The goal of the Springfield Rescue Mission, since 1892, is to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless, addicted, and poor by introducing them to Christ and helping them apply the Word of God to every area of their lives. The Springfield Rescue Mission is a non-profit, Christian based Emergency Shelter and Rehabilitation Program providing food, clothing and shelter. No person is denied services based on race, creed, gender, or nationality.
For volunteer questions please contact Lenore Brooks, Volunteer Program Coordinator at 413-732-0808 ext 220, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve breakfast (6AM-8AM) and lunch (10AM-1PM). For dinner service, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Lenore Brooks. Due to Massachusetts State Law, no on under the age of 16 is allowed in the kitchen.**
- Bring food and prepare it at the Mission *
- Bring food already prepared and serve to Residents *
- Prepare and serve food planned by the Mission's Food Services Coordinator *
*Volunteer hours may vary with food options
**Volunteer options available for children under the age of 16 Click here to view Massachusetts State Laws
For more information, please contact Lenore Brooks, Volunteer Program Coordinator at 413-732-0808 ext 220, email@example.com
Volunteer with the Rescue Mission's mobile feeding program, Operation SONshine, as the van travels the inner city distributing meals and other items as needed. Operation SONshine operates weekly. There is a four person limit in the Operation SONshine van.
Volunteer from 12noon-3pm making 200+ bag lunches and distributing them to homeless on the streets of Springfield. We visit numerous locations in City serving lunch to the homeless and poor. Once all meals have been distributed, the van returns to the Mission at approximately 3:00 p.m. Volunteers then help with returning items to the kitchen and cleaning the van.
Provide A Meal
One of the most rewarding ways to volunteer is to make a meal for the residents in the Men's New Life Rehabilitation Program at the main facility 10 Mill St. or the Emergency Men’s Shelter at 148 Taylor St. This is a tremendous help to the Rescue Mission and provides respite for the SRM Food Service kitchen crew.
Some volunteers provide a meal on a regular monthly basis and others do so as schedules permit. There is no obligation or pressure. Even one time is a blessing to the Rescue Mission!
The following are options for providing a meal:
- Volunteers are welcome to cook on premise and serve the meal followed by helping to clean up.
- Volunteers can prepare a meal ahead of time, off premise, and bring in prior to meal time (no later than 4:00 pm) and serve.
- If volunteers are unable to stay to serve, a meal may be prepared off premise and dropped off to be reheated for the designated meal.
Dinner is served promptly at 5:00 pm at both facilities.
Volunteers/Volunteer Groups should complete a Gift in Kind (GIK) form at the reception desk when providing a meal. This is your tax deduction form and is used for the Rescue Mission’s auditor.
Volunteers and volunteer groups will contact Lenore for scheduling.
firstname.lastname@example.org 413-732-0808 ext. 220.
Encourage your favorite retail business to display a Rescue Mission counter top display. This is a great way to make the public aware of the Rescue Mission and raise money to feed and care for the hungry, homeless, addicted and poor. For more information about obtaining a countertop display for a business, please contact our Donor Relations Office at 413-732-0808 et. 223 or email email@example.com.
Collect twin sheets, pillows, pillow cases, and towels with your friends, at your place of work or at your church. These items are needed throughout the year.