“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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (414) 935-0241.
Thank you for your compassion and commitment to serve!