“Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer”

 -Allen Klein

Would you like to help serve kids in our community this summer by volunteering at Altoona Kids Cafe? 

It takes about 40 Volunteers a day to operate Altoona Kids Cafe, and we would love for you to join our team! We have volunteer opportunities available in the following areas: Kitchen Server, Teen Kitchen Server, Classroom Leader, Classroom Assistant Leader, Classroom Assistant, Activity Team, Greeter and many more. You can sign up to volunteer for one day over your lunch hour, or for the entire program–we make it easy and fun!

Altoona Kids Cafe will be held June 12th–July 21st, Monday through Friday from 10:30am–12:30pm. We will not be open on July 3rd AND July 4th. Kids Cafe is held at Cross Creek (the building west of Lutheran Church of the Cross) 1975 8th Street SW, Altoona.

ALL Volunteers will be asked to complete a background check and volunteer application before volunteering as well as attend a training meeting*. Volunteer Meetings that include training will be held on Wednesday, May 31st from 6:30pm-8:00pm and Sunday, June 4th from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Both meetings will be held at Cross Creek (the building west of Lutheran Church of the Cross) 1975 8th Street SW, Altoona. We asked that volunteers attend ONE of these meetings. If you are unable to attend, you will be asked to complete training onsite at Kids Cafe before volunteering. If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at

Kids Cafe Volunteers must be in High School or Adults, unless pre-approved or special arrangements have been made for volunteer groups. If you are under the age of 18 and would like to volunteer we will ask for your parents permission by signature on volunteer application. Parents cannot sign up their teens to volunteer. Volunteers at all ages are expected to be fully invested in the mission of Kids Cafe. 

If you are under the ago of 15, and you are still interested in volunteering with us, we do have other opportunities throughout the year for under 15 volunteers, including setting up and breaking down Kids Cafe–before and after our summer program, sorting books, and filling backpacks and school supplies for our Tools for School Program.  Sign up to be an Under 15 volunteer now on

If you are over the age of 15 and would like to be an AWESOME VOLUNTEER at Kids Cafe this summer,  please sign up HERE on Volunteer Spot or contact us at

Thank you, we hope to see you this summer!

*Volunteers from last Summer will complete a background check and update their application already on file. Volunteers 18 and Under do not require a background check. The policy of Altoona Kids Cafe is to not have students serving other students of the same age.

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