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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November 28 | Post-Thanksgiving Recycling Center Volunteers

Volunteer at the Bannister or Metro North Community Recycling Center and help us manage the influx of Thanksgiving and Black Friday waste!   Shifts: 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm. This is a great opportunity for students on holiday break!   Volunteers assist patrons with unloading recyclables, and assist the site manager with breaking […]

November 30, flexible shift | Envelope Assembly Volunteers

Come join us to help fold letters and stuff envelopes for our Annual Fund mailing.   This is a fun and easy job, and great for small groups!  The work will be completed in our West Bottoms office Monday, November 30, anytime during standard office hours.   For more information and to sign up, please contact Amy […]

December 12, various shifts | KC WildLands Annual Red Cedar Tree Event

Join Kansas City WildLands at the annual red cedar tree event!  This is our second year at Mildale Farm in southwest Johnson County.  This is a fun and festive volunteer opportunity! There will be several jobs/shifts available, from moving trees to helping patrons tie them on to cars to helping dole out hot cider and […]

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 […]