At Hillcrest Platte County, we’re committed to helping homeless families renew their lives. In exchange for rent/utility-free housing, adults are required by written agreement to find full-time employment, obey program guidelines and attend weekly volunteer-taught classes in life skills, employment, community living, and budgeting. Join us in helping families find their way home.
To get started please contact us or fill out the online volunteer form. A volunteer coordinator will follow up to answer questions and explain how to get started.




“I volunteer at Hillcrest…it is an awesome Thrift Store!! Lots of great items, not to mention it all goes to a great cause…Mother and Fathers with children who need help!!”

“This is the best place in the community to volunteer! Such A wonderful ministry and fun people to work with.” —Mary S.

“We have more fun than a barrel of monkeys!” —Phillis F.

“Great group of people to work with! Come join us!” —Sharon S.

“I love volunteering here! It’s so much fun!!!” —Morgan B.

“My time at Platte City Hillcrest makes me feel good. I like people and am humbled by the stories I hear as a greeter.” —Sharon A.

We know you’re busy… So we’ve made it easy for you to volunteer. 

Having Fun Is Required!

Retired? Home for the Summer? Have Community Service hours? Need to build your resume? You can help us!

We always have projects we need help with for both individuals and groups. You can come and work for a couple of hours or hang out all day! Volunteers need to be at least 12 years old (unless accompanied by an adult) and wear closed toed shoes. We have projects sitting down or standing up, in the back rooms, on the dock, on the sales floor or out in the community. You can choose any day of the week, except Sundays, to join us.

Staff and other volunteers provide training. Snacks, coffee, water, and sodas are provided and volunteers who help out on a regular basis qualify for special events and shopping discounts. Potluck lunches, Themed Parties, Holiday Parties, and other in-store events are the norm at our thrift shops.