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Serve KC makes volunteering simple, social & fun! Members can pick and choose opportunities that fit their busy schedules and interests without the pressure of an ongoing commitment. We host a variety of volunteer opportunities, collaborate with nonprofits all over the city and work together to accomplish the greater good. Join Serve KC to volunteer, help others and make new friends.

Our Mission: Serve KC is dedicated to creating an inclusive space for all people interested in volunteering by creating events that are easy to join, fun to attend and build our community. We utilize our time, talents and treasures to assist Kansas City nonprofits to accomplish their missions.

If you believe in the value of serving your community, and are looking for an easy and fun way to get involved, we encourage you to donate your time!

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Upcoming events (5+)

Serve Lunch at NorthCare Hospice in the Northland!

Northcare Hospice and Palliative Care

NorthCare Hospice & Palliative Care provides compassionate, state-of-the-art hospice care for people facing a wide range of end-stage illnesses. Their patients are eligible for hospice services when their goal is comfort care rather than curative care. NorthCare serves all or part of the following counties in Missouri: Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Platte and Ray. Serve KC volunteers provide lunch for the patients' families to allow them to spend as much time as possible with their loved ones who are nearing the end of their lives. NorthCare Hospice doesn't have a stove; they have a microwave only. NorthCare has 16 patient rooms but it is difficult to get an accurate count. PLEASE COMMENT ON WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING BELOW. #1. Corn Beef & Cabbage - Dorothy #2. Beer Cheese Soup w/Potatoes - Gina #3. MAIN ENTREE - Betty Ann #4. SIDE ITEM - Megan #5. SIDE ITEM - Gina #6. Irish Soda Bread - Mary #7 DESSERT - Mary #8. Strawberry basil cake - Betty Ann PLEASE BE FIRM IN YOUR COMMITMENT. IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL, LET US KNOW ASAP SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE HAVE ALL THAT IS NEEDED SINCE WE ARE SUCH A SMALL GROUP. ALSO, IF I DON'T SEE A COMMENT FROM YOU WITHIN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TIME AFTER YOU RSVP, I WILL ASSUME YOU ARE NOT COMING. SORRY, WE'VE HAD NO-SHOWS AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE PROVIDE THE BEST EXPERIENCE. THANK YOU. If you have menu suggestions for future lunches, please share them. We are currently serving once a month. Here is a map of the North Kansas City Hospital campus: http://www.nkch.org/about/maps-parking/campus/

Help The Urban Farming Guys in their Gardens, Greenhouse, and Makerspace

Located in the middle of a food desert, The Urban Farming Guys is a testing ground for sustainable communities in areas where affordable and nutritious food is hard to access. Volunteers have done everything from building community gardens, construction, painting and renovations on the Makerspace. We are looking forward to having a great team of volunteers on Saturday morning. We have a variety of projects every week, so please be prepared for indoor or outdoor work. We will try to post more details about specific activities close to the event date, but common tasks include gardening, organizing, cleaning, and construction. We recommend bringing gloves and a water bottle and dressing in comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Schedule: 9:00 am - 9:15 am / arrival & introductions 9:15 am - 12:30 pm / volunteer projects Arrival: Our entrance is at 3704 E. 12th St., Kansas City, MO 64127. It is a red brick building on the corner of 12th and Monroe. The sign on the front says "Kansas City Art Statuary." If you have trouble finding us call Candy Fields @[masked]. There is plenty of street parking, but please do not park in front of the automotive shop (gray& white brick) connected to our building. http://theurbanfarmingguys.com/

Reach Out and Read, Hooked on Books Sorting Event

2100 W 36th Ave

Serve KC volunteers will assist Reach Out and Read with their annual Hooked on Books sorting event. There are upwards of 7,000 books that need sorting and boxing, so other volunteers may be in attendance. There are 2 available jobs, one can be done sitting, the other requires a lot of movement and moving / hauling boxes of books. Volunteers must be aged 10+, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Attire: comfortable clothes, appropriate shoes to be moving constantly and hauling boxes of books. We recommend volunteers bring a bottle of water with them. Job descriptions: 1) (Sit-down job) Placing stickers on books after they have been sorted to identify the reading level. 2) (Standing and heavy lifting job) - Sorting books into reading levels (1st-2nd grade, 3rd-4th grade, and placing them in boxes. Will label boxes by level and need to be able to lift and move the boxes when filled. There will be some carts available to assist in moving the boxes. The event is at the Reach Out and Read KC office on the KU Med campus, Support Service Building, with ample parking outside the building. Lunch provided after the sort. Questions: Call Selena at[masked]. Each year, Reach Out and Read Kansas City (http://www.reachoutandreadkc.org/) provides approximately 76,500 new, culturally and developmentally appropriate books to almost 30,000 low income children, birth to age 5, during well-child visits at our partner clinic sites, building a 15-book library for each child before he or she enters kindergarten.

Ronald McDonald Campus House Work Day - MEET AT LONGFELLOW HOUSE

Ronald McDonald House (Longfellow)

General chores and special projects, we won't find out exactly what they need us to do until we get there. Please dress comfortably and be prepared to get dirty! Possible projects/chores: General chores around the House (cleaning, laundry, deep cleaning guest rooms, organizing closets and storage areas) Special projects (landscaping, hanging shelves, moving furniture, mailings) Sanitizing toys and surfaces Stocking the pantry (dating donations, placing them on shelves) Assisting with pop tabs Baking treats/snacks Watering plants Taking out the recycling Gardening/Yard Beautification Volunteers can park in the parking lot adjacent to the Longfellow house or on the street. Enter the Longfellow (large) house by ringing the bell. The group will receive assignments there. ***The group may be split between the three houses or all volunteers working in one house together*** Feel free to call/text me[masked] if you have questions or get lost. https://www.rmhckc.org/ The Ronald McDonald Houses are a “Home Away From Home” for thousands of families every year who must travel to the Kansas City area to receive medical treatment for a sick or injured child. Together, the two Ronald McDonald Houses (Cherry Street House & Longfellow House) provide temporary lodging to as many as 60 families each night while their children undergo vital medical care. The family Suites inside our Wylie House, allow us to serve immuno-suppressed children and their families (i.e. organ transplants and bone marrow transplants). The Houses offer a warm and welcoming place to sleep, as well as full kitchen facilities, laundry facilities, living rooms and recreation areas to provide a homey environment where families may relax away from the stresses of the hospital and meet other families experiencing similar crises.

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