Q: What volunteer opportunities are available at the Mission?
A: Our volunteer opportunities are broken into two categories: Meal Servers OR High Impact Ministry Volunteers.
Meal Servers do just that! They serve meals at the Mission’s Community Kitchen.
High Impact Ministry Volunteers go deeper. These volunteers commit to a minimum of 4 hours each week and fill staff-like roles. To learn more about becoming a High Impact Ministry Volunteer, attend an orientation! Register HERE.
Q: How do I sign up to serve a meal?
A: Simply go to https://vrmhope.org/volunteer-signup and create a profile. You will be able to sign up for a date and time that works best for you.
Q: I want to become a High Impact Ministry Volunteer, but where do I start?
A: You will begin with attending a volunteer orientation. Orientations are offered three times a week, and you can register HERE.
Q: I want to become a High Impact Ministry Volunteer, but my personal schedule frequently changes. Will that disqualify me?
A: No problem! We have a variety of positions that are flexible with scheduling. We just ask that you make a commitment to be faithful in your service. If you are committed to showing up once a week, then that’s what we are looking for!
Q: If I am unsure about what I want to do as a volunteer. What should I do?
A: That’s okay! We understand that it can be overwhelming to choose the best fit, and we have tools to help you decide. Our best advice is to attend orientation and let us get to know you!
Q: What is the minimum age to volunteer?
A: If you are serving a meal, you need to be able to achieve small tasks independently, and you must bring a legal guardian with you for the entire duration of the meal service. The kitchen staff will provide all necessary waivers for your legal guardian to sign when you arrive. If you are wanting to become a High Impact Ministry Volunteer, you need to be 15 years of age, and your legal guardian must attend the orientation class with you.
Q: Can I volunteer at VRM to obtain court ordered community service hours?
A: No. VRM is not a court ordered community service site.
Q: I have never served those experiencing homelessness before, and I’m a little nervous. What do I need to know?
A: We have great news for you! Our team is committed to sharing our experiences and knowledge with you. We will not put you in a situation that you are not equipped for. Furthermore, we will provide you with the tools to be successful in your role.
Q: Is there a dress code?
A: We ask that you dress comfortably and modestly. It is important to wear clothing that does not attract attention.