Any one of these events would create turmoil, yet many refugee and immigrant families are living with the reality of all of these at once.
Church of the Resurrection works alongside local organizations making an impact in the lives of families relocating to the United States. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, fill out our Volunteer Application (select "Immigrant and Refugee Resettlement") and leaders from these ministries will be in touch with next steps.
As the Afghanistan crisis continues to unfold, many of us watch the news and wonder, “What we can possibly do to help?”
Resurrection is partnering with several organizations, like UNICEF, to respond in Afghanistan. Locally, Resurrection is looking into ways we can help resettle refugees in the Kansas City area. We anticipate many different opportunities to serve including transportation, mentoring, English tutoring, and preparing new homes for incoming families.
If you are interested in helping with resettlement efforts in the future, please sign up here.
Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) assists individuals and families in achieving self-reliance by providing support, personal development, employment and training services. Volunteers can work with clients in the skills training program, work in the Global Gardens project, provide support for the warehouse, or give rides to refugees to help them access needed services around Kansas City.
To schedule an appointment or find out more details, please contact JVS Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Adelante's mission is to make disciples by serving, sharing life, and sharing Jesus with people from all places. They envision a growing multicultural community of disciples making disciples, where immigrants and others are thriving and using our gifts together to transform our neighborhood and the world for the glory of Jesus Christ.
Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of programs including kids ministries, Adult ESL classes, and creative arts opportunities.
Looking for a service project to do with your small group? Consider making a "Canasta Básica" for families in need, equipping students with school supplies, or help with basic facilities maintenance.
Mission Adelante also runs Adelante Thrift, a sustainable community development project that provides a great shopping experience for our community, creates jobs, and generates proceeds that support the ministry of Mission Adelante. Come shop, volunteer, or donate!
Della Lamb Community Services began in 1897, providing childcare to working Italian immigrant families. As Della Lamb interacted with these low-income families, other vital needs were identified. These services became the forerunner of today’s Emergency Social Services program, meeting the individual needs of families that are a barrier to self-sufficiency. Today, Della Lamb continues to be a valued community partner to thousands of low-income families.
Volunteers are needed to read to and tutor children, tutor ESL classes, prepare housing for newly arriving refugees, coach athletics, donate supplies and toys for holiday programs and help with facility maintenance.
You can also check out their Refugee Resettlement Amazon Wishlist.
Don Bosco positions ethnically diverse populations of all ages across metropolitan Kansas City to be self-sufficient and contributing members of this great community.
Their ESL School is always in need of dedicated members of the community interested in serving as volunteer tutors for adult learners seeking to improve their reading, writing, and math skills. Through Don Bosco's programs, adult immigrants and refugees can fulfill their dreams of citizenship and avail themselves of full civic participation.
Global FC exists to bridge diverse cultures to come together, forming just communities where all are free to be fully-known and fully-loved in pursuit of their God-given purpose and potential. They use soccer as a vehicle for transformative impact, supporting under-served youth with the tools to overcome obstacles to success by providing resources, opportunities, and relationships towards a brighter future. In addition to soccer, Global FC provides mentoring, educational and literacy programs.
Volunteers are needed to coach and manage teams, mentor students, and more!
Training Requirements: Please note that in order to provide a safe environment for all children, background checks and specialized training will be required prior to serving as a tutor or mentor through our partnerships. If you are not already Safe Gatherings certified, please consider starting the process before you volunteer to make your onboarding easier.
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