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Thank you for your interest to get involved with Kansas Children’s Service League! Our supporters play a critical role in helping us protect and promote the well-being of children. We have many volunteer needs both statewide and in specific communities. Please find an opportunity of interest, and click on the button below to apply. We will review your interest, skills and forward your application to the appropriate volunteer manager. For a list of KCSL volunteer program contacts, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

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Statewide
1800Children Call Line Volunteer  
KCSL's 1-800-CHILDREN is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for parents, caregivers, professionals and youth. As a volunteer you will listen carefully, offer suggestions and refer callers to local resources. Scheduling is flexible based on volunteer's availability. Shifts are scheduled during daytime, evenings, late nights and weekends. A minimum of four hours per month is required. Must be at least 18 years old. Ideal skills and experience include: strong knowledge of and commitment to non-violent parenting practice, experience working with children, ablity to listen with genuine concern and to be even-tempered, strong verbal communication, and problem-solving skills. The volunteer will need to sort through callers' options in an honest, non-judgmental manner and be comfortable discussing controversial issues and handling intense emotion. Human services or child development background preferred and an understanding of family systems helpful.
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Garden City
Hospitality Facilitator  
The Hospitality Facilitator must be outgoing and able to speak to strangers in a polite and caring manner. They will assist parents during Parent Meetings or similar events. This includes signing guests in, directing people to meeting rooms and child care, finding chairs and serving food. Parent meetings are held monthly on a weekday typically 6:30-8 p.m. This will be a nine month position starting in August through the following May. Must be at least 16 years old.
Office Assistant  
The Office Assistant volunteer will help with office responsibilities like filing, shredding and inventory. This individual will also assist with front desk tasks during lunch breaks. Knowledge of basic office equipment is preferred. Must be at least 16 years old. Hours include Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Teacher Aide  
KCSL is looking for a volunteer Teacher Aide who is friendly, outgoing and enjoys being around young children. They will help support the teacher in a variety of ways in the classroom by preparing meals, setting tables, helping children wash hands and brush teeth. They will also prepare materials, put homework packets together, make copies or any other appropriate duties assigned by the teacher. This is a year-long opportunity starting in July and ending the following July and can be done Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. based on the availability of the volunteer. Open to high school students and adults.
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Independence
Bilingual Family Time Sponsor  
This volunteer will work with KCSL Healthy Families Kansas™ staff to choose a theme, activity, materials and meal for monthly Family Time events and to help facilitate these events. This volunteer would also assist in cooking the meal for the meeting, help with holding babies while parents eat, and help clean up after the event. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
“Done in a Day” Project Organizer/Coordinator  
This volunteer will choose and manage a project of their choice that will help the families KCSL serves. The project could be a diaper/book/safety supply drive or a new parent welcome basket for example. A KCSL supervisor will be available to coordinate with volunteer on the needs of the families and program.
Family Time Sponsor  
This volunteer will work with our Healthy Families Kansas™ staff to choose a theme, activity, materials and meal for monthly Family Time events, and to help facilitate these fun meetings. This volunteer would also assist in cooking the meal for the meeting, help with holding babies while parents eat, and help clean up after the event. We have a need for up to three volunteers at each of these events.
Parent Mentor  
Our Healthy Families Kansas™ program is looking for encouraging, supportive and patient individuals who are interested in serving as a positive role model and friend to other parents in need. This volunteer would support a Healthy Families Kansas™ parent by developing an ongoing, one-on-one relationship through planned activities together. Must be at least 21-years-old and commit to 6-8 hours monthly depending on compatibility of volunteer and parent’s individual schedules.
Photographer  
Once a month, the program holds a Family Time event which give our families the opportunity to get together, have a meal, socialize and participate in an educational activity. The volunteer photographer would take pictures during Family Time activities and also take family portraits. Must provide own camera.

One of our volunteer photographers Carin Barwick, owner of Livingston Portraits in Independence, shares why she volunteers at KCSL.

