Become a volunteer…

Are you interested in a day of service? Do you have a parish or ministry group interested in serving? Is your campus ministry looking for an “Alternative Spring Break” service week? Are you interested in serving as a full-time missionary? Drop us a note at asimplehouserecruiting@gmail.com with your interest!


Do you feel a desire to serve the poor?  Are you looking for a place where you can delve into your faith and grow in your relationship with Jesus?  Does the idea of practicing personal poverty and living in simplicity appeal to you?  At A Simple House, our missionaries befriend the poor and come to know them on a personal level.  We strive to meet the spiritual and material needs of the lonely and outcast of the inner city in whom we can recognize the face of Jesus.  Our volunteers go to daily Mass, pray morning and evening prayer, and are encouraged to spend time in personal prayer.  Our missionaries are given the special opportunity to radically dedicate themselves to spiritual growth while living in community with others trying to do the same.  We have weekly intellectual development to form ourselves in the truths of the Catholic faith.  A Simple House is a place to respond to the biblical call to give to the poor and follow Jesus.

Full-time volunteers make a ten-month commitment. Missionary training starts in August, and the initial commitment ends in May. About half of the volunteers choose to stay for an additional year.  Every missionary is expected to attend daily mass, pray morning and evening prayer, and dedicate time for personal prayer and scripture study.

Full-time volunteers receive room, board, health insurance, help with student loans, and a $200 monthly stipend.

Mission Trips and Groups

For a day

Do you have a group interested in coming to A Simple House for a day of service? We’re happy to host service days as a way for you to meet the poor and serve Christ.  Past groups have helped cook meals for our families, visited the homeless with bagged lunches, helped prepare gift bags for general outreaches, gone door-to-door with holiday gifts, and assisted with projects at our missionary homes.  We work with each group to organize events that serve the needs of the poor and those serving.  Please contact us if your group would like to serve for a day.
​For more information, please email asimplehouserecruiting@gmail.com.

For a week

Are you looking for a place to serve for an Alternative Break?  A Simple House hosts college students from around the country at our Kansas City, MO and Washington, DC locations.  Our homes are a place where students can live the gospel through simplicity and service.  Students fully plunge into the lifestyle of a Simple House missionary for the week.  They stay with our missionaries in their houses, participate in our daily prayer and Mass commitments, bring home-cooked meals to our families, visit the homeless, and help with house projects. There is also time for recreation and reflection.
​For more information, please email asimplehouserecruiting@gmail.com.


Are you unable to commit full-time, but are still looking for a place to directly serve the poor in Washington, DC or Kansas City, MO?  We welcome local volunteers to participate in the work of our ministry as their schedules allow. Typically our part-time volunteers partner with our full-time missionaries and visit the families we serve.  Our work is sometimes unpredictable, so volunteers should have a willing spirit and flexibility.  Volunteers can come on a consistent basis or just for a day.
​Please contact our volunteer director with volunteer inquiries asimplehouserecruiting@gmail.com.