Park University & Kansas City Area Engagement Opportunities
The Park University International Center for Civic Engagement
The International Center for Civic Engagement at has been established to advance the University’s global mission, establish linkages with international efforts across campus, and provide innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society, while establishing an outlet for channeling community outreach efforts in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Here you can find updated Civic Engagement opportunities and more about the civic engagement culture at Park.
The National Tour Association Convention, November 2-6.
Kansas City is hosting The National tour Association Convention November 2-6. The NTA is the premier association for travel professionals specializing in the packaged travel market. (The folks that bring in all those motor coaches full of seniors, boomers, students and affiliate groups).
The mission of Operation Breakthrough is to help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment. Operation Breakthrough also strives to support and empower the children’s families through advocacy, referral services and emergency aid. To volunteer, contact Jenny Horsley, Volunteer Coordinator, or call 816-329-5233.
Seton Center Family & Health Services
Seton Center is a Catholic sponsored human service agency in Greater Kansas City which helps people break cycles of poverty. Seton Center provides health, social and educational programs to address current community needs and tools to support people in transforming their lives. Contact Bruce Palmer at 816-231-3955 ext. 109 to volunteer.
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOSCA)
Greatest need is with the Crisis Line and Hospital Advocates, but also need assistance with fundraising, special events and more. Applications and a training process is required. Contact Lindsay Benson, BSW at 816-931-4571 ext. 276 for more information.
Bridging The Gap; Kansas City's Community Recycling Centers
Need help with Kansas City Wild lands community restoration and cleanup, Earth Day volunteers, and much more. To let them know how you'd like to help, contact Laura O'Brien, Volunteer Coordinator, at 816-561-1090 or firstname.lastname@example.org, unless otherwise indicated.
Harvesters Community Food Network
Assist with sorting and repackaging donated products, picking up and loading food, monitoring safe food compliance, teach children's nutrition education and cooking, and more. Contact Paula Pratt, Volunteer Services Manager at 816-929-3090, email@example.com.
The Children's Place
Since 1978, The Children’s Place has been committed to meeting the developmental and mental health needs of the very youngest victims of child abuse, neglect and other trauma. Within the Kansas City community and beyond, the agency’s specialized expertise in working with traumatized young children has made The Children’s Place a recognized leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Contact (816) 363-1898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to help.
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City provide a fun and safe environment for youth ages 5 - 18 to learn, play, meet new people and grow. Whether it's 3 on 3 basketball or digital arts and media, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City provide leading edge programs to thousands of area youth each day. Email email@example.com to find out more.
Hope House is Missouri's largest domestic violence shelter with two secure locations in Independence, Missouri and Lee's Summit, Missouri. Over the past 23 years, Hope House programs and services have expanded to include outreach therapy, court advocacy, a safe visitation center, hospital based advocacy, on-call women's advocates who work with area police departments, professional training on domestic violence for medical students, newly recruited police officers, corporations, hospital personnel, social workers and prevention programs in area schools. Hope House's hotline and programs help more than 15,000 battered women and children each year. Contact (816) 461-4188 ext. 342 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
SAFEHOME's vision is to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault and the mission to break the cycle of sexual and domestic violence and abuse. The goal of shelter services is to provide a healing atmosphere where survivors can gain inner strength, build self-esteem, explore options and establish a life free of violence. Email email@example.com for more information.
Hands On Kansas City
Hands On Kansas City is a non-profit organization that makes meaningful volunteer opportunities more accessible to active people with busy schedules. Our members primarily are working professionals between the ages of 25 and 45. As a result, membership ranges from students to retired persons. Also provides family volunteer opportunities so members can volunteer with their children. Contactinfo@handsonkc.org or 913-381-2655 for more information.
You can also contact The United Way of Greater Kansas City or do a search with the following volunteer search engines for more ideas and opportunities.