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Volunteers Make All the Difference at Cristo Rey Kansas City

With a gift of time, there are many ways to be the difference at Cristo Rey Kansas City.
Please contact Marina Lopez to discuss your interests, requirements for volunteers, and training opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

In order to achieve success in college preparatory coursework, many students need small group or individualized help.

Math tutors are needed Tuesday through Friday for freshman and sophomore algebra and geometry students (during study time) to help those with low basic skills get a better foundation. Volunteers will be trained and assigned to a student one or more days (Tuesday - Friday) from 9:35-10:20 or 10:27-11:15 or both times. Tutors can also work one-on-one in math classes between the hours of 7:45 and 4:00.

Literacy tutors are needed for students who struggle with reading, writing or both.  Volunteers will be assigned to work with a student during study period from 9:35-10:20 T-Fri or 10:30-11:15 T-Friday or both times.  Background/training will be provided by an English teacher.

Mentors are needed for Cristo Rey students.  Mentor responsibilities include making regular contact in person at Cristo Rey during lunch (10:40-12:15), offering encouragement and support. Lunch every other week is the current practice any day Tuesday through Friday.  It is helpful if mentors have recent familiarity with the college experience.

Special event volunteers are needed to help Cristo Rey with its signature event, Dancing with the Kansas City Stars. With 1,000 guests, there are numerous ways to help. Some positions are "day-of" and others are longer term.

Requirement for Cristo Rey volunteers:

Sign up and attend Protecting God’s Children training. This one-time training (lasts about 2.5 hours) is required for all Catholic organizations that have volunteers working with children younger than 18 years of age. You can find the list of trainings in Kansas City at Click on “registration” and view openings for diocese of Kansas City-St Joseph or Kansas City, Kansas for trainings in different locations in the KC metropolitan area. Choose Cristo Rey as your place of volunteering. A background check will be done through Cristo Rey after you are oriented to your position.