“I think every family deserves to have their lives and families documented,” says Barwick. “However, photography can be very expensive! That's why I love the chance to volunteer to do family portraits and Santa Claus photos for KCSL’s Healthy Families Kansas™ program. It's an actual chance to make someone's day a bit brighter, and that's worth it to me for sure!”
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KC Metro
Cookie Baker/Sandwich Maker—CLDC or Family Time Events  
This opportunity is great for a volunteer who enjoy cooking! We are looking for a volunteer who will use their joy of cooking/baking to provide a meal, snack or treat for meetings. The volunteer will work with the program manager to coordinate food items needed for events such as Family Time or Community Leadership and Development Council (CLDC) meetings. Events are usually monthly-- CLDC meetings are the third Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. and Family Time varies. General knowledge of safe food handling is required and must be at least 21 years old.
Family Time Event Coordinator/Meal Sponsor  
The meal sponsor volunteer will work with Healthy Families Kansas™ staff to provide a meal for a Family Time event. For interest in planning an entire Family Time event, the event coordinator volunteer will work with Healthy Families staff to plan and facilitate the theme, activity, materials and meal for one or more Family Time events. These events take place bimonthly and there are daytime or evening opportunities. For group volunteer inquiries, we have a need for up to three volunteers at each event. Must be 21 years old or older.
Parent Café Event Assistant  
This volunteer will work with Healthy Families Kansas™ staff to provide a meal, materials and assist in facilitating a guided table discussion with parents at a Parent Café event. At a Parent Café, parents focus on an educational topic such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), protective factors, child development and positive discipline. Volunteers are requested to assist three times per year on a weeknight for three hours each time. This includes event set-up and clean-up. Ability to approach parenting topics with open-mindedness and sensitivity and knowledge of trauma-informed care is helpful. Must be at least 21 years old.
Parent Mentor  
Our Healthy Families Kansas™ program is looking for encouraging, supportive and patient individuals who are interested in serving as a positive role model and friend to other parents in need. This volunteer would support a Healthy Families Kansas™ parent by developing an ongoing, one-on-one relationship through planned activities together. Must be at least 21-years-old and commit to 6-8 hours monthly depending on compatibility of volunteer and parent’s individual schedules.
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Liberal
Hospitality Facilitator  
The Hospitality Facilitator must be outgoing and able to speak to strangers in a polite and caring manner. They will assist parents during Parent Meetings or similar events. This includes signing guest in, directing to meeting rooms and child care, finding chairs and serving food.Parent meetings are held monthly on a weekday typically 6:30-8 p.m. This will be a nine month position starting in August through the following May. Must be at least 16 years old.
Office Assistant  
The Office Assistant volunteer will help with office responsibilities like filing, shredding and inventory. This individual will also assist with front desk tasks during lunch breaks. Knowledge of basic office equipment is preferred. Must be at least 16 years old. Hours include Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Teacher Aide  
KCSL is look for a volunteer Teacher Aide who is friendly, outgoing and enjoys being around young children. They will help support the teacher in a variety of ways in the classroom by preparing meals, setting tables, helping children wash hands and brush teeth. They will also help with prepare materials, put homework packets together, make copies or any other appropriate duties assigned by the teacher. This is a year-long opportunity from July to the following July and can be done any time Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. based on the availability of the volunteer. Open to high school students and adults.
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Pittsburg
Family Time Sponsor  
This volunteer will work with Healthy Families Kansas™ staff to choose a theme, activity, materials and meal for monthly Family Time events and help facilitate these fun meetings. Tasks include assisting with the meal for the meeting, holding babies while parents eat and helping clean up after the event. These events take place every other month usually in the evening during the summer months and over lunch during the winter months. We have a need for up to three volunteers at each event. Must be at least 21 years old.
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Topeka
Child Care Provider  
This child care volunteer will be responsible for overseeing activities for children ages 0-12. The volunteer will need to lead children through activities while parents attend a nearby meeting. Hours include one to two events per week during the day, evening or weekend. Volunteers will not be expected to commit to every event. Should have a strong desire to help kids learn, grow and have fun. Preferred traits include patience, kindness and calm authority.
“Done in a Day” Project Organizer/Coordinator  
This volunteer will choose and manage a project of their choice that will help the families KCSL serves. The project could be a diaper/book/safety supply drive or a new parent welcome basket for example. A KCSL supervisor will be available to coordinate with volunteer on the needs of the families and program.
Facilities Support  
This volunteer would assist with seasonal projects such as trimming bushes, staining porch furniture, and washing lower level windows. Other occasional projects could be available as need arises. This volunteer would be needed occasionally on half or full days that could be scheduled to fit the volunteer's availability. Must be 18 years of age or older, have basic landscaping, painting and/or carpentry skills and the ability to work independently.
