Volunteer

Volunteering is both fun and meaningful at KC Shepherd’s Center! Whatever your talents or interests, there are many ways you can make a real difference. Our volunteers are part of a caring team that empowers older adults to live healthy, engaged, and independent lives.

Immediate Needs

Home Delivered Meals driver-

  • Share an hour of your week delivering meals to those in need or become a back-up driver, serving 2-3 times/month

  • Enjoy meeting community members and brightening their days

  • Work with a great team of volunteers & staff

Pet food Delivery-

Volunteer opportunity to deliver pet food to homebound older adults
Animals can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase social interaction and physical activity. Pets provide other intangibles, too. … Pets can also have an astounding effect on symptoms of depression and feelings of loneliness.


Who: YOU! Must love helping older adults and their best friends.
What: Volunteer will deliver pet food to individuals on a predetermined route.
When: Every other Monday beginning at 10:45 am.
How: The volunteer must have a valid driver’s license, over the age of 18+ with current up to date insurance. They will drive their own vehicle on the designated route and leave pet food in area agreed upon by client and program manager.

Giving the Basics-

Personal Hygiene products for home-bound older adults Shepherd’s Center Central distributes incontinence supplies received from Giving the Basics to Home Delivered Meals clients in need.

Who: YOU! We welcome groups. This is a great opportunity for an individual or even a group of co-workers, friends to come in to help make a difference in older adult’s lives

What: There are three volunteer positions for the Giving the Basics program:

  • Picking up hygiene products from distribution location

  • Volunteers help with unloading items, sorting supplies/packaging orders.

  • Volunteer drivers will deliver items and have client interaction (must have valid driver’s license, current insurance and able to pass a background screening)

When: The second Wednesday of each month, beginning February 12th, 2020.

  • Item pickup begins at 9:00 am and will be delivered by 10:00 for distribution.

  • Unloading, packing and sorting shift will take place from 10:00 am to approximately 1:00 pm dependent on volunteer task.

  • Drivers will arrive between 12:45 pm-1 pm. Most routes take 45 minutes to 1 hour. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity to complete during your lunch break. Routes are pre-determined and all in close proximity to each other.

Other Volunteer Opportunities include:

Do you have an idea for a specific project or activity? We would love to hear more! Shepherd’s Center may be able to provide group activities with appropriate notice.

College students: earn service learning hours or participate in a for-credit internship with your school program.

 

To learn more, contact Bobi Hallak, Volunteer Manager at bobi@sccentral.org or call 816-444-1121 ext 105.

Want to help in a different way?
Make a charitable donation!

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Kansas City, MO 64111

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