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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, or call 816-561-1087.

 

We apologize, we are not able to sign off on court-appointed or disciplinary community service requirements.

April 30, AM or PM shifts | Earth Month! Help KC Recycle!

Get some fresh air and help your community and the earth 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 […]

April 29, 9:00 AM – Noon | Arbor Day Tree Planting in the Crossroads

All slots filled. Thank you!  Come plant a tree for Arbor Day! Help Heartland Tree Alliance plant 30 street trees in the Crossroads on Friday April 29th from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. No prior planting experience is required; minimum age requirements are listed on the registration form.  Limited availability!  If you are with a […]

April 30, 1:30 – 4:30 PM | KC WildLands Ecological Restoration

Join Kansas City WildLands as we restore the amazing remnant ecosystem at Rocky Point Glades and its surrounding natural community.  This is a great workday for groups and college students needing volunteer hours.  We will be pulling and bagging invasive exotic garlic mustard and possibly cutting exotic shrub honeysuckle that threaten this incredible wild land. […]

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.  […]

June 9, 6:00 PM – 11:30 PM | Recycling Monitor at New Belgium Brewing’s “Clips” Film Tour

Who loves recycling, films, and fun people?! Volunteer to help us manage recycling and compost at New Belgium Brewing’s “Clips” Beer and Film Tour in Theis Park, located east of the Country Club Plaza.  Volunteers direct patrons where to deposit their waste (recycle/compost/landfill). Perks: pizza and a tshirt at the beginning of the shift, and […]

Spring | Tree Plantings

More info coming soon! We’ll have opportunities to plant trees throughout our metro region this spring with our Heartland Tree Alliance program! For more info, contact Sarah Crowder, 816-561-1086.   We apologize that we are not able to offer or sign off on court-mandated community service or disciplinary service.   Click here to view all […]

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 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 […]