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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. HAPPY NEW YEAR - LET'S DO COMFORT FOODS. PLEASE COMMENT ON WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BRING BELOW. #1. Turkey Pot Pie - Betty Ann #2. Pulled Pork - Dorothy #3. Pork Roast w/gravy - Dennis $4. #5. Pasta Salad - Barb #6. Broccoli Rice Casserole - Gina #7 DESSERT - Mary #8. DESSERT - Jennifer 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 Humane Cat Shelter Makeover (Belton, MO)

Help Humane Society

HELP Humane Cat Shelter in Belton, MO, received a donation of vinyl flooring to cover most of the shelter's main floor space and in conjunction with the installation of this flooring they plan to also paint all the interior walls. They have asked for volunteers to help with the following tasks to prepare the floor and walls for new floor and paint: --Wiping down walls --Filling holes with Spackle --Sanding Spackle once dried --Removing base boards (possibly) --Taping off --Sweeping floors --Scrubbing concrete floors with bleach --Painting Kilz on edges --Filling cracks in floor --Cleaning/spraying down cat cages --Cleaning windows --Other general cleaning duties --Painting once the walls are ready. What to Wear: Old clothes, shoes, smocks/aprons you don't mind getting dirty or paint on. Painting and other supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any that you may have and/or want to share with others. What to Bring (optional): --Water Bottle, or they have soda for sale $.50/can. --Work Gloves or Rubber Gloves This meet-up will occur every Wednesday from 6-8 pm until they finish painting all the rooms and installing all the flooring. DISCLAIMER: This is a CAT shelter. Despite the attempts to keep up with the litter boxes, and the occasional miss of the litter box, there is an odor. Some rooms are more noticeable than others. If you are allergic to cats, or are sensitive to odors, please keep this in mind before committing to this event. About the organization: HELP Humane is a non-profit committed to ending the suffering and killing of homeless, abused and neglected animals by rescuing, sheltering, rehabilitating and seeking forever families for these animals and educating the public on proper pet guardianship and the importance of spaying and neutering. HELP Humane Society sanctuaries the animals that are deemed unadoptable, by the public, either due to the animal’s physical or psychological circumstances. For more information, you may visit their website: http://www.helphumane.org

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. **

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/

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