biggest event of the year - Noon Year’s Eve!

Be a part of Science City’s biggest event of the year - Noon Year’s Eve! Join us for a safe, fun and educational destination to ring in the New Year with your whole family! Don’t forget - our 6 PM balloon drop features 2,500+ balloons!

Volunteers will assist Science City staff with various activities and demos. Each volunteer gets free admission to the event before/after their shift.

Group and family volunteer opportunities available, but the minimum volunteer age is 15 years old.

If interested in helping us this year, you can view shifts and positions and sign up here: https://signup.com/go/iNWnqPa

For more information about this event, please visit the Noon Year’s event page:

https://www.unionstation.org/sciencecity/events/noon-years-eve

Contact Information
phone: (816) 460-2020
Offer Valid: December 10, 2019December 31, 2019
Santa is Looking for Elves at Union Station!
All aboard the Holiday Express! This event is a holiday favorite that offers pictures with Santa Claus, the KC Rail Experience, and Kansas City Southern Holiday Express all for free!

All aboard the Holiday Express! This event is a holiday favorite that offers pictures with Santa Claus, the KC Rail Experience, and Kansas City Southern Holiday Express all for free! Along with being a fast paced fun event where you will see thousands of kids light up as they go through the unique holiday village displayed inside the Holiday Express, Kansas City Southern also takes the opportunity to give back. At each scheduled stop, The KCS Charitable Fund makes a contribution of gift cards to the local Salvation Army to provide warm clothing and other necessities for children in need.

How you can help:

On the train- Union Station and Kansas City Southern are looking for volunteers to work as elves on the Holiday Express, assisting guests and passing out goodie bags. **MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD**

In the StationHelp direct guests to Santa and down to the train.

We have various shifts Friday December 18th - Tuesday December 22nd.

Benefits of volunteering for the KCS Holiday Express Train:

**One Shift:

  • FREE Parking Volunteer Lounge access with hot beverages and snacks
  • VIP Line access for volunteer and family
  • (2) Tickets to the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium

**Two Shifts (in one day):

  • FREE Parking Volunteer Lounge access with hot beverages and snacks
  • VIP Line access for volunteer and family
  • (2) Tickets for the current Traveling Exhibition OR Science City

**Three Shifts (in one day):

  • FREE Parking Volunteer Lounge access with hot beverages and snacks
  • VIP Line access for volunteer and family
  • (4) Tickets for the current Traveling Exhibition OR Science City


If interested, please sign up at: http://signup.com/go/wbnRLpS

Contact Information
phone: (816) 460-2020
Offer Valid: December 18, 2019December 22, 2019
Board Member
Sewing & Growing
The Sewing Labs is growing,  with the addition of our newest program, The Sewing Salon. As part of our growth, we are seeking to add board members interested in supporting our mission.

Our mission at The Sewing Labs (TSL) is  “To inspire hope in populations of individuals marginalized by generational poverty, addiction, incarceration, immigration or other life-challenges, through jobs training, creative sewing arts, and networking.”  We achieve this by providing job skills training in sewing arts, utilizing a network of skilled volunteers for the development of a community that supports marginalized individuals.  It is through this community that connections and networks are formed, resources are shared, and opportunities presented bringing hope for the future.

 The Sewing Labs Board of Directors serves to guide the entire organization with priorities, planning, fundraising, budgeting and administrative support.  The Board’s most important charge is to determine and promote our public-service goals and engage in strategic planning to achieve these goals.  We seek individuals with a passion for service and skills to build our organization into the best that it can be. 

What are the primary responsibilities accepted by a Board member?  

The greatest responsibility you have as a Board member is to hold true to the organization’s mission and to carry this out with integrity. To serve as a Director, it is helpful if you have already had experience serving on a not-for-profit board, general business or entrepreneurial experience, a heart for dramatically improving the quality of life for marginalized populations, and a desire to pay it forward with what you have, what you know, or what you have access to.  In addition, each prospective Director shall work to provide for the financial viability of The Sewing Labs Inc. through personal tax-deductible contributions or through leveraged financial contacts and fundraising activities in the community.

The Board's Job Description:

Major areas of responsibility:

1.  Set policy.

2.  Support the Executive Director.

3.  Be an advocate for the organization.

4.  Fundraise and financial stewardship.

5.  Monitor and evaluate.

6.  Plan for the future.

Interested volunteers should contact:Eileen Bobowski, at Director@TheSewingLabs.community



 

 

 

 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 379-0682
Offer Valid: October 4, 2019December 31, 2019
Board Member
The mission of the Urban Ranger Corps is to help prepare at-risk inner city youth for responsible and productive futures through a program of disciplined work experience and service in their community; leadership development; and individualized planning for post-High School careers. 

The Urban Ranger Corps (URC) makes available to boys and young men ages 12-18 attending middle or high schools in the Kansas City Missouri School District or a Kansas City Charter School, a unique opportunity to develop the appropriate life skills necessary for them to become successful and contributing members of society.  URC is designed to assist boys and young men in discovering their individual talents, skills and abilities while guiding them successfully from childhood to adulthood. 

The young men we serve live in high-risk Kansas City neighborhoods having the highest police referral rates to Family Court (64100, 64127, 64128, 64130, 64132); all are enrolled in public or charter schools in Kansas City; the majority of them come from single parent households living at or below the poverty level; and  all are exposed to prevelant criminogenic factors that include neighborhood economic deprivation; high crime and violence rates; availability of drugs; low expectations/aspirations for school; and chronic absenteeism.  Our goal is to enroll young men in the program the summer before they enter 7th grade and retain them in the program until they graduate high school. 

We are looking for volunteers with expertise in:  Development, Marketing and Fundraising
 
Desired industry affiliations or community connections:  Construction, Tech/Start Up Companies and Marketing/Communications
 
Board  members serve a 3 year term with a maximum of 2 terms.  The Board meeting six times a year on the third Monday of the month

Each board member is expected to fund raise for the organization, through personal giving or leveraging of personal connections and networks.  We ask each board member to sponsor or solicit one table for the annual dinner and support special events.  Board members are also expected to:
  • Serve on at least one Board committee and fully participate in the activities of that committee.
  • Regularly attend Board and committee meetings unless excused.
  • Attend and support URC fundraising events and other activities.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 333-6455
Offer Valid: November 26, 2019December 31, 2019
Board Member
KC-Based Endangered Species Nonprofit Seeks Board Members
American Wolf Foundation was founded in 2018 to provide support for endangered wolf conservation, awareness and coexistence initiatives, with a special focus on the critically-endangered American red wolf (C. rufus), once native to Missouri. AWF is structured with a Board of Directors to manage the organization and an Advisory Board to provide input on science and policy. On Giving Tuesday 2019, American Wolf Foundation launched a bold new campaign to raise $150,000 to help build at least 30 new enclosures for red wolves in captivity to double the captive population, a critical step USFWS says is necessary to ensure the continued existence of the species, and a future reintroduction of a new wild population.



AWF is seeking Board members that are passionate, hands-on, and willing to put in the time to build this incredible organization into a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to endangered wolf conservation, supporting the many facilities involved in captive breeding of American red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. We are interested in Board members of all stripes, and particularly interested in increasing the diversity of our Board. However, our most urgent need is more Board members with grantwriting, financial planning, and donor solicitation skills, and the follow-through to take on those activities personally.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 873-1787
Offer Valid: December 4, 2019February 29, 2020
Board Member
Board Members Needed
About Us
Tomlin Academy Early Childhood Center is organized as a Missouri not-for-profit corporation and operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

Mission
The purpose of Tomlin Academy Early Childhood Center, Inc is to bring together individuals interested in promoting academic excellence, engaging in community events, and raising funds to supplement funds for Tomlin Academy LLC. 

