Reaching Out...Changing Lives

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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.  837 individuals volunteered 8,620 hours of service to the Mission. 

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

Clothing Room/Food Pantry
Coin Canister
Human Resources
Parker House Residential Aftercare
Representative-Payee Program
Thread of Life Thrift Store
Unless otherwise noted, these opportunities are available Monday-Friday daily. 
Download the complete list of volunteer needs here.

Please print and fill out our Volunteer Application 2022 or Group Volunteer Application 2022 and mail, email (as PDF) or fax completed application to:, by fax to 315-793-8211 or drop off/mail to 293 Genesee Street, Utica, NY  13501 ATTN:  Joseph Schmidt

Joseph Schmidt, Volunteer & Events Coordinator

315-735-1645 ext. 2103



Address 293 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
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