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Volunteering at EarlystART

It’s said that if you want to touch the future, touch a life. That’s what our volunteers do when they share their time and their talents with EarlystART.

Because our mission is centered around children, EarlystART is committed to their safety as well as that of our staff and volunteers.  We ask that volunteers review and adhere to the policies and protocols, and to reach out with any questions.

To learn more about opportunities, please complete the inquiry form via the button. We will do our best to ensure a rewarding experience suited to you and/or your group’s interests and the time you have to share.


I wanted to send a heartfelt thank you for your partnership with the KCU Community Service Day last Friday. I cannot tell you how much incredible feedback we have received from students and from the staff members who were on-site at EarlystART. Just from the feedback alone, I could tell how much love you have for the work you do and for the mission of EarlystART!

Kansas City University, 2023

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities


Stay, Play, & Learn!

EarlystART’s Stay, Play, & Learn is a weekly program where parents/caregivers and families are invited to engage with their child through an arts activity during their regularly-scheduled pick-up time. We would like to invite volunteers to help with set up, support arts/learning activities, and assist with clean up. The weekly series is offered on Thursdays from 3 to 5 PM. Volunteers are welcome to support this anytime from 2 to 5:30 PM.

2023 Fall Festival

Fall Festival is BACK! This neighborhood block party is an opportunity for the 12th Street Corridor to bring families together with safe, fun activities for all ages. We’ll have live performing artists, local vendors and community partners, food, and more.

Click below to register as a volunteer!

Hispanic Heritage Night

Help us celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

On Thursday, October 5th, we’re hosting Hispanic Heritage Night, and we are in need of volunteers to help set up tables & chairs, manage food & activity stations, and tear down afterward. We encourage volunteers to dress comfortably since there will be a lot of walking and standing.

Choose the slot(s) below that work the best for you!

At EarlystART we believe in reaching out to everyone around us.


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