Amethyst Place Volunteers
Thank you for your interest in spending time with us and our families!
Children’s Activities: While parents learn, we provide programs and care for their kiddos. Little hands require more supervision and little bodies are often FULL of energy – can you help us keep kids entertained and playing safely? An AP staff member is always present while you share your time with them. We’ll be outdoors if weather/sunlight permit or indoors in our childcare area. Children will range in age from infants to about 10 years old. We offer these activities during evening programs, mostly Monday thru Thursdays from 6-7 or 8 pm. All shifts are shared via an online calendar so volunteers can pick the ones that work for their schedules.
Setting up an apartment: Help make an empty apartment a home for a new Amethyst Place family! This activity may include moving furniture, decorating rooms, stocking kitchens and bathrooms, and other activities necessary for setting up an apartment. This makes for a great group volunteer activity.
Organizing donations: Help us organize clothing, household, and furniture donations so they can be put to good use in our program. This activity may include organization clothing in our Sister Swap Boutique, sorting household items, stocking our household pantry, moving donations to our furniture garage, and more.
Mentors (for moms): EnCompass is a mentoring program that helps Amethyst Place women build positive social networks and new support systems to help them on their journeys to success. Through the program, we pair two women who are friends as mentors with one mom. Between August to May of each year, we bring mentors and mentees together twice a month for 90 minutes (Monday or Tuesday evenings) to enjoy a meal and activities provided by Amethyst Place. Through these sessions, mentors model a positive friendship, build a support system for the mom, and provide personal and professional guidance to help her succeed. Our moms cherish their mentoring relationships and many have continued their relationships even after they have graduated from our program. Many of the mentors have expressed how much their relationships with our moms have enriched their lives. For more information, visit our EnCompass page.
Mentors (for kids): While many of our kids have a hard time, we know that one positive relationship with a supportive adult is enough to alter their perceptions of themselves and their potential. Are you ready to make a difference in a kid’s life? We’re proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City to supply mentors to our kiddos in 2nd grade and up. Mentors will be screened and trained through their program but you can request to be paired with one of our kids! Learn how to get started here.
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