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 709 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 4pm.


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

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’s Thrift Store in Evansville sells 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 and Saturday from 9am to 2pm at 2420 Washington Avenue.

Volunteer forms are available below.

ERM Volunteer Application

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  • Disclaimer

    Submitting your volunteer application indicates that you have read and agree with the following statement: I understand that completing this volunteer ministry application does not grant me a position as an Evansville Rescue Mission volunteer. I understand that before making any determination as to my eligibility to serve as a volunteer, the Evansville rescue mission may review my application, perform necessary background checks, and conduct in-person interview. I also understand that my volunteer work at the Evansville Rescue Mission is at-will and that either the organization or I may terminate this relationship with or without cause at any time. I also confirm that all statements made on this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any false statements, omissions, or other misrepresentations made on this application may result in my denial or immediate dismissal as an Evansville Rescue Mission volunteer. The Evansville Rescue Mission may use any photos of me and my family taken during volunteer service or Evansville Rescue Mission events for various media publications. As a volunteer, I understand that I am not paid for my services and I will regard any assignments given to me as a serious commitment and will fulfill each task to the best of my ability.

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 Taylor Humphrey, taylor.humphrey@ermstaff.org


Get started as an ERM volunteer by submitting this Application.