Since 1980, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception – Has Been Serving Our Neighbors in Need
416 West 12th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone:(816) 842-0416


Volunteering at Morning Glory Ministries has been a blessing. I started volunteering here in January 2014. At the time, I was volunteering at different places, trying to find something that really touched me. My son happened to do his senior service project at Morning Glory, and after hearing glowing reports from him, I decided to accompany him one morning to check it out. I helped serve breakfast, and then helped in Emergency Assistance. I immediately decided that this was the place for me. I felt so good after I left that day, that I continue to volunteer weekly and I truly enjoy every minute of it. The people who work and volunteer at Morning Glory are dedicated and inspiring, and really care about the people they serve. They develop relationships with the guests and treat them with the utmost respect. They get to know many of the guests personally, and do everything possible to help them succeed. In turn, the guests always seem thankful when they receive a warm smile and are treated with dignity. Comments like "Thank you", "God bless you" , and "You made my day" abound. Morning Glory offers the less fortunate compassion and encouragement, something that they don`t often receive on the street. They help those who are down and out, and make their days a little sunnier. And that makes me feel like I am doing something special. ~Sandra


Volunteers have many opportunities to be involved at Morning Glory Ministries. Volunteers can come one time or commit to a weekly or monthly date.

Early risers can participate in Morning Glory Cafe where volunteers typically arrive by 6:30 am to prepare, serve and distribute breakfast to our guests every Tuesday through Friday.  By 9:00 clean up is finished and our volunteers can proceed with their day.

Mid-morning offers an opportunity to be help in our office of Emergency Assistance.  Volunteers typically arrive by 8:15 am to sort, organize or interview our clients who come to seek assistance. Tuesday through Friday our EA office is open to clients.

Saturday weekend warriors have a chance to assemble 600 sandwiches and prepare the sack lunches that are distributed over the weekend. These volunteers also help with clean up after the meal is complete and are typically finished by 1:30 pm.

Sunday volunteers can assist packaging up chips and cookies for the lunches which they help to distribute to the guests of Hospitality House.  Volunteers arrive by 11:30 to serve and clean up after the meal.  They are finished with their duties by 2:30 pm..


All volunteers must contact us prior to arriving to volunteer so they may be placed on the schedule.

 Karen Miller, Director of Morning Glory Ministries,, (816) 842-0416 ext. 111

Steve Bruns, Coordinator Morning Glory Cafe,, (816) 842-0416 ext. 112

Lisa Dunbar, Coordinator of Emergency Assistance,, (816) 842-0416 ext. 126