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.
Wichita Children's Home

Volunteer Requirements

Every day children of all ages in need of a safety zone are admitted Wichita Children's Home. Children do not understand why police have taken them from their home and separated them from their siblings. Teenagers do not know why their parents have kicked them out of the house. What we understand is that in order for these children to have a chance to a secure future, it is up to us to help them and help their families get the resources they need for a new healthier and happier start at life. Volunteers play a vital role in assisting us in meeting these needs and providing children a warm, nurturing environment in which they can heal, learn and grow from their experiences.

To become a volunteer and touch a child's life, simply:

  • Complete a volunteer application form online or bring it to us at 7271 E. 37th St. N.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Attend volunteer orientation and training.
  • Complete a Health Assessment form, including a tuberculosis test.
  • Give written permission for a background check through the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
  • Observe and maintain strict confidentiality.

These steps help ensure the safety of the children at the Wichita Children's Home.
For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (316) 684-6581.