- Opportunities to Help
Homelessness is a complex problem with deeply rooted systemic causes. Because of this, it needs a creative approach with complex solutions. While the work Fellowship Missions does is funded by the financial generosity of our community and donors, more than financial support is necessary to reach those facing homelessness in our community.
Not only that, but not everyone has the financial resources to donate funds or physical items…but they can still be a part of the solution! The most important part of Fellowship Missions has always been our volunteers who have a heart for what we do.
Whether it’s mentoring, teaching job readiness skills, collaborating on community projects, providing childcare, or helping in our kitchen, every voluntary act of kindness contributes to a ripple effect that empowers individuals experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives.
By sharing your time and talents, you can not only bridge the gap between those in need and those willing to help but also sow seeds of compassion and understanding in our community.
4 Ways To Make An Impact
We’ve said it before, but we really want to make sure you understand that everyone has something to offer when it comes to helping the unhoused in our community. It doesn’t matter what your skills are, how much time you have to donate, or if you’ve never volunteered with us before. We need your help and you have something unique to offer.
1. Volunteer At Fellowship Missions
Our volunteers are our heroes and there are a variety of ways to volunteer with us. We regularly need help cooking and serving meals for our shelter residents and welcome individuals, families, church groups, corporate team-building groups, and more into our kitchen.
If helping in the kitchen isn’t what you had in mind, our volunteers often step in to help our staff answer phones, direct visitors to the correct places in our building, provide childcare during mentoring and Bible study events, and more.
2. Become A Mentor
Our shelter residents participate in several types of programs where they require mentorship. Some are walking the path of addiction recovery and need a Recovery Mentor to help provide support, accountability, and encouragement. Others are part of our Catalyst Program and work with mentors to transform their lives as they learn essential life skills and habits.
We provide complete training for all of our volunteer mentors to ensure you feel confident mentoring our shelter residents.
3. Share Your Unique Skills
Many of our residents need help creating a resume, learning interview skills, or obtaining specific job-related training that will help them find long-term employment. If you have experience you think could be helpful, we’d love to connect with you!
4. Connect With Staff Through Professional Expertise
The barriers facing unhoused individuals can seem impossible, but local professionals like you can often provide lifesaving assistance.
Legal professionals, financial advisors, counselors, medical insurance professionals, and more can partner with Fellowship Missions’ staff to answer questions, provide advice, and help residents navigate the resources available to them in our community.
Ready To Make A Difference?
Ultimately, helping end homelessness by sharing time and talents is about recognizing the dignity and potential present in every person in our community. It is an invitation to build bridges, encourage empathy, and work together toward a society where homelessness is erased.
Through these collective efforts, we can create lasting change and pave the way for a more compassionate and inclusive world.
We can’t provide necessary services to the unhoused people in our community without your help! We need your prayer support, financial support, willingness to volunteer, and physical donations.
If you’re ready to get involved, click below to learn how you can help support Fellowship Missions.