Description
Tomlin Academy Early Childhood Center, Inc is committed to supporting the programs, projects, services and professional development in support of Tomlin Academy LLC.

Criteria/Expectations for Board Members

  • Willing to serve up to two three-year terms as an elected member (or serve some portion thereof if appointed to fill the remainder of a vacant, unexpired term)
  • Committed to attending 4 board meetings per year with an excused absence
  • Willing to participate actively in one or more committees and carry out appropriate assignments outside monthly board meetings
  • Willing to serve as an officer or in other leadership roles
  • Willing to provide reports on Tomlin Academy Early Childhood Center activities and Foundation Board meetings
  • Agrees to record volunteer hours each month and submit to the Volunteer Services Coordinator
  • Attends as many Tomlin Academy Early Childhood Center-sponsored library activities as possible
  • Acts as an ambassador for Tomlin Academy Early Childhood Center in a formal and informal capacity
If interested, please submit a note of interest and a copy of your resume to Shantelle Tomlin at misstomlinacademy@gmail.com. Inquiries welcomed!
Contact Information
phone: (816) 785-7878
Offer Begins: January 31, 2019
Board Member - Front Porch Alliance
Mission Statement: Front Porch Alliance is a social service agency working hand in hand with Kansas City’s Eastside residents and community partners to build opportunities for children and families to make positive, lasting changes in their lives and neighborhoods. We want every Eastside kid to be prepared for his or her future. Our programs offer support and life education, preparing underserved kids from birth through young adulthood to succeed, grow, and thrive.
 
All of FPA’s programs strive to meet our goals of:
• Providing families and children ages birth to five with resources and education needed to prepare children for kindergarten;
• Building personal relationships with kids who need more caring adults;
• Instilling attitudes of hope and personal accountability for building a good future; and
• Delivering expert guidance to children and parents in academic, life skills, and vocational fields
 
 
The Front Porch Alliance programming provides services to children of all ages and their families: Weekly one-on-one home visitation and parent education through Neighborhood Families; tutoring and mentoring to elementary-age students; robotics for fifth- and sixth-graders at Faxon Elementary School; and Teens in Tech, teaching computer skills, graphic design, and skills needed to prepare for the workforce or college. The agency is located in the recently renovated Linwood Area Ministry Place (LAMP). The LAMP renovation of these significant buildings at Linwood and Michigan has created a space for mission-driven organizations and will be transformative for the neighborhood. 
 
 
We seek passionate and compassionate board members with a diversity of perspectives and the enthusiasm and energy to help FPA carry out its mission. Experience in finance, marketing and communication, fundraising, governance, non-profit leadership, human resources, law, or event planning are highly desired.
Director’s terms are 3 years with the option of being elected for a second 3-year term. The board currently meets the fourth Monday of every month from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Front Porch Alliance carries D & O liability insurance.
Board members are expected to:
-Attend board meetings.
-Be a member of at least one board committee and attend monthly committee meetings.
-Participate financially, the amount to be determined by the board member, in fundraising efforts of Front Porch Alliance.         
-Act as advocates for Front Porch Alliance and its mission in the community.
-Be a part of the strategic planning for the present and future of Front Porch Alliance and its programs.
 
Please send resume with a cover letter explaining why you would like to join the FPA board and what skills you would bring to the board to:
Lisa Schellhorn, ejschellhorn@gmail.com, or to:
Front Porch Alliance
The Harold Thomas Center
3210 Michigan
Kansas City, MO 64109

Please visit the Front Porch Alliance website (http://frontporchalliance.org) to learn more about the programs and mission of this organization.
 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 921-8812
Offer Valid: November 17, 2019January 12, 2020
Board Member - HopeBUILDERS Home Repair
Helping others live in safety, comfort and dignity

HopeBUILDERS was founded in 2000 by a group of local volunteers with a passion for improving the lives of people in need across Kansas City.  With a desire to use their various construction-related skills to help others, founders organized volunteers to complete its first home repair project in October 2000.  Today, HopeBUILDERS continues with its mission to help people in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area throughout the year live in safety, comfort and dignity by providing accessibility solutions and home repairs to financially-challenged and underserved elderly individuals and people or families with disabilities.

It's an exciting time to become involved with HopeBUILDERS.  In September 2019, the organization hired it's first full-time Executive Director and the organization is preparing for great things and growing services in 2020.  We anticipate serving 68 unique clients in 2019 and completing 95 client projects including building residential wheelchair ramps, bathroom modifications, door-widening and other accessibility modifications, as well as major and minor home repairs.

Contact us if you have an interest in learning more about HopeBUILDERS and the opportunity to serve on our Board of Trustees or on various sub-committees of the organization.  We are specifically looking to recruit members of the community from Wyandotte County, individuals with a background in banking, finance and/or accounting, and individuals with experience in PR, communications and marketing.  

If you'd like to learn more about HopeBUILDERS and our open board and committee positions, please contact us at info@hopebuilders-kc.org.  Thank you!

 

 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 343-4603
Offer Valid: December 6, 2019January 31, 2020
Board Member - Jewish Family Services
About us: 
Jewish Family Services (JFS) supports and strengthens lives throughout Greater Kansas City. We provide essential human services for people facing challenges in everyday life or times of crisis — regardless of faith, age, culture or lifestyle.
 
A highly-skilled and compassionate staff are dedicated to preserving the well-being, comfort, and dignity of others, always respecting the confidentiality of our clients. JFS proudly serves more than 7,000 people annually, over half of whom are not Jewish.
 
JFS provides a breadth of related services, with the goal of helping people in difficult times get back on their own feet. Our service areas are: Food Pantry, Case Management and Employment Coaches; Older Adult Services; Counseling & Mental Health Services;; and Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care.
 
JFS is guided by five principles that inform how we engage with each other and the community we serve.
  1. B’Yachad - Stronger Together:  We are stronger as an agency and a community when we think, work, and serve together.
  2. Being Human Centered:  We put the human experience and perspective at the center of our thinking, programming, services and interactions.
  3. Collaboration:  We actively seek partnering opportunities within JFS and throughout our community.
  4. Innovation & Entrepreneurship: We respond and continually adapt to ongoing needs and changes in the Greater Kansas City area.
  5. Open Communication: We communicate openly, honestly and in a solution-oriented manner.
 
Description:   
JFS is looking to expand our current board.  We are seeking community members who are interested in supporting the work of a comprehensive human service agency committed to strengthening lives throughout Greater Kansas City.
 
Board Member Job Description
  • Manage the agency’s mission, vision and purpose
  • Genuine enthusiasm and passion for the mission of JFS and its expanding role in addressing needs in our community..
  • Create long-term strategy for implementation of the mission, vision and purpose
  • Monitor the implementation of the agency’s strategic plan
  • Hire and manage the Executive Director and provide oversight and support
  • Review the agency’s financial statements, and assure financial viability of the agency
  • Act as consultants in our own personal competencies when needed
  • Serve as liaisons to the greater community of behalf of JFS
 
Expectations of Individual Board Members
  • Enjoy sharing the good work of JFS out in the community.
  • Know the agency’s mission, programs and staff
  • Make a financial donation to the annual Friends Campaign based on personal capacity to give
  • During second year of first term, consider making a commitment to JFS endowment initiative
  • Host a table at one of the JFS Friends of the Family Events
  • Attend all bi-monthly board meetings
  • Bring your talents and experience to  at least one board committee
  • Other volunteer duties as agreed upon between board member and board chair.
 