Family Time Sponsor  
This volunteer will work with our Healthy Families Kansas™ staff to choose a theme, activity, materials and meal for monthly Family Time events, and to help facilitate these fun meetings. This volunteer would also assist in cooking the meal for the meeting, help with holding babies while parents eat, and help clean up after the event. These events typically take place on the third Wednesday of every month, usually in the evening. We have a need for up to three volunteers at each of these events.
Healthy Families Kansas™ Family Night "Super Supper" Coordinator  
This volunteer will meet with the Healthy Families Kansas™ staff supervisor to determine the dinner schedules and needs for the year. Duties would include to recruit/train/schedule Meal Team Leaders and ensure coordination of menus monthly. A one year commitment is expected. Schedule and time commitment will vary depending on program tasks; more time is needed at the beginning of a program year for planning. Must be at least 18 years old. Skills: ability to coordinate with several parties to plan and schedule for events; ability to assist in meal planning for large groups; attention to detail and ability to follow thru with implementation of plans.
Kitchen Help Volunteer  
The Kitchen Help Volunteer will assist with plating meals and dessert and will also help clients to their tables with their food and beverages and assist with cleaning up kitchen and/or dining area after meal is served. The need is two hours typically on the third Wednesday of every month. Must have the ability to stand for up to two hours, and have great social skills.
Middle and High School Student Tutor  
This volunteer will tutor students in our High School and Middle classrooms by working individually and in groups with students. This position requires an individual who is flexible, dependable, and truly enjoys working with at-risk youth. Must have the ability to tutor youth in grades 6-12 in Math, Science, Social Studies, and English and possess basic computer skills. Volunteer must also have developed communication skills and ability to model positive and appropriate behavior for our students. Volunteers needed any time Monday-Thursday 8:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Parent Mentor  
Our Healthy Families Kansas™ program is looking for encouraging, supportive and patient individuals who are interested in serving as a positive role model and friend to other parents in need. This volunteer would support a Healthy Families Kansas™ parent by developing an ongoing, one-on-one relationship through planned activities together. Must be at least 21-years-old and commit to 6-8 hours monthly depending on compatibility of volunteer and parent’s individual schedules.
Photographer  
Once a month, the program holds a Family Time event which give our families the opportunity to get together, have a meal, socialize and participate in an educational activity. The volunteer photographer would take pictures during Family Time activities and also take family portraits. Must provide own camera.
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Wichita
Child Care Volunteer  
Provide structured activities (games, arts and crafts and imagination play) and snacks for children while parents attend classes or appointments. This volunteer will also help with diapering and toileting needs and clean up at the end of the visit. This opportunity varies in dates and times. Must be at least 18 years old to volunteer. The following skills are preferred: experience with children, knowledge of child development and ability to talk to parents.
Community Resource Library Assistant  
Volunteers will help put together Child Abuse Prevention Materials that will be distributed to individuals and organizations across the state of Kansas. Various clerical duties will also be performed as needed. Must be at least 14 years of age. Data entry skills helpful but not required.
Families Connect Volunteer  
This is a FAMILY OPPORTUNITY to volunteer during one of our special events by joining with one of our client families to enjoy an outing sponsored by KCSL. Volunteer families would serve as positive role models for parenting skills and communication, as well as coach parents and children to connect during an activity. Volunteer families would also model positive discipline techniques. Some examples of events include Pumpkin Patch, Zoo Day and/or an evening picnic. Families would enjoy activities together. Most events last two to four hours and generally scheduled three times a year. Good communication/listening skills, an easy-going attitude, good boundaries and ability to model strong, positive parenting skills are required. Must be at least 21 years old.
R.E.A.L. Distribution  
KCSL is looking for a volunteer to help during the Resource Empowerment Advocacy Lifeline (R.E.A.L.) community distribution events. Duties would include setting up distribution table, package and place contact stickers on supplies as needed (diapers, wipes etc.), hand out supplies and answer questions about resources. Bi-lingual English/Spanish and knowledge of Wichita-area resources are helpful but not required. For minors under the age of 18 interested in this opportunity, you must be accompanied by parent/guardian. Distributions are held monthly at the follow locations:
  • College Hill United Methodist Church - 3rd Saturday of the month from 8:30 -11:30 a.m.
  • Holy Savior - 4th Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. – noon

MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND HELP YOUR COMMUNITY TODAY. BE A KCSL VOLUNTEER!

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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM CONTACTS

VOLUNTEER MANAGER:

Ashley Putthoff
1-877-530-5275 ext. 1450

VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS:

Emporia
Bev Long
1-877-530-5275 ext. 1001

Garden City
Cecilia Douglass
1-877-530-5275 ext. 1101

Hutchinson
Lori Antone
1-877-530-5275 ext. 1321

Kansas City
Jamie VanCompernolle
1-877-530-5275 ext. 1204

Topeka
Jenalea Randall
1-877-530-5275 ext. 1403

Wichita
Lori Antone
1-877-530-5275 ext. 1321

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