Volunteer with Shelter KC

Use your unique talents and abilities to serve Kansas City’s poor and homeless individuals who make their way to Shelter KC. We rely on thousands of volunteers who serve with their time and talents to keep our rescue mission running. Our volunteer program is here to support and strengthen our staff, enhance our client services and offer a positive and life-changing experience to our volunteers.

Whether you are interested in volunteering as an individual or group, student or senior, church or corporation, we have a place for you!

*We are unable to facilitate court-ordered community service hours

Thanksgiving Opportunities

As an Individual
  • Turkey Convoy delivery
  • Family Feast delivery
  • Turkey prep
  • Celebration of Thanks dinner 

Christmas Opportunities

Sign up for volunteer opportunities starting November 26.

Christmas at the Crossroads event
  • Meal servers
  • Blanket booth
  • Sock booth
  • Haircut booth
  • Photo booth
As an Individual
  • Care package packing
  • Christmas Eve at the Men's Center
As a Group
  • Christmas Eve lunch at the Women's Center
  • Christmas Day lunch at the Women's Center
  • Christmas Day brunch at the Men's Center
group of volunteers

Sign up for our Holiday Events!