Quick Links of Current Needs

Corporal Works of Mercy:  All of them!

Spiritual Works of Mercy:  All of them!

All of below openings are listed in the posts in “service opportunities” Most are Family Friendly!!!!

Diaper Drive:  Aug 19 and 20th:  To support the outlying areas of Catholic Charities.  All sizes, (even partial boxes) wanted.  Coordinated by the Heritage Girls Ministry!

Parish Picnic:  Need help to supply pop, cakes, cookies and brownies!  Also Need help with set up and clean up.  PERFECT FAMILY VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY!  Sign up to Help at Picnic!

Divorced/Separated Support Groups:  Read about and sign up

We need volunteers as “respite buddies” in order to give parents who need a break from caregiving special needs kids the gift of time away! There is a new respite care program, funded through a grant by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) that begins on Saturday, September 30th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic School located at 8101 West 95th Street in Overland Park.  (Volunteers will be asked to arrive at 3:00 for training and stay until 8:30 to help clean up).Volunteers must be 14 or older.  Anyone over the age of 18 must have the VIRTUS training.  Younger kids welcome with an adult.  It would be wonderful for people to sign up for one month or multiple months (so that the program can demonstrate some consistency over time. )Usually the last Saturday of the month. The volunteer registration form can be found at  www.archkck.org/special-needs. If you have any questions, please contact: Tom Racunas, Lead Consultant for Special Needs Ministry, Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.  913.647.3054 or tracunas@archkck.org

Catholic Charities : Current Volunteer Needs

FAMILY FRIENDLY VOLUNTEER OPP:  Hillcrest Transitional Housing (which we support as a Parish) has a thrift store and needs some help, either as a one time or ongoing basis:  volunteer one time or a bunch

House of Hope:  Click here snacks and paper goods needed once a month 3rd Tuesdays

St Mary’s Food Kitchen (2nd Friday of every month Lunches) ongoing: Sign up to bring salad or fried chicken

Guadalupe House: Desserts and Serve for the Sisters and Homeless ”    (2nd Tuesday and 4th Wed)Help serve, bring food or items

Shalom House Dinners: 4th Tuesdays  Help to serve or bring desserts (or both!)

Hope Faith Breakfast: (last Sat of the month):         Sign up to help serve,or cook or bring item

Meals for the Priests (Wednesdays ):Click here to help!

Adoration Hour for Respect Life (Sat 4-5 pm) ongoing: Sign up for an hour!

Adoration Hours that need a substitute: Sub for an hour!

Want Info on being a foster  or adoptive parent?  Or info on ways our parish helps out families who are fostering?  Or ways we help to keep families intact?   Mentoring for kids ageing out of the foster system?

Check out our page!

Unbound is an international nonprofit concentrated on building relationships of mutual respect and support that bridge cultural, religious and economic divides. Our program is focused on empowering individuals and their families with tools to achieve self-sufficiency through sponsorship. When you sponsor through Unbound, you offer a hand up — not a handout — to a family working to lift themselves out of poverty through hard work, initiative and hope. www.Unbound.org  They have several Volunteer Opportunities available and are very flexible as to times.  Family Friendly !

By volunteering in their Service Center, you can help to make the letters  that go to sponsors in more than 80 countries around the world get there! The volunteer hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00AM – 4:00PM. Volunteers can be of any age, however we do require any volunteer under the age of 16 to be accompanied by an adult (up to 5 children per 1 adult chaperone). If you are interested or have any questions, please contact me at bethp@unbound.org