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, or call 816-561-1087.


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July 30, flexible shifts | Community Recycling Centers

Celebrate summer, get some fresh air with us, and help your community by volunteering at the 3 Trails or Metro North Community Recycling Center! Flexible morning and afternoon shifts available.  We have a special need for Saturday afternoon volunteers to help at the Metro North location. Volunteers assist the recycling center site manager with various […]

Now – December | Journalism/Copywriter Internship

We are currently offering a fantastic year-long Journalism/Copywriter internship. Do you want to make your voice heard on environmental issues? Would you like to dig deep to find the truth behind “green washing” articles? Now is your chance to research and write about pressing environmental issues.  Click here for a full description and application instructions.  […]

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 | 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 during standard office hours (9ish to […]

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 […]

1st or 3rd Monday, monthly, 6:00 – 8:00 PM | 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 […]