It’s Time to Appreciate Kauffman Center Volunteers

On Monday, April 10, we welcomed almost 300 volunteers and their guests to a springtime soirée. Attendees enjoyed the musical stylings of award-winning local jazz band, Hot Club KC, special creations by Executive Chef Laura Comer and the Bonterra team, and exclusive building tours.

Photos by Jenny DeFreece and Mary Maxine Luber. Hand-written notes of appreciation from Kauffman Center staff to volunteers.

Kauffman Center staff also showered volunteers with homemade treats and personalized thank-you notes.

In a typical season, volunteers welcome hundreds of thousands of patrons to more than 400 performances, concerts and events — including an incredible 51 in the month of December. These dedicated individuals fill over 16,000 shifts in a myriad of roles across the organization, including in administrative capacities. In total, they provide over 60,000 hours of service each year.

“I love my role and all the people I interact with every time I volunteer. It’s like coming home to friends and family. It’s been one of my best decisions, and I look forward to many more volunteer hours and attending functions,” Barbara A. said.

Those interested in volunteering at the Kauffman Center can email to be notified of the next recruitment period.