The Urban League of GKC has been working to empower and transform African-American communities since our founding in 1920. Fundamental to our success has been volunteer involvement. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Urban League movement, expanding our reach into our nation's rural, urban and suburban communities.

Our volunteers have helped to increase fundraising efforts, worked as adult mentors to youth, participated in community mobilization projects and supported the staff and programs of our more than 100 local Urban League Affiliates. We continue to provide volunteer opportunities for those who are eager to get involved and become part of the service tradition that has defined our community and our movement.

You are an integral part of our organization.
You are a critical force in supporting the Urban League's fight to eliminate the existing gaps between African-Americans, whites and other communities of color.

You are our volunteers.
Without you, the National Urban League could not expand its reach into rural, urban and suburban communities and offer timely support to the staff and programs of our local Urban League affiliates. Volunteers are helping every day with fundraising, mentoring and participating in community mobilization efforts.

There are numerous volunteer opportunities with the Urban League of GKC. 

Volunteer Opportunities 2015

To sign up for one of these highlighted opportunities, or for more information on volunteering for the Urban League programs/initiatives, please CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and contact the person listed below the opportunity.  For additional questions, please contact Melva Brownlee at (816) 471-0550 or 

Employment Assistance Program

1.  Workshop Presenters (on-going)

We are needing experienced presenters to assist us in delivering workshops on various topics for our Career Marketplace program.  Topics include, Interviewing Skills, Salary Negotiation, Job Search Techniques, and Networking.  We are also open to other topics. 

If interested in volunteering for this opportunity, please contact Nina Jones at 816-471-0550 ext 14 or via email at


  1. ACT Now: Project Ready – September & November 2014


Time Frame: January 2015 (Jan 10th, 17th, 24th or 31st) or
March 2015 (March 14th, 27th, Apr 4 or Apr 11th)

We are recruiting tutors from diverse backgrounds but share a common goal in their commitment to help students achieve higher test scores.   

One Day (Saturday) Commitment (9:30 am – 1:30 pm) Required

English Coaches Needed
Math (Algebra and Geometry) Coaches Needed
Reading/Science Coaches Needed

Individuals with ACT Test Taking Strategies Knowledge Welcomed TOO!!!!!

To participate please contact Melva Brownlee at or call at 816-471-0550

ACT Now: Project Ready – February 7th, April 18th and June 13, 2015

One Day (Saturday) 7:30 am – 8:30 pm) – on Specific Test Dates
Assist the UL staff with assembling and delivering snack packs for the students taking the ACT Test on test day. 


2. Career Exploration Day at Genesis Promise Academy –February 2015
Volunteers are needed to speak with students about their career/s.  We are providing an opportunity for high school students to learn more about different professions they can pursue.

2.5 Hour Commitment (9:00 am – 11:30 pm) Required

To participate please contact Melva Brownlee at or call at 816-471-0550

3. PROJECT JUMP START – Women Coaches to assist with Beautiful Me Classes (once a month)

January - May 2015
Genesis Promise Academy – Date to be Determined 4:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.

To participate please contact Melva Brownlee at or call at 816-471-0550

4. ACT Now Accelerated Learning Lab Tutoring – January – May 2015

Seeking tutors to assist elementary, middle school & high school students with English, Math, Science Reading and vocabulary – Wednesdays from 5:30 pm – 8:00 p.m.

1 Hour Commitment Required - once a month

To participate please contact Melva Brownlee at or call at 816-471-0550, ext. 19


Administrative help is needed to assist with filing, data collection, data analysis, social media, and data entry
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours weekly

If interested in volunteering for this opportunity, please contact Melva Brownlee at 816-471-0550.



Volunteers are needed assist the staff with planning this annual event for 2015.  Duties include entertainment, program planning, decorations, and sponsor solicitations.

Time Commitment: 2 hours a month for 3 months

If interested in volunteering for this opportunity, please contact Melva Brownlee at 816-471-0550 ext 19 or via email at

Volunteer application |Click here to download the list of current volunteer opportunities or you can call 816-471-0550 to speak with some one in our Community Outreach Department