Our Mission

Working to make the Kansas City region sustainable by connecting environment, economy, and community.

Bridging The Gap (BTG) works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by "connecting environment, economy and community," and is the premier organization in the area providing environmental education and volunteer action through more than 1,500 volunteers annually. As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of donations to keep working. If you believe in our mission, please consider making an investment in BTG. Whether it's $5 through our Core monthly giving program or a one-time gift, we are extremely thankful!

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Our Programs

Bridging the Gap fulfills its mission through an extensive array of programs.

People Caring for KC's Environment

Join the growing number of individuals at the center of keeping Kansas City's environment and citizens healthy and thriving for generations to come

Show your support through monthly giving

You have the power to make Kansas City’s environmental focus stronger than ever. Through a monthly donation, our special group of Core supporters ensures the growth of our sustainability programs that serve the community and work for a healthy, resilient environment for KC. You can give as much or as little as you are able, and you can cancel or change your donation at any time. We can all be part of a more sustainable Kansas City!

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upcoming events

December 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm Two Recycling Centers To Choose From

Recycling

Volunteer Ongoing: Wednesday – Saturday, Community Recycling Centers

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Two Recycling Centers To Choose From

Recycling

Urgent Volunteer Request: Recycling Center Volunteers (Flexible Shifts)

December 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Two Recycling Centers To Choose From

Recycling

Urgent Volunteer Request: Recycling Center Volunteers (Flexible Shifts)

December 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Metro North Community Recycling Center

Recycling

Volunteer: Post-Holiday Recycling Center Volunteers Needed

January 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Metro North Community Recycling Center

Recycling

Volunteer: Post-Holiday Recycling Center Volunteers Needed

January 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm Bridging The Gap

Bridging The Gap

Internship: Business Recycling Program, January – December 2018

January 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm Bridging The Gap

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Internship: Volunteer Services Management, January – May, 2018

February 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

KC Wildlands

Volunteer, Groups Only: Set a Date With Us, Feb 1 – March 30! Maple Woods Ecological Restoration

February 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - March 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Heartland Tree Alliance

Volunteer, Groups Only: Set a Date With Us, Late Feb – March! Mulch Trees at Line Creek Trail

February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

KC Wildlands

Volunteer: Long Johns and Loppers Ecological Restoration

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Metro North Recycling Center

Saturday, December 30 or January 6. Shifts: 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm. Help us manage the influx of post-holiday merriment! Grab your family, and volunteer outside with us at the Metro North Community Recycling Center. Also, this is a great opportunity for students on holiday break. Volunteers assist patrons with unloading recyclables, and assist the site manager with breaking down cardboard, maintenance, and other needs. If the shift times do not work for you, we can be flexible. The Metro North Recycling Center is located at 8740 N Summit Street, Kansas City, MO 64155. All volunteers must register in advance.

Metro North Recycling Center

bridging the gap by the numbers

  • achievement icon 400

    business-people educated on "green" practices a year

  • achievement icon 1,500

    volunteers educating the public and restoring the environment

  • achievement icon 1,281

    trees planted in the greater kansas city area last year

What's happening now

Winter Watering

It is that time of year again when you store away your barbecue grills, sun umbrellas, and rubber hoses in preparation for the cold months of winter. Have you thought about what our winter weather has in store for us in the form of precipitation? We’re no meteorologists over here, but we’ve heard anywhere from … Continued

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Job Opening –  0.75 FTE Green Stewards Program Manager: Bridging The Gap is excited to announce two job openings for the development and implementation of our new Green Stewards Program. The Green Stewards Program is designed to support Kansas City Water Services Department in the day-to-day maintenance of constructed green infrastructure projects and to provide … Continued

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Job Opening – 1.0 FTE Green Stewards Crew Leader: Bridging The Gap is excited to announce two job openings for the development and implementation of our new Green Stewards Program. The Green Stewards Program is designed to support Kansas City Water Services Department in the day-to-day maintenance of constructed green infrastructure projects and to provide … Continued

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Internship Opening: Volunteer Management

Bridging The Gap is offering the following unpaid internship.  This internship is a terrific way for individuals with an entry-level nonprofit background to learn how to develop a solid volunteer program. Program:      Volunteer Services Management Name of Internship: Volunteer Services Management Internship Length of Internship: January through May, 2018 Basic Internship Description: Bridging The Gap … Continued

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Internship Opening: Business Recycling

Bridging The Gap is offering the following unpaid internship.  This is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking a career move into the environmental sector.  We will begin interviewing for this position in January. Program: MARC SWMD Business Recycling Program Name of Internship: Business Recycling Program Intern Length of Internship: January – December, 2018 You need … Continued

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