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The Resources Database is a resource Bigs, Littles, and parents to discover future-focused resources and opportunities from BBBSKC and community partners. Use the links below to meet your academic, personal, and professional goals.

Please note: Some of the resources listed here are only available to children currently enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Database Key:

  •  Jobs and Internships
  •  Resources
  •  Scholarships
  •  Volunteer Opportunities

Jobs and Internships

YMCA is hiring

Ongoing

The Kansas City YMCA is a great friend of BBBSKC and offers all active matches free passes to attend any area YMCA facility. In addition, the YMCA wants to hire our Littles, Bigs, parents and guardians. They are hiring at all locations and specifically are looking for the before/after school program and lifeguards. The YMCA has commited to providing scholarships for any fee based training needed. Questions can be sent to Careers@KansasCityYMCA.org. Apply here and be sure to let your Match Support Specialist know when you apply.

Volunteer Opportunities

KC Pet Project

Ongoing

Get involved with KC Pet Project! As Kansas City’s largest animal shelter caring for more than 11,000 pets a year, there are many opportunities to help pets and people in Kansas City. Volunteer opportunities are available at 14 locations across the metro area with nearly 100 different roles for our volunteers. KC Pet Project has hundreds of pets looking for new homes including dogs, cats, and small animals. And the organization is hiring! Join the team that is helping keep families together and save thousands of pets in our community.

 

To get volunteer information, see pets available for adoption, and learn about career opportunities, visit  kc pet project

Volunteer Opportunities

Harvesters Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing

Harvesters is so grateful for the work of our volunteers, who bring their hearts and hands to the job of feeding hungry people! We could not feed 141,500 people every month without the dedication and service of our volunteers. Hours spent sorting food, assisting at special events or providing professional service equate to the work of an additional 70 full-time employees. We look forward to hearing from you and having you be part of the effort to help solve hunger. To sign up to volunteer, click here. For more information about Harvesters click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

KC Parks and Rec Ambassadors Volunteer Program

Ongoing

Are you interested in volunteering with KC Parks!

There are several ways to get involved:

  • KC Parks Ambassadors – For individuals interested in volunteering 3+ hours per month. Apply here.
  • KC Parks Partners – For neighborhood and community organizations interested in adopting a park (annual commitment)
  • One-time volunteer activities – For individuals or groups

To get involved, please email parks.volunteer@kcmo.org or call 816-513-7512.

Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Volunteer Corp

Ongoing

Our Four Fundamental Goals

 1. Engage youth in service projects that are challenging, rewarding and educational.

2. Serve the needs of the community and its residents.

3. Cultivate a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity.

4. Promote a lifetime ethic of service in youth.

To learn more, visit  yvkkc.org

Jobs and Internships

Project C.U.R.E internship (unpaid)

Ongoing

Project C.U.R.E. | Franciscan Mission Warehouse is searching for interns and volunteers to be a part of our Kansas City expansion process. Project C.U.R.E. is the is the world’s largest distributor of donated medical equipment and supplies to resource-limited communities across the globe, touching the lives of patients, families, and children in more than 135 countries.

Project C.U.R.E.'s Internship Program provides undergraduate college students the opportunity to learn about global healthcare and the non-profit sector while gaining hands-on experience. Interns develop both professionally and personally as they contribute to Project C.U.R.E.'s mission: to identify, solicit, collect, sort and deliver medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world.

The Project C.U.R.E. Internship Program typically lasts a semester with a possibility to extend. This comprises of 160 hours. Those receiving class-credit for internships may be required to work additional hours each week. Work schedules are flexible and determined by the intern and the Project C.U.R.E. supervisor.

Desired Qualifications:

Project C.U.R.E. is seeking passionate students with the entrepreneurial spirit to take initiative and actively pursue process improvement opportunities for the organization in Kansas City. Interns must be professional, able to problem-solve independently and have strong leadership skills.

Preferred Majors:

Intern projects vary by the major of the student. However, students of any major are welcome to apply. Common majors for interns include marketing, business, supply-chain, engineering (especially biomedical and industrial), nursing, and pre-med.

Application Instructions and Contact Info:

Email Isabelle Woodrum (Director of Operations) with an updated resume to isabellewoodrum@projectcure.org. For more information, call: 816-608-1947.

Compensation:

Unpaid

Scholarships

MCC Penn Valley and Giving Hope & Help Full Ride Scholarship

Ongoing

The Giving Hope & Help Education is Your Passport Program is designed to benefit low income High School Senior Scholars as well as low income single parents who have never attended college with a FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP to Metropolitan Community College- Penn Valley. Scholars will be awarded the full-ride scholarship, additional scholarship award opportunities and community service/volunteer opportunities to meet needs and make a difference with Giving Hope & Help initiatives. Applications open January 2022.

In addition to a full ride scholarships to MCC-Penn Valley, Awarded High School Scholars will also receive:

A brand new laptop computer to aid in educational success

A collegiate backpack filled with school supplies, toiletries and inspirational items

The opportunity to win one of two financial scholarships in honor of the founder of Giving Hope & Help's grandparents: The Alexander Sr. & Cleo McCallop Legacy of Giving Award or the Neoma Spearman Literary Award

 

For more information, click here!

Resources

Free Period Product Distribution

Ongoing

Giving Hope & Help distributes free period products and panties the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church (4000 S. Minnie St, Kansas City, KS 66103). Please RSVP here to ensure that they will have what you need at the event. Open to all of Greater Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas. For more information on Giving Hope & Help, visit https://givinghopeandhelp.org/

Volunteer Opportunities

KC Federal Reserve Student Board of Directors

Ongoing

KC Federal Reserve Student Board of Directors Program

The Student Board at the Federal Reserve is an excellent opportunity for students to partner with major corporation, learn firsthand about business etiquette/operations, meet talented business leaders from various career fields. The Student Board of Directors meets once a month for 2 hours and there are opportunities to apply for summer employment at the end of the term. To be eligible students must be in their senior year, in the top 30 percent of their class and have a recommendation letter from a teacher or administrator. Students can use the copy attached or find the application and more information online at http://sbodkc.kcfed.org. The application period will end September 30, 2021.  Please let your Match Support Specialist know if you apply.

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