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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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April 22, 8:45 AM – 1:15 PM | Electronics Recycling Volunteers

In celebration of Earth Day, Keep Kansas City Beautiful and Sprint Center are hosting an electronics recycling event at Sprint Center, located at 1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106.  Volunteers will help greet patrons, direct traffic, distribute literature, and unload materials from vehicles. All volunteers must register in advance by contacting Sadie at  sadie.gardner@bridgingthegap.org […]

April 26, 9:00 AM – Noon | Kansas City WildLands Ecological Restoration

Volunteer to remove invasive garlic mustard with Kansas City WildLands!  We’ll be working in the woodlands surrounding Rocky Point Glades in Swope Park, seeking and pulling garlic mustard plants – a nasty exotic invasive that would eventually take over the woodland floor if left alone.  All volunteers must register in advance. Please click here to […]

April 26 and May 31, 9:00 AM – Noon | Community Litter Cleanup

Join Keep Kansas City Beautiful (KKCB) to pick up litter in the central core of Kansas City, Missouri.  KKCB will provide the safety vests, trash bags, litter grabbers, gloves, portable scales, etc.   This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity, generally on the last Saturday of each month. Join us April 26 at the Palestine Neighborhood Corporation, […]

May 3 | EarthWalk Event Volunteers

This fun, popular spring event is a fundraiser for BTG’s environmental sustainability programs.  Celebrate our 18th annual EarthWalk with us at Kansas City, Missouri’s Riverfront, near the City Market!  Current needs include volunteers to staff our Bridging The Gap outreach table (experience required), Course Chalkers/Attendants, and Festival Teardown.   All volunteers must register in advance. Scroll […]

May 29, 9:00 – 10:30 AM | Crossroads Tree Pruning

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA) and the Missouri Department of Conservation to prune trees in the historic Crossroads District, where HTA planted 21 trees two years ago as part of a revitalization project.  We will provide all pruning tools.  All volunteers must either be a TreeKeeper or have pruning experience.   All volunteers must […]

May 31, 8:30 – 10:30 AM | Platte Ridge Park Tree Pruning

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA) to help prune trees in Platte Ridge Park in conjunction with Platte County Parks & Recreation.  We will provide all pruning tools.  All volunteers must either be a TreeKeeper or have pruning experience.   All volunteers must register in advance.  Please click here to complete the online registration.  If […]

June 7, 8:30 – 10:30 AM | Overland Park Tree Pruning

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA) to help prune trees in Overland Park in conjunction with the City of Overland Park.  We will be pruning trees along the intersection of Switzer Road and 101st Street.  We will provide all pruning tools.  All volunteers must either be a TreeKeeper or have pruning experience.   All volunteers […]

2014 Keep Kansas City Beautiful Internship

This unpaid internship will support two Keep Kansas City Beautiful (KKCB) projects through December 2014.  For more information, including how to apply, please click here.  This intern will work with the KKCB program manager on two key programs, Green and Litter Free Events and the Great American Cleanup. For each project, the intern will assist […]

Ongoing, February 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| Community Recycling Centers

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to become more involved in your community, or to take your environmental awareness to the next level by helping others?  Join us 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. […]

Community Recycling Center Phone Bank

Do you support Kansas City’s community recycling centers, but you prefer to volunteer in climate-controlled comfort? Please consider joining Bridging The Gap’s team of phone bank volunteers, who help us reschedule our recycling center volunteers. No cold calling – phone bank volunteers call individuals who already volunteer with us or who have expressed interest in […]