Volunteer opportunities in the upcoming month

Whether it be for National Honors Society service requirements, or for Cougars Community Commitment service hours, or just out of the joy of volunteering, there are many opportunities to give back to the community in the next month. Below are just a few.

Nationwide Tour of Gowns: March 6 and 7, 12-8 p.m.

Brides Against Breast Cancer hosts bridal shows in support of breast cancer all over the country.

Volunteers under the age of 18 are allowed to volunteer during setup and breakdown.

Volunteers over the age of 18 are also allowed to greet and register future brides, help the brides locate their dress and run other miscellaneous errands.

All purchases will benefit programs for cancer patients and their caregivers.

No further age restrictions or additional requirements. Male volunteers are also welcomed, especially for setting up and taking down the heavier displays.

Location:

St. Andrew’s Golf Club

11099 W. 135th St

Overland Park, KS 66221

Sign-up to volunteer:

http://bit.ly/1zg5wl2

Fun and Fitness with Friends: Jan. 24 – March 28, every Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

This program is designed for children and teenagers with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or any other developmental special needs. Volunteers are needed to pair up with a child or teen every Saturday for 10 weeks. Activities include sports, dance, educational and art activities.

All volunteers must be 16 or older.

Location:

1205 Kansas City Road

Olathe, KS 6606

Sign-up to volunteer:

http://bit.ly/1tH64iM

BasketBALL 2015: March 28, 1 p.m. to midnight

The National Parkinson Foundation Heartland’s Annual Fundraiser will be held during the Elite 8 Games. In addition to the viewing of the Final Four basketball games, a silent auction will be held and food and drinks will be served.  Any funds raised will benefit NPF Heartland. Volunteers are needed to help with event logistics.

Location

1401 Grand Boulevard,

Kansas City, MO 64106

Sign-up to volunteer

http://bit.ly/1HtYhLC

Pink Promise Brunch: April 18, 8:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Susan G. Komen Kansas City is holding their annual survivor recognition event to honor the individuals and organizations helping in the fight against breast cancer. Volunteers are needed for event planning and logistics.

Location:

Overland Park Convention Center

6000 College Boulevard

Overland Park, KS 66209

Sign-up to volunteer:

http://bit.ly/1tH9li9Other useful websites for more volunteer opportunities:

http://greatnonprofits.org/

https://www.volunteermatch.org/