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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August 1, flexible shifts | Metro North Community Recycling Center

Did you know the Metro North Recycling Center helps more than 300 patrons every Saturday?!   Help your community this summer by volunteering any Saturday at the Metro North  Community Recycling Center, 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm.    Volunteers assist the recycling center site manager with various duties, such as breaking down cardboard, […]

September 26, 9:00 AM – Noon | KC WildLands Ecological Restoration Workday

Join Kansas City WildLands as we go after the dirty rotten scoundrel known as shrub honeysuckle – an exotic plant that is ruthlessly taking over the woodlands! This is a great workday to celebrate National Public Lands Day. We’ll be spreading out across the beautiful woodlands, cutting, treating and removing this highly invasive plant that […]

October | Native Seed Collection Kansas City WildLands Workdays

Volunteers will be trained on how to identify and harvest specific native seeds on one of several local prairies. Kansas City WildLands will offer at least two of these workdays in October, with the exact dates and sites TBD (once we know when to expect the seed to be ready!) Fun times on the prairies!  […]

November 7, 9:00 AM – Noon | Kansas City WildLands Honeysuckle Battle

To Battle! Restoration Event We’ll be removing exotic invasive shrub honeysuckle on several sites at once, while enjoying the amazing fall beauty of these wild places. This is a fun and festive workday, and great for groups!  Sites to be determined.   All volunteers must register online in advance – online registration coming soon. Questions? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]