What we're about

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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NONPROFITS

If you are interested in working with Serve KC, please visit our website (http://www.weservekc.org/for-nonprofits/) to learn about our event requirements and to determine your volunteer opportunity is a good fit for our group. If you have a volunteer opportunity that doesn't work for groups, such as one-on-one activities or long-term commitments, we also have a Facebook group: Serve KC Volunteer Opportunity Listing (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ServeKCvolunteers/?ref=group_header) where you can post any kind of volunteer opportunity.

Upcoming events (5+)

Dinner at Ronald McDonald WYLIE House

Ronald McDonald House (Longfellow)

***CHOOSE A LINE NUMBER OF FOOD TO BRING AND POST A COMMENT TO THE SITE WITH THAT LINE NUMBER*** Serve KC is preparing and serving pigs in a blanket at the Wylie House. Arrive at 4:30 pm, we prepare dinner to serve at 6pm. Once the families have gone through the line, the volunteers will eat as a group before cleaning up. 1). Hot dogs, crescent rolls, lemonade & pitchers, – Jill 2). Quantity 5 -12 oz bags frozen corn, 1 jar hamburger pickles - Keith 3). Fruit, whatever is cheap (2 cantaloupe OR, 1 large watermelon, OR 2 lbs strawberries, OR 2 lbs grapes) whatever you want to bring - Mary Anne and Joe 4). Salad items: 3 bags or heads of lettuce, 1 head cauliflower, 1 head broccoli, 1 can black olives - Scott 5) Salad items: 1 large bag baby carrots, 1 bag celery, couple peppers any color - Susan 6) 4 dozen cookies for dessert – Bri Questions: reach out to Jill - [masked] or[masked]

Harvesters - Food Sort

Harvesters Food Bank Warehouse

This is a great way to give back to the community as Harvesters is the area's only food bank. Their network includes over 620 nonprofit agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes, etc. http://harvesters.org Space has been reserved for us from 6 to 8 PM at their warehouse location at 3801 Topping Avenue. We will be working in a warehouse so please dress casual and no open-toed shoes are allowed inside. This is vigorous work centered on teamwork. Please check in at the front desk, then join us in the volunteer lounge. There will be someone on staff at the facility to show/instruct us on what they need done for that day. Children ages 12 and older are welcome to attend provided they are accompanied by an adult. Harvesters can also accommodate volunteers with special needs if we let them know in advance. Please share this opportunity with your family, friends, and coworkers! You are allowed to bring up to 5 guests and we can usually arrange for bigger groups if needed. Harvesters will always accept any food donations too so bring them with you when you come. Thanks for considering this opportunity to Serve Kansas City! ** Please be firm with your commitment when you RSVP. The agencies plan our work based upon the number of people we tell them we have going. If your plans change we understand, just please change your RSVP. **

Give Some “Umph” for Off-Grid Affordable Housing

Clement Forest Trailhead

WHAT/WHY/WHO? – This off-grid pilot project on a third-world simulation site in KC is a collaborative project involving Engineers Without Borders of Kansas City, Clement Waters Retreat, and Youth Volunteer Corps. Everything on site is being tested, from the solar panels to the water filters to the success of hand-powered native-material building methods manned by volunteers. And your hands are needed. Your willingness to try ancient building methods like stone-laying and cobbing will get this build done right. WEAR/BRING/GET – Wear shoes with significant tread and practical clothing you don’t mind getting a little muddy. Bring yourself and a smile! We provide work gloves, hand tools and filtered water. You get a sense of pride, accomplishment, and community in/with nature. The project is in a natural, friend-fostering, family-friendly spot near the Kansas City Zoo. BACKGROUND – In February 2018 an environmental involvement nonprofit, Clement Waters Retreat, acquired the 4-acre vacant lot that is now Clement Forest. Over 300 Volunteers from all over the states of Kansas and Missouri have come together to clear over 400 yards of trail, remove 30 cubic yards of dumped large items, remove 50 cubic yards of bush honeysuckle, and build an environmentally sustainable tool shed and greenhouse to support food forest maintenance. Clement Forest is well on its way to becoming a peaceful gathering place for the residents who have made the area around it their home. BOTTOM LINE – We’re excited to have you join us as we help nature take back her rightful place in KC's hearts and minds! Urban residents tend to be afraid of the woods, but a forest really offers more benefits than dangers. Let’s make nature accessible to all.

Help The Urban Farming Guys Spruce up the Block, Plant Gardens, and Build Things

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/

Past events (2,888)

Serve Lunch at NorthCare Hospice in the Northland!

Northcare Hospice and Palliative Care

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