Edit as of 4/21 – Elaine Warren notified Community-Based Learning that she has already received enough volunteers for this opportunity. However, if you’d like to join their volunteer list or help in another way, please feel free to reach out.
Happy National Volunteer Week! Although it may be difficult to get out and volunteer in your community, we encourage you to find ways to volunteer as safely as possible. One such way is through virtual volunteering.
Green Works in Kansas City has an opportunity for you to volunteer and still make a positive impact while at home. Since 2007, Green Works has been empowering Kansas City’s Future leaders to care for our environment, contribute to our economy, and create healthy communities.
They are currently looking for volunteers to create hand-written notes of encouragement for their students who are grappling with adjusting their schedules during quarantine, completing school-work, and who are struggling with their overall emotional well-being amid covid-19.
Here’s how it will work:
- Email Elaine Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you’re interested
- You will receive 2 names and mailing addresses of Green Works students
- You hand-write and mail your messages to the students by Friday, May 1 (this is the suggested date because some seniors could be out of school as early as May 11)
The impact of meaningful words can go a long way in uplifting someone! These students would greatly appreciate your encouragement during this uncertain, stressful time.
In the spirit of National Volunteer Week, we are going to post every day this week! Happy volunteering!