Volunteer


Volunteer Orientations:

Thank you for your interest in serving the Colorado Springs community. Volunteers are vital to the heartbeat of Springs Rescue Mission. With the support of volunteers like you, together we can bring change in the Pikes Peak Region!

Our next scheduled Volunteer Orientations are Saturday, August 1st at 10:30 am and Saturday, September 12th at 10:30 am. We will be meeting in the lobby of 5 W. Las Vegas St., 80903 to begin each day. The orientation includes a tour of our campus as well as ideas of where and how you can volunteer with us. Orientations typically take about an hour and a half to complete.

Many of our volunteers find orientation to be a helpful place to begin. For those volunteers wanting to volunteer a couple times per month or more frequently, a Volunteer Orientation is a required part of the application process due to the nature of volunteer placement.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling (719) 632-1822.  Please dress accordingly for the weather as we will be outside as we move from building to building.  Volunteer Orientations begin by meeting in the lobby of 5 W. Las Vegas St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.


Mission Tours

The Springs Rescue Mission would like to invite you to tour our campus. This will allow you to get more acquainted with the programs we have on our growing campus. We do offer a tour as part of the first hour of our Volunteer Orientations. We also are offering tours on the following Tuesdays (Please note this does not include a Volunteer Orientation):

  • Tuesday, July 28th - 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, July 31st - 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 4th - 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 7th - 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 11th - 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 14th - 9:00 a.m.
  • Friday, August 21st - 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 25th - 1:30 p.m.
  • Friday, August 28th - 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 22nd - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 29th - 1:30 p.m.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling (719) 632-1822.  Please dress accordingly for the weather as we will be outside as we move from building to building. Mission Tours begin by meeting in the lobby of 5 W. Las Vegas St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903.


Partner with us in serving our community while using your unique talents and abilities to see lives transformed and filled with hope.  Below you can see some of the volunteer opportunities offered, but we have dozens of ways you can get involved.

RELIEF

  • SAMARITAN’S KITCHEN
    Providing over 130,000 meals per year for our hungry neighbors
  • SUPPORTIVE FAMILY SERVICES
    Giving food boxes, clothing, and furniture to thousands of neighbors in need per year
  • WINTER SHELTER
    Protecting the homeless from the cold through over 9,000 nights of shelter per year
  • RESOURCE ADVOCATE PROGRAM
    Connecting hundreds of chronically homeless people with essential services

REHABILITATION

  • NEW LIFE PROGRAM
    Rehabilitating up to 75 men per year through residential addiction recovery

EMPOWERMENT

  • GRADUATE SERVICES PROGRAM
    Equipping program graduates to become productive members of our community
  • FAMILY MENTOR ALLIANCE
    Mentoring at-risk families in basic life skills in partnership with local congregations

Please note that most volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Saturday. Sunday volunteer opportunities are extremely limited.


INDIVIDUALS

HOW TO GET STARTED...

volunteer-individual-1Step 1: Prayerfully seek how frequently you would like to volunteer with us.

If you would like to serve with us one time, occasionally, or a couple of times per month, you will be a Partner Level 1 Volunteer. If you would like to serve more frequently, you will be a Partner Level 2 Volunteer most likely unless you are satisfied with the Partner Level 1 opportunities listed in that section. Please move to the appropriate “Step 2” for your availability.

Step 2 (Partner Level 1): Please complete the online form. The form will provide you with confirmation that the form was sent. The opportunities include the Samaritan’s Kitchen, Warehouse Warriors (receiving and sorting donations to restock the store), and Campus Projects.

Step 3 (Partner Level 1): Scheduling Yourself: Visit our volunteer login page. Using the email you provided on the online form and the password you provided, please log into your volunteer page. By clicking on the “Scheduling” tab, you can schedule yourself for any open Partner Level 1 positions.  Finally, print off the appropriate sheet from the links below with all necessary reporting information:
Warehouse Warrior | Shelter Reset (available beginning November 2, 2015) | Samaritan’s Kitchen

Step 2 (Partner Level 2): If you would like to serve more frequently, please complete the online form. If you are already registered as a Partner Level 1 volunteer, please do not enter a Partner Level 2 form as it will create a duplicate record. Please download our Partner Level 2 application and email your completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

You may also drop off completed forms to our Administration Building located at 5 W. Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Group leaders please fill out the application on behalf of the entire group and see group instructions below under the “Group” section.

volunteer-individual-2Step 3 (Partner Level 2): After your application is received, we’ll contact you for an interview. During this interview we will talk with you about current volunteering opportunities and discover the next steps you can take to join us in ministry. The Partner Level 2 Volunteer positions require a higher level of training and are not highlighted above. Please note, it may take 30 days or more to be contacted for an interview.  In the meantime, after completing the Partner Level 2 application online, you may go to our Volunteer Information Center to schedule yourself for Partner Level 1 positions.  Thank you for your patience.

Community Service: If volunteer hours are required for school, church or work please fill out this online form. If court ordered or appointed by Discover Goodwill please contact the Programs Administrative Assistant, Patricia Garcia at (719) 314-2356, to schedule an appointment.


GROUPS*

Springs Rescue Mission provides wonderful opportunities for businesses, church groups, families, school groups, community groups and youth groups to see lives transformed and gilled with hope, as our community works together to fight homelessness, poverty and addiction.

HOW TO GET STARTED...

volunteer-group-1Step 1: Each group must have a designated adult leader complete the Level One Application. Please complete the online form. (Only 1 designated group leader per group needed.)

If you need to print a paper copy, the form is available to download. Upon completion, please email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop it by our Administration Building located at 5 W. Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Step 2: Complete the Group Safety Form. This form must be received no later than two weeks prior to the date of service to reserve your group colunteer opportunity.

Step 3: A Volunteer Services team member will contact you with available opportunities for your group and all the details you’ll need (including directions, volunteer waivers, guidelines, etc.).

volunteer-group-2Group leaders are also strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming Volunteer Information Class or Springs Rescue Mission Tour. Please see the next available Volunteer Orientation at the top of this page.

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GROUP VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

  • As the Springs Rescue Mission states, "Because of our love and obedience to God, our mission is to mobilize the community to provide relief, rehabilitation and empowerment services." Therefore, our limited group opportunities are reserved for groups within the Greater Colorado Springs area. If your group is not from the Greater Colorado Springs area, we encourage you to seek opportunities in your area.
  • Group size: most of our projects are suitable for up to 15 people, but occasionally we are able to work with larger groups, on a case by case basis.
  • Lodging and meals: we do not provide lodging for volunteer groups, but we do welcome all volunteers to join us for a meal, in the Samaritan’s Kitchen at a cost of only $1 per person (please let the Volunteer Coordinator know if your group is planning to join us for a meal by emailing your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please also include your method of payment.)
  • Group scheduling: all group volunteer project require time to plan with the appropriate departments.  Please submit requests 30 to 60 days prior to the date of service.

By volunteering, you’re part of something bigger than yourself. Please join us at Springs Rescue Mission and help bring hope and opportunity to at-risk children, women and men of the Pikes Peak Region!

Change lives, including your own!
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