Volunteer

Make a difference in the lives of those in need
by donating your time and talents.
Matthew 25:35-36A, 40
I was hungry and you fed Me, I was thirsty and you gave Me a drink, I was homeless and you gave Me a room, I was shivering and you gave Me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to Me…
Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was Me – you did it to Me.

Volunteers are a vital part of achieving our goal of making sure every man, woman and child we serve are equipped to be productive citizens who enjoy lasting success in Christ. Donating your time to ERM allows volunteers to demonstrate the unconditional love and acceptance of Jesus to our residents.

 

With such a diverse ministry and a limited staff size, we rely on the community to come along side of us and help us accomplish what God has called us to do to ensure that each of our ministry divisions are running smoothly. We could not complete this significant work without the energy, enthusiasm and compassion of our faithful volunteer base. Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our ministry. We could not operate at the level we do if it were not for our volunteers.

 

Your willingness to give of your time helps us fulfill our mission of serving others.

Volunteer Opportunities

We serve three hot meals a day, seven days a week at our Residence Center, located on our main campus at 500 E. Walnut St., Evansville, IN 47713.

 

These meals are open to our homeless guests here, as well as the general public, so we are always looking for helping hands to help better serve those dining with us.

 

Our volunteer meal shifts are as follows:

 

  • Breakfast: 6am-8am, Monday through Friday

7am-9am, Saturday and Sunday

  • Lunch: 11:30am-1:30pm, Monday through Saturday

12pm-2pm on Sunday

  • Dinner: 5pm-7pm every day.

This location, at 421 E. Sycamore St., Evansville, IN 47713, just north of our main campus, serves as the drop-off center for all non-food donations.

 

ERM’s Donation Center is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

 

Here, we need volunteers to help unload, sort, tag and prepare donations for distribution to our two ERM Thrift Store locations.

We have a limited number of volunteer spots available in our Administrative offices at our main campus, 500 E. Walnut St., Evansville, IN 47713.

 

Here, volunteers help with basic clerical work such as stuffing envelopes, sorting mail, making copies, filing and shredding documents, etc. These types of behind-the-scenes tasks help our staff stay on top of administrative responsibilities so we can better serve our guests and the community.

ERM has two Thrift Store locations in Evansville where we sell gently-used clothing and household items. All the proceeds of these sales go directly back to your Evansville Rescue Mission.

 

Here, volunteers help sort and tag clothing, and organize the sales floor for our customers.

 

Our ERM Thrift Store hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30 pm (for both of ERM’s two Thrift Store locations) and Saturday from 9am to 2pm at our Washington Avenue ERM Thrift Store.

During the summer months, your ERM also has a number of volunteer opportunities available at Camp Reveal. Our 105 acre campground/retreat center, located ten miles north of Evansville, serves as the grounds for our two summer camp programs for Tri-State children during the warmer months. We also rent this facility out to various organizations throughout the year. Camp Reveal is the perfect site for a variety of service projects for small and large groups alike.

 

Camp Reveal is located at: 1042 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd., Evansville, IN 47725.

Evansville Rescue Mission’s 95th Annual Gobbler Gathering

 

Thank you for wanting to volunteer… we have all the volunteers we need for this year’s Gobbler Gathering.

However, we always need volunteers throughout the year.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

Drumstick Dash

 

Looking for another way to get involved at your ERM this fall? Volunteering or participating in our Drumstick Dash, taking place on Saturday, November 11th, is a great way to help feed those in need this Thanksgiving! If you’d like to volunteer for this fun event, please click here to submit a volunteer application.

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Ready to Volunteer?

If any of these volunteer opportunities sound like something you might be interested in, please see the calendar above to find out when you can help.

 

Contact ERM’s Volunteer/Community Relations Coordinator, Sara Scott at 812-421-3800 or sara.scott@ermstaff.org for more details.

 

Get started as an ERM volunteer by submitting this Application.