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Volunteer Opportunity of the Week

Mulch Movers

We have an immediate need for some mulch movers.  A truckload of mulch was delivered to the Mission, but we don't have the manpower to get it all spread.  Can you and some friends join us for some mulch moving?  Contact JenniferB@SouthSideMission.org or give her a call at 309-676-4604 to find out more information or to volunteer.  

Volunteer Opportunities October 2014

Administration/Front Office

-Help with mailings on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis

-Help answering the telephones on occasion

Adult Ministries

-Tutor to help teach GED math; Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 

-Graders to help grade GED language arts; Tuesday and/or Thursdays 

-Assistants to help with Ladies Day Out activities; Wednesdays 10:30am - 12:30pm

Before School Ministries

-Group leaders to meet with youth in local schools; once a week 7:30 - 8:15am

Elderly Services Ministries

-Churches to sponsor Bible studies, visits, and other activities at local retirement communities

-Registered nurses to help set up senior's medication boxes

-Drivers to transport clients to doctor appointments

-Volunteers to send cards and encouraging notes and/or visit lonely seniors

-Registered nurses (or students) to perform monthly medical screenings at our food pantry and satellite locations


-Small group(s) to thoroughly clean two on-site kitchens every 2 - 3 months

Mission Mart Stores

-Merchandisers to sort, organize, and stock incoming donations; 2 - 8 hour shifts (daily, weekly, or weekends)

New Promise Center

-Churches, families, or small groups to sponsor, prepare and serve weekend meals to the women and children in our shelter

Utility Volunteers

-On-call volunteers to help with various tasks - pick-up/delivery of goods, transportation for the elderly, various, etc.

Youth Ministries

-After-school tutoring for English and math; daily 4:00 - 5:00pm

-Youth group assistants for boys and girls clubs; weekly 4:30 - 6:30pm or 5:30 - 7:30pm

-Van drivers for transporting students to and from after-school activities

-Family mentors; meet with families twice a month for 6 months

2014 Volunteer Open House

It's one of our favorite events here at South Side Mission, our Volunteer Open House.  We've set aside time to thank and honor our volunteers for the amazing way they serve the poor.  Join us on Thursday, October 16th between 5:30 and 7:30.  There will be appetizers provided by Chef Chris and his culinary students.  You can also learn more about individual ministries at South Side Mission as each area will be highlighting its particular niche of service.  If you would like more information, contact Jennifer Bateman.




Volunteer At South Side Mission

Volunteers are the lifeblood of South Side Mission. They help in so many ways! Did you know that there are 48 different ministries at South Side Mission?  Whatever your passion or talent, we can find a place for you. One of our greatest joys is helping a volunteer find his or her personal ministry to the poor. You need not travel overseas to be a missionary. All you need to do is travel south - to South Side Mission!

Please contact us to set up a tour and and begin your calling here at South Side Mission.

Because our volunteers and the people that we care for are important to us, we have a screening process that includes a background check.

Interested in finding your place at South Side Mission?  Please contact us using the form below.  We look forward to getting to know you!!


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Volunteer Interest Form

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