Volunteer at Flourish

It takes hundreds of volunteers for the Flourish Furnishings ministry to operate. Many of those volunteers work tirelessly behind the scenes. We’d love to have you join one of our teams.

Opportunities to Serve

In addition to being a great way to give back to those in need, volunteering is a terrific opportunity for team-building, socializing and staying active. See below for a full list of volunteer roles, including opportunities for teams and for individuals.

Due to COVID  reopening restrictions we are unable to accomodate show up and serve volunteers.  Please help us ensure the safety of our clients, volunteers and donors by signing up for any volunteer shifts.

Volunteer as a Team

We are beginning to  accomodate a few small groups at this time.   Please click here to provide us with basic information about your group and we’ll be in touch.  We are only offering opportunities the 1st and 4th Saturday of the month and Wednesdays to groups of 10 or less. 

We also encourge you to see ideas for teams to the right that may be a better fit for your group until we are once again able to safetly welcome larger groups to our facility more often.  Indiviudals are encouraged to sign up to serve via the link above.  

Team Size: 5–25 (volunteers ages 12–14 must be accompanied by an adult, with a ratio of 1:5)

Help us load/unload trucks, sort through donated goods, inspect linens and restock shelves for client shopping.

Specific projects will be determined on the day you volunteer based on inventory and final group size. Special team building projects are available both on and offsite.

Ideas for Teams

  • Sponsor a Dresser Build Event: Come to our location or offsite for team building activity
  • Sponsor an Essentials Drive Event: Collect items such as kitchen, bath or cleaning packs or blankets, towels or pillows
  • Organize a Community Canvassing Event: Help build awareness for our ministry
  • Onsite serving: Personal shopper with clients, work in stockroom and/or showroom, assist the sewing ministry, sorting of donated items, cleaning, etc. (See details below.)

Volunteer Individually

Select from a variety of flexible and rewarding opportunities. New volunteers should attend a 30-minute introduction tour prior to their first day of service to learn more about the opportunities. Volunteers ages 12-14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Facilities Assistant
  • Move donated furniture, bags and boxes throughout the facility. Restock shelves.
  • Load and unload vehicles.
  • Accept donations.
  • Lifting required; carts and dollies available.
  • “Field trips” in the community to pick up donations; must be 18+ to go on trucks.
  • Drivers must be 21+, have a valid license and pass DOT physical.
  • Donation Drop-Off attendant
  • Parking Lot attendant

Times

  • Monday: 5 – 8pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am – Noon
  • Wed.: 8:30am – Noon
  • Thursday: 8:30am – Noon
  • Friday: 8:30am – Noon
  • Saturday: 8:30 – Noon
  • Saturday: 11am – 2pm
Shopping Assistant
  • Assist clients during their shopping trip
  • Tag furniture and pack small housewares
  • Limited lifting required

Times

  • Tuesday: 8:30am – Noon
  • Thursday: 8:30am – Noon
  • Saturday: 8:30am – Noon
Behind the Scenes
  • Answer phones to connect clients and donors to local resources
  • Data entry support (limited)
  • Marketing, website, and social media assistance

Times

  • Flexible schedule (generally from home)
Truck Drivers
  • Our  team is looking for a few folks with flexible weekday schedules to help us get donations picked up. Help us ensure that no one in Kansas City goes without basic necessities. Most shifts are only 1-4 hours and offer flexibility.

    Please contact michelle@flourishfurnishings.org to learn more. No CDL required.

    Product Sorter and Packing
    • Sort, size and clean small housewares donated by home and corporate donors
    • Inspect items and stock shelves with dishes, cookware, linens, utensils, etc.
    • Pack and prepare clients selection for transportation

    Times

    • Tuesday: 8:30am – Noon
    • Thursday: 8:30am – Noon
    • Saturday: 8:30 – Noon
    • Saturday: 11am – 2pm
    Electrical & Woodworking Shops
    • Perform minor repair and test small electrical appliances and lamps.
    • Perform minor repair and restoration of donated furniture.

    Times

    • Tuesday: 8:30am – Noon
    • Thursday: 8:30am – Noon
    • Saturday: 8:30am – Noon
    Sewing Room
    • Light sewing
    • Repurpose linens
    • Training provided

    Times

    • Tuesday: 8:30am – Noon
    • Thursday: 8:30am – Noon
    • Saturday: 8:30am – Noon
    Communications Volunteer
    • Looking for volunteer with experience in creating and maintaining a newsletter, website as well as analysis and creation of social media content. You would work closely with our Board of Directors and Executive Director.

      For more information please contact michelle@flourishfurnishings.org.