Board Term / Meetings
There are openings for 3 year and 1 year terms.  The board meets bimonthly on the 2nd Monday of the month. Meetings rotate between the offices in Overland Park and Kansas City (Brookside East). 

If you are interested please send a note of interest and resume to Libby Tullis, Executive Assistant at ltullis@jfskc.org.

 
 
Contact Information
phone: (913) 327-8250
website: http://jfskc.org
Offer Valid: October 1, 2019December 31, 2019
Board Member with work Experience in Single Family Residential Construction or Housing Development
Building the Best Board in Eastern Jackson County

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity seeks an active board member to make a transformative impact. 

Especially seeking a board member with work experience in Single Family Residential construction or housing development.  The board member must live in Jackson County, preferably Eastern Jackson County (Independence, Blue Springs, etc).  

Now taking applications from prospective board members that want to bring real value to the organization, who feel comfortable assisting with visioning.

Job Description: Board Member

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity (THHFH) is a Christian organization that builds and
rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of homeowner families and volunteers. Truman
Habitat is an affiliate office of Habitat for Humanity International and works to improve the living
conditions for low-income families in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri. Our non-profit
organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop
communities by building safe, decent, and affordable housing. We are purposed to serve our
mission of putting God’s love into action building homes, communities, and hope.
Description: Are you passionate about eliminating poverty housing and homelessness? The
benefits of affordable housing are many – stronger communities, improved health and
academic achievement for children and revitalizing distressed neighborhoods. At Truman
Heritage Habitat for Humanity our vision is that everyone has a decent, affordable place to live.
The Board of Directors supports the work of Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity and provides
mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by
the affiliate’s chief executive officer (CEO), the Board/CEO relationship is a partnership, and the
appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

Three Legal Duties: (From "Duties of Board Members" by Habitat For Humanity International)

1. Duty of Care: Directors and officers must perform their responsibilities in good faith and
with the same care an ordinary person would use in managing his/her own affairs.
2. Duty of Loyalty: Directors and officers must act in good faith and in a manner which
does not harm the organization to the benefit of the director or officer. Avoid any
conflicts of interest or appearances of impropriety.
3. Duty of Obedience: Directors and officers must comply with the provisions of the articles
of incorporation, bylaws, and state laws, and should safeguard Habitat's mission and
Christian witness.

Primary responsibilities include:

 Leadership, Governance, and Oversight
 Know Habitat for Humanity’s mission, purposes, goals, policies, programs, services,
strengths, and needs
 Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO as s/he develops and implements THHFH’s strategic
plan
 Review outcomes and metrics created by THHFH for evaluating its impact, and regularly
measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and
supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
 Approve THHFH’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being
informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
 Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO
 Assist the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members who
are clearly women and men of achievement and who can make significant
contributions to the work of the board and Habitat’s progress
 Partner with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are
carried out
 Serve on committees or task forces and take on special assignments, as needed
 Represent THHFH to stakeholders; act as an ambassador for the organization
 Ensure THHFH’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities
THHFH serves
 Counsel the CEO as appropriate to offer support in his/her own difficult relationships with
groups or individuals
 Serve in leadership positions on the basis of information received from individuals and
urge those with grievances to follow established policies to bring such matters to the
attention of the board. Follow trends and issues affecting Habitat for Humanity.
 Prepare for and participate in board and committee meetings, asking timely and
substantive questions, maintaining confidentiality and speaking for the board when
authorized to do so.

Fundraising

 THHFH Board Members will consider the affiliate a philanthropic priority and make annual
gifts that reflect that priority. So that THHFH can credibly solicit contributions from
foundations, organizations, and individuals, THHFH expects to have 100 percent of Board
Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
 Assist the fundraising/development committee and staff by implementing fund-raising
strategies to ensure that adequate funds are raised to support the affiliate's policies and
programs
 Attend fundraising events and other affiliate sponsored events (ground breaking
ceremonies, house blessings, concerts, etc.) to show support for the organization

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about THHFH’s mission and
who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved
leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her
accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board
Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
 Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in
business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
 A commitment to and understanding of THHFH’s beneficiaries, preferably based on
experience
 Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading,
convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
 A demonstrated interest in the affiliate's mission and goals.
 Specific experience and/or knowledge in at least one area: human resources, planning,
fund raising, building, finance, community relations, or organizational operation.
 A willingness to represent Habitat to the community.
 Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of THHFH’s
beneficiaries

Contact Information
phone: (816) 461-6551
Offer Valid: December 3, 2019February 28, 2020
Friends of Johnson County Library Board of Directors
Let's Be Friends!
About Us
The Friends of Johnson County Library is organized as a Kansas not-for-profit corporation and operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

Mission
The purpose of the Friends is to bring together individuals interested in the Johnson County Library system, promote informed community interest in the Library functions, resources, services and needs and to raise supplementary funds for Johnson County Library.

Description
Nearly 1,000 dedicated members of this non-profit organization help to make Johnson County Library one of the strongest and best libraries in the country. For more than 60 years, the Friends have provided leadership and support, and have raised our community’s awareness of library programs and services.

Criteria/Expectations for Friends Board Members

  • Board Member is a member of the Friends of the Library
  • Willing to serve up to two three-year terms as an elected member (or serve some portion thereof if appointed to fill the remainder of a vacant, unexpired term)
  • Committed to attending ten board meetings per year with an excused absence
  • Willing to participate actively in one or more committees and carry out appropriate assignments outside monthly board meetings
  • Willing to serve as an officer or in other leadership roles
  • Willing to provide reports on Friend’s activities at Library and Foundation Board meetings
  • Agrees to record volunteer hours each month and submit to Library Volunteer Services Coordinator
  • Attends as many Friends and Friends-sponsored library activities as possible
  • Acts as an ambassador for the Friends and the Library in a formal and informal capacity
If interested, please submit a note of interest and a copy of your resume to Operations Manager Shanta Dickerson at sdickerson.jclfriends@yahoo.com. Inquiries welcomed!
Contact Information
phone: (913) 492-4791
Offer Valid: September 17, 2019December 31, 2019
Member, Chapter Board of Directors
A Board Member is a passionate leader who desires to make a positive impact on the community through their engagement in the Red Cross mission. In partnership with the local Executive, a board member will focus outwardly into the community to effectively mobilize support and resources around the Red Cross mission.



KEY RESPONSIBILITIES



1. RED CROSS PRESENCE & CONNECTIVITY: In partnership with the Executive, develops and implements strategies to achieve and maintain positive awareness of the Red Cross. Serves as the “Face of the Red Cross” in the community, representing the organization among various stakeholders, including government, community/civic, faith-based, educational, military, political, corporate, etc. Examples: Accept a Red Cross Month proclamation at a city council meeting. Visibly wear Red Cross board member pin. Make a presentation about Red Cross (Rotary, Chamber or other). Post Red Cross involvement on personal social networking sites (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

2. FUNDRAISING/FRIEND-RAISING: Partners with the Executive to develop and implement fundraising plans and strategies to ensure that revenue targets are achieved in order to deliver essential Red Cross services, locally, nationally and internationally. Engage and leverage their network of personal and professional associates to help achieve revenue targets. Identify, cultivate and steward potential and existing donors of influence and affluence. Actively serve on committee(s) focused on individual, corporate, foundation and/or special event channels. Examples: Make an annual gift to the Board Campaign making Red Cross one of top-3 organizations for personal giving. Reach into individual network to identify new donors for the organization. Help reconnect former donors who have lapsed in giving. Participate on donor visits. Thank donors with handwritten notes and/or phone-a-thons.

