Volunteer

We are changing lives for good and need your help.

Calling All Volunteers!


Volunteer today to be a part of the vital work the Gospel Mission is doing in the Siouxland region. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Serve a meal with family, friends, church groups or individually
  • Facilitate a chapel service at our men’s or single women shelter
  • Be a thrift store helper / sorter
  • Provide breakfast on Saturdays
  • Provide sack lunches for the homeless who are employed
  • Speak in school
  • Work on misc. projects

Volunteers are matched with roles based upon their gifts and abilities, interests, experience, time availability, and organizational needs.

Are you ready to change lives as a volunteer?


Volunteer Policy & Procedures

There are general guidelines and rules necessary in order to ensure the safety of volunteers, and to protect our guests.  We require strict compliance with the following guidelines:

We want volunteers to get to know the people we help; however, be careful about being naïve.  Many times, people who are disadvantaged have learned to survive by becoming adept at using others.  Volunteers should remain on a first name basis.  Do not give your last name, address, telephone number, e-mail or any other personal information to any guest. 

Also:

  • Do not give or loan money to anyone
  • Do not give rides or take anyone to your home without approval.
  • Do not be alone with someone of the opposite sex.
  • Do not use profanity.
  • Do not give medical advice.
  • Please no photos or sharing the personal information.
  • Do not leave personal belongings unattended.
  • Do not date or pursue a romantic relationship with guests.
  • Do not make any decisions or be involved in counseling guests; instead refer them to appropriate personnel.
  • No weapons or firearms are allowed on Mission property.

Age Requirements

We recognize that many families enjoy serving together and the benefit of exposing children to serving others.  For the safety of our volunteers and our guests, the following restrictions apply:

  • The minimum age for an individual volunteer to serve without a parent or guardian is 14, and they must have written parental consent.
  • Volunteer youth groups must be at least Middle School age and have appropriate adult supervision if under the age of 18. (1 adult sponsor for every 10 youth)

Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Youth must be properly supervised at all times.                                 

  • Any volunteer driving participants in a ministry vehicle or their own vehicle must be at least 21.

Keep confidential all information that is obtained directly or indirectly concerning those in our programs.

You must sign in/out when you volunteer at any facility, event or project.

If you are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of any individual for any reason, please contact the person leading your volunteer/ministry assignment or the Director of Partner Relations.

Volunteers are encouraged to talk about Christ and share the gospel as they feel led.  Talk about what the Lord has done for you personally.  You are encouraged to share stories about your life and how God has helped you overcome obstacles and given you purpose in life.

Dress Code for Volunteers (year round)

This dress code is addressed to all volunteers.  Please use common sense in your choice of clothing.  We disciple a variety of men and women with various social vulnerabilities, thus it is important to observe a conservative dress code.  Please comply with these guidelines while volunteering at any of our facilities or events.  If you are dressed inappropriately, you may be asked to reschedule.

Long or short sleeve shirts are permitted.  T-shirts are acceptable but should not contain vulgar language, sexual innuendos or advertisements for alcohol.   Please do not wear sleeveless tops, halter tops, bare midriffs or anything tight or revealing; this includes leggings/jeggings.  Pants, shorts or skirts should be knee length or longer.  For safety, volunteers should not wear open toed shoes especially in kitchen area or where food is being served, thrift store, warehouse and food pantry.

Are you ready to change lives as a volunteer?