Volunteer Opportunities

What do you enjoy doing?
What community issues are you most concerned about?

I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is  my privilege to do for it whatever I can. — George Bernard Shaw

There are many opportunities for you to volunteer your time and skill.
Here are a few in the Northland to get you started:

Clay County Senior Services needs an office volunteer who enjoys data entry work. Please read the job description and call us at 816-455-4800 or email info@claycoseniors.org if you are interested. CCSS office volunteer

Rebuilding Together Kansas City has many volunteer opportunities. Here are some of them:

RT Store: We need volunteers to assist in all facets of the store, like: picking up donated materials, organizing shelves, cleaning up items for sale, repairing some items, computer and office work, and floor sales.

Rebuilding Day is our annual one-day rebuilding blitz when hundreds of volunteers make essential repairs for low-income families.  This event occurs on September 14,2019. Contact their office for more information at 816.781.8985 or Info@RebuildingTogetherKC.org

Northland Shepherd's Center Meals on Wheels and other volunteer opportunities
Northland Shepherd's Center Meals on Wheels program provides nutritious meals and caring smiles with every delivery. We would not be able to accomplish this mission without volunteers. Currently the MOW program is in need of compassionate hearts to deliver meals. 
What our clients are saying: 
“I don’t know what I would do without Meals-on-Wheels. Many days it is the only face I see. It is so nice to hear their cheerful voice call out my name. After my fall, I didn’t have the ability to cook for myself. I am ever so grateful for the hot meal and fellowship they provide.”


For more information on volunteering with Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Friendly Visitors, Health Advocate, or Respite, please visit the website: www.northlandsc.org or call the Volunteer Coordinator at 816-452-4536.

Clay County Public Health Center needs volunteers to conduct dental screenings
Clay County Public Health Center’s School-Based Dental Program is needing volunteer help to conduct dental screenings at various Clay County schools. Volunteers will be asked to help facilitate dental screenings, apply fluoride varnish applications to children’s teeth, and/or collect dental screening data. All training will be provided by a registered dental hygienist (RDH) the day of the event. Please let the RDH know if there is a specific type of duty you would like to help with. You will not be asked to help with something you do not feel comfortable doing. Shifts are available from August through December 2019.
Contact Karmen Vaughn, RDH, 816-595-4314 or kvaughn@clayhealth.com 

Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City has a variety of volunteer positions in their Gladstone location and all over the metro area. Volunteer drivers must also pass a Motor Vehicle Record check and Distracted Driving exam, be comfortable driving in variable road conditions, have a standard license if they reside in KS or a Class E license if they live in MO (we will reimburse after 6 months of service), and complete a ride-along with an experienced volunteer. You can find additional volunteer information at:
https://savealifenow.org/support-us/volunteer/

Hospice is a special end-of-life care for patients and families when illness no longer responds to cure-oriented methods.

Integrity Home Care & Hospice is looking for hospice volunteers to provide companionship, personal assistance, clerical work and bereavement care.  Our Hospice families would be blessed by your compassion and help; Become involved in making a difference in their life and see what a difference it can make in yours. Contact Susan Menzie, Volunteer Coordinator, 816-268-4130 X 13012.

Liberty Hospital Hospice is looking for qualified applicants who will contribute positively to hospice patient care and to their families through emotional support, companionship, empathetic listening, simply “being there” and providing practical assistance as needed in the home.  Volunteers will be enthusiastic and positive, relate well with others, be dependable and punctual, listen well without judging, effectively communicate, desire to make a difference for the patient and caregiver, and have genuine care and concern for others. For more information, contact Julie Lippold, Liberty Hospital Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, 816-407-2200 or  email julie.lippold@libertyhospital.org.

Hospice Partners of Missouri is looking for volunteers to make a lasting impact on the well-being of our patients and their families during a very important time. Ideal candidates will have reliable transportation, time, energy, warmth, and a willingness to make a commitment. Screening includes application, background check, drug test, TB test, CPR testing. Patients are located throughout the metro, volunteers will be matched with a patient by geographic location. For more information, contact LeAnn Lawlor, Hospice Partners Volunteer Coordinator, 816-400-8558 or email llawlor@hospicepartners.com
 

Community Service through Volunteering websites to view: