Celebrate Earth Month with Bridging the Gap

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Happy Earth Month! This spring Bridging the Gap is offering volunteer opportunities for you to get outside and make a positive environmental impact in your community, but volunteer workdays continue to be limited in group size and number as they continue to implement extra safety precautions.Volunteer: East KCMO Litter Cleanup - Bridging the Gap

Check out their volunteer calendar to sign up for a volunteer opportunity in celebration of Earth Month!

If you prefer to take action at home, in the week leading up to Earth Day (4/22) they will be sharing daily challenges on their social media pages for you to do on your own or with your family. Check out BTG’s Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to get involved.

Happy volunteering!

After the Harvest Volunteer Opportunities

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After the Harvest works to reduce food waste by rescuing produce so it ends up on hungry families’ tables, instead of in a landfill or rotting in the field. Thanks to thousands of volunteers, growers and financial donors, After the Harvest  brings healthy fruits and vegetables, completely free of charge, to agencies feeding our hungry neighbors.

One way you can help is by bringing your family and friends, corporate co-workers and congregations, groups and organizations to glean (harvest what’s left over). Together, you’ll rescue fruits and vegetables from farms, orchards and gardens. Then, After the Harvest will deliver the produce fresh from the field—you can help do that too if you want!—to pantries, kitchens and shelters across the metro.

You can find more info here, as well as a calendar to sign up today!

Happy volunteering!

Virtual Volunteering at the Smithsonian

Smithsonian Transcription CenterLooking for virtual volunteer opportunities you can do from the comfort of your home? Look no further than the Smithsonian!

The Smithsonian Transcription Center seeks to engage the public in making their collections more accessible. They work hand-in-hand with digital volunteers to transcribe historic documents and collections records to facilitate research and inspire learning in everyone.

Started in 2013, the Transcription Center is a website connecting volunteers around the world with Smithsonian collections. This crowdsourcing project was developed as a collaborative way to digitally enable and increase public engagement with Smithsonian materials, increase access and use of their digitized content, and create pathways of learning and new knowledge between the public and Smithsonian staff.

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In short–the Transcription Center is a place for you (and anyone in the world) to explore materials held within the Smithsonian and play a part in making those collections more accessible. They are actively seeking volunteers to join their community. With your help, we can make the vast collections in art, history, and science more accessible to anyone with a curious spirit, and truly create “One Smithsonian, Digital First.”

Click here to get started today!

Happy virtual volunteering!

How to Give Back on International Women’s Day

International Women's Day relationshipsInternational Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. One way to celebrate this day is to give back to female-focused nonprofits. Here are some ideas for local and national organization that could use your support today!


  1. Domestic Violence Agencies

There are a number of agencies in the Kansas City Metro that aim to eliminate domestic violence and support victims. Here are just a few:


Rose Brooks

Hope House

New House

Check out the links above to learn more about donating or volunteering!

2. Dress for Success

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The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Donate gently used clothes, money, or your time! Click here to learn more.

3. Bra Couture KC

Bra Couture KC raises funds for uninsured/underinsured cancer patients in theBra Couture KC - In Kansas City greater Kansas City area who cannot pay for their cancer supplies such as cancer medication, transportation to treatment, prosthetics, wigs, surgical supplies, lymphedema services and garments, and their basic life expenses during treatment.

4. Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization “inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.” They promote healthy living and positive body image; academic enrichment and guidance; and assistance building overall life skills “that increase confidence and resilience, enabling them to set and achieve their goals and lead productive, independent, and fulfilling lives.”

5. Girls Who Code

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Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in tech. They help girls in primary and secondary school learn coding from beginner to advanced levels in a supportive and fun environment built on sisterhood, encouraging girls “to see themselves as computer scientists.”

6. She Should Run

She Should Run She Should Run is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization working to dramatically increase the number of women considering a run for public office. She Should Run not only encourages women from all backgrounds to run for office, they help make it happen. Additionally, they teach young girls about women’s ongoing barriers to political office and how to overcome them.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Virtual Volunteer Fair Day 5!

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

The Nerman Museum Student Advisory Committee assists Museum educators with program planning and outreach. These positions are open to high school and college students. Visitor service assistants engage with contemporary art and artists while welcoming students and visitors during gallery hours or special events. Volunteers currently attend virtual training sessions while the galleries are closed, readying for when we reopen. Click here to apply!


Harvesters is a food bank that serves 26 counties of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. We provide food and household products to a network of more than 760 partner agencies.

Volunteers make a BIG difference in a little bit of time. Whether you sort food, pack meals for kids and seniors, or help at a community event, your kindness impacts many in our community!

