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Run a workshop. Mentor a student. Patch a porch. Donate your time, skills, and expertise. The opportunities to collaborate are endless.

Minor Home Repair Crew Members

Our Minor Home Repairs Crew assists Eastside Kansas City residents with small repairs and jobs around the house. These jobs generally range from window replacements and safety gate installation to porch patching and replacement. We are looking for dedicated “handy” folks to join the crew!

Needs: 6+ volunteers able to lift ~50lbs and who feel comfortable doing basic home repair and construction

Commitment: 4-6 hours per week, Thursdays or Saturdays during the day

Location: various homes across Eastside Kansas City

Contact: Donald Paul Jones III, CommunityConnections@FrontPorchAlliance.Org, 816-921-8812

Community Outreach Volunteers

Front Porch Alliance began with a knock on the door and a simple question, “How can we help?” Over 20 years later, we continue this important form of community outreach through regular doorknocking and attending community events. We are seeking folks interested in connecting with their neighbors and our Eastside KC community through direct conversations about needs and programming.

Needs: 5+ volunteers capable of walking 1-2mi; bilingual a plus (Spanish, Swahili)

Commitment: 2+ hours per month

Location: Front Porch Alliance, 3210 Michigan Ave STE 400, Kansas City MO 64109

Contact: Donald Paul Jones III, CommunityConnections@FrontPorchAlliance.Org, 816-921-8812

Childcare

We regularly need childcare help during our Community Classes and Parent Cafés so that parents can attend our events without worry. Interested volunteers should feel comfortable working with a group of infants and children and must be prepared to submit a background check.
Community Classes meet on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from approx. 5:30-8:00pm for seven weeks. Parent Cafés occur once monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm.

Needs: 3+ volunteers able to care for infants and youth (ages 1-10)

Commitment: 2+ hours per month

Location: 3210 Michigan Ave, STE 400, Kansas City MO 64109

Contact: Erin Bradley, Programs@FrontPorchAlliance.Org, 816-921-8812

Partners Active in Learning

Mentor a Kansas City student! Partners Active in Learning (PALs) offer individual tutoring and mentorship to elementary school students. PALs help students gain confidence and skill in math and reading.

Needs: 10+ passionate, patient adults interested in mentoring youth

Commitment: 1-3 hours per week based on student need and your availability, during the school day and after school

Location:
   -Faxon Elementary, 1320 E 32nd Terrace Kansas City MO 64109
   -Front Porch Alliance, 3210 Michigan Ave. STE 400 Kansas City MO 64109

Contact: Hanna Hochstetler, YouthJourneys@FrontPorchAlliance.Org, 816-921-8812

Youth Programs Volunteer

During the school year, we run five programs both in-schools and after school. These program support student growth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) areas and foster social and emotional skill building.

Needs:
   -Robotics Coaches
   -Shark Tank Instructors and Financial Experts
   -Our Stories General Support

Commitment: 1-3 hours per week depending on program needs and prep

Contact: Hanna Hochstetler, YouthJourneys@FrontPorchAlliance.Org, 816-921-8812

General Volunteer

Interested in supporting Front Porch Alliance but aren’t sure where to start? We always need help with office work, event planning, social media, document digitization, and more.

Needs: 1+ volunteers willing to assist around the office

Commitment: 2+ hours per week

Location: Front Porch Alliance, 3210 Michigan Ave STE 400, Kansas City MO 64109

Contact: Erin Bradley, Programs@FrontPorchAlliance.Org, 816-921-8812

Special Skills Volunteer

Interested in supporting Front Porch Alliance with your skills or expertise? We are in search of volunteers who can assist in the below areas. If your skills are not listed, please reach out!
   -Photography and videography to assist with community storytelling, events, and social media
   -Accounting and finance
   -Spanish language interpretation and translating
  -Folks interested in running 2hr workshops on home ownership, health and wellness, reproductive rights, and etc.
  -Folks interested in running 8wk community classes on various topics as requested by the community

Needs: 1+ volunteers willing to use their skills or expertise in service

Commitment: as needed

Location: Front Porch Alliance, 3210 Michigan Ave STE 400, Kansas City MO 64109

Contact: Erin Bradley, Programs@FrontPorchAlliance.Org, 816-921-8812

Try-A-Visit: Find your Early Head Start Fit

A free 90 minute visit with Cara Cooper, Early Head Start Coordinator, to help your family decide if home visits are right for you.

Thursdays at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.

3210 Michigan Ave. Kansas City MO 64109

816-921-8812

Front Porch Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered with the State of Missouri. All donations are tax exempt.

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