Those in the community who step up to help those in need.
On Time and On Point
For the last 4 years, Cashus has volunteered regularly in the Mission’s kitchen. Sometimes his schedule changes, but Cashus always arrives on time. His philosophy on volunteering is simple: help people who need it. Cashus cares about others, especially those with drug and alcohol problems, which makes the Mission a perfect fit.
Chrissy and Family
The Value of Giving
Seven years ago, Chrissy Walsh wanted to serve people in need with her young children after Christmas to instill the value of giving rather than receiving gifts. The Boston Rescue Mission welcomed her seven year old son and ten year old daughter to help out in the kitchen. As a person in extended recovery from substance abuse, the Mission’s objective appealed to Chrissy. She firmly believes that volunteering can help give back the support and love that was so freely given to her.
Building a Community of Support
While attending Colgate University, Connor conducted research on the causes and treatments of mental illness. Studies showed mental illness went hand in hand with a persistent cycle of poverty leading to bleak and sobering outcomes. A summer internship at the Mission was a chance to witness firsthand the effects of both mental illness and substance abuse among those within and outside of a treatment program.
Changing the Future
Felix came to the Mission as an intern from Bunker Hill Community College. Instead of serving meals to those in need, he offered digital skills instead.
Omar is no stranger to serving communities in need. Growing up in Saudi Arabia, he began volunteering in his neighborhood when he was in middle school. In 2011, he and his wife came to Boston on a scholarship and quickly began volunteering at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Omar served at the Boston Rescue Mission for the first time in 2013.
Park Street Church
Many Hands, Blessed Service
Carol and Megan wanted to lend a hand to local ministries. A volunteer service day at Park Street Church offered that opportunity. Because large urban churches like Park Street can be well-connected with local non-profits, it was an easy way to connect with the Boston Rescue Mission for Saturday morning outreach on the Boston Common.