Staff Council Volunteer Opportunities


Give Thanks by Giving Back

Join the UMKC Staff Council Outreach Committee on Saturday, Nov. 23 as we partner with Della Lamb Community Services organization for Operation Thanksgiving.

Della Lamb offers programs designed to create self-sufficiency through education and support to low-income Kansas City people of all ages. Each year, Operation Thanksgiving strives to help feed more than 1,700 families Thanksgiving dinner in the Kansas City area by providing groceries, recipes and special holiday greetings. To assist in their efforts, each person is asked to bring one of the following items to donate: A 13 ounce box of instant mashed potatoes, stuffing with gravy mix, canned corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, chocolate cake mix with frosting mix and pie crust with apple pie filling.

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 23 to help pre-bag groceries for Thanksgiving dinner and help stuff stockings as part of Operation Santa Clause.

Volunteers must be at least 6 years old. Sign-up is required at For more information, please contact Sandra at

Community Canned Food Drive

UMKC Staff Council is coordinating a canned food drive to benefiting St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations by Friday, Nov. 15.

Student Union, MSA Office Room 319, 5100 Cherry Street
Administrative Center Conference Center Desk, 5115 Oak
School of Law lower level by the lounge, 500 E. 52nd Street
Atterbury Student Success Center second floor, 5000 Holmes Street
Health Sciences Building first floor, 2464 Charlotte Street
School of Medicine lobby, 2411 Holmes Street

For more information please contact Sandra Smith at

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