3. MISSION CAPACITY BUILDING: Engage and leverage their network of personal and professional associates to cultivate and steward external partner relationships that create and maintain mission capacity. Support building capacity for service delivery through the effective involvement and engagement of volunteer groups and partners. Help ensure Red Cross represents the diversity of the community served.

4. AMBASSADOR FOR ONE RED CROSS: Promote visibility/awareness across entire mission as appropriate – disaster, service to armed forces, blood, health and safety, and international. Cultivate and steward external relationships that create and maintain connectedness within the community. Support building capacity for all lines of service delivery through the effective involvement and engagement of volunteers and partners. Examples: Coordinate a presentation or training for their personal workplace or affiliated group. Encourage business, place of worship to conduct a blood drive.



Interested? Please submit a brief introduction (resume preferred, but not required) to jeremie.ballinger@redcross.org. We will be in touch to arrange an introductory call or meeting. Thank you for considering the American Red Cross!
Contact Information
Seeking Board Members for The Beacon, a new Kansas City news outlet launching in 2020

Board of Directors Job Description

The Beacon’s Mission: To spur reforms in the public interest by shining light on wrongdoings and abuse by government, businesses and other powerful institutions through in-depth, solutions-driven journalism.

Website: www.thebeacon.media

Description: The Board will support the work of The Beacon’s journalists and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by The Beacon’s chief executive officer (CEO)/Editor-in-Chief, the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. 

We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO/EIC as they develop and implement The Beacon’s strategic plan 

  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by The Beacon for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings 

  • Approving The Beacon’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities 

  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO/EIC 

  • Ensuring The Beacon’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities The Beacon serves

  • Assisting the CEO/EIC and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members 

  • Partnering with the CEO/EIC and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out 

  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments 

  • Representing The Beacon to stakeholders and acting as an ambassador for the organization 

 

Editorial Independence: The board of directors is a governance and fundraising board. Decisions about stories are made by journalists to protect editorial independence. Bylaws for The Beacon state that the board respects the editorial independence of The Beacon’s journalists, editors and reporters. The board’s duties may collide with journalistic expression in some instances, like a lawsuit as a result of reporting, or when The Beacon sues the government to obtain public records (more likely). In those cases, the staff will regularly consult with a media lawyer for pre-publication review on potential litigious stories, and the CEO/EIC will provide updates to the board if legal action is necessary or occurs. Per the bylaws:

“The Board of Directors and members acknowledge and agree that the editorial independence of the journalists who are employed by, or write for, the Corporation is of critical importance to the Corporation and shall in no way be compromised by the Board of Directors or members. The Board of Directors and members acknowledge and agree that they shall have no power or influence over the content of the publications made by the Corporation. If any member is asked to vote on an issue in which a conflict of interest may exist, whether financial or nonfinancial in nature, such member shall promptly notify the Board of Directors of such conflict and shall recuse himself or herself from voting on actions pertaining to such issue.”

Fundraising: The Beacon’s Board Members will consider The Beacon a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that The Beacon can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, The Beacon expects all Board Members to make an annual contribution commensurate with their capacity in addition to helping secure outside funding through other philanthropic connections. 

Board terms/participation: The Beacon’s Board Members will serve a three-year term, eligible for re-appointment. Board meetings will be held quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings. Additional meetings could be scheduled by the board as needed.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy or the nonprofit sector 

  • A commitment to and understanding of The Beacon’s beneficiaries

  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals 

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and passion for independent journalism and creating a more informed public.

Current elected public officials are not eligible for the board of directors as it would violate independence for a free press and create substantial conflicts of interest.

Service on The Beacon’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties, as approved by the board.

Conflicts of Interest policy: Disclosure is required for all board members.

Board liability coverage: Included (exact amounts to be approved by the board)

Contact Information
phone: 913-440-0165
Offer Valid: December 8, 2019December 31, 2019
Accounting Volunteer
Quickbooks King or Queen Needed!

Description

Tomlin Academy Early Childhood Center, Inc. is an educational facility located in South Kansas City. We provide kindergarten readiness programs to students across the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.  We are looking for a volunteer who can help us set up our records in QuickBooks and generate monthly and annual financial reports. 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 785-7878
Offer Valid: November 1, 2019May 31, 2020
Data Entry Volunteer
Effortlessly manages all your information.

Description

Sometimes seemingly tedious tasks can have an immeasurable effect on the success of an organization. Tomlin Academy Early Childhood Center is seeking a reliable and detail-oriented volunteer to enter data into our database.

Major Job Responsibilities:
  • Entering data from our daily, weekly, monthly reports in the computer system.
  • Assist with the preparation of correspondences and mailings regarding Foundation programs.
  • Keep track of received data and documents.
  • Input collected data into an electronic spreadsheet and/or donor database.
  • Ensure that all data is entered accurately.
  • Review all information entered and make corrections where necessary.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all data entered.
  • Perform other clerical duties as required.
Volunteer Requirements:
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work well independently.
  • Must have a keen eye and attention to detail.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel and data processing.
  • Must have a positive attitude.
  • You must be available to work at our office during business hours.
  • Background checks will be completed.
Contact: Please email tomlinacademy@gmail.com
Contact Information
phone: (816) 785-7878
Offer Valid: December 1, 2019December 1, 2020
Grant Writer
Show Us The Money!!
We are looking for someone who can help us with preparing and submitting grant applications. Our nonprofit supports the operation of Tomlin Academy LLC an early childhood center located in South Kansas City.  
Contact Information
phone: (816) 785-7878
Offer Valid: December 1, 2019December 1, 2020
Office Assistant Volunteer
Multi-tasking is second nature

Office Assistant Job Description

Tomlin Academy Early Childhood Center is looking for an Office Assistant to be responsible for handling clerical tasks in our office. You will be handling incoming phone calls and other communications, greeting clients and visitors, as well as managing files, updating paperwork and other documents, and performing other general office clerk duties and errands.

Office Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Handling incoming calls and other communications.
  • Managing filing system.
  • Recording information as needed.
  • Greeting clients and visitors as needed.
  • Updating paperwork, maintaining documents and word processing.
  • Helping organize and maintain office common areas.
  • Performing general office clerk duties and errands.
  • Coordinating events as necessary.
  • Maintaining supply inventory.
  • Maintaining office equipment as needed.
  • Creating, maintaining, and entering information into databases.

Office Assistant Requirements:

  • High school diploma or associate’s degree.
  • Experience as an office assistant or in related field.
  • Ability to write clearly and help with word processing when necessary.
  • Warm personality with strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under limited supervision.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Have a valid driver license.
  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Physical in good standing
  • Negative TB test
Contact Information
phone: (816) 785-7878
Offer Valid: November 1, 2019May 31, 2020
Administrative Volunteer
Help us extend the work we do for pets!
We are seeking individuals who would like to help out on the Administrative side of the great work we do at Spay and Neuter Kansas City!  These individuals will allow us to serve even more animals in our community!



Some duties may include:

- Listening to & logging voicemails in the Call Center

- Building new client accounts in our database

- Filing & processing Food Pantry Requests

- Data Entry after a bi-monthly Mobile Clinic 

- Clerical duties related to our Annual Gala

- And so much more!



This position would be accomplished on the Administrative side of our location.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 353-0940
Offer Valid: August 7, 2019December 31, 2019
Connect Pets With Food and More: Delivery Drivers Needed
Delivery drivers bring food and supplies to the homes of pet owners in need.
SNKC supports low-income pet owners in our community by providing access to supplies such as dog houses, leashes, collars, tie-outs, and more. Through this service, we help pet owners keep their pets happy, healthy, and safe. We need delivery drivers to load up these items at our clinic and deliver them to people's homes.



