Volunteer at The Kroc

Donate Your Time & Talent

Volunteering is one of the most enjoyable things you'll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. Kroc volunteers are held to the same standards as Kroc employees including application, background check, child safety training, and orientation.

Volunteer Opportunities include but are not limited to:

• Help out with Boo Bash, Easter Eggstravaganza and other large community events

• Assist with youth sports such as soccer, basketball, or ice hockey

• Assist with food distribution in our Family Resource Center

• Serve on the Kroc's Advisory Board and Committees

• Data entry and more!

The Kroc Center relies on more than its paid staff to meet the mission of Joan Kroc. Mrs. Kroc was clear in her intent: The Kroc Centers were to be places where children can learn from one another, individuals can seek personal growth and development, and a place for the community to gather in leisure and fellowship in an environment that embraces the love and acceptance that Jesus Christ teaches us. As a volunteer, you can help us make that dream a reality!

Did you know?

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How to Become a Volunteer

Becoming a volunteer is easy–just follow these steps. Kroc Center staff will also provide volunteer assignment details and any additional training to all active volunteers, as necessary. Please note, the intake process can take up to one month. All applicants must be at least 16 years old. We are not currently accepting court-appointed community service volunteers.




Interviews are held at the beginning of each month. Be sure to bring a valid photo ID as the Volunteer Department will conduct a background check.

After your orientation, the Volunteer Department will call your references.

An immediate volunteer position may be available, or your application will be placed in the volunteer queue and you will be notified of opportunities as they arise.

Volunteer Interest Form

Please fill out this form and we will contact you to schedule an interview with the volunteer department.




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What's so amazing about being a volunteer?

Hear from one of our amazing volunteers below.

View more inspirational Kroc stories on the Kroc's YouTube channel.

Volunteer Spotlight

Trevor F., FRC Volunteer

Trevor, the 2015 Family Resource Center Volunteer of the Year, stuffed more than 150 backpacks with school supplies for local children in need this year. He can also be found assisting with administrative duties and helping stock the Kroc Center food pantry. Trevor is always willing to lend a hand.

Marry S., Volunteer Department Volunteer

Marry is a dedicated volunteer who helps keep the Kroc Center volunteer department moving. She started volunteering as an office assistant to gain the experience necessary to help her find a job in the field; Marry has since grown to be a key player in assisting other community members join her in supporting the Center. She also lends her talents to the Family Resource Center.

Marta and Reynaldo

 Centerwide Volunteers

Marta and Reynaldo share a love of giving back. This dynamic husband and wife duo is very active in the Silver Sneakers community at the Kroc Center and can often be found ushering at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre, raising money for the Heroes Program & Scholarship Campaign, or assisting in the Toy N Joy Workshop.



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