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My Volunteer Journey: Meet Don


One of our volunteers, Don Laughlin took a few minutes to share his experience as a volunteer with us. We couldn’t do what we do without our incredible volunteers, we’re so thankful for all of them!

If you think you’d be the right fit to volunteer at Fellowship Missions, give us a call at 574-268-9555, email us at, or fill out an application online.

Meet Don Laughlin

Don Laughlin has been volunteering with Fellowship Missions for two years. He began as a mentor and a transportation volunteer and is also now a dedicated volunteer at the front desk. 

With the residents, he is known as “The Candy Man” because he brings candy with him to share every time he serves at the front desk. We love his big heart and his big smile!

“God has opened my eyes to reveal the happiness that is shared by many residents even though they have little material goods to make them happy.” 

A New Way To Volunteer

Don couldn’t volunteer the way he used to due to physical issues, so he asked God to open a new door to allow him to continue to serve at Fellowship Missions. He’s now one of the first faces you see when you walk in, as he welcomes visitors and residents at the front desk.

A Word From Don

I love being able to serve at Fellowship Missions because I love being able to interact with all the residents. I’ve seen people grow in faith as they trust God to be in control of their lives as they connect with mentors at Fellowship Missions.

It’s a blessing to come in to volunteer and see the face of God every day, the happiness on the residents and staff members’ faces is a testimony of God’s work in all of our lives.

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Ready To Help?

If you have a love for others, a servant’s heart, and are committed to following Jesus, you could be the right fit to volunteer at Fellowship Missions. No matter what your gifts and talents are, you can be a part of helping those in our community who need it most.

From answering phone calls to helping in the kitchen to providing transportation or taking care of children. No matter what your skills are, we need your help!

What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

James 2:14-17, NLT