Deliveries take place on Saturdays and take no more than 2 hours. Heavy lifting of up to 50 lbs., and lifting of bulky items may be required.



Drivers are required to


  • have and be willing to drive their own vehicle,

  • have a valid driver's license,

  • carry their own insurance,

  • be age 18 or older.

  • Drivers are required to work in teams of 2, either with another volunteer, a staff person, or an approved person you know who wants to volunteer with you.


The ideal volunteer for this role is easygoing, flexible, confident, and able to encounter a variety of different people and situations with professionalism, understanding, and a nonjudgmental, compassionate attitude.



Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 353-0940
Offer Valid: May 3, 2019December 31, 2019
Group Opportunity: Pet Food Sort and Prep
Help feed Kansas City's pets!
Are you looking for a great teambuilding opportuity for your small group? Sign up for SNKC'S Cave Crew and help sort and prep pet food for local pet owners and rescues!



Groups of up to 6 people (age 16 or older) are invited to meet an SNKC representative at our food storage facility located at Dean's Downtown Underground. We receive large donations of pallets full of dog and cat food that need to be inspected and sorted into categories. Bags of food need to be sorted and neatly stacked, bags are also inspected for damage, expiration dates are checked, and damaged bags are taped.



Cave Crew opportunities are scheduled 1-2 times per month. Heavy lifting up to 50 lbs. is required. Pallet jack experience is a plus! If a group member can not do heavy lifting, they can help sweep floors, label or repair food bags. The underground facility is climate-controlled and there are water fountains and restrooms onsite. 



SNKC'S Pet Food Pantry serves up to 200 families annually, providing a supplemental amount of dog and cat food for low-income pet owners in the Kansas City metro area. We also support local rescue groups by sharing our donated food with them. Your group's work makes it far easier for our small staff to quickly access this food and distribute it to those in need. Thank you!
Contact Information
phone: (816) 353-0940
Offer Valid: May 10, 2019December 31, 2019
Group Opportunity: Spread The Word About SNKC!
Neighborhood Outreach groups distribute info about the many ways we help pets and low-income pet owners.
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity for your large group? Join our Neighborhood Outreach Team for a few hours and help spread the word to local pet owners about how we can serve them and their pets!



These teams are groups of up to 40 people that canvass neighborhoods, handing out and posting information about upcoming mobile vaccination clinics, special deals, and other services we provide to assist low-income pet owners in the Kansas City metro area. 



Your large group will be split into smaller teams, each led by an SNKC representative. We'll canvass our chosen neighborhood on foot, so wear your walking shoes!



Volunteers must be 18 or older. Groups must be able to carpool to our chosen location. Canvassing opportunities can be scheduled for 2-3 hours.



Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 353-0940
Offer Valid: May 3, 2019December 31, 2019
Help Pets Around KC as a Mobile Clinic Volunteer
Mobile clinic volunteers help at pop-up vaccination clinics around Kansas City.
SNKC is searching for active, adventurous volunteers to fill a variety of roles at our mobile vaccination clinics. Clinics take place at various locations throughout the KC metro, and can see turnouts of up to one hundred or more pets. Mobile clinics are busy, fast-paced, and fun!



Volunteers help in many roles. They greet and guide clients, hand out forms, scan pets for microchips, cashier, prepare forms, hand out treats, and more. They also assist with set up and break down of the clinic (tables, chairs, supply set-up, etc.). Several roles are great for beginners, so new volunteers are welcome.



We are looking for dedicated volunteers who can make a long-term (6 month +) commitment to our mobile clinic team. Clinics take place 2 Saturdays each month, and we ask volunteers to commit to one per month. Time commitment is typically 8 am to 1 pm. Volunteers must be 18 or older, and must have their own transportation. Training is on-the-job, so volunteers can get started right away.



We help low-income pet owners access basic wellness care for their pets by traveling to their neighborhoods. We serve thousands of pets each year at our mobile clinics! Learn more about mobile clinics and see upcoming dates.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 353-0940
Offer Valid: May 3, 2019December 31, 2019
Meet Pets and People as a Check-In Volunteer
Check-In Podium volunteers are a friendly and welcoming presence in our pet clinic.
SNKC is searching for dedicated volunteers for our Check-In Podium. Welcome our clients and their pets into our clinic, and hand out forms for them to complete. It's a fun, easy, and rewarding position!



Podium volunteers are one of the first interactions clients have in our clinic. The ideal person for this role is warm and friendly, and enjoys meeting new people. Some typing skills are needed to look up client accounts by last name or phone number in our database. No other data entry is required. Podium volunteers may also be asked to help with miscellaneous tasks such as folding laundry or prepping other clinic supplies while stationed at the podium.



We are looking for volunteers that can commit to a regular schedule. Shifts are available Mondays-Fridays at 8:30 am-12 pm and 12-3:30 pm, and Saturdays from 8:30 am-12 pm. We are especially in need of weekday afternoon and Saturday volunteers. This position is ideal for retirees and other individuals who have weekday availability.



Volunteers must be at least 14 years old (14-15 must be accompanied by an adult), and must be able to commit to at least 3 hours per month for 3 months.  Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.



 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 353-0940
Offer Valid: May 3, 2019December 31, 2019
Outreach Support Volunteer!
Help keep pets & people together!
Are you passionate about our mission to help keep families with their pets?  Do you prefer to spend your donated time in a fast paced & high energy location?  Then YOU would be a perfect fit for our brand new volunteer position, Outreach Support Volunteer.



Duties may include:

  • Going off site for field work with our 2 Outreach staff members

    • Completing wellness checks

    • Answering calls about a stray animal

    • Making deliveries

    • Picking up donations



  • Tagging & Sorting pet food donations

  • Loading & Unloading our SNKC trucks

  • Restocking the SNKC trucks

  • Filing & Approving pet food pantry applications.


We do not have specific shifts for this position, simply let us know you're availability!

 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 353-0940
Offer Valid: August 20, 2019December 31, 2019
Short On Time? Make a Difference For Pets in Only 3 Hours!
SNKC has several volunteer roles available in 3 hour shifts. Great for beginners!
Do you love animals? Want to make a difference, but feel too busy? Do you need school or court-ordered community service hours? We can help!



SNKC  is looking for volunteers who have at least 3 hours of time to give each month, for a minimum of 3 months. That's it! Just 3 hours a month makes you an official SNKC volunteer. For many of these roles, training is on the job and you can begin right away, with no orientation needed (orientation must be completed at some point within your first 3 months as a volunteer). Learn more about volunteering with us.



Beginner-friendly roles include:


  • Greeter: Help greet and guide clients to the right area during our busiest times of day at 7:30 am or 2:30 pm Tuesdays-Fridays (1.5 hour shifts) 

  • Check-In Podium: Greet and check-in clients and their pets to our wellness clinic. Hand out forms and look up client account numbers in our computer database. 8:30 am and 12 pm Tuesdays-Fridays, and 8:30 am on Saturdays.

  • Resource Maintenance: Help prep clinic tools and supplies like laundry, syringes, microchips, ecollars ("cones of shame"), pill bottles, donated pet care items, and more. 9 am and 12 pm Tuesdays-Fridays, and 9 am on Saturdays. We can flex this role to fit your schedule.

  • Monday Clinic Assistant: We aren't open to the public on Mondays, so this is a great time to catch up on laundry, do special cleaning or organizing tasks, or help us out with administrative tasks. Schedule anytime between 9 am and 3 pm. Make your own hours! 