If you are healthy and able, please join us! Shifts are available Tuesday – Saturday. Click here to find an opportunity perfect for you!

City Union Mission

Currently due to COVID protocol, City Union Mission is not allowing any “General” volunteering or Meal Services until further notice. They will allow outside volunteering once the weather allows for early spring landscaping and other outdoor projects.

Currently, they need HI Impact Volunteering where the volunteer  works directly with the clients they serve. It is a recurring role and has an extensive application and back ground check. This includes mentors and educational assistants in the men’s long term program and for the children staying there, as well as drivers to pick up donations. They will be putting out requests for volunteers soon for Summer “City Camp” and  “Camp Cumcito”. For more information, click here.

Happy Volunteering!

Volunteer Fair Day 3!

Lawrence Community Shelter

The Lawrence Community Shelter offers safe haven to individuals and families facing homelessness. Our amazing volunteers promote awareness about homelessness, organize donation drives, maintain a community garden, and help with day-to-day operations at the shelter!


NourishKC functions out of the Kansas City Community Kitchen at 750 Paseo. We serve around 500 lunches to community members, with no questions asked, every weekday. The meals we serve are from local Whole Foods and community gardens to ensure a fresh and nutritious meal every day!

Volunteers are a BIG reason 500 meals can be prepared daily! Although we can only have up to six volunteers per shift right now, each volunteer plays a part in helping to end hunger in KC.

Food unites people. NourishKC’s Kansas City Community Kitchen truly is a community where all walks of life collide! It’s a place long-time volunteers return weekly to continue relationships with the kitchen staff and guests. YOU can be a part of this community by signing up to volunteer at here.

Happy Volunteering!

Virtual Volunteer Fair Day 2!

Reach Out and Read KC

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Reach Out and Read Kansas City wants to provide an opportunity for YOU to volunteer virtually! It is more important than ever for families, and especially young children to build healthy routines that provide comfort and a sense of order when so much in the world seems chaotic.

Join our #ReadTogetherKC challenge to help ease children’s anxieties from the pandemic. By making reading a daily activity, we help every child have the healthy foundation they need for success. Every Thursday at 12:30 p.m., we are posting an ROR-KC Virtual Storytime on all of our social media platforms. Thank you to all of our readers that have participated so far-including KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas, 41 Action News Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak, Jenny Matthews On-Air, Aja James, ROR-KC Board Members, community members and more! Please email Ellen Quinn, equinn5@kumc.edu to get started today!

Operation Breakthrough

Email volunteer@operationbreakthrough.org for more information on volunteer opportunities with Operation Breakthrough! Sign up to work in our food pantry here to help serve our students and families!

The Kansas City Center for Inclusion

The Kansas City Center for Inclusion’s mission is to provide safe, inclusive LGBTQIA+ community spaces where people can come for education, resources, and activities, as well as support a more cohesive LGBTQIA+ community in the greater Kansas City area. We are currently looking for volunteer ambassadors that can serve a four hour shift on a weekday in our physical space. We are also looking for volunteers that are passionate about grants/fundraising, teaching the community a new skill, or helping us with marketing/tech. For more information click here.

Happy volunteering!

Virtual Volunteer Fair – Day 1!

Welcome to the Virtual Volunteer Fair! Make sure to check back every day for current volunteer opportunities in your community. Today we will hear from Global FC and Catholic Charities!

Global FC

Global FC uses soccer as a vehicle for transformative impact, supporting under-served youth with the tools to overcome obstacles to success by providing resources, opportunities, and relationships towards a brighter future. We are always looking for quality interns, tutors, mentors, and coaches. Check out our website or email info@branch-global.com for more information!

Catholic Charities

Volunteer at one of our mobile food pantries by sorting food, stocking shelves, making food boxes and distributing food to families in need!

Or sort, hang, tag and price clothing and merchandise at one of our three TurnStyles Thrift stores. Great opportunity for family and friends! For more info, visit the volunteer webpage here.

Happy Volunteering!

Tee It Up for Safehome!

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Safehome’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence and partner abuse for victims and their children by providing shelter, advocacy, counseling, and prevention education in our community.

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For over 27 years, Tee It Up for Safehome has helped support Safehome’s clients and raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence. Each year, more than 140 golfers come together in a show of solidarity with their mission, enjoying a day of camaraderie and taking a stand against intimate partner abuse, all at the same time.

Safehome needs your help to make this event a success! Volunteers can help with registration, cocktails, a putting contest, and more. Here is more info:

Date:  April 26, 2021

Time:  7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location:  Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate, 14225 Dearborn Street, Overland Park, KS

Food and drinks will be available for volunteers, so come join the fun! Sign up today!

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