Hope Gospel Mission

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Current Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Application


Mid-day Shuttle Driver, House of Hope

All resident transportation is done using Hope Gospel Mission vehicles.

  1. We have openings for an on-call driver for the Men's Shelter and an on-call driver for the Ruth House.
  2. We also need a Shuttle Driver to transport our residents to and from their jobs one day a week. This opportunity usually takes less than 40 minutes and is a great way to get to know the residents.

Requirements: Must be at least 25 years old and have a good driving record. Must be dependable. Experience driving large passenger vans preferred.

Recommended Minimum Commitment: One day a week, M-