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Volunteering during COVID-19: You are our priority!


At Bridging The Gap, the well-being of our volunteers, staff, partners, and communities is our top priority, during the COVID-19 outbreak and always. We are closely monitoring the situation and adapting our volunteer workdays to reflect the latest guidelines from the CDC and local governments. Please read our full statement about updated practices and policies from our Executive Director, Kristin Riott.


If you have signed up to volunteer and find that you cannot, we appreciate you letting us know at volunteer@bridgingthegap.org.

Join us in creating an environmentally resilient community. 

Do you love being outdoors and connecting with nature? Are you driven to improve your community and the environment?  Come volunteer with us! Bridging The Gap not only educates the community about the environment, but also we engage people in taking action. Together, with our volunteers and program leaders, we do the physical work it takes to restore our environment by planting trees, picking up litter, removing invasive species, and much more. We engage 1,800 volunteers each year to accomplish our work – can you join us?



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To discuss group options, or if you just aren’t sure where to start, complete our interest form below or call 816-561-1062.


Typical volunteer opportunities include:

  • Community Recycling Center (ongoing)
  • Office Volunteer (ongoing)
  • Tree Planting and Tree Care
  • Prairie and Forest Restoration
  • Litter Cleanups
  • Special Events (Recycling Attendants, Gala Assistance, etc)



All volunteers need to sign up in advance, and agree to our waiver.  The minimum age varies, depending on the volunteer opportunity (click the opportunity for the min age). If you are a corporate or civic group leader, we may be able to arrange a special workday for your team.


Diversity and Inclusion

Bridging The Gap understands the value of engaging volunteers with a diversity of experiences and perspectives to optimize our potential for compassion, collaboration, creativity and excellence in service.  BTG encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals from under-represented groups to volunteer.