• Volunteer at HPC Clearance Thrift Outlet to Help Homeless in Platte County

    Come help homeless families find their way back home at Hillcrest Platte County by helping us sort and hang clothing donations at our new Clearance Outlet! This volunteer opportunity will take place every third Saturday of the month from 1-4 PM. 90% of the money raised through our thrift operations goes directly back to the HPC transitional housing program to help homeless families, singles and young adults right here in our community. MISSION: HPC is a Christian non-profit organization that offers housing and supportive services for working adults and families who are homeless or insecurely housed to facilitate life-long independence. Volunteer Opportunity: Clothing/Shoes/Misc. Items •Possible sit down positions. Standing, bending and light lifting •Good vision required •Sort by separating good items •Sort, hang or place good items on shelves or racks •Hanging clothing on hangers. Fill rolling racks . Roll full racks out to the sales floor and transfer to the sales racks. (racks have signs that identify the different items. •Training provided by manager, store associate or experienced volunteer Additional Information: •Breaks are taken as often as needed. Drinks/snacks provided. •Volunteer forms are required to be filled out with contact information, emergency contact information and a signed release of liability. •Unless you are regularly volunteering in a specific department on a specific team, all volunteers are required to check with a manager upon arrival to get specific directions as to where the help is needed. •You are required to wear a name badge (provided by the manager). You are required to wear closed toed shoes, shirts, jeans or shorts. •Rubber gloves are available if requested. Volunteers, upon arrival please check in with the manager of the Thrift Clearance Outlet, Jacob Willard. More information about HPC, our program and thrift operations can be found on our websites: http://www.hillcrestthrift.org/ http://hillcrestplatte.org/

  • Become a SERVE KC Leader!

    Johnson County Central Resource Library

    Our leaders are passionate, caring, kind, talented, dependable and busy, so busy, which is why we can always use more. Serve KC is 100% volunteer-run and couldn't offer the variety of opportunities or support the nonprofits we do without a solid team of leaders. JOIN OUR TEAM We have two roles available on our leadership team: Organizers and Event Host. Organizers are the link between a nonprofit and our volunteers, they plan and post events, communicate needs and coordinate event hosts when needed. We can help new organizers find a nonprofit that fits their interests and schedule, or provide the tools needed to setup your first event, but want leaders that are highly motivated, organized, self-starters. Most of our organizers also Event Hosts or responsible for finding someone from the group to be at the event they plan. Event Hosts are needed when a nonprofit sends us a request volunteers to help with a special event or one-time project and we don't already have an Organizer assigned to them. There must be an Event Host at each Serve KC meetup, they help promote an inviting atmosphere for volunteers, make sure everyone has what they need and ensures that the event goes as planned. QUALIFICATIONS Leaders must attend at least one Serve KC volunteer event before. Leaders must be able to take initiative, support local nonprofits and their causes and help create a welcoming environment for volunteers to serve. HOW TO APPLY Attend THIS Serve KC Leadership Orientation where you'll learn about the different leadership roles, requirements for Serve KC events & what it takes to lead a successful event. Once you've attended this meetup, we'll have you complete an online application and a member of the Steering Committee will schedule an introductory call. If you're unable to attend this event you can also email us at [masked].

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  • 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/

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  • Help the Blessings Abound Thrift Store

    Blessings Abound

    Have fun with Serve KC volunteers as we price seasonal merchandise. We also may receive merchandise, hang clothing, display merchandise and maybe bag product in the cashier area.. This volunteer opportunity can accommodate sitting, standing, light duty, heavy duty, so it's perfect for everyone! We request that volunteers be at least 10 years of age. This is a great opportunity to have fun while helping a great cause!! The Blessings Abound Thrift Store (http://www.blessingsaboundkc.org/About_Us.html) sells gently used donated items in a clean, comfortable environment. 100% of the proceeds support Metro Lutheran Ministry and Lutheran Urban Mission Agency which provides services for those in need. IMPORTANT: Park BEHIND the store and enter through the dock door, as the store will not be open the we arrive at 9:00!!

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  • ScrapsKC:Sip and Sort

    ScrapsKC

    It's another Sip and Sort! This time we're sorting CHRISTMAS! Do you love all things Christmas? We're sipping while we're sorting boxes and boxes of Christmas goodies. Light food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be served. If you can't make it by 5:30pm or if you need leave before 8pm that is okay, just leave me a comment below. **Leave all valuables and personal belongings locked in the trunk of your car as there is no secure place to leave them during the event. **Waitlist: If an event is full volunteers can join the waitlist. If a spot opens up, you are automatically added to the attending list in the order you joined the waitlist. Please remove yourself from the waitlist if you make other plans so the next available person can join in the event of a last minute cancellation. Scraps KC(https://scrapskc.org/) was founded in 2016 to provide work opportunities for the Kansas City metro area homeless The mission of Scraps KC is to inspire creativity and ingenuity that positively impacts the environment, enhances creativity in art and education and provides hope for the homeless. Any questions, contact Dorris at[masked] or [masked]

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  • Prepare & Serve 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 will be preparing and serving dinner for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald Wylie Houses. Arrive at 4:30, we will prepare dinner to serve at 6:00 pm. Once all families have eaten, the group will eat together. Menu: Sloppy joes, mac & cheese, coleslaw, veggies & dip, and s'mores. 1) All ingredients for coleslaw, mac & cheese, vinegar, cumin, celery seed, pitchers and lemonade, ketchup, 3 buns – Jill 2) 2 lbs ground beef to cook onsite - Mary O 3) 2 lbs ground beef to cook onsite - Janet 4) 2 lbs ground beef to cook onsite - Faye 5) 2 small or 1 large bag baby carrots, 1 head cauliflower, 2 large cucumbers - Janeen & Jack 6) 16 hamburger buns, 2 containers veggie dip & 1 jar hamburger dill pickles - Tracy 7) S’mores – Bri 8) Individual Breakfast Items - Scott 9) 2 jars alfredo sauce, 1 package velveta - Keith Questions, give me a call or text -[masked]

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  • 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. WE COULD DO A FOOTBALL THEME! #1. BBQ pulled chicken & buns - Becky #2. White chicken chili - Jennifer #3. Buffalo Chicken Dip - Gina #4. Deviled Eggs - Jan #5. Mac & Cheese - Emma #6. Baked beans - Jan #7. Dessert - Betty Ann #8. DESSERT - Ashley? 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/

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  • Habitat KC ReStore (MARTIN CITY)

    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE-MARTIN CITY

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  • 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/

  • 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.

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