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Volunteers Make All the Difference at Cristo Rey Kansas City

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

Sister Barbara can be reached at 913.680.9251.

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 (11:20-12:15), 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.

Bi-lingual volunteers (Spanish and English) are needed in the admissions office periodically to make calls to potential students/parents.

Admissions interviewers assist Cristo Rey staff in their extensive interviews of potential students on Shadow Days (once a month in the afternoon).  Volunteers needed for several hours on those days.  Training provided.

Clerical assistants will be assigned to specific departments.  Hours are flexible. Typical tasks are data entry, filing, assembling and making phone calls.

On-call volunteers are called upon for periodic special projects, usually mailings, data entry and filing.

If you are interested, contact Sister Barbara Wieseler for requirements and training. 913-680-9251.

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.