Sunday, April 23, 2006



Just thought I'd post some links to local and national charities that need volunteers. Some I have personal experience with and some I've only heard about - but all have a good reputation.

This first one is a home in KC for abused children. They have opportunities for volunteers working directly with abused children and monetary donations:

Here is one teaching literacy to adults in the Kansas City area. Their website has volunteer information:

The Kansas City Free Health Clinic provides medical services to indigent folks in the community. They do a lot of work with AIDS patients specifically, but it is certainly not limited to that. They have volunteer opportunities for Dr.'s and Dentists but also for lay people handling various administrative tasks. Here is the link for volunteer info:

Big Brothers and Sisters of Greater Kansas City - Mentoring for kids in one parent households:

This next one is a link to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training. You raise money for the leukemia and lymphoma Society while training for a running/walking/cycling/triathlon event. They have informational meetings all the time where you could go and see if it would be something you'd be interested in. The coaching you receive throughout the training is particularly invaluable:

If you are interested in homeless issues - this is a really good one. It does have a religious bent - but has a great mission and does so much to help the homeless community in KC.

Here is the link to the local United Way agency that could help you get involved in numerous volunteer projects in KC:

I found a cool website to help match volunteers with organizations in Kansas City. Here is the link:

I also have some links on this blog to a few other national organizations like:

ONE - which is an organization to help end world poverty:

Million Voices for Darfur - this has an action plan for local groups which would be great if you are wanting to start your own type of group:

Happy Volunteering !!!

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Your blog was on a google search for lgbt volunteers. I am in turmoil...i dont think i need to say more. I am trying to infiltrate with the culture to see if anything clicks for me. I am married with 2 kids and have been missing something in my life for a loooong time and I am about to lose it. I need to speak with someone or maybe just go to a few meetings somewhere....can you help?
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