Provide Dinner for Rare Breed Youth

Prepare and deliver 40 individually-packaged, ready-to-eat meals for youth on a scheduled day. Groups are responsible for purchasing/preparing the meals and dropping off the meals between 3:30-4:00pm on the scheduled day. Please provide plates, utensils, and drinks if possible.

Want to serve the meal? Groups can now serve the meal onsite with some guidelines:

  • Dinner must be ready to serve at 4pm.
  • Up to 4 volunteers per group (our kitchen is small).
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
  • Volunteers must have hair tied back and wear gloves.

Call Rare Breed at (417) 865-6400 to schedule.

Make a Monthly Commitment!  We are looking for groups to commit to the following days:

  • 3rd Mondays
  • 1st Wednesdays
  • 2nd Wednesdays
  • 3rd Wednesdays
  • 3rd Thursdays
  • 4th Thursdays
  • 3rd Fridays
  • 4th Fridays
  • Every other 2nd Mondays

Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you are looking to volunteer once or become a regular, we need your help! Volunteers help us achieve our mission to bring stability and purpose to people who are homeless.

Background Screenings

Regular volunteers must register with the Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) and pass the FCSR background screening. Complete your registration at www.health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr or call toll free at (866) 422-6872 to see if you are registered. There is a minimal fee for first-time registrants. Groups are not required to complete the background screening.

Age Restrictions

  • Individuals must be at least 11 years old to volunteer with The Kitchen, Inc.
  • Volunteers under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult guardian/advisor/group leader.
  • Volunteers must be at least 25 years old to work at Rare Breed during youth hours (between 11am-5pm Monday-Friday).

Volunteer Opportunities

We need volunteers at our O’Reilly Family Campus and at Rare Breed. Find the opportunity that fits you! The Kitchen has various volunteer opportunities Monday-Friday during normal business hours. We do not have weekend or evening opportunities for individuals.

Donation Center Volunteer – O’Reilly Family Campus
Mondays and Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm (shifts vary)

  • receive and document donations
  • sort and organize donations
  • assemble move-in kits
  • clean and sanitize surfaces
  • other tasks assigned by Donation Center staff

Front Desk Volunteer – O’Reilly Family Campus
Monday 8:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday 12pm-4:30pm, Wednesday 12pm-4:30pm, Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm, and Friday 12pm-4:30pm(shifts vary)

  • greet and assist visitors
  • answer phones and direct calls
  • sort mail and other clerical duties
  • clean and sanitize the front desk
  • other tasks assigned by Support Services staff

Rare Breed Donation Volunteer – Rare Breed
Tuesday-Friday 9am-11am

  • receive and document donations
  • sort and organize donations
  • restock supplies
  • clean and sanitize surfaces
  • other tasks assigned by the Youth Services Coordinator