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Volunteer Opportunities

Serving Your Community

At Center of Grace, we are always in need of gifted volunteers. Below are listed a few ways that you can serve your community.

 

Community Dinners

Community Dinners
Role: C.O.G. is committed to providing two Free meals each week. Volunteers prepare, serve, and clean up dinner for anyone in the community who wants a free meal.
Frequency:Wednesday evenings, from 4-7 PM. To help on Wednesdays, contact Brian Evans at luvrvet@att.net. To help on Thursdays, contact Deb “Burphie” Brand at burphie@gmail.com.

 

Boys and Girls Club

Boys and Girls Club
Role: The C.O.G. is honored to partner with the Boys and Girls Club organization to mentor children and young people to reach their full potential. Whether you help with homework, coach a game, or teach an art project, you’ll have the opportunity to build healthy relationships with young people eager for adult guidance and have a positive impact on their lives. In turn, you will find that spending time with these young people also positively impacts you.

Frequency:TBA
Contact: Boys and Girls Club, 913-689-2700

Clothes Closet

Clothes Closet
Role: The clothing closet provides individuals a free shopping experience in our community clothing store. Volunteers can assist in sorting clothing donations and distributing the clothing when the store opens for people in need within our community.
Sorting Donations: Monday & Thursday from 1-4 pm.
Clothing Distribution:Wednesday 5-7pm & Saturday 9-11am
Contact: C.O.G office at 913-764-1353 or email us at info@centerofgrace.center

English Classes & E.L.L Preschool

E.L.L. Preschool
Role: Provide early childhood development for 2 – 5 years old whose first language is not English. Help children become ready for Kindergarten and have success in school.
Serve: Once a week, M-Th from 9 AM – noon during the school year. Contact Sylvia Romero at sromero@centerofgrace.center

English Classes
Role: The Center of Grace is in partnership with the JCCC Adult Education Program to provide E.S.L. Classes for all non-native English speakers. Volunteers can help students read, write, and speak in small study groups.
Frequency: Serve one day a week, 9 AM-noon or 6-9 PM during the school year. Contact Jill Sigler at 913-469-7677

General Office Assistant

General Office Assistant
Role:Volunteers will assist with basic administrative duties, such as answering phones, making copies, and distributing information about C.O.G. programs. We are in need of bilingual volunteers.
Frequency: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 12 and/or 1pm to 4pm
Contact: C.O.G.office: info@centerofgrace.center or 913-764-1353

Hygiene Program

Hygiene Program
Role: The COVID -19 global crisis caused C.O.G. to shift its focus to assist individuals in their greatest area of need, which was basic hygiene products. Our program follows an easy system where families sign up and receive a card to get the items once a month. Volunteers will assist with collecting, organizing, and distributing items donated to the Hygiene program.
Frequency: 1st and 2nd Wednesday of the month from 4:30pm to 6pm.
Contact: C.O.G.office: info@centerofgrace.center or 913-764-1353

Medical Equipment

Medical Equipment
Role: C.O.G. has a medical equipment closet that allows individuals to borrow medical equipment for a short-term disability or illness. Volunteers will assist in receiving donations of gently used equipment, distributing borrowed equipment, and maintaining the medical equipment closet.
Contact: C.O.G.office: info@centerofgrace.center or 913-764-1353

Technology Center

Technology Center
Role: The C.O.G. Tech. Center is a new program where we will provide FREE basic computer skills training. We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable assisting individuals with basic computer skills while serving as a Technology Center Room monitor.
Contact: C.O.G.office: info@centerofgrace.center or 913-764-1353

Community Garden

Community Garden
Role: C.O.G. allows individuals to get their hands dirty and enjoy being outdoors. Volunteers will assist individuals interested in growing produce by sharing their wisdom or lending an extra pair of hands.
Frequency: Once a week during the growing season.
Contact: Mary Buehrer, 913-244-4649

Building Maintenance

Painter
Role: Help update classrooms, touch up hallways, etc.
Frequency: Once a month for 2-3 hours, at your convenience.
Contact: info@centerofgrace.center

Landscape Caretaker
Role: Help to keep the church looking its best by maintaining the flower beds, shrubs, & landscaping around the property.
Frequency: Serve three or four times a year, at your convenience.
Contact: info@centerofgrace.center

Light Maintenance Team
Role: Help with small repairs/tasks around the Center of Grace; i.e. changing light bulbs, fixing broken doorknobs, pulling weeds, etc.
Frequency: Once a month for 2-3 hours, at your convenience. Contact: info@centerofgrace.center

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