Become a Volunteer!

Volunteering can be a rewarding way to interact with those individuals with disabilities who receive services at Starkey. There are a variety of ways to become involved, from assisting with arts and crafts or fitness activities, to offering your time at a special event.

The positions listed below are identified as either long-term or short-term assignments, or events. Not all available positions may be reflected on the list, so check back frequently for new opportunities. Training is provided for all volunteer positions.


For information on long and short term assignments call Crystal Porter at  316-512-4133, or send email.

For a volunteer application, click here.

Long-Term Assignments
Arts and Crafts Demonstrator: Share a skill or hobby with a small group of persons served.
Cooking Instructor: Visit a group home setting and instruct persons served and/or staff in how to use a simple recipe.
Life Enrichment Companionship Volunteer: Assist Life Enrichment staff in spending “quality time” with persons served.
Community Companion: Assist staff in loading and unloading vehicles and accompany staff and persons served on outings.
Special Project Support: Assist staff in completing projects for special events.

Short-Term Assignments

Garden and Grounds Maintenance: Help staff and persons served plan, start and maintain a garden at a group home, and assist in general grounds maintenance.
Clerical Office Support: Assist office staff in a clerical capacity.
Seasonal Cleaning/Maintenance: Maintain appearance of Starkey facilities through periodic deep cleaning.


For information on Special Events call Eileen Ream at 316-512-4173, or send email.

Currently there are two special events that need volunteers:

Holiday Party

Some call it the Party of the Year, many say it is the most fun you can have volunteering!

Friday, December 20, 2019, a party that lasts all day for the people who receive services in Starkey's Day programs.  Many different shifts and positions available.

For details and to sign up, click here.

Cars for Charities

Volunteering with benefits! Volunteer for this beautiful rod & custom car show, and see the show free before or after your shift!

Friday, January 17 - Sunday January 19, 2020. Many different shifts and positions are needed.  You can also check out information on the Cars for Charities page here or at

For details and to sign up, click here.