MLM encourages volunteers to wear casual clothing, and NO open-toed shoes. At times you will be outside and should dress accordingly. The warehouse at MLM Central can be hot in the summer, and cold in the winter. Again, please consider this when dressing for a volunteer project. Layers are encouraged! Breakfast volunteers should wear hats to comply with health regulations.
We have both individual and group opportunities available. It is recommended that you give us the best possible estimate that you can if you plan to bring a group, as we use these numbers to determine if we need to seek out additional volunteers. Each volunteer opportunity has an ideal amount of volunteers needed.
There is limited parking in the MLM Central parking lot, but ample parking on Holmes between Linwood and 31st, as well as around 30th and Holmes. If you are at the MLM Northland or MLM KC, KS location you should have no problem parking in the associated church parking lot.
We have both weekday and weekend volunteer opportunities.
Yes! We encourage this as a way for you to better understand the many ways that MLM serves our community. Please make arrangement for this prior to volunteering, as we want to make sure an MLM staffer is available to take you on the tour.
Answers to questions frequently asked by volunteers
Download the 2019 Volunteer
We have volunteer opportunities for all ages, however some are more kid-friendly than others. Packing Parties and 2nd Saturday Mobile Food Pantries are especially kid friendly for ages five and up.
We ask that parents remain with children under age 12 for the best and safest volunteer experience for all.
Yes! Please do. This helps us to plan for and prepare for our volunteers to ensure the best possible experience for all involved. Please visit the volunteer pages to sign up for one of our many volunteer opportunities!
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