How to Help

Volunteers are the heart of MLM. Our goal is to find a meaningful way for you to walk alongside MLM to serve the poor and needy.


Your individual contribution is needed. God uniquely gifts each one of us to serve so that we can make an impact. Find a volunteer opportunity that fits your desire to serve our greatest needs.


Small or large, we can accommodate your group. We want to find a way in which your group can serve with a purpose and collaborate with each other along the way.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Rebecka at rebeckanoel@mlmkc.org or 816-285-3154. Ready to sign up? Please fill out the form below.

Metro Lutheran Ministry - 2nd Saturdays Mobile Food Pantry

Food Pantries

Volunteers assist Monday-Friday at our three food pantry locations: Central, Northland, and KCK. Donations of food and hygiene items are always welcome and needed.


Senior Commodity Boxes

MLM distributes food commodity boxes to about 400 seniors monthly. Volunteers are needed Monday-Wednesday following the 2nd Saturday each month to greet guests and help carry their boxes.

Minor Home Repair

Minor Home Repair Team

The MHR team performs home repairs and builds wheelchair ramps for seniors and disabled individuals.

Orchard and Garden

Orchard & Community Garden

April – October

Assist in supplying fresh fruits to an inner-city neighborhood by helping with various tasks in MLM’s urban orchard and raised bed garden. If you care about green space and healthy eating, this is the opportunity for you!

Munch Madness - feeding those in need

Sack Lunches

Every day MLM gives away sack lunches to people who drop in needing food to get them through the day. We help you plan a packing party that you host at your site. It’s a perfect service project for all ages. Over 750 lunches are handed out each month.

Food pantry donations

Saturday Breakfasts

Every Saturday MLM hosts free hot breakfasts in Missouri. Serving teams are scheduled in advance.

Metro Lutheran Ministry Mobile Food Pantry

Market Monday


Help package and distribute fresh produce provided by Harvesters, and transport it to guests’ cars. Many guests wait overnight to get a spot in line – this service is extremely important to them!

Eileen's Place

Eileen’s Place

Volunteer opportunities at MLM’s newest progam site, Eileen’s Place, are available!

  • Garden & Orchard
  • Teach Life-skills classes
  • Host VBS, holiday, or birthday parties for tenants

Office / Support Staff

MLM is always in need of volunteers to help answer phones, file documents, perform data entry, mentor clients, and more! 

  • Case management internships
  • Assist with event planning
  • Mentor at-risk clients
  • Data Entry

Volunteer Sign Up

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Get Assistance

MLM helps families and individuals in need with a variety of emergent needs services to promote housing, food, health, and financial stability.
Rent & Utility Assistance
Emergent Needs
Food Pantry
Eileen's Place
Orchard & Garden
Financial Opportunity Center
Christmas Store
Minor Home Repair