Art That Blows

Band of Angels | Meyer Music Instrument Donation ProgramBand of Angels is seeking volunteers for their annual summer fundraiser, Art That Blows!

Art That Blows is an event that combines the art culture of the Kansas City Crossroads with a high-energy party, all in support of Band of Angels. Local artists re-purpose donated, nonfunctional music instruments and turn them in to pieces of art. Guests at the event bid on the art pieces all evening. Ticket holding guests also enjoy music, food, drinks, all while enjoying the Kansas City skyline.

Band of Angels is seeking individual volunteers and groups of volunteers to assist with duties throughout the event.

Art That Blows

All volunteers are welcome to enjoy the event outside of volunteer shifts.

Please email Chandler Pavel at if you would like to volunteer.

Where? The Abbott, 1901 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO

When? July 9, 2021

Volunteer Shift Times:

Shift 1 – 2:30-5:00pm

Shift 2 – 5:00-7:30pm

Shift 3 – 7:00pm- end of event

Volunteer duties include registration, silent auction attendants, donation drive help, drink service, cleanup, event set up and event clean up.

Happy volunteering!

Cedar Cove Feline Conservation and Education Center

Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary and Educational Center - KC Parent MagazineCedar Cove is a non-profit sanctuary and educational center committed to the care and preservation of endangered predator species while educating the public on the importance of preserving their natural ecosystems and the impending dangers of their extinction.

This summer they could use some help with their website (WordPress) and ongoing land clearing/trail blazing on land slated for future wilderness and hiking areas.

If interested, reach out to Steve Klein at

Happy volunteering!

KC Pet Project Volunteer Opportunity

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KC Pet Project’s mission is to lead the way in creating a compassionate, safe community for pets and people through progressive lifesaving programs and services, community resources, and educational opportunities.

Volunteer | KC Pet ProjectOne way that they could use help this summer is in the Lost and Found department, specifically on Fridays and Saturdays. This would consist of compiling photos of the stray animals that enter the building on this day, and posting them on the Lost & Found Facebook page. It would also involve researching owner information attached to microchips, and searching through Lost & Found reports submitted to the organization, as well as those posted in online forums.

This would be well suited to 1-2 individuals that can devote a few hours between 5-7pm Fridays/Saturdays, and would be best suited for individuals that are interested in volunteering onsite in the afternoons.

For more information, reach out to Alyssa Willett at

Happy volunteering!

Seeds that Feed the Need

Have A Green Thumb? Volunteers Needed At The Community Garden In Roeland  Park with Johnson County Human Services - Volunteer in Roeland Park, KansasSeeds that Feed the Need is a community garden managed by Johnson County Human Services. The garden is located at the Roeland Park Community Center and maintained totally by volunteers.

This summer, they need help with harvesting, weeding and tilling. Their greatest need is on Monday and Thursday mornings.  They usually start around 9 a.m.

If interested, reach out to Judy Parker:, 913-722-4371

Happy volunteering!

Johnson County Developmental Supports’ Zoom Classes

Johnson County Developmental Supports | LinkedInJohnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) is the agency of Johnson County government that facilitates career and personal development for Johnson County residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

One way that they serve residents is through virtual activities. They offer Zoom classes on different topics to help keep the people they  support engaged throughout the day. They would love to have visitors join them on Zoom and interact with them with any variety of topics. Music, art, education, games, crafts, really anything you can think of!

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If you have something you’d like to share, you can reach out with the date, time, and topic, and they will add you to the calendar! Reach out to Mindi or Winter to get started:

Mindi Nelson:

Winter Arldedge: 

Happy Volunteering!

Safehome Volunteer Opportunities

Women's Shelter Near You in Johnson County | Safehome

Safehome is a nonprofit organization and domestic violence shelter near you in Johnson County. They are dedicated to ending domestic violence by providing shelter, individual and group counseling, court and legal support, and community programs and engagement.

Get Involved! | 2021 Volunteer Opportunities - SafehomeHere are some ways that you can help this summer:

  • Donation sorting
  • Special events help
  • Become a healthcare advocate

Check out their volunteer webpage for more information and to get started. Questions? Contact Abby Parish.

Happy volunteering!

Nerman Volunteer Opportunities!

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

JCCC’s Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art is now open by appointment and for youth art classes! This critically acclaimed museum could use your help.

Youth class assistants are needed Tuesdays through Fridays in June and July. Classes are offered to 5-11 year-olds in the mornings (10am-12pm) and afternoons (2-4pm).

Youth Art Classes | Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

The Nerman will also have openings for visitor services assistants. These volunteers  help welcome visitors at the information desk  throughout the summer and fall.

Click here for more information and to fill out a volunteer application.

Happy Volunteering!

Volunteer at Operation Breakthrough!

Operation Breakthrough Volunteer Opportunities – Community-Based Learning

The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to provide a safe, loving and educational environment for children in poverty and to empower their families through advocacy, emergency aid, and education.

This summer, you can help by hosting supply drives, bringing your group to volunteer, or by becoming a long-term volunteer. Here is more information:

Supply Drives: Operation Breakthrough graciously accepts donations that are used to help their families meet the basic needs for food, hygiene items, children’s books, and gently used children’s clothing.  Click here for lists of needed food and supplies.

Connect with Operation Breakthrough here or from homeGroup Volunteering: 

  • Adopt a Classroom or Neighborhood
  • Sponsor a Donation or Collection Drive
  • Group Service Projects
  • Lobby “Take Home” Activities
  • Playground Pals

Click here to learn more and sign up today.

Long-term Volunteering: 

All volunteers working directly with students are required to complete a background check ($14.25 fee) and TB skin test as well as attend an orientation.

Early Classroom Volunteer — Assist teachers in daily classroom activities and routines. You must be at least 14 yrs. of age.  They ask that you commit to a minimum of 12 weeks if you wish to volunteer with children 6 weeks to 5 years. Shifts are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

MakerCity Volunteer — Sign up for shifts in different zones in MakerCity, learning alongside School-Age students (ages 5-14) when you are available, with a minimum of 2 shifts/month. They are partnering with the Kansas City Public Schools during the day, so shifts are available while the School-Age students are at their schools. MakerCity volunteers must be 16 yrs. of age.

Click here for more information and to get started today!

Happy volunteering!

Phoenix Family Summer Volunteering!

Help Seniors, Families and Children in Need | Phoenix FamilyPhoenix Family empowers people living in low-income housing communities with the on-site support they need to gain stability and achieve self-sufficiency. They offer services to children, families, and senior citizens in the Kansas City area.

One program that could particularly use your help this summer is their HIKE program. HIKE (Help Instill the Key to Education) provides low-income children individualized reading instruction in order to improve their literacy, leading to greater success in school and increased opportunities in life.

Help Seniors, Families and Children in Need | Phoenix Family

They need Reading Coaches and Homework Helpers for their kiddos! To get started, reach out to Ellen Grayson Gude at

Happy volunteering!