Hands on Kirkwood Projects 2012
Projects Prior to October 27th
Greentree Parade (September 15, 9 am, KHS) - Volunteers will walk in the parade to help promote Hands on Kirkwood. The theme is “Once Upon a Time”. We will need volunteers to help design a float. Flyers will be handed out during the parade listing the events of October 27th. Candy for the kids and dog treats for dogs will also be given out. WEAR YOUR HOK SHIRTS!! Volunteers: (Goal: unlimited). Must be able to walk the distance of the parade.
Dog Parade (September 22, 9am, Farmer’s Market) – Volunteers will hand out flyers and dog treats to help promote Hands on Kirkwood. The start of the parade is at the downtown Farmers’ Market. Volunteers: (Goal: 10). Must be able to walk.
Goodie Bag Assembly (October 26, 6:30pm, Community Covenant Church) – Volunteers will assemble goodie bags to hand out to senior center residents and homebound residents. Must be able to meet Friday evening at Community Covenant Church. Volunteers: (Goal: unlimited).
Neighborhood Bag Drop (October 19-21) – This project will need a large group of volunteers to drop donation bags at homes to collect items for Kirk Care, Nurses for Newborns, etc. Each organization to participate. Volunteers: (Goal: unlimited). Must be outgoing and energetic. Requires standing and walking.
Winter Clothing Drive (October 20, 9 am, KBC) -Each participating organization will gather and sort winter clothes starting the beginning of October. Then a group of volunteers will collect all the items and deliver them to KBC on October 20th. This team will then sort and organize the items. Volunteers: (Goal: 15). Must be able to sit and sort.
Projects on October 27th
Kiddo-Palooza – This project wil be held at Kirkwood Baptist Church and will focus on kid safety. This project will have child finger printing, vehicle fair, bicycle helmet fitting, face painting, and much, much more. Volunteers: (Goal: 40). Must be outgoing and energetic. Requires standing, walking and lifting.
Dog Park – This project will be held outside on KBC grounds. There will be a portion of the lawn that will be fenced in. Water and treats will be available. Volunteers: (Goal: FULL). Must be personable and good with dogs and must be at least 12 years old. Requires standing and bending over.
Neighborhood Donation Pick-Up – Volunteers will go throughout Kirkwood and collect items for KirkCare, Nurses for Newborns, etc. Volunteers: (Goal: 50). Requires walking and the ability to lift and carry items.
Home Projects – Volunteers will serve Kirkwood residents who are in need of help around the house. There are a variety of opportunities to help these residents such as performing simple household chores, moving furniture and/or boxes, winterizing homes, etc. If you are in need of help around your house, click here. Volunteers: (Goal: 50). Requires lifting, carrying and general yard work.
Homebound Visitation/Prayer Requests – Volunteers will visit homebound and the nursing home resident with children to offer prayer and conversation. Volunteers: (Goal: 12). Must have good personal skills. Some drivers are needed.
Recycling (St. Louis Community College at Meramec) - Visitors can bring old computer equipment, batteries, small appliances, etc. and drop off for recycling. There is a need for a small group of volunteers to collect these items and then deliver them to an organization that refurbishes salvageable electronics and donates them to needy families. The remaining items will be recycled rather than ending up in a landfill. Click here for more information. Volunteers: Volunteer sign-up is full.
Winterize Car Check – Volunteers will inspect cars and provide them with a checklist of items to follow up with their local mechanic. In addition, windshield wiper fluid will be topped off, tires and batteries will be checked. Volunteers: (Goal: 15). Basic auto knowledge is required. Must be able to move around a car.
Donation Distribution – Volunteers will sort through all items collected from the Neighborhood Donation Pick-up team and place in boxes for delivery to the appropriate Resource Centers. Volunteers: (Goal: 20). Will be able to sit and sort.
Senior Center Bound (Children Pre-K to 5th grade) – Children from pre-K to 5th grade children will take a trip to a local nursing homes / senior centers to hand out goodie bags previously assembled that include personal hygiene products and hand-made pictures from the children. Children will also provide a musical performance for the residents. Volunteers: (Goal: 60 – includes both the kids and chaperones). Must be able to walk and supervise children. Drivers also needed.
Hospitality – Volunteers will be stationed at the Kiddo-Palooza event and at KBC for the Winter Clothing Drive to welcome all our visitors and to provide directions. Volunteers: (Goal: 15). Must be personable and outgoing.
Kirkwood Park Honeysuckle Removal – Volunteers will be go to Kirkwood Park and help cut down overgrown honeysuckle from the park. Volunteers: (Goal: 20). Must be willing to get dirty and be on your feet.
MSD Storm Water Warning Labels – Volunteers will drive throughout Kirkwood installing warning labels on the storm drains to prevent polluting. This is a coordinated project with MSD. Volunteers: (Goal: 20). Must be able to drive and read a map and to follow basic instructions.
Father Dickson Cemetery Clean-up – Volunteers will travel to “Father Dickson Cemetery” to repair, restore and preserve the cemetery. Volunteers: (Goal: 20). Must be willing to get dirty and on your feet.
Winter Clothing Store- Volunteers will oversee a winter clothing shop providing free clothing for members of the community. Store will be operated out of Kirkwood Baptist. Volunteers: (Goal: 15). Must be personable and outgoing.
Thank You Gifts – Volunteers will write thank you notes and assemble and deliver thank you gifts to all friends of HOK. Some gifts may be delivered after the 22nd. Volunteers: (Goal: 10). Creativeness is a plus and must have some volunteers that can drive.