LINC is a bold experiment in getting volunteers involved in organizing services for the individuals and families whose fragile existence depends on the availability, accessibility and affordability of child care, good schools, health care, jobs, emergency assistance, and other basic services. Volunteers can work on various LINC initiatives.
One of LINC’s primary efforts is its Caring Communities school sites where volunteers work to improve outcomes and results for children and families in primarily low-income neighborhoods.
Caring Communities bring together parents, neighbors, businesses, faith groups, non-profits, community-based organizations and government (city, school, state) in schools and neighborhoods in seven area school districts.
LINC is one of the area’s largest volunteer organizations in the Kansas City area with over 2,100 volunteers. More are needed.
Responsible for overall program coordination of a Caring Communities site. This may include responsibility for a before and after school program which includes supervision, safety, and health of children in program; coordinates organizational policies; record keeping - attendance, enrollment, fee collection, budget; liaison between school staff, parents, and community.