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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  – can you join us?

To discuss group options, or if you just aren’t sure where to start, complete our interest form below or call 816-944-2378.

Typical volunteer opportunities include:

  • Community Recycling Center (year-round)
  • Tree Planting and Tree Care (spring and fall)
  • Prairie and Forest Restoration
  • Litter Cleanups
  • Special Events (Recycling Attendants, Gala Assistance, etc)

Glimpse a sneak preview of what it looks like to volunteer at some of our events! Click the button at the top right to see the entire Volunteer 101 Playlist and select the activity you’re most interested in.


All volunteers need to sign up in advance and agree to our waiver.  The minimum age varies, depending on the volunteer opportunity.

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.