“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


Interested in volunteering? Great! As we transition to our new Volunteer system, please direct volunteer requests and/or questions to our Volunteer Coordinator — by email at volunteer@milmission.org or by phone at (414) 935-0241. 

Thank you for your compassion and commitment to serve!