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Becoming a Volunteer

The first step for all our volunteers is attending a Prospective Volunteer Introduction. The “PVI” is a brief overview of The City Mission and the volunteer opportunities we have available. It’s a great chance for you to meet our staff face-to-face, learn about the volunteer experience that is the best fit for you, and see how your commitment can impact the lives of men, women and children in crisis. Please click on “Sign Up for a PVI” to reserve your spot for one of the PVI dates below.

Click Here for 2017-2018 PVI Dates

  • Saturday, April 14 at 10am – Laura’s Home
  • Tuesday, May 8 at 5:30pm – East 55th and Carnegie
  • No PVI in June 2018
  • Saturday, July 14 at 10am – Laura’s Home
  • Tuesday, August 21 at 5:30pm – East 55th and Carnegie
  • Saturday, September 15 at 10am – Laura’s Home
  • Tuesday, October 9 at 5:30pm – East 55th and Carnegie
  • Saturday, November 17 at 10am – Laura’s Home
  • No PVI in December 2018

*Groups do not need to attend a PVI, please complete the Service Project Request Form below.

Sign Up for a PVI Download the Volunteer Waiver

Urgent Needs and Volunteer Positions:

Pathways Summer Program PVI — We’re inviting all sports teams, church groups, families, businesses and any other interested parties to a special Pathways Summer Programming Prospective Volunteer Introduction on May 29th! Learn how your team can use your unique gifts to serve our youth during their summer break. Email jbuxton@thecitymission.org to reserve a spot.

Faith & Finances Ally — A high impact financial education ministry that empowers low-income people with practical money management skills, biblical stewardship principles, and supportive relationships. Learn more about Faith & Finances by clicking here.

Crossroads Positions — We’re especially in need of volunteers for Computer Skills, Client Safety Support, Day Room Mentor, Basketball Mentor, 7 Keys Teacher & Crossroads Fun.

Adopt a Day Out of School in Pathways – Groups to come and provide crafts, snacks, activities and fun opportunities for our school-age children while they’re on school breaks (9:00am – 2:30pm); upcoming dates: 11/22 – 11/24, 12/8, 12/27 – 1/5, 2/16, 2/19, 3/16, 3/21, 3/26 – 3/30

Opportunities by Program

Position & Times Available

Faith & Finances Ally — January 6th and January 9th thru February 15th, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11:30am. Click here to learn more.

Computer Skills Mentor — Positions available Mon-Fri 1-3pm

Meal Provider (Group) — Meal Times (Available 7 days a week)

7 Keys Teacher –Tuesday/Thursday 10-11:30am

Warehouse Assistants — Positions available Mon-Fri anytime between 9am-4pm

Day Room Mentor –Flexible day & evening hours

Support Group Leader — Tues, Wed, Sat 7-8pm

Client Safety Support — ALL days 3-6pm or 6-9pm

Fun Leader (Group) –Evening hours or weekends

Basketball Mentor — Positions available Mon-Fri 4-5:30pm

Crossroads Prayer Team — Flexible day & evening hours

Main Campus Administrative Assistant — Positions available Mon-Fri 10-2 (Flexible Hours)

Position & Times Available

Library Services — Mon-Fri between 10am-4pm

Meal Provider (Group)  — Meal Time (Available 7 days a week)

Childcare Assistant (Individual) — Mon-Fri 9-11:30am and 1-2:30pm

Clothing Room — Flexible Day & Evening Hours

Administrative Assistant — Positions available Mon-Fri anytime between 10am-4pm

Front Desk Support — ALL days 3-6pm or 6-9pm 

Position & Times Available

Homework Club Assistant — Mon-Thurs 3-5:00pm

Teen Club Assistant — Monday 6:00-7:30pm

Adopt a Day — Winter, Spring or Summer Break or Day Off

Position & Times Available

Correspondence Chaplains — M-F 8:30-4:30pm (Flexible hours)

 Position & Times Available

Archivist — Flexible weekday hours

Friends of The Mission — As needed for phone calls/thank you notes

*For Group Service Projects, only group leader needs to apply.

Download All Current Volunteer Positions & Descriptions

Volunteer FAQs

I'm interested in a one-time service opportunity.

For all Group Service Projects, please inquire 6-9 weeks before the intended date of service through our form above.

Fill out our Service Project Request Form.

Service Project Request Form

Running with a Mission – There are plenty of opportunities to help out with our super fun Running with a Mission 5k and 1 mile walk. Sign up to set up, tear down, face paint, cheer, and more! Fill out the form here to sign up.

Done in a Day Projects – painting, cleaning, organizing or landscaping projects at our Main Campus or Laura’s Home

Crossroads Fun – Men’s groups to come and provide crafts, snacks, activities and fun opportunities for the men at Crossroads on weekends or evenings (ie. Watch a ball game, bring games or cards, tournaments, etc.)

Adopt a Day Out of School in Pathways – Groups to come and provide crafts, snacks, activities and fun opportunities for our school-age children on days out of school (9:00am – 2:30pm): Summer Break, Winter Break, Spring Break: 3/21, 3/26 – 3/30

Meal Providing – supplying, preparing and serving a meal at Laura’s Home or Crossroads (Handbook available below)

2018 Back 2 School Bash – volunteer at the event or host a game/activity table on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10am – 1pm

Trunk or Treat – decorate your vehicle and come pass out candy at Laura’s Home, Saturday, October 27, 5pm – 8pm.

Christmas Fairvolunteer at the event or host a game/activity table on Saturday, December 15 from 9am – 12:30pm.

Crossroads Dining Room HandbookLaura’s Home Dining Room Handbook

Note: You must be at least 18 years old to apply for any of the positions listed above. However, we accept minors to serve with an approved chaperone. Only the Adult Chaperone needs to complete a volunteer application process.


I need to log my volunteer hours.
If you served recently and forgot to log-in at our volunteer computers, you can access your volunteer profile below.

Log Volunteer Hours


Can I view the volunteer handbook to see what is expected of a volunteer before I attend a PVI?

Sure! We want to give you the best picture of what it looks like to volunteer at the Mission before you commit. View the volunteer handbook here.


I have further questions.