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

Due to COVID 19 and the reopening protocols and restrictions we are unable to accomodate groups at this time.  We encourge you to see ideas for teams to the right until we are once again able to safetly welcome your group to our facility.  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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


    • 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.


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


    • 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.