Volunteer

You can make a difference! Union Gospel Mission seeks to engage your talents and gifts in a meaningful volunteer experience for you that meets the needs of the homeless and addicted. Opportunities to serve include hospitality services for the homeless and needy, sharing God’s Word, teaching, working at the Thrift Store, driving a donation truck, office support, organizing a clothing or food drive and many more!  The first step is to check out the “Volunteer Encounter” and decide how you would like to be involved.

If you have a group interested in volunteering, please click here.

WHAT IS THE VOLUNTEER ENCOUNTER?

This is an orientation class offered once a month from 7-8:30 p.m. for prospective volunteers. It is our desire to partner with you in God’s work through Union Gospel Mission. Attending the Volunteer Encounter will educate, inspire and broaden your horizons about homelessness and addiction. RSVP by Contacting Teresa Dosh, Volunteer Coordinator teresad@ugmportland.org or fill out the form below.

HOLIDAY & SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEERS

Want to get a taste for this ministry and see if it fits you? Contact Teresa Dosh about volunteering during one of our big yearly events.  Our big events are Easter Brunch, Operation Overcoat on the last Saturday in September, Love Your Neighbor Day on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Brunch on Christmas Day. We encourage all individuals to attend the Volunteer Encounter before volunteering. Click here to download the Special Events Application form.

If you have a group click here to visit our group volunteering page and download the group application form. We encourage all group leaders to attend the Volunteer Encounter before serving.

HIGH-IMPACT VOLUNTEERS

Ready to dive in a little deeper? Become a High-Impact Volunteer. The goal is to match your gifts and talents to our needs, allowing you to do meaningful, purposeful work that makes a difference. The first step is to attend one of the Volunteer Encounters. RSVP to our next class with the form above. You can also get a head start by filling out our Volunteer Application, click here to download.

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