Heartland Habitat for Humanity will facilitate the gathering of more than 1,000 volunteers from across the metropolitan area for the purpose of constructing a single-family home for a qualified, low-income family. Shawnee Mission Medical Center is proud to partner with the Heartland Habitat for Humanity to help eliminate poverty and substandard housing in our area.
One low-income family, headed by a single mother, will have the opportunity to purchase a simple, decent and affordable home, investing their labor and funds into lifetime equity. This opportunity for homeownership would be otherwise unobtainable through conventional mortgage options.
Need a faith lift?
- Help build a home for a single mom and her family.
- Feel a sense of accomplishment for helping others.
- Feel good about yourself and the new skills you can use for the rest of your life.
- Feel good about the physical and mental exercise you are giving your body.
How you can help
SMMC associates willing to help with the construction of a single-family home for a local family are encouraged to volunteer. Men and women welcome. Must be 16 years of age or older. No experience necessary. Training and lunch will be provided.
SMMC Construction Dates
SMMC associates have demonstrated their commitment to giving back to the community during three recent, overwhelmingly successful Habitat Builds. Therefore, we have scheduled three additional dates for associates to help provide a local family the opportunity to own a home.
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Saturday, September 11
- Friday, September 17
- Tuesday, September 28
Sign up in the Garden Cafe August 2-6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
There is space for 20-25 volunteers each day. We filled up quickly for our last build, so sign up early! You can invite your family or friends to sign up with you. Please provide their contact information as well.
Contact Bonita Sears at 913-676-6855 or
or Mary Lynn Beck at 913-676-6853 or
to sign up or for more information. Leave the following information:
- Your name
- Your phone number
- Your e-mail address
- The date you are signing up to volunteer.
Details for Volunteers
A week before the date you have signed up, you will receive a map and construction site rules via e-mail.
WHAT TO BRING: All tools will be provided on the worksite. If you would like to bring your own tools, you are welcome to do so, but please remember to label all tools with your name. Water bottle, sunscreen and gloves (leather provides the best protection). Safety glasses if you own them (We can provide if you don’t.).
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED by SMMC.
WHAT TO WEAR: You should dress appropriate to the weather: hats, lightweight, breathable fabrics. Shoes should be durable and closed-toed. Jeans/long pants or long shorts to protect your legs. T-shirt (no tank tops) and no overly baggy clothes. NO JEWELRY (Can be safety hazards).
SKILLS: No specific skills are required, except a willingness to learn. Habitat provides an experienced crew leader on each work site who will provide on-the-job training.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Each Habitat volunteer must sign a Release of Liability form agreeing to take personal responsibility for any accidents or injuries on the job.
The following forms are available for you to print. Simply click on item below, fill out completely and return to Human Resources.
Address and Name Change Form
Direct Deposit Form
Emergency Contact Form
Employee Health Release Form
Friends Helping Friends Guidelines
Friends Helping Friends Application
Tuition Reimbursement Policy
Tuition Reimbursement Application
Tuition Reimbursement Verification of Expenses