If you find yourself in the fourth-floor surgery waiting room at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City on a Thursday, you’ll likely run into one of the hospital’s longest-serving volunteers – a Bishop Spencer Place resident nicknamed Thelma Thursday who has been working the fourth floor every week for almost 40 years. If you visit the National WWI Museum, you might run into a West Point graduate with an esteemed military lineage who serves as a docent there several times a month. Students who are members of Shawnee Mission East High School’s Lancer Literary Circle enjoy regular book club sessions with a group of Bishop Spencer Place residents. Other residents serve on auxiliary boards, charitable event committees, church guilds, food pantries, community centers, and more.
There are also many opportunities to volunteer within Bishop Spencer Place, through memberships on one of many committees including dining, garden, life enrichment, and building and grounds. Our community librarian is a resident who volunteers her time, and a group of residents helps our chaplain prepare programs and our on-site chapel for weekly services.
We have a diverse group of residents who appreciate the opportunity to share their time and talents in giving back to the community.