Connecting Environment, Economy, and Community


Volunteer with Bridging The Gap

Join us in creating an environmentally sustainable world.

Bridging The Gap has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, families and students. Whether you have just a couple of hours or want to make an ongoing commitment, you can help protect our planet for generations to come.   We have many ways for you to get involved!  To let us know how you’d like to help, email Amy Smith, Volunteer Services Manager, at 816-561-1087.


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May 2, flexible shifts | Metro North Recycling Center

Students! Do you need LAST MINUTE service learning hours?  Volunteer at the Metro North  Community Recycling Center Saturday, May 2, either 9am – 1pm or 1-5pm.   Volunteers assist the recycling center site manager with various duties, such as breaking down cardboard or styrofoam, assisting patrons, etc.   This is an outdoor volunteer opportunity, and other […]

May 2, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Recycling Waste Audit

Get up-close and personal with recyclables and trash by volunteering to help conduct a waste audit at Burns and McDonnell, located at 9400 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114. Volunteers will help by emptying trash and recycling containers, sorting waste into categories, and weighing and recording the data. We’ll stop for a mid-shift lunch break […]

May 6, 9:00 AM – Noon | Quality Hill Tree Planting

Volunteer to help Heartland Tree Alliance plant 21 street trees in the Quality Hill neighborhood, near downtown Kansas City Missouri. No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided. Min age: 14, with adult supervision.  All volunteers must register online in advance. Click here to sign up!  Questions: contact Noelle Morris […]

May 21, 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM | Recycling Station Monitors, New Belgium “Clips” Film Fest

All Volunteer Slots Filled. Thank you!  Volunteer to help manage recycling and compost at New Belgium’s “Clips” film festival in Theis Park, located east of the Country Club Plaza.  Volunteers direct patrons where to deposit their waste (recycle/compost/landfill). Volunteers will get pizza and a tshirt at the beginning of the shift, and a beer at […]

Ongoing, Wednesday through Saturday | Community Recycling Centers

Get some fresh air and help your community by volunteering at one of our Community Recycling Centers!  This outdoor volunteer opportunity is also great for busy students who need to complete service learning hours.  Volunteers assist the recycling center site manager with various duties, such as breaking down cardboard or styrofoam, assisting patrons, etc.   […]

Ongoing, October through May | Group Ecological Restoration Workday

Please note: The following opportunity is only available to groups (guaranteed minimum of 15 volunteers) that want to set up a special workday. Volunteers will remove honeysuckle, an invasive plant, from a public land site in the metro area, helping native plants flourish. These workdays can be arranged with our Kansas City WildLands Program Manager […]

Ongoing | Office Volunteer

Share your office skills with us in our casual, eclectic and busy office located in a historic building in the West Bottoms!  We are looking for a committed volunteer to assist our staff on an ongoing basis and able to commit 2 – 3 hours one day a week.  You’ll help with a variety of […]