GROUP VOLUNTEERING

Looking for a group volunteering activity? Join us with your school, church group or co-workers, and read with our children! You can choose to volunteer one-time, or make it a goal to come once a month! We would love to work with your group and find what fits you best. We occasionally have opportunities for groups to serve in different ways, such as labeling books, cleaning, sorting, etc.

AFTER-SCHOOL VOLUNTEERING

Our After School Program is an opportunity to improve the educational outcomes of children in the Kansas City community. The program runs throughout the school year for students in Kindergarten – 8th grade (volunteers work primarily with 1st – 3rd grade students). Students focus on reading & literacy skills with the help of certified teachers and volunteer tutors (that could be YOU)!

NEW VOLUNTEERS

New volunteers: Please complete the volunteer application to get started. Upon completion you will receive an email with further instructions.

RETURNING VOLUNTEERS

Returning volunteers: Simply sign up here, no need to fill out the application again.

SUMMER VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering for the Spring Program is currently closed. We will start signing up volunteers for Summer of 2019 soon. If you are interested in our current volunteer opportunity, please visit the After School Volunteer Program page. Thank you!

Our Summer Academic Program is an opportunity to improve the educational outcomes of children in the Kansas City community. The program is a 6-8 week academic & enrichment program for students entering Kindergarten – 8th grade. Students focus on reading & literacy skills with the help of certified teachers and volunteer tutors (like you)!

NEW VOLUNTEERS

New volunteers: Please complete the volunteer application to get started. Upon completion you will receive an email with further instructions.

RETURNING VOLUNTEERS

Returning volunteers: Simply sign up here, no need to fill out the application again.

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A VOLUNTEER TUTOR?

Tutoring simply means you will be reading one-on-one with our students. A tutor will most likely work with different students from week to week, assisting each student with his/her reading skills.While reading, we ask that you have the student practice reading out loud TO the volunteer (not the other way around). If the student’s teacher gives different instructions, you may listen to the classroom teacher. It is recommended that you come as consistently as you can, but we are flexible with our tutoring schedules.

ARE THERE ANY REQUIREMENTS?

Yes. 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 info@scr-upperroom.org, OR mail it to The Upper Room at 300 E. 39th Street, Suite 4A, Kansas City, MO 64111.

This information can also be filled out via our Online Application.

HOW DOES SCHEDULING WORK?

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. To sign up online, please log in to the Volunteer Info Center and click “Sign up.” If you cannot log in to the Volunteer Info Center, please email info@scr-upperroom.org.

IS THERE ANY TRAINING REQUIRED?

Although training is not mandatory for volunteering, many volunteers find this video helpful in preparation for their first volunteer date.

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  • "My son has attended the Upper Room Summer program for 5 years and he loves it - and so do I. Best summer academic program ever!" - Jessica H.