Volunteer at Flourish

It takes hundreds of volunteers for Flourish Furnishings to operate. The best thing about volunteering is that you have a sense of purpose and mission! Our volunteer opportunities include sewing, woodworking, moving, shopping, and more. Come join the fun!

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.

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Volunteer as a Team

Please click here to provide us with basic information about your group. We are offering opportunities only to groups of 15 or less. Times are 8:45 – 12 pm on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday mornings. 

Team Size: 5–15 (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 and more.

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.

Volunteers do not have to stay for the entire time frame.

 

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

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
Intake Specialist
  • Inspect and clean incoming furniture pieces
  • Identify alternative uses for items not suited for our clients
  • Marketing 

Times

  • Flexible schedule (generally while facility is open Tues, Wed, Thurs or Saturday 8:30 noon-other accomodations can be made)
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 info@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