“Life is for service.” – Fred Rogers

“God does not need our good works, but our neighbor does.” – Martin Luther

“For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.” – Jesus (Matthew 25:35-36)

There’s much to be said about serving others, especially those who are hungry, homeless and hurting. The above quotes are just the beginning. Once you’ve taken the step to serve — to volunteer your time and talents with the Milwaukee Rescue Mission — you’ll have something to say on the topic as well.

Serving others can be a life-changing experience . . . and not just for you! A warm meal served with a smile, a compassionate hug for a hurting soul, a listening ear for a young mother in distress . . . all these things speak volumes. A simple act of kindness may be the encouragement that a homeless neighbor needs to take that first step toward a new beginning.

There are many ways you can bless our guests as a volunteer.  Some of the opportunities include:


  • Collecting or sorting donations
  • Serving a meal
  • Wrapping Christmas gifts
  • Cleaning and beautifying spaces
  • Participating in a community outreach event
  • Tutoring students or adults
  • Facilitating activities for children
  • Offering a professional service


If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up through our Volunteer Portal! We encourage you to create an account and complete as much information as you can. This will help us get to know your interests better and determine whether we have a current opportunity that could be a good fit for you.

Please note that our volunteer openings may be full at times. If you have questions, please reach out to us at volunteer@milmission.org or (414) 935-0241.

Thank you for your compassion and commitment to serve!