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Below are a bunch of amazing and fun places to volunteer at! I've marked my favorites with a gold SUPERSTAR! 

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after the harvest logo

After the Harvest (ATH) rescues nutritious fruits and vegetables from going to waste and donates them to agencies that serve hungry people, primarily in Greater Kansas City. Our volunteers glean after the harvest, picking what’s left in farmers’ fields and picking up already harvested leftover produce. The majority of the funds we raise helps secure semi-truckloads of donated produce that might otherwise end up in landfills.

soul of santa logo

Their mission is to connect high-functioning adults with disabilities to resources. Through fundraising, community awareness, and education, they help empower them to experience the fullness of life. During the holidays you can help with their toy drive or help with one of their community breakfasts. But you don't have to wait for Christmas, you can volunteer year-round at their Harvesters food pantry and distribution on the first Friday of every month! Ages 5+ with adult supervision.

hillcrest hope logo

Work at the thrift store
Help babysit for parents in our program
Be a budget counselor for our families
Become a professional mentor
Organize our food pantry
Help with repairs on our properties
... and so much more!

happybottoms logo

HappyBottoms provides a monthly supply of 50 diapers or 30 training pants to children in need through over 60 social service agency sites. Our distribution agencies provide healthcare, emergency assistance, education, childcare and case management services to families in need. Our partner model has a ripple effect on families by providing access to other services that will help lift them out of poverty.

starfish project logo

We connect Lives, Resources and Acts of Kindness. We don’t focus on one type of person or problem, we focus on the true needs of our community and encourage others to do the same thing. Together We Are Making a Difference!

the single mom kc logo

When you partner with The Single Mom KC, you don’t have to wonder if you are making a difference. You are providing a place where moms receive healing and hope to pass on to their children and others. You are helping them write a new story and begin a trajectory of hope.

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clothed with dignity boutique logo
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harvesters logo

When you give your time, you’re directly contributing to the livelihood of your neighbors. From sorting nonperishable goods in our warehouses to serving meals and distributing groceries, with every volunteer opportunity, you make a direct impact on the wellbeing of our community. Thank you for sharing your time and talents!

cultivate kc logo

Interested in urban agriculture? Want to meet others who share a passion for food? Excited to see where your tomatoes come from?

Cultivate KC offers a range of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, from working in the field, staffing events, to assisting in the office. We’d love your help!

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kccg logo

KCCG’s daily tasks and long terms successes are possible thanks to the amazing help from our wonderful volunteers. You can also be a part of this gardening community that fosters an awareness of the environment, transforms empty lots into green, productive living spaces, and cultivates physical and social health.

sewing labs logo

Volunteers are integral to our organization, and we are excited to provide many different opportunities.  Let us know how you want to volunteer and we will get started!  Volunteer opportunities include classroom activities, sorting donated goods, community outreach projects, and more! 

children's mercy logo

Opportunity for Kids: Become a Children's Mercy Junior Champion

When your child donates to the hospital, they have the opportunity to participate in the Junior Champions charm program. This program recognizes their generosity and provides positive reinforcement for their acts of kindness.

nourish kc logo

As a volunteer, you can expect to clean and cut produce, plate food, clean the kitchen, and serve meals to the guests. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Children 10-13 must be accompanied by a caring adult.

bridging the gap logo

 Bridging The Gap not only educates the community about the environment, but also we engage people in taking action. Together, with our volunteers and program leaders, we do the physical work it takes to restore our environment by planting trees, picking up litter, removing invasive species, and much more. We engage 1,800 volunteers each year  – can you join us?

kc hospice & palliative care logo

There are a couple of way kids can volunteer here. One way is helping to volunteer at their Story Boutique. The other is as a community volunteer helping with special events, making crafts and blankets, or helping collect needed items! 

friends of the river logo

We work hard to keep the banks of the MO river and surrounding areas clean and beautiful so we can enjoy it for years to come. We aren't afraid to get dirty - in fact, we think we'd be missing out on the best part if we didn't! If you're interested in helping protect and maintain this vital resource, head over to our volunteer form.

