We appreciate volunteers of all ages at MSK and are so thankful that you are considering having your child donate their time and talents to our mission.  We have guidelines for young volunteers in order to keep them safe and offer them the best experience.

11-13 year olds who volunteer at MSK must be working side by side with a parent at all times.

14-15 year olds must have a parent in the building at all times.

16-17 year olds may volunteer without a parent in the building, but must be picked up by 2pm Monday through Thursday and 1pm on Friday. 16-17 year olds are treated as responsible adults while volunteering at MSK and MSK does not assume responsibility for their safety or actions. If you are not confident in your child’s ability to take on this level of independence, a parent should remain in the building.

Children 10 and under are not able to volunteer in the Mooresville Soup Kitchen during the guest operation hours. Young children can collect items, come for a tour, or schedule a group to come and volunteer during afternoon hours or once a month on a Saturday. They can deliver items collected, make decorations, create place mats, and many other fun activities. All activities for young children should be scheduled in advance by calling Judith Thomas.

Children 10 and under can collect the items on our greatest needs list:

Canned Vegetables
Instant Grits
Instant Milk
Carnation Milk
Corn Meal

Small first aid kits
Blessing Bags (anything to protect from the sun)
Hygiene products
Gift Cards (food places)
Liquid Detergent
Egg Cartons
Plastic Silverware
Black 45 Gallon Trash Bags


$500 will provide a field trip for 20 children in our summer program

$7,000 will provide a hot meal for our children in our dining room for an entire year