There are many ways to be involved as a volunteer with Kingdom House. With the wide range of services we offer to the community, we have an equally wide range of volunteer opportunities. Whatever your skills, interests or schedule, you can make a valuable contribution to the mission of Kingdom House!
Examples of Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Our Infant Center provides high-quality childcare, and our Early Childhood Center provides accredited preschool education for children from low-income families. Our Family Center provides free, short-term childcare to participants in our adult education classes. Volunteers engage children alongside our staff.
Our After School and Summer Camp Programs provide homework help, supplemental educational curriculum and activities (fitness, visual/performing arts, health and nutrition, etc.), and field trips that enrich the minds of under-resourced youth. Volunteers provide tutoring, yoga instruction, office assistance and more!
Our Sports & Recreation Department provides neighborhood families with affordable youth sports programming. Volunteers assist with cheerleading, baseball, basketball and soccer as program assistants or assistant coaches.
Kingdom Academy prepares high school students for post-secondary education and provides valuable job readiness experiences. Volunteers assist with tutoring, chaperoning events, assisting with job readiness and facilitating life skills classes–just to name a few!
The Bodega provides convenient access to affordable, high-quality essentials, which supports families in redirecting money and resources toward other financial goals. If you have a keen eye for fashion and a friendly, outgoing personality, serving as a sorter, stocker or shopping attendant might be the perfect opportunity for you!
Andrea’s Market provides a variety of perishable and non-perishable food items to our program participants. These items are donated by individuals, groups and local grocery stores. Contact us today if you are interested in picking up and delivering donations to Kingdom House or with assisting shoppers in the market!
We provide senior programming events on a monthly basis. Gatherings begin with a meal and include an educational component. There is often a fun activity, such as arts and crafts, activities or games. If you are a creative person who enjoys interacting with older adults, this volunteer opportunity is for you!
Our Maintenance Department ensures that our physical space is well-maintained so that our programs run smoothly and visitors feel welcome. Volunteers with skills in the areas of general construction, grounds maintenance, electrical systems, plumbing and gardening are invaluable to our organization and to those we serve.
Our Communications and Development Department increases awareness of our mission and raises funds to sustain our programming and services. Volunteers assist in a variety of ways, including preserving our past (documenting and digitizing our history), helping at events (Spring Bling, Golf Tournament, Toast & Taste), taking photos and videos, and much more!
Ready to Volunteer?
To get started, please click here to complete an individual Volunteer Application. Once we receive your application, we’ll contact you to set up a volunteer interview, which will help us match your skills and schedule with a volunteer opportunity. In order to protect the well-being of the children and families whom we serve, we follow United Way best practices for on-going individual volunteers, which requires three non-family references. Volunteers must also pass a background check through the Family Care Safety Registry and attend orientation prior to volunteering. Thank you in advance for submitting your application, and we look forward to serving with you!
For more information, please contact Natalie Gemberling, Volunteer Engagement Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-627-1232.