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Volunteer at Springs Rescue Mission

Faith Presbyterian Church has demonstrated a commitment to helping the homeless population in our community. For many years we have served homeless families through IHN and homeless youth at Urban Peak. In March, Stu Davis from Springs Rescue Mission joined us in worship to talk about the adult homeless population in Colorado Springs and ways we can help. This includes praying for the clients at SRM and the staff who serve them, donating money, donating items individuals or families in need can use, and volunteering to help out at their facility. Hopefully you have given some prayerful consideration to the plight of our homeless sisters and brothers in Colorado Springs. 

If you feel called to help out at Springs Rescue Mission, here is some information from their website:

Volunteering as an Individual

How Much Time Do You Have to Offer?

  • OCCASIONALLY – Initial volunteer opportunities include providing meals through the Samaritan’s Kitchen, receiving and sorting donations with the Warehouse Warriors, and assisting in various ongoing projects across the campus.
  • WEEKLY – Currently this is our biggest area of need.  We are looking for people that can devote time weekly. Weekly volunteers have a significant impact on our success as they help build the relationships and trust that support our neighbors looking for a new future.
  • SPECIAL EVENTS – Learn more about participating in  annual outreach events

The website is www.springsrescuemission.org. Follow the links for volunteering. It’s a very user friendly site.

See other side for information about volunteering as a group.

Contact the church office if you want to connect with others from our congregation who would like to form a group.

Contact Cassie Lawless or Diane Ryan if you have questions or need assistance.

Volunteering as Group or Family

Families

Our volunteer database categorizes volunteers as either individuals or groups. Families are designated as a group and can be scheduled as such.

Groups

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

The following opportunities are available for groups. At this time, we’re unable to accommodate volunteer groups outside of these planned activities. We kindly ask that you only complete a group application if one of the opportunities below is suitable for your group.

Please follow these simple steps to volunteer for the group opportunities listed below:

Application – Each group must have one designated adult leader complete the online form.

Group Opportunities
  • Samaritan’s KitchenAvailable every day, various shifts, ages 10 and older, groups of 5 or less. Volunteers will serve a meal to guests in Samaritan’s Kitchen. Due to the size of our kitchen, we can only accommodate groups of 5 or less for this opportunity.
  • Shelter ResetSaturdays, 9 am to 12 pm, ages 18 and older, 12 spots available
    Volunteers will partner with staff and men in our New Life Program to reset our Shelter facilities by sanitizing and deep cleaning beds/cots, moving tables and chairs, cleaning the reception area and more.
  • Make a Blanket, Warm a HeartEvery third Saturday of the month, 1:30 pm, all ages, 16 spots available. Help us provide relief services to our guests in the form of handmade blankets. Each blanket goes to Supportive Family Services to be distributed to families or individuals in need. Each volunteer will need to bring one piece of fleece fabric (1 yard x 1.5 yards) and fabric scissors.
  • Table Favor ProjectOffsite opportunity. Help us provide encouragement and hope to our guests by writing inspirational and encouraging notes. These table favors include a piece of candy attached to a small note with a Scripture or an encouraging message. The notes are then distributed at dinner services that day. Each volunteer will need to bring note cards and writing utensils (candy, tape, glue and stickers are helpful but optional).

NOTE: Group leaders are also strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming Volunteer Information Class or Springs Rescue Mission Tour.