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Urgent Volunteer Request: Post-Thanksgiving Recycling Center

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Post-Thanksgiving Recycling Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, November 24

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Red Bridge Recycling Center


Help your community and the environment by volunteering to help us manage the influx of Thanksgiving and Black Friday waste at the Red Bridge Community Recycling Center!  Recycling preserves forests; keeps oil, natural gas, and minerals in the ground; and prevents air and water pollution. Bridging The Gap’s Community Recycling Centers are essential because they accept items not recycled curbside and provide options to the many people who do not have recycling available at home.


This outdoor volunteer opportunity is great for students wanting service-learning credit, retired folks looking to stay active, and passionate recyclers! Volunteers assist the recycling center site manager with various duties, such as breaking down cardboard, assisting patrons, etc. Bonus: volunteers will receive a reusable branded “Bridging The Gap” shopping bag and a KIND granola bar, courtesy of Cargill Cares, while supplies last!


We have a special need for volunteers on Saturday November 24, 1pm – 5pm. If this exact timeframe does not work for you, please let us know; we might be able to offer you a different shift. Note: We have filled all morning shift. This is a great opportunity for students on holiday break!  


The Red Bridge Recycling Center is located at 5200 E. Red Bridge Rd., Kansas City, MO 64137 in the KCATA Park-and-Ride commuter parking lot.


Min age: 8 with parent. Volunteer alone at 14 yrs. Restrictions differ for groups. All volunteers must register in advance.  Call/text Amy Smith at 816-561-1062 or email volunteer@bridgingthegap.org, mentioning your preferred location and volunteer date/time.


We apologize that we are not able to offer or sign off on court-mandated community service or disciplinary service. Note, clicking the “register for event” button below will open a blank email to Amy – online registration is not available for this opportunity. To sign up, please contact Amy.



November 24
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Red Bridge Recycling Center
5200 E. Red Bridge Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64137