powell gardens logo

Volunteers are invaluable to fulfilling the mission of Powell Gardens. It takes thousands of service hours to maintain the Gardens and offer meaningful experiences for our public visitors. Volunteers can commit to a weekly, monthly, or episodic schedule to help our staff continue the beautification and sustainability of this botanical haven.

ability kc logo

Annually hundreds of volunteers across the Kansas City community make a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families while participating in services at Ability KC. Volunteers like you make milestone moments possible by donating their time, talents and unique skills day-to-day and at our annual fundraising events. Ages 14+

kc pet project logo

With your commitment and assistance we will work together to make the organization successful in promoting animal welfare, promoting pet retention, providing public education, and giving shelter animals some much needed love and attention! Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, or between the ages of 7-15 years accompanied with a parent or legal guardian.

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northland therapeutic riding center logo

There are so many wonderful volunteer opportunities at Northland Therapeutic Riding Center: Horse leaders, side walkers, grooming and tacking, and more! Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older and in good physical condition to lead horses or side walk with our riders. NTRC provides a 2.5 hour volunteer orientation for all those interested in helping.

great plains spca logo

Volunteers are essential to our mission of providing a better life for pets and the people who love them. We have hundreds of dedicated volunteers who expand our impact in the community and enhance the lives of homeless pets through a variety of avenues. If you would like to join us, please click below to find out if volunteering with Great Plains SPCA is right for you!

wayside waifs logo

Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old, or between the ages of 13-15 with a parent.
You will find getting involved at Wayside Waifs to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!

The first step toward becoming a volunteer is to sign up for a new volunteer information session. Click below to sign up.

a turning point logo

Volunteers have a variety of opportunities to serve, with options for all ages, group & individuals, and different commitment levels.

You can contact us at 816-702-6801 if you'd like to take a tour and visit with someone about serving opportunities.

catholic charities logo

When you volunteer at Catholic Charities, you help us transform lives — and, you know what, you might even walk away transformed too! More information? Contact or call (816) 659-8205

habitat for humanity logo

Any volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian complete a minor waiver before volunteering. You must be 14 or older to volunteer at ReStore and volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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community services league logo

Our work to make meaningful change in the community is only possible with the thousands of hours of volunteer support we receive each year. Individuals and organizations working together to assist with weekly food distribution, annual events for back to school and Christmas, and serving on boards and committees.  Learn more and see how your time and talent can be part of the solution to give our neighbors hope today, and help for tomorrow.

cornerstones of care logo

Volunteers play a vital role in achieving our mission. By spending quality time with our youth, tutors and mentors serve as inspiring role models. Through landscaping and painting projects, community groups improve our facilities to create comfortable environments for our children. Whether volunteering as an individual or with a group, our volunteer specialist will match you with an opportunity that fits your schedule and interests.

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Whether you're packaging meals to distribute to those in need, or painting a room at one of our community centers, there are countless ways for you to give back and offer the priceless gift of your time. There are opportunities to volunteer for individuals, families, schools, organizations and businesses.

hope faith logo

Hope Faith-Homeless Assistance Campus works to alleviate homelessness and poverty in Kansas City, Missouri by providing basic necessities and assistance, as well as, providing critical services and programs to empower individuals experiencing homelessness and at-risk individuals to become self-sufficient and independent.  Hope Faith is a non-denominational, Christian-based organization that accomplishes this mission through a variety of programs and services. Ages 5+

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flourish furniture bank logo

Team Size: 5–10 (volunteers ages 12–14 must be accompanied by an adult, with a ratio of 1:5)


Jobs include loading trucks for our guests, sorting through donated goods, packing, woodworking, sewing, and more!

della lamb logo

We have many opportunities to serve. Whether you want to help stock our food pantry, clean out a closet, or even paint, we’d love to see you!

cross lines community outreach logo

Cross-Lines utilizes over 1,500 volunteers each year to help our community members in need. We have a variety of volunteer areas to fit your availability and interests, and we'd love to find an opportunity that fits you!

giving the basics logo

An organization is only as strong as the people who believe in its mission. Our volunteer opportunities range from sorting and packaging hygiene products to helping on product pick-up days. No special skills are needed, and we would love for you to come volunteer and serve with us.

deanna rose farmstead logo

Volunteers are an integral part of operations at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. As an ever-growing attraction, attendance increases each year. It is thanks to volunteers that the Farmstead runs smoothly and effectively.  Ages 14+

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Lend a hand during mealtime: lunch of dinner, any day of the week! Want to plan ahead? Check out Rec Time/Fun Friday dates on the calendar. How about hiding Easter eggs or sharing a cultural experience for Cinco de Mayo?

