Begin your volunteer experience!

Volunteerism remains at the heart of the Northland Shepherd’s Center with nearly 500 volunteers helping adults ages 60-plus who are in need. We welcome volunteers of all walks of life for a variety of activities and events. Whether you can help weekly or just once, your time makes a difference!

For more information, click to view the 2020 NSC Volunteer Handbook.

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To volunteer, please print the volunteer application below and complete both sides of form. Then return to us by either:

MAIL: Northland Shepherd’s Center
5601 NE Antioch Rd | Suite 12
Gladstone, MO 64119


Volunteer Opportunities


Drive riders to and from medical appointments, pharmacy, grocery store, financial institutions, financial institutions and other vital business. You can self-accept rides that fit your schedule Ride Scheduler (a web-based software system).


Complete minor home repairs for the cost of materials only.

Personal Shopper

Provide grocery shopping on a temporary or permanent basis for homebound adults.

Market Bus Assistant

The bus assistant and driver work as a team to provide group transportation to the grocery store. Supervise trip details ensuring a smooth program for the group as a whole. Riders need moderate assistance entering and exiting the bus. Load, lift, and carry groceries. Ability to lift overhead up to 30lbs required. First and third Friday of the month from 8:50a to 12:30p.

Learning & Laughter Bus Assistant

The bus assistant and driver work as a team to provide group transportation for our life enrichment program. Riders need moderate help entering and exiting the bus. Second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 8:00a to 9:15a.

Breaktime Club Bus Assistant

The bus assistant and driver work as a team to provide group transportation for our Breaktime Club bus route. Riders are provided full hands-on help from door to bus seat to hand-off. Supervision, compassion, and decision skills are needed Tuesdays 8:00a to 10:45a and 1:15p to 3:15p

Meals on Wheels Driver

Nutritious meals delivered daily to homebound clients. Routes are set up for one day a week 1 ½ to 2 hours on that day.

Weekend Call Check

A daily telephone “check-in” for adults living alone and who have a decreasing social network. One to two weekends (holidays when applicable) a month check office voice mail.

Care Call & Friendly Visitor

Offer caring companionship by a weekly in-home visit or telephone call to adults experiencing or at risk of isolation.

Health Care Companion

Is a screened and trained volunteer matched to an older adult who needs help keeping up with healthcare needs. Requires a one year commitment, once a week visit with the older adult and monthly training.

Technology Coach

Offer Assistance with minor smartphone, laptop, and tablet issues. This program was created due to the needs of our older adults requiring services or more virtual opportunities to help them thrive through the pandemic.