There are many ways to serve at All Souls. Regardless of your passion or skill set, we can use your help. Serving food for events, caring for kids, helping out in the office, pulling weeds and serving on the Board of Trustees are all essential to the healthy functioning of our congregation.
If you would like to volunteer, please email the office administrator.
Current Opportunities to Serve:
Drive people to services
All Souls Hunger Outreach Team
This is a great way to give back and help our houseless and food insecure friends. Join us along with Free Hot Soup – KC Heroes and members of our Kansas City community to help make food and deliver much needed items.
Click here for more information and slide show of Thanksgiving 2020.
The Warming Center
December 26, 2020
All Souls Friends: As the temperatures go down in the teens the Warming Center Team would have been on the alert to open the church, but we are not. After months of research, dialogue with the Health Department, & consultation with various health care professionals, it was determined that we could not responsibly open the church in view of community spread of COVID 19. Instead we are partnering with several organizations to help many of our usual guests by purchasing tent-safe propane heaters, fire extinguishers, and refill propane so they may stay in their own improvised shelters in extreme cold. Some of the people who usually warm up with us cannot or will not go into established shelters because of specific vulnerabilities, so we also hope to assist organizations that place those individuals in hotels or motels where they are not in large groups. Please consider extending your holiday spirit by donating to the Warming Center to help save the lives of some of our friends by check (designate Warming Center) or selecting Warming Center at: https://allsoulskc.breezechms.com/give/online
Thanks from the Warming Center Team, and may you have a safe and healthy holiday season.
Thank you all so much, and hope you had a Christmas filled with gratitude and hope for better times to come! – Barbara Griggs
November 29, 2020
The leadership team has agreed that it is not responsible to expose either the volunteers or the guests to the risk of contracting COVID, and potentially adding to the current burden on healthcare facilities. We will be exploring how we can safely help other community efforts to address needs of people experiencing homelessness, possibly focusing on overnight hotel room stays. We hope to meet with Kar Woo from Artists Helping the Homeless soon to see if we can support that organization.
Imagine being homeless when you are asked to shelter at home from a pandemic. Now imagine a winter night with the temperature plunging to a life-threatening 5 degrees.
Last year, the All Souls warming center program made a saving difference in the lives of our fellow citizens experiencing homelessness. A hot drink, warm food, a cozy blanket, and a place to stay safe from the cold until daybreak keeps toes and fingers and limbs and lives from being lost.
It takes open hearts and willing hands, in addition to a lot of coordination, to make this happen, and it puts our faith into action in the most tangible possible way. If this program is going to continue during the coming winter, we will need at least a dozen new volunteers to help staff our emergency warming center whenever the outside temperature drops below 10 degrees.
You can help set up the building to receive guests, send or bring food and/or supplies, spend a four hour overnight shift keeping an eye on things, or help straighten up and sanitize after guests leave in the morning.
How can you make a difference?
Please follow this link to express your interest in volunteering, whatever the capacity, as every contribution is key to making it work.