Hands on Kirkwood Projects 2015
Below find the current list of projects including a description of the project and the maximum number of volunteers needed. Projects are filled on a first come first serve basis so if you find a project you like, sign-up as soon as you can. Sign-ups will begin towards the end of August.
Projects Prior to October 3rd
Greentree Parade (September 19, 9 am, KHS) – Volunteers will walk in the parade to help promote Hands on Kirkwood. Flyers will be handed out during the parade listing the events of October 3rd. 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.
Neighborhood Bag Drop (September 26-27) – This project will need a large group of volunteers to drop donation bags at homes to collect items for Kirk Care, Nurses for Newborns, Meremac’s Brown Bag Cafe, etc. Each organization to participate. Volunteers: (Goal: unlimited). Must be outgoing and energetic. Requires standing and walking.
Winter Clothing Drive (September 26, 9 am, KBC) -Each participating organization will gather and sort winter clothes starting the beginning of September. Then a group of volunteers will collect all the items and deliver them to KBC on September 25th. This team will then sort and organize the items. Volunteers: (Goal: unlimited).
Projects on October 3rd
Neighborhood Donation Pick-Up – Volunteers will go throughout Kirkwood and collect items for Kirk Care, Nurses for Newborns, Meramec’s Brown Bag Cafe, 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.
Recycling (St. Louis Community College at Meramec) – 9:30 – 12 Visitors can bring old computer equipment, batteries, small appliances, etc. and drop off for recycling. Volunteers: (Goal: 5). Must be personable and able to stand.
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.
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.
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.
Celebration Event – Grace Episcopal Church will host the celebration event again this year. Food, entertainment and stories of the day. Volunteers: Members of Grace will support this event.
Projects after October 3rd
Kirkwood House Social – Volunteers will host a social with the residents of Kirkwood House. They will play games and visit with residents.