Cross-Lines couldn't exist without our amazing volunteers!  We are dependent on the generosity of individuals and groups to share their time, talent and hearts with us.  There are many opportunities for you to find your own special place in our family of volunteers.  Whatever time you can give, whatever skills you can share…we are extremely grateful!

Please contact Matt O'Malley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (913) 281-3388 to schedule your volunteer experience!


Current Volunteer Needs

AdministrativeFront 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  

Don Bakely Community Annex Kitchen - Volunteers are needed once a week, Friday mornings from 7 - 9 am to help with breakfast and to prepare and serve lunch from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.

Senior Commodities - Groups to sack commodities - the first & 2nd Saturdays of the month.

Community Garden - Families, groups and individuals are needed to work in our Community Garden every Monday and Thursday mornings, beginning at 8 am until around noon.  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

Collection Volunteers - 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."