• Volunteer

    At this time, we are not accepting any applications from people wishing to fulfill court appointed community hours.

    Individual Application - online

    Also in downloadable PDF form.

    Group Application - online

    Also in downloadable PDF form

    As of now, we cannot accommodate new volunteer groups larger than 6 people. Thank you for understanding!

    Volunteer Calendar

    If you have filled out a volunteer application, feel free to check our volunteer calendar for available volunteer dates and shifts in our kitchen at 39 Kingston Street.

    Volunteer Positions

    We do ask that individuals be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent or an adult supervisor.

    FRONT DESK ATTENDANT
    Front desk volunteers track residents as they pass in and out of the building, answer phone calls, page clients and staff, and distribute materials to visitors seeking information. Training will be provided, but prior experience with homeless populations is a plus. We're looking for a commitment of at least one 3-6 hour shift per week between 8am-5pm daily.

    WEEKDAYS MEAL PROGRAMS/KITCHEN SERVICES:
    The Boston Rescue Mission provides three meals a day for our Residential Recovery guests, two meals for overnight shelter guests, and one daily afternoon meal open to the public. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and set-up for meals, serve, and assist in the clean-up process. Participating in meal programs is one of the most popular volunteer opportunities.
    Here is the kitchen shift schedule on a typical weekday:

    Shift Schedule

    9:00am-12:00pm

    1:00pm-4:00pm or  2:00pm-5:00pm

    4:00pm-6:30pm

    SATURDAY OUTREACH
    Every Saturday morning, volunteers help prepare and pack meals in the kitchen which they later help distribute to the homeless at the Boston Common. Volunteers may also accept prayer requests and interact with the population. Volunteers also help to clean up and return outreach materials. Following Outreach, either the same outreach group or another batch of volunteers helps out in the kitchen.

    Shift Schedule

    7:30am-10:00am  (Outreach)

    9:00am-12pm (kitchen shift)

    SUNDAY COMMUNITY MEAL
    Sunday Community Meal is one of our most popular volunteer opportunities as it allows a group of 5-6 volunteers to take on full responsibility to arrange the food ingredients and prepare and serve food for about 175 homeless men and women at the Mission. Food can be prepared either at their preferred facility or at the Mission’s kitchen.
    (Recommended Food: Sandwiches, Pasta, Spaghetti, Salad, Veggies, Soup, Fruits)

    2:30pm

    Arrive at the Kitchen

    4:30pm

    Serve meals to Mission’s residents

    5:00pm

    Serve meals to Outside guests

    6:00pm – 7:30pm

    Clean up

    MAINTENANCE
    Due to the volume of clients and guests who are served by the Mission each year, the Kingston House requires a great deal of upkeep and repair. Maintenance volunteer duties may include cleaning, painting, repairing, and home improvement. Volunteers particularly talented in specific areas such as electrical, plumbing, and mechanical are eagerly sought. Schedule for this opportunity is need-based.

    If you are interested in joining the Boston Rescue Mission family as a volunteer please fill out one of our applications. Feel free to download a more extensive list of guidelines for volunteering in our volunteer handbook.

    For more information regarding volunteer opportunities please contact Mauricia at 617-338-9000 ext.1230 or email volunteer@brm.org.

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