We build relationships, share knowledge and serve children and families in need. By showing Christ’s love to the most vulnerable through educational opportunities, we believe we can break the cycle of poverty in Kansas City. Share your unique gifts by empowering people in Kansas City to stop the cycle of poverty and helping those in need to become self-sufficient! You can do this by:
View details about many of volunteer opportunities below. There are opportunities for everyone - families, small groups, adults and youth 12 and older. Be a part of giving a hand up to these deserving children and adults!
Tutor with children grades K-6 at one of Resurrection's partner school locations helping students improve their reading and math skills.
Tutor or Reading Buddy: Assist students with reading skills, letter recognition and/or letter sounds. Requires weekly commitment.
Classroom Assistant: Assist teachers in classrooms and work with individuals or small groups of children; help the teacher with other needed tasks. Requires weekly commitment.
Lunch Buddies: Be a mentor and build self confidence with children. Enjoy lunch with a student each week while reading, visiting, or working on flashcards.
Ages: Volunteers must be 18 years and older.
Training Requirements: In order to provide a safe environment for all children, background checks and specialized training will be required prior to serving as a tutor. Please go to the Urban Volunteer Page for training dates and to register. Safe Gatherings certification is also required for those working in the schools. If you are not already Safe Gatherings certified (certification lasts four years) you will receive tips to help you quickly complete the required online training when you attend Urban Volunteer training.
Additionally, if you will be volunteering in one of the Kansas City Missouri schools (Troost, JA Rogers, Wheatley, Wendell Phillips or East High School) you must complete this KCMO Volunteer Application.
If you are volunteering in one of the KCK schools ( Welborn or Quindaro) please complete this KCK Volunteer Application.
Join the team of drivers and volunteers that keep the bookmobile rolling and help kids select books to keep and enjoy.
Drivers typically serve for 4-5 hours during regular business hours and occasionally some evenings and weekends. Serve as often or as little as your schedule allows. Must be 21 years of age with good driving record. Please contact Linda Warne to learn more about driving our bookmobile.
Bookmobile volunteers help students in need select a "just right" book they can keep and add to their home libraries. Contact Ann Carter to learn how you can serve with the Resurrection Bookmobile.
To get involved, please plan to attend an upcoming Urban Volunteer Training and complete the Safe Gatherings application process. Bookmobile volunteers must be 16 or older. More information & upcoming dates are available on our Urban Volunteer Training page.
Have books to donate? New or gently used books for grades K-6 are in great need. Please consider dropping them off in the donation area just inside the SW doors of the Leawood narthex in the bins marked "education".
Using Psalm 4:8 as the guiding mission, the Beds Program provides new beds to children who don’t have beds of their own in Kansas City urban and suburban communities. Our purpose is to recognize and address the physical need for sleep, thus providing a sense of comfort, rest and peace. Through this coordinated demonstration of God’s love and provision, we will bring smiles and comfort to children and families. Our focus is to serve the children referred by Resurrection's partner school districts and specific mission partners.
Volunteers are needed to help us prepare for our fall events by sorting pajamas, packing linen kits and preparing bedtime bags. This is a great family serving opportunity. Please contact email@example.com.
Ways you can help at the pick up party:
Host a linen drive in your school, workplace, or neighborhood! New twin linens will be provided to school aged children who receive beds through the Program. If you need more information on the Program for your drive, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have access to free or inexpensive lumber? We are always looking for lumber to build our slat support structure. This structure is used in place of a box spring.
Don’t let a Kansas City child sleep on the floor tonight. Consider sponsoring a bed!
Contact email@example.com with questions.
Please visit the Beds Ministry Donations page for more information about how to support this ministry with donations.
I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety. -Psalm 4:8
Our Backpacks for Hunger program is kicking off for the 2019-2020 school year.
During the school year our Backpacks for Hunger program helps to provide supplemental food for children in our six partner schools who are at risk for weekend hunger. Each week it takes nearly 140 volunteers to pack and transport the bags of supplemental food for approximately 1,500 children. Explore the many ways you can help.
All activities take place at Resurrection Leawood Campus, Building A, Lower Level Mission Space.
Grace United Community Ministries operates to better the community one person at a time in a holistic approach through basic needs, supportive needs and spiritual needs.
Grace currently offers an after school tutoring program for children Kindergarten through 8th grade.
When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3:50-5:45 pm.
Where: Grace United Ministries, 811 Benton Blvd, Kansas City, MO.
Approximately 80-90 students attend four days a week, Monday through Thursday from 3:50 to 5:45 pm. The program follows the KCMO school calendar. All students are tested to determine their reading grade level and math proficiency. A retired district reading specialist coordinates the curriculum and after more than ten years of operating, the program has achieved success in helping these children reach grade level proficiencies. Adults work one on one with students in a structured environment and normally tutor three students each session.
Passions and skills that are especially helpful for serving in this role are children, education, literacy, care & support, mentoring, underprivileged, justice and mentoring.
If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Linda Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 352-3741.
Urban Volunteer Training: "What You Don't Know Matters"
Urban volunteer training is required before serving in on-going Kansas City Mission programs. Empowering and educational, this training will provide each participant with a heightened awareness about our neighbors in Kansas City's urban core.
In order to provide a safe environment for all those we serve in urban areas, background checks and specialized trainings will be required prior to serving. Urban Volunteer training occurs monthly. Please check the calendar to sign up for an upcoming training. Those who need this training may be interested in serving on the bookmobile, as a tutor, or in a classroom at one of our partner schools. Additionally, those individuals who may go into some of our partner agencies in urban areas should plan to take this training.
Click here to register for any of the below dates
Training is held from 9am-noon in Building B, Room B257 of the Leawood campus.
Safe Gatherings certification is also required for those working in the schools or entering people's homes for furnishings pick ups. If you are not already Safe Gatherings certified (certification lasts four years) you will receive tips to help you quickly complete the required online training when you attend Urban Volunteer training.
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