If you are 21 years or younger and in need of immediate help, call (316) 262-HOME or go to any QuikTrip, fire station or anywhere you see the Safe Place logo and ask an employee to call our Street Outreach staff.

Roast of Coach Brent Kemnitz

Join us for a Roast of Coach Brent Kemnitz on Thursday, November 10 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm!

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Immediate Needs

Immediate Needs

We are currently in urgent need of a few select items for the children at the Wichita Children’s Home.

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They Need
Your Support.

The Wichita Children's Home offers the only emergency, temporary residential shelter for children in our community.

With your support, we are able to keep The Home open 24/7 and keep thousands of children safe every year. You may give any amount you wish by using our secure credit card donation system below. As always, your gift is 100% tax deductible.

Volunteering at the Home

Volunteers at the Wichita Children’s Home are used to fill a variety of roles, either as an individual or in groups. Since the Home is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, volunteers are utilized around the clock. They can maintain a consistent schedule or choose a flexible one, depending on their availability.

Volunteers can help in many ways, including but not limited to:

  • Child Care
  • Cook for Boys
  • Cook for Girls
  • Donations Sorter
  • Gardening & Grounds
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • O.Z. Opportunity Zone
  • Receptionist
  • Transportation
Child Care

Location:
Wichita Children's Home

Duties:
Provide child care for teen mothers in our BRIDGES Independent Living Program. Allow parents with little or no family support the opportunity to have a few hours of personal time for errands and appointments. This is a perfect opportunity for small groups as well as individuals.

Note: Minimum two hour shift required.

Availability:
Anytime

Cook

Location:
Wichita Children's Home

Duties:
Be a role model for approximately 15 teenage boys between the ages of 16 and 19 years living in our BRIDGES Independent Living Program by cooking a meal with residents. Youth will learn food preparation, meal planning and basic cooking skills. Food is provided by WCH. Volunteers are encouraged to make meal suggestions.

Minimum age:
25

Availability:
Evenings and Weekends

Donations Sorter

Location:
Wichita Children's Home

Duties:
Sort and distribute new and used donations.

Note: Some lifting required.

Minimum age:
21

Availability:
Anytime

Gardener

Location:
Wichita Children's Home

Duties:
Help maintain gardens and landscaping by weeding, trimming bushes, and planting flowers. WCH to supply all gardening materials.

Availability:
Anytime

Kitchen Assistant

Location:
Wichita Children's Home

Duties:
Assist kitchen staff with prep work for meals. Great opportunity for those who love to cook, but would prefer not to work directly with the children.

Minimum age:
21

Availability:
Weekdays

Opportunity Zone

Location:
Wichita Children's Home

Receptionist

Location:
Wichita Children's Home

Duties:
Provide assistance to callers, guests, visitors, and clients of WCH and operate a multi line phone system. Also responsible for some clerical duties as time permits.

Minimum age:
25

Availability:
Weekends only

Transportation

Location:
BRIDGES Phase 2 Apartment

Duties:
Drivers needed to transport BRIDGES, Phase 2 youth to and from school, work or other appointments.

Availability:
Monday through Friday from 7am - 9am or 3pm - 5pm.

Qualifications:
Volunteers must possess a valid Kansas Drivers License. All volunteers transporting youth will have their driving records checked before they may begin volunteering.

Minimum age:
25

Availability:
Weekdays

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Join us for a Roast of Coach Brent Kemnitz!

Join us for a Roast of Coach Brent Kemnitz to benefit the Wichita Children’s Home on Thursday, November 10 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm at Wichita Marriott East! This roast will spotlight Coach Brent Kemnitz’s life accomplishments and offer plenty of laughs. Attendees will hear from his former players and those that were influenced by him. Learn more and purchase tickets here.