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Become a Volunteer!

Volunteers bring essential services to every outreach program of the Rescue Mission. Each year, hundreds of people offer their time, talent and goodness of heart to Mission projects that help make a difference in the lives of needy individuals.

Serve as an individual, or as part of a group!

“It is a blessing to serve our Lord by volunteering here at the Rescue Mission,” says one volunteer. Another says, “I am glad to be a part of the volunteer program. Everyone is so helpful. It makes one feel useful and it also feels good.”

Come feel “good and useful” by volunteering with us!


Typical Ways to Volunteer

Addiction Stabilization Center
Clothing Room/Food Pantry
Coin Canister
Enriched Living Center
Finance Department
Human Resources
Learning Center
Parker House Residential Aftercare
Representative-Payee Program

Unless otherwise noted, these opportunities are available Monday-Friday daily. 
Download the complete list of volunteer needs here.

Urgent Volunteer Needs!


Our Facilities Department is in an urgent need for grounds keeping volunteers. Mowing, raking lawn and light ground maintenance included.

Our Finance Department has an urgent need for retired accountants or support staff  to help out with our finance staff’s work load.

Our Learning Center is looking for some retired special ed teachers as volunteers to work with community members and residents on Adult Basic Education.

If you are interested and can help us out, please contact: Melissa DePue at or 315.735.1645 ext. 2103.

Please print and fill out our Volunteer Application 2018 or Group Volunteer Application 2018 and mail, email (as PDF) or fax completed application to:

Melissa DePue, Volunteer/Intern Coordinator

315-735-1645 ext. 2103



Address 293 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
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