Mission Ministries Time and Talent Needs
Trust that you are gifted!
Listed below are numerous ways you can share of your Time and Talents with the Mission Ministry Department. Contact information is included at the end of each volunteer opportunity.
- Habitat for Humanity — Help construct houses for families in Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties. Construction experience is not required! Working together with Habitat supervision, the job is done to code. Village Church crews work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteer opportunities for students and working adults are also available on Saturdays. Contact Dave Lillard, email or 913-649-8930.
- Dominican Republic Medical Partnership — This ministry includes medical, surgical and youth construction trips to address specific needs. Visit the DR website for more information — villagedrmission.com — or contact Pam Logan, email.
- Kansas City Free Health Clinic — Village Church provides ongoing mission work one Saturday a month to the Kansas City Free Health Clinic. Physicians are needed for a 3-hour shift. Comprehensive malpractice coverage is provided and complete physician confidentiality is ensured. Contact Dr. John Hall, email or 816-289-6092, or Suzanne, email or 816-777-2761.
- Christmas International House — Host families are needed to provide a warm, welcoming environment to international students who are studying in the United States and not able to go home during the holidays. Each day structured activities are planned by Village Church. Contact Judy Miller, email or 816-651-5387, or Judy Williams, email or 816-916-4061.
- Food Pantry and Clothes Closet — A variety of volunteer needs, such as scheduling, receiving and shopping with clients to data entry and filing, are needed to successfully support the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet. Donation of food, clothing or cash gifts are also needed. Contact Susan Webb, email or 913-671-2314.
- Front Porch Alliance — You can make a difference in the appearance of a neighborhood and in the lives of its residents, children and culture by sharing your time and talent of volunteering to do minor home repairs, tutoring, life skills classes, financial literacy & legal literacy, computer classes and boy's mentoring. Contact Interim Executive Director, Barbara Beddingfield at email or 816-921-8812.
In exchange for rent/utility-free housing, adults are required by written agreement to find full-time employment, obey program guidelines and attend weekly volunteer-taught classes in life skills, employment, community living and budgeting. Hillcrest also provides to clients in the transitional housing programs the following, through a network of community support: auto repair/donation, food pantry, medical assistance, dental work, GED classes, haircuts, glasses, school clothes, work uniforms, etc.
With our apartment sponsorship, the Village Church cleans and stocks of the refrigerator when the apartment turns over to a new family. We welcome volunteers who can help prepare the apartment for incoming families and build ongoing fellowship with residents. Contact Deborah White, coordinator of local missions, at 913-671-2369 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.