Community Outreach

The Temple Buddhist Center is also involved in volunteer service to our local community.

Find out about TBC’s rewarding  participation in organizations, such as Harvesters and Banneker Buddies, a one-on-one elementary school reading program, administered through the 

Kansas City Public School District.

We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month.

9:00am - 11:30am.

Join us as we help serve meals at St. Paul's Church, located at 1300 North 18th Street in Kansas City, Kansas. It's a great opportunity to serve as well as get to know other practitioners. The serving and cleanup will take until 11:30am. 


Unity Temple Harvesters, Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:00am-11:00am.

Join us for an opportunity to help hungry children by putting together snack packs! We meet at Harvesters, 3801 Topping Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64129. Click here for a map. Feel free to also join the group for lunch afterwards, dutch treat, at the Peach Tree Buffet.

This group meets monthly on


Banneker Buddies Volunteers: Banneker Buddies are community volunteers who are matched with elementary school students. Volunteers read to and with students one hour per week. Preferred times are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

Banneker Elementary School
7050 Askew, Kansas City, MO 64132

You may also contact Bob Peterson at or at 816.931.7374

If you can read this, help someone who can’t. The need is great. Right now there are over 225,000 adults and teens in the Kansas City area who read at or below a 5th grade level. They struggle to understand medical instructions, fill out job applications, and read bus schedules. At any time, dozens are waiting for a chance to learn reading and writing skills that can change their lives.

Literacy Kansas City has an immediate need for volunteer tutors. Please be a hero and help change a life forever by becoming a tutor. Contact Literacy Kansas City Volunteer Manager Haley Box at or call 816-333-9332.

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