Collecting: new or gently used athletic shoes.

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hands to hearts logo

Too many children fall through the cracks, go to bed hungry at night, or don’t have warm winter coats. Too many children can’t read because there is no one to help them. You can help by packing Backsnacks, collecting school clothing for kids, running a book drive, and helping during the holidays.

hope kids logo

HopeKids provides an ongoing calendar of events to the families we serve. A number of our events throughout the year need volunteer support in order to be a success. Although the volunteer duties vary depending on the event, we’re always looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about being warm and welcoming in their interactions with the children and their families.

johnson county christmas bureau logo

WE ARE A GRASSROOTS VOLUNTEER-DRIVEN CHARITY. One of our missions is to provide neighbors an opportunity to help neighbors. In addition to working at the Holiday Shop, we have a number of volunteer opportunities available year-round.

kansas city dreamcenter logo

Be the change and do something!  Make a difference in our community by volunteering for one of our events.

lazarus ministries logo

Volunteers needed to serve as Personal Shoppers and Greeters in Lazarus Boutique. Shoppers help guests 1:1 and are dedicated to meeting their needs. They ensure each guest not only receives correct sizes, but help further our mission of offering unlimited compassion. This opportunity is from 10AM – 1PM Saturday.

Every Saturday Lazarus Ministries KC serves 100+ hot meals through our cornerstone program, Lazarus Table. Staff prepare the meal, but we utilize volunteers each weekend to set up, prep, serve the meal restaurant style and clean up. This opportunity is from 10AM – 1PM Saturday.

mimi's pantry logo

We have many volunteer opportunities such as:

stocking shelves, sorting deliveries, picking up, donations, greeting guests, signing up new guests, providing a personal shopping experience to our guests, reading to children, and assisting guests in our library

For questions or to discuss volunteer opportunities, please contact our Director of Business Development, Sharon Snowden

Phone:  816-735-0220, ext 103


ronald mcdonald house logo

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child. They shouldn’t have to worry about where they’ll get their next meal or where they will sleep that night. Our volunteers remove the stress of everyday life by keeping our Houses beautiful, our kitchens full and our families well cared for. Volunteering with us is an enriching experience not only for our volunteers, but for the thousands of families who walk through our doors.

pete's garden logo

Help us assemble meals!
We work at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral at 13th & Broadway, across from Bartle Hall.  Sign up for shifts through our SignUpGenius link on our website. 

the children's place logo

Healing from traumatic events takes more than just expert treatment and therapy; it also takes the unconditional love of caring, safe adults. The Children’s Place depends on volunteers to partner with staff to provide this consistent and dependable support system for children.

youth volunteer corps logo

If you are between the ages of 11 and 18 and there is a YVC in your community, you can become a YVC youth volunteer. Locate a site near you and contact them directly for more information. Fees apply


 A local nonprofit that supports domestic violence survivors, provides essential resources to end period poverty, empowers college bound and non-traditional students and inspires cancer patients, lifting all those we serve to live their best life. 

Groups/businesses/organizations and host Period Packing Parties (PPP's) to create more awareness on menstrual health and equity as well as providing basic need items into the community. We have given over 1 million period products to people locally and across 14 countries. Ages 14+

Pawportunities is a great place to volunteer for all ages! You will have to complete a volunteering class before you can help. Activities include making food bags for foster homes, making wellness treats, walking animals, interacting, and helping with cleanup. 


The KP Café is a great place to volunteer at on Sunday mornings (9:30-11 am) or during the week (Mon-Thurs 9 am – 12 pm).  We offer free open gym for kids to enjoy during the week at the same time.  We welcome small mom’s groups to meet at the café as well as families to grab a drink and snack. 

KP Worship Service Sundays at 10 am – If you wish to serve on a Sunday morning as a greeter, barista at the cafe or in the classrooms!  The service time is 10 am!

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