Each year hundreds of people volunteer their time and talents for Crittenton. They come as individuals and in groups with a common desire to make a difference in the lives of the children and young adults we serve.
Mentors provide a particularly important role in the lives of youth in the residential and foster care programs who do not have family or other positive adult resources. Mentors develop one-on-one relationships with teens to help them build confidence, regain positive self-esteem, and introduce new skills needed to become happy and productive members of the community.
Volunteers provide such support as:
- Social activities
- Academic advancement and career advice and support
- Holiday celebrations, particularly Christmas and Hanukkah gift acquisition, wrapping, and distribution
- Self-expression opportunities, such as dance, writing, and other artistic endeavors
- Office support
- Facility updates and maintenance
Learn more about specific volunteer opportunities and how to become a Crittenton volunteer. Read our Volunteer Assignment Guide.
Crittenton Children's Center
10918 Elm Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64134