Time - Volunteer yourself or your group
Volunteer shifts are open all year in our kitchen, in street outreach, helping with occasional projects, with faith guidance, and more.
Talents - What skills can you or your organization offer?
Also in downloadable PDF form.
Also in downloadable PDF form
As of now, we cannot accommodate new volunteer groups larger than 5 people.
Thank you for understanding!
After filling out a volunteer application, our volunteer team will review it and confirm all shift requests.
We do ask that individuals be 18 years old or older unless accompanied by a parent or an adult supervisor.
Volunteer Coordinator Intern
Help assist the coordinator with scheduling, reviewing applications, checking references, and monthly reports. Knowledge of Excel and Salesforce would help along with good communication.
WEEKDAY MEAL KITCHEN SERVICES:
The Boston Rescue Mission provides three meals a day. Volunteers are needed to help prepare, setup and serve meals, wash dishes and clean-up after meals. Participating in meal programs is one of the most popular volunteer opportunities.
SHIFT SCHEDULE for Meal Programs (Sun - Sat):
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
SHIFT SCHEDULE for Front Desk (Sun - Sat):
Help monitor people coming for lunch.
11 AM - 1 PM
PLEASE NOTE: For some kitchen shifts or large groups, some or all group members may be asked to help with other tasks, including unloading donations, cleaning or deep cleaning, folding laundry, organizing shelves, and other work as well.
SUNDAY OUTREACH & KITCHEN
Every Sunday morning from 10 or 11 AM, 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 help to clean up and return outreach materials.
Due to the volume of clients and guests who are served by the Mission each year, the Mission requires a great deal of upkeep and repair. Maintenance volunteer duties may include deep cleaning, painting, repairing, and home improvement. Volunteers particularly talented in specific areas such as electrical, plumbing, and mechanical are eagerly sought. The schedule for this opportunity is need-based.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out one of our applications. Feel free to download a more extensive list of guidelines for volunteering in our volunteer handbook.
Our volunteer drivers have a valid driver’s license and an excellent driving record. We need help driving our cargo vans, picking up food donations from area restaurants, transferring and storing those donations, and other driving tasks as needed. Lifting up to 50 lbs. is a must. Volunteers have strong interpersonal skills, are self-motivated, and graceful in attitude and spirit. Please be professional in appearance and manner, present a model of loyalty and confidentiality, possess maturity, have a good memory and strong detail orientation, and a sense of love and care for the needy.
SHIFT SCHEDULE: 4:30pm - 6:30pm M-F
We welcome hands to help with housekeeping! One of our main needs is help cleaning the beds for our shelter guests.
SHIFT SCHEDULE: 9 AM - 12 PM M-F
Every night our shelter guests use bedding and towels during their stay. Your help in washing, drying and folding is appreciated!
SHIFT SCHEDULE: 8AM - 1PM