  • Home Team: Complete resource items, search Craigslist for free pet supplies, and other tasks as needed. Volunteer from home on your own time! 


A little more training required:


  • Data Entry: Take completed client forms and enter their info into the database. Typing skills and comfort navigating a computer required. 9 am and 12 pm Tuesdays-Fridays, and 9 am on Saturdays.

  • Customer Service: Talk one-on-one with our clients to help them complete their form and figure out what services they need for their pet. Requires training in podium, data entry, and special shadowing and training in customer service. 9 am and 12 pm Tuesdays-Fridays, and 9 am on Saturdays. Must be 18 or older.


A little more than 3 hours:


  • Kennel Attendant: Help keep the surgery clinic kennels clean as dogs go home after surgery, and help with general clean up and organization throughout the day, including help with closing cleaning duties. A great way to stay busy and see all the cute dogs in our kennel area. 1-5 pm Tuesdays-Fridays.  Must be 16 or older.

  • Surgical Operative Support (SOS): Be a helping hand for our vet techs in the surgery clinic. Prep medications and surgical tools, and help with other tools and tasks as needed. 10 am-2 pm Tuesdays-Fridays. Additional training required. Must be 18 or older.


Contact Information
phone: (816) 353-0940
Offer Valid: May 3, 2019December 31, 2019
Surgery Check-in Volunteer!
Great for early birds!
We are seeking volunteers to help in the morning at Surgery Check-in!  This is such a fun opportunity as you'll get to meet each pet arriving for their spay or neuter.  Lots of furry faces!



Duties include:

  • Passing out & discussing paperwork with clients

  • Labeling cat carriers before sending kitties back to surgery

  • Direct clients to the front desk to complete the check-in process 


Shifts available:


  • Tuesday through Friday from 7:30am - 9:00am

  • Volunteers self schedule themselves and are asked to donate 3 hours per month to SNKC.


Contact Information
phone: (816) 353-0940
Offer Valid: August 15, 2019December 31, 2019
Surgical Operative Support (SOS)
Help keep our surgery clinic on pace!
Surgical Operative Support (SOS) Volunteers help keep our surgery staff on schedule by building surgical packets, cutting surgical drapes and cleaning instruments.  You'll be surrounded by furry friends and fabulous staff during your shift.  Having an SOS volunteer on the schedule is a true help to us at SNKC.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 353-0940
Offer Valid: November 22, 2019March 31, 2020
Breaktime Club Bus Assistant
The Northland Shepherd's Center is seeking out a volunteer bus assistant. This position works with the driver as a team to provide safe, supervised group transportation for our Breaktime Club bus route. You will be responsible for providing riders with full, hands-on help from door to bus seat to hand-off. Supervision, compassion and decision skills are needed. We are looking for one, Tuesday morning volunteer from 8am-9:30am or Tuesday afternoons from 1:30pm-3:00pm. Must be in good physical health and use personal cell phone to call riders. 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 452-4536
Offer Begins: March 1, 2019
Friendly Visitor or Respite Care Provider
Caring with your heart and fostering independence helps improve lives by offering hope and comfort.
Through the Northland Shepherd's Center Friendly Visitor and Respite Care programs you will help to provide social interaction and emotional companionship to an older adult. Our positions are located in southern Platte and Clay counties and offer flexibility to fit your needs. Respite care is non-medical supervision and companionship to a dependent adult (60+) who cannot be left home alone. This volunteer opportunity keeps our clients connected with the community and the outside world through conversation, reading, and other forms of interaction. This is the perfect opportunity for you if you have a positive, friendly attitude, can be sensitive to the needs of elderly people, and enjoy sharing company with others.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 452-4536
Offer Begins: March 21, 2019
JET Express Drivers
Just One Ride a Month Can Make a World of Difference to a Senior!
Looking for a way to make a real difference in someone's life? Become a volunteer driver with JET Express, and give aging seniors the gift of mobility and independence. As a volunteer driver, you help seniors get to where they need to go: medical appointments, grocery stores, banks - some even need rides to their own volunteer opportunities!
Giving rides to non-driving seniors keeps our older adults safe on the road and active in the community. Our volunteers also love the friendships that they develop with the seniors they assist. Our volunteer drivers only give rides when they have the time. We offer easy online self-scheduling that allows you to choose when, where, and who you drive.

Our service area includes Johnson and South Jackson County, and most rides average less than 10 miles. You can make a life-changing difference for seniors who want to live independently. To get more information about this great opportunity, please contact us today!

For more information, contact our Volunteer Team at volunteer@jfskc.org or 913-730-1410 or fill out the online application at: 
https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/applicants/companies/28433/sign_up?applicant_resource_name=applicant_applicant
Contact Information
phone: (913) 730-1410
website: http://jfskc.org
Offer Valid: April 26, 2016April 30, 2025
JFS Food Pantry- Serving the Kansas City Community
Help Feed over 250 Families each month!
The JFS Food Pantry serves over 250 families each month in the greater Kansas City area. Donate your time by helping shop with food pantry recipients in the grocery shopping area of the food pantry or help deliver food to homebound clients. More information below:



Pantry shopper/stocker:


  • Volunteers act as a “personal shopper” by going around with food pantry recipients and helping them shop for food (the pantry is set up like a small grocery store) and sorting and stocking the food pantry.

  • Shifts are Tues/Thurs 9:30am-12pm & 1:30-4pm, second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-8pm and third Sunday of the month from 9:30 am-12pm & 1:30-4pm


Delivery Drivers:


  • Deliver food to homebound clients on the third Sunday of the month

  • Volunteers can pick up food packages any time between 10am-1pm       

  • Volunteers deliver 3-5 packages and it usually takes 1-2 hours

  • Requires background check, proof of insurance, copy of driver’s license


Application: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=859183264
Contact Information
phone: (913) 730-1410
website: http://jfskc.org
Offer Valid: April 26, 2016April 30, 2025
Meals on Wheels Delivery Driver
Volunteer Driver
We are looking for individuals or teams to deliver nutritious meals to aging adults. Candidates must be physically able to lift, load, and deliver meals to residential addresses around the North Kansas City area. This is a 1.5 hour time commitment per week, every other week, or on a back-up basis from approximately 10:30am - 12:00 (noon). Volunteer must be punctual and reliable. Abide by all traffic rules and regulations. Must be sensitive to the needs of elderly people and have a positive, friendly attitude toward older adults. 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 452-4536
Offer Begins: March 21, 2019
Minor Home Repair
Minor Home Repair
We are looking for people with the knowledge, skill and ability to perform a variety of general maintenance tasks such as carpentry, plumbing, installing grab bars, and other small tasks for older adults around Clay and southern Platte counties. Must own basic tools and be efficient and safe while using tools and materials to perform job. Clean up after all repairs. Be punctual and reliable. Communicate with clients and agency while keeping information confidential. 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 452-4536
Offer Begins: March 21, 2019
Volunteer Transportation Driver
Give a lift to those in need!
Northland Shepherd's Center is looking for people to take older adults (60+) to and from medical appointments, pharmacy, grocery store, and other vital businesses as well as personal shopping in the southern Platte and Clay counties area. As a volunteer driver you must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record, valid car registration and proof of insurance. Must maintain your vehicle in good working condition and ensure seat belts are worn at all times. Volunteer must be sensitive to the needs of older adults and have a positive, friendly attitude. You can select rides that fit your schedule by using easy hands on software called Ride Scheduler via the web.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 452-4536
Offer Begins: March 21, 2019
Driver
Holy Haulers
Our Holy Haulers team is looking for a few folks with flexible weekday schedules to help us get donations picked up.  Help us ensure that no one in Kansas City goes without basic necessities.  Most shifts are only 1-4 hours and offer flexibility.  Please contact michelle.vanpelt@cor.org to learn more.  No CDL required.  Drivers utilize one of our box trucks or van. 
Contact Information
Offer Valid: November 15, 2019January 31, 2020
Food Donation Pick-up
Reduce food waste and help the hungry at the same time!
There are many restaurants and grocery stores in the metro that are happy to share their leftovers with local non-profits...all that's missing is someone to pick up all that food! Help us keep our food pantry shelves stocked with these generous donations. We're looking for folks who are willing to do regularly scheduled pick-ups, at times that work for you.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 285-3154
Offer Valid: January 3, 2019January 3, 2020
Furnishings Operations
Furnishing Homes with Hope
It takes hundreds of volunteers for the Flourish Furnishings ministry to operate.  Many of those volunteers work tirelessly behind the scenes.  We'd love to have you join one of our teams.   Volunteer roles include:  sewing ministry, personal shoppers, sorters, furniture loaders, packers, hospitality, electrical testing, furniture repair and others.



Flourish currently is looking for volunteers to work with our Tues, Thurs or Saturday morning crew.  We'd love to open additional serve days if we can get a team of 10 to commit to serving regularly at another time.
Contact Information
Offer Valid: November 15, 2019December 31, 2020
Grant Writer
Clay County Clothes Closet Seeks Grant Writer
Clay County Clothes Closet, an all-volunteer managed and operated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is seeking an experienced Grant Writer to assist the organization in securing foundation funding to support the clothing resource program which freely benefits impoverished Northland Community individuals referred by school districts and social service agencies.  Please respond with interest and inquiries via email at ccclothescloset@gmail.com or to Debbie Bigelow, Executive Director @ 816.216.0057.
Contact Information
phone: (816) 216-0057
Offer Valid: January 10, 2019December 31, 2019
Kansas City Community Kitchen
Dining with Dignity

For more than 35 years, the Kansas City Community Kitchen (KCCK) been serving hot, nutritious meals to all who come with no questions asked. NourishKC believes that food is most basic human right - all of us need to eat and we all deserve food that nourishes our bodies and minds.

Twenty-five volunteers are needed weekdays from 10:30AM-2:30PM to help run the KCCK like a restaurant which feeds hundreds of neighbors daily. Volunteers help with greeting our neighbors, taking orders and serving guests, plating food, delivering drinks, bussing tables, washing dishes, and a little bit of clean-up.

Volunteers are also needed Monday-Friday morning, Monday and Thursday evenings, and Saturdays to help with meal prep which include chopping fresh produce.

Volunteers age 10-14 are welcome to participate with adult supervision. Closed-toed shoes and pants are required for safety reasons.

Contact Information
phone: (816) 561-8920
website: nourishkc.org
Offer Valid: October 15, 2018December 31, 2019
Minor Home Repair
Use your DIY skills to help seniors!
MLM's Minor Home Repair teams use their skills and energy to make homes safer and and create more dignified enevironments. Projects include handrails, doorbells, doors and door locks, porch repair, smoke detector installation, and minor electrical and plumbing. Ramp buidling is our teams' specialty! All skill levels welcome - you can learn as you work. Projects are scheduled on Tuesdays and on the last Saturday of every month. 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 285-3154
Offer Valid: March 19, 2019March 20, 2020
Office Assistant
Volunteer Office Assistant for Behavior Health Organization
CommCARE is a not-for-profit behavioral health management organization that works in collaboration with Community Behavioral Health Centers and other providers to continually improve access to affordable, high quality, and effective behavioral health services.
 
Position Summary: The Office Assistant will perform a variety of tasks depending on project deadlines in the CommCARE office. This will include administrative tasks as assigned by the Director of Operations.  This position helps to extend the resources of CommCARE to better assist and direct the needs of our clients and community members.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate CEO calendar
  • Data entry, filing, and mailing tasks
  • All Staff meeting minutes
  • Maintenance of office space and promotional supplies
  • Other duties specifically around coordination of special events, or as assigned
 
Requirements
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of CommCARE volunteers, partners, and donors
  • Microsoft Suite Computer skills
 
Training & Supervision
  • Attends general volunteer orientation
  • Completes office orientation which includes training on the following items:
Phone System Tutorial, Database Tutorial, Filing System
  • Training and supervision conducted by the Director of Operations or designated trainer
 
Evaluation
  • All volunteers complete a 90-day evaluation
 
Time Commitment
During All Staff meetings (Monthly, 4th Tuesday, (11:30 – 1:00pm)
8 – 16 hours per week
 
Benefits
  • Knowledge that you are working as a team to ensure that office functions run smoothly.
  • Work/Volunteer experience
  • Free parking
 
We need you - Thank you for being part of our team!
Contact Information
phone: (816) 472-9012
Offer Valid: September 30, 2019December 31, 2019
Planning Committee - Relay For Life
Help us attack cancer form every angle by sharing your time and talents!
American Cancer Society's Mission: To save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
We are looking for passionate individuals who want to help us in the fight against cancer! We have leadership positions available to help us plan the 2020 Relay For Life events in the Kansas City Metro. Many different fun positions include Activities Chair, Sponsorship Chair, Ceremonies Lead and many more!
The Relay For Life movement is American Cancer Society's signature fundraiser dedicated to helping communities attack cancer. From team members to volunteers, we all want to remember those we've lost, help those affected today and give us a home team advantage against cancer. Through funds donated, time given, or awareness raised, our communities are teaming up to make a difference. When we rally together in the fight against cancer through this fun and inspirational event, we can accomplish anything!
Contact Information
Offer Valid: September 1, 2019January 15, 2020
Platte Senior Services, Inc
Enabling Seniors to live full and independent lives
Platte Senior Services, Inc. (PSSI) enables seniors to live full and independent lives by providing nutrition and transportation services as well as opportunities to interact with others and socialize in the community.

 

Are you ready to make an impact in your community? PSSI needs volunteers to assist seniors in activities at the Senior Center located at 11724 NW Plaza Circle Drive, Suite 700, Kansas City, MO (near the airport).  We would welcome those who could give even a few hours per week to support our most valuable community asset, our seniors!  We also have Meals on Wheels delivery routes available in northern Platte County.



We are in immediate need of delivery drivers for our Commodity Supplemental Food Program boxes in southern Platte County.  This opportunity is a once-a month delivery of nonperishable food items to qualified Seniors.  Please contact PSSI at 816-270-4100 for more information.

 

We have the Cause.  You have the Effect.

Compassion, Community, Connected, Change
Contact Information
phone: (816) 270-4100
Offer Valid: October 3, 2019December 31, 2019
ReStore Phone Communication Associate
Habitat KC ReStore is seeking a positive outgoing individual to interact with our ReStore Donors on the phone.
 The ReStore phone communications associate will be the primary contact on incoming calls from the public. This person will be the customer's first impression of our affiliate. The individual will possess a pleasant nature over the phone.  ( they can see you smiling}
In addition, the individual will possess the ability to make outbound calls maybe fifty percent of the time. Outbound calls will have a list of customers and a message we would like to get out to primary businesses. 


 


RESPONSIBILITIES


Ensures that phones are properly answered at the beginning til the end of the day.


In the event calls go to voicemail, callbacks will occur the same day


Will aid caller in scheduling their pick up.   


Works to ensure the economics of the pick work.


distinguishes the transactional business from lifetime value donors works with all other logistics personnel in a team environment.


works with marketing manager on outbound messages reports to Logistics manager.


 


SKILLS


 


 personality that dwells on the positives.


 extroverted attributes


 enjoys talking with people.


 detailed in scheduling.


 

Contact Information
phone: (816) 231-6889 ext. 3205
Offer Valid: October 28, 2019December 31, 2019
SOE Marketplace Program Volunteer
Program Volunteer

The School Of Economics relies on active volunteers to support our staff and mission of teaching children about financial literacy in a fun and engaging environment. Volunteers work in shops with 6-8 elementary-aged students and help them as they learn what it's like to run a business. If you are looking for an incredibly rewarding one-day service opportunity, you have come to the right place!

 
Contact Information
phone: (816) 224-8171
Offer Valid: September 23, 2019May 29, 2020
Urban Ranger Corps Volunteer
Event Planning Committee
The Event Planning Committee works with URC President and Event Coordinator on all aspects of planning our largest annual fundraising event. Currently known as the Urban Rendezvous, the event just finished its 10th year. We’re working to revitalize the event and our donor base.This committee will be in charge of venue and theme selection, menu and decor decisions and implementation. Committee will also work with the Marketing Committee on all materials needed to publicize the event and with Auction/Fundraising Events Committee to utilize and optimize donations.   

The mission of the Urban Ranger Corps is to help prepare at-risk inner city youth for responsible and productive futures through a program of disciplined work experience and service in their community; leadership development; and individualized planning for post-High School careers.
This committee meets monthly, with the potential for extra meetings in the two months prior to the big event. Aspiring event planners, Pinterest dreamers and people who enjoy creating, this is the place for you! 

Please email Rachel, our Volunteer Coordinator @ rparrish@lavishhospitality.com with your name/contact information and why you are interested in joining the Event Planning Committee. 

 
Contact Information
phone: (913) 717-5816
Offer Valid: November 20, 2019March 13, 2020
Urban Ranger Corps Volunteer
Marketing Committee

The Urban Ranger Corps mission  is to help prepare at-risk inner city youth for responsible and productive futures through a program of disciplined work experience and service in their community; leadership development; and individualized planning for post-High School careers.  Volunteer committees help the small staff grow the organization and work together as a community. 

The Marketing Committee will work on content development, social media posts/scheduling and community engagement.  This committee will also set marketing goals after performing a social media and marketing audit with the Committee Chairwoman and the President of Urban Ranger Corps. 

This committee meets monthly for 1-2 hrs, excluding for December and July.  We would love to have some 
computer literate, tech-savy, ingenuitive folx who like to work individually and on a committee.  

Contact Information
phone: (913) 717-5816
Offer Valid: November 20, 2019March 13, 2020
Volunteer at Lakemary
Growing Community Together
Since our founding in 1969, Lakemary has looked to the open hearts and dedication of the community in which it is nestled to help us provide a multitude of opportunities for adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Because Lakemary offers so many programs and services to the residents and students we serve, there are many volunteer opportunities available that require a varied range of skills, certifications, and preparation. We split these opportunities into two basic classifications: Single visit volunteers will assist Lakemary staff with operational tasks or attend special events where they will be assigned to a team or task by the Volunteer Coordinator. Interactions with individuals served will be supervised by Lakemary’s trained staff
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Ongoing volunteers will work directly with the adults or children on our campuses. In these positions, you may be asked to coach, teach, mentor, chaperone, or share a skill/experience with one individual or a group. In many cases, these interactions will be supervised by our trained staff
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We know it takes a special person to volunteer and the generous work of people such as yourself ultimately allows us to fulfill our mission to provide an array of services, programs, housing, and valuable experiences for the individuals we serveTo learn more about how to volunteer or to sign up for a current opportunity, give our Volunteer Coordinator a call at (913) 557-4000!
Contact Information
phone: (913) 557-4000
Volunteer at the Shepherd’s Center of KC Central
Deliver meals and pet food in our service area to adults that are 60+ and homebound.
Volunteer at the Shepherd’s Center of KC Central
Shepherd’s Center’s Home Delivered Meals Program mobilizes volunteers to deliver hot, nutritious meals to individuals, age 60+ or disabled, who are home-bound in the Kansas City service area.

Volunteer opportunities
  • Deliver meals to home bound seniors
  • Package meals for home bound seniors
  • Special Projects (Christmas bags, winter meal packs, pantry grocery delivery)
  • Deliver pet food bi-weekly.
 
We can set up a volunteer schedule that works with yours. Whether that be once a week, once a month or as needed. Currently we have open routes on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s. Routes are typically an hour to an hour and a half with the shift times beginning at 10:45 am.
 
If you are interested please contact volunteer manager Bobi Hallak at bobi@sccentral.org or 816-444-1121 ext. 105 to fill out a volunteer application and set up a time for an orientation.  
Nine million seniors face the threat of hunger, and millions more live alone in isolation. With the senior population expected to double by 2060. You can make a difference!
**Must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver’s license and able to pass a background check
Contact Information
phone: (816) 444-1121
Offer Valid: December 3, 2019March 21, 2020
Web and Social Media Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer would be responsible for transfer web content to new platform and ongoing maintenance.  Social media currently exists on FB, would look to add other social platforms.  Would ask that volunteer understand marketing metrics and analytics of social sites, ongoing management of content and maintenance. 
Contact Information
Offer Valid: November 15, 2019December 31, 2019
Digital Literacy Instructor/Aid
"Connected Future For All"

Position Title: Digital Literacy Instructor/Aid 

Position Description:

Connecting For Good is looking for enthusiastic and motivated volunteers to help us teach a range of digital literacy classes to residents of urban core communities who lack internet connection, home computers, and the knowledge of how to benefit from using them. These skilled volunteers help to teach existing classes and curricula, as well as developing new and creative courses to attract and motivate individuals to learn digital skills for improving their social and economic well-being.  Duties include learning, practicing, and teaching classes at our two base centers of operation or at our mobile workshops. 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic computer, internet, and Microsoft Office skills

  • Ability to work in a one on one/group setting

  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills

  • Exhibits genuine enthusiasm and empathy working with both staff and clients in the nonprofit sector

  • Can be able to work occasional evenings or during business hours

  • Must pass background check (only if you are teaching in our youth programming) 

  • Must be at least 18

  • Must attend orientation and training session

Hours:                       

  • We will work with your schedule 
  • Weekday regular business hours, evenings or weekends 

Benefits
Experience working in a non profit organization
Teaching Experience
Volunteer Recognition Events (ie, socials, certificates of appreciation, and thank you cards)

Reports to:    Education Manager 

Start Date:     ASAP

To Apply :     Apply at www.connectingforgood.org or email: volunteering@connectingforgood.org

Contact Information
Tech Volunteer
Digital Equity For All

Position Title: Tech Volunteer 

Purpose: The purpose of the tech volunteer is to work with our tech team to help get our computers in the hands of nonprofit organizations or the low income populations. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sorting computers that come into our facility 
  • Taking our computers through the wiping process
  • Help build computers with the proper requirements  
  • Potentially assisting staff member with a network build 

Qualifications:

  • 18 & Older
  • Basic knowledge of computer rebuilds and network rebuilds 
  • Flexibility, patience and willingness to learn 

Support: Volunteers will receive an orientation and job-specific training. A background check will be required before start date if you are working with sensitive material. 

 Reports to: Education Manager or Technology Manager 

Time Commitment: We will work with you on your avability  

Location: Connecting For Good Warehouse 

                518 Santa Fe St 

                Kansas City, MO 64105

 

For more information please email: volunteering@connectingforgood.org or call (816)-559-7077 

Contact Information
phone: (816) 559-7077
Nonprofit Connect