For Volunteers

What do Volunteers do for Literacy KC?

At Literacy KC, we rely heavily on the participation and active engagement of volunteers. In 2016, over 300 volunteers served a total of 8,472.55 hours at Literacy KC, the equivalent of over four full-time staff members! According to The Independent Sector's rates for volunteer hours, the value of the work of our volunteers was over $195,000 [...]

By | 2017-01-19T21:03:08+00:00 January 19th, 2017|About Literacy KC, For Volunteers|Comments Off on What do Volunteers do for Literacy KC?

Seeing the Change: A Literacy KC Experience

by Gabriell Smith I had the nervous feelings that everyone has had on their first day of work. The non-profit world wasn’t new to me, but this non-profit was new. Literacy KC welcomed me with open arms, of course. Between my coworkers, the students, and even my office (though it’s very cold)—Literacy KC made settling in [...]

By | 2017-02-07T20:50:11+00:00 December 1st, 2016|About Literacy KC, AmeriCorps VISTA, For Volunteers|Comments Off on Seeing the Change: A Literacy KC Experience

In its Fifth Year, #GivingTuesday is a Day of Global Giving

#GivingTuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and widely recognized shopping events like Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Originally created by the team at the 92nd Street Y -- a cultural center in New York City that has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back since 1874-- #GivingTuesday connects diverse [...]

By | 2016-11-17T21:43:55+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Announcements, Community Partners, For Volunteers, Special Events, Tips & Trends|Comments Off on In its Fifth Year, #GivingTuesday is a Day of Global Giving

Meet the Literacy KC Board of Directors

  Literacy KC currently has a group of 15 active and dedicated members on our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for steering the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure we have adequate resources to advance our [...]

By | 2016-10-27T17:28:22+00:00 October 20th, 2016|For Volunteers|Comments Off on Meet the Literacy KC Board of Directors

What is International Literacy Day?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day and Literacy KC is so excited to celebrate this day with the rest of the world. International Literacy Day 2016 celebrates and honors the past five decades of national and international engagement, efforts and progress made to increase literacy rates around the world. It also addresses [...]

By | 2016-10-27T17:27:20+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Announcements, For Volunteers|Comments Off on What is International Literacy Day?

5 Ways To Celebrate National Literacy Month!

September is National Literacy Month and at Literacy KC, we are so excited to celebrate! Strong literacy skills are essential skills for the development and growth of a community and our nation as a whole. However, literacy can easily get taken for granted as something that many of us have had the majority of our lives. [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:30:52+00:00 September 1st, 2016|For Volunteers, Tips & Trends|Comments Off on 5 Ways To Celebrate National Literacy Month!

How Do Our Volunteers Help Literacy KC?

by Kate Brown, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator As the staff member responsible for coordinating our volunteer efforts, I get a front row seat each day to the ways volunteers are helping Literacy KC work toward our mission of Literacy for All. Our volunteers are involved with many different aspects of the organization (see chart [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:47:03+00:00 August 11th, 2016|About Literacy KC, For Volunteers, Understanding Adult Literacy|Comments Off on How Do Our Volunteers Help Literacy KC?

Let’s Read Program Summer Progress

Have you ever attended a class at any of our Let's Read sites? During this summer term, we had classes at Operation Breakthrough, Catholic Charities of St. Joseph, and two sites by Samuel Rodgers Health Centers, Chouteau Courts & Riverview Gardens. Thanks to our partner sites & instructors, many families in the Kansas City area have been [...]

By | 2016-11-08T18:34:31+00:00 August 4th, 2016|For Volunteers, Programs & Services|Comments Off on Let’s Read Program Summer Progress