Volunteering

Without volunteers, there would be no Cross-Lines. We are dependent on the generosity of individuals with their time and talent. We have many opportunities to serve, and we know you can find your own special place in our family of volunteers. Whatever time you can give, whatever skills you can share … we will be extremely grateful!

Current Volunteer Needs

Administrative — Front desk volunteers are urgently needed Thursday mornings, 8 am - noon, twice a month & Friday afternoons, noon - 4:15 pm, twice a month. We also need front desk volunteers to fill in on an emergency basis  If you are interested please contact Theresa at 913-281-3388 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don Bakely Community Annex - Volunteers are needed once a week, Friday mornings from 7 - 9 am to help with breakfast. 

Volunteer groups are needed to prepare and serve lunch from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm on the following open dates.

* Monday, July 21 

*Friday, August 8 and Thursday, August 28

Groups to sack commodities - the first & 2nd Saturdays of the month. Please contact Theresa at 913-281-3388 or email her at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Families, groups and individuals are needed to work in our Community Garden every Monday and Thursday mornings, beginning at 8 am until around noon.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested in helping out.   Here's a schedule of various job duties:

June 2, 5 & 9 - Plant sweet potato slips and cage tomatoes

June 30, July 3, 7 & 10 - Harvest potatoes

July 21, 24 & 28 - Plant fall transplants such as broccoli, cabbage; also plant fall seeds such as beets, carrots  and beans

We also need volunteers and donors to coordinate the collection of various items such as:

  • Food — canned meats, low sodium soups, low sodium canned vegetables, canned fruits in natural juice, and peanut butter
  • School Supplies — we look for everything your child would like to carry to class on the first day of school.
  • Christmas Store — the following new items are needed:
    • men's jeans, 34x30 - 26 pairs;   32x30 - 12 pairs
  • Special needs include NEW large-sized clothing (including coats) and teen gifts.
  • Toiletries — we need full size shampoos, bar soaps, razors, toothbrushes, etc. for our shower program.  We also need dish soap, bar soap, detergent, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors and deodorant for our "Hope Totes."

Thanks in advance for your generous donations and gift of time.