Community Service Opportunities for High School Students

Community Service Opportunities for High School Students

Kansas City, MO, high school students are encouraged to get their community service hours right here in the Northeast. Check back regularly for new opportunities. Contact imnavolunteers@gmail.com with questions.

October Volunteer Opportunities

  • Neighborhood Cleanup

Every Spring and Fall the neighborhood association and the Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT) host a neighborhood cleanup. The city sends trash compactors to the Budd Park to accept bulky trash and brush for disposal. We also have crews with trucks drive around the neighborhood to pick up items and bring them to the trucks. We can always use more volunteers to direct traffic or pick up trash.

When: TBD

Hours: Northeast High School and East High School students can use this opportunity to fulfill 5 of their community service hours.

Future Volunteer Opportunities

  • Newsletter

Want to be in the know or happenings around the neighborhood? You can help spread the news! We are looking for one or two students to write and edit the neighborhood quarterly newsletter. Current format is one page of regular paper, front and back.

When: Quarterly. Ideally, it would be completed the first week of January, April, July, and October.

Hours: Northeast High School and East High School students can use this opportunity to fulfill 5 of their community service hours per newsletter.

  • Parks Committee

We are looking for one or two people to serve on the Indian Mound Parks Committee. The Parks
committee is coming up with master plans for our three neighborhood parks: Budd Park, Indian Mound Park, and a portion of Kessler Park.  You will be expected to be familiar with and participate in discussions about those parks. You might also be assigned information gathering tasks to help put together requests for funding. This is a great opportunity to participate in advocacy at the neighborhood level.

When: Meets once a quarter. Next meeting will be April or May.

Hours: Northeast High School and East High School students can use this opportunity to fulfill 1.5 of their community service hours per meeting, plus any research time.

  • Social Media

We would like to get the word out about all of the great things happening in the neighborhood. We have Facebook and a webpage, but there has to be more to it than that, right? This is your chance to educate us. We would like the person in this position to come to some events to document, but for the most part, we can probably e-mail you info.

When: Anytime during the week. Some specific events.

Hours: Northeast High School and East High School students can use this opportunity to fulfill 1 to 2 of their community service hours per week.

  • Event Planning

Last year we planned and executed three community events, including a large block party for the
neighborhood and a pumpkin patch and fall festival at Indian Mound Park. We would like to do at least two events this year and need volunteers for the planning committee and at the event.

When: Planning meetings starting in early summer, the events in late summer/early Fall.

Hours: Northeast High School and East High School students can use this opportunity to fulfill up to 10 of their community service hours. (One hour per meeting. Five hours at the event itself. We do ask a commitment to all of the meetings [4 or 5] and the event.)

  • Youth Liason

Indian Mound Neighborhood Association meets once a month on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m., usually at the Northeast Library. We would like one or two youth to attend the meetings an offer their insights.

When: Every third Monday of the Month.

Hours: Northeast High School and East High School students can use this opportunity to fulfill 1.5 of their community service hours per month.

  • Block Clean-up

Every Spring and Fall the neighborhood association and the Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT) host a neighborhood cleanup. The city sends trash compactors to the Budd Park to accept bulky trash and brush for disposal. We also have crews with trucks drive around the neighborhood to pick up items and bring them to the trucks. We can always use more volunteers to direct traffic or picking up trash.

OR

The city provides the neighborhood association with blue trash bags, which can be set out with the trash but not count against your two-bag limit, and would LOVE for someone to organize their friends and family for a cleanup of trash and litter on their block. We would be happy to help with flyer printing and organizing. If its just litter, this can happen any time, as the city doesn’t count blue bags towards your allotment, but if trash and bulky items, then this is best done in co-ordination with the neighborhood cleanup. This is a great opportunity to get your family involved.

When: The neighborhood cleanup is typically in May and October; block cleanups on your schedule.

Hours: Northeast High School and East High School students can use this opportunity to fulfill 5 of their community service hours per cleanup.