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.