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Career Opportunities

Upper Room KC has served the Greater Kansas City community for over 20 years, providing out-of-school services for youth. Upper Room has thrived, over the years, because we recognize the need to employ committed, talented and highly creative individuals who are committed to the mission of the organization. We are looking to employ motivated professionals who endeavor to administer to the educational, social, and emotional needs of our youth.

We’ve thrived over the years because of talented and highly creative teachers, youth leaders, and volunteers committed to making a difference in the lives of young learners in KCMO. When you join us, you’re joining the small army of people that make up the soul of our programs.




Our After School Program offers an opportunity to improve the educational outcomes of children in Kansas City. The program runs throughout the school year for K-8 students, although volunteers primarily work with grades 1-3, with a focus on reading and literacy skills. To apply to become a volunteer download the application and background check form, which contains submission instructions. To view available locations, read our FAQs.


Our Summer Academic Program is a 6-8 week academic and enrichment program for students entering Kindergarten – 8th grade. Students focus on reading and literacy skills with the help of certified teachers, youth development leaders, and volunteer tutors. To apply to become a volunteer download the application and background check form (for applicants who are 18 and older) and email it to To view available locations, read our FAQs.


Volunteer group activities with your school, church group or co-workers are available all year. Some activities can include reading to children, labeling books, cleaning, sorting, and more. Contact us to develop a group volunteer opportunity to fit your specific needs.



All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age or older to participate. Any volunteers 18 years of age and above must fill out a background check form. Please download and email the completed form to

Volunteers are able to schedule themselves online! We would love for volunteers to come as consistently as they can, but feel free to choose dates based on your own availability. Some volunteers may choose to come once a week, some may serve more or less frequently.

After-School volunteer site locations include:

Academie Lafayette (Oak Campus)
Address: 6903 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64113

Academie Lafayette (Cherry Street Campus)
Address: 3421 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO 64109

Holy Cross Catholic School
Address: 121 N Quincy Ave, Kansas City, MO 64123

Our Summer Academic Program operates at various sites that can change from year-to-year. Sign up to get notified when registration opens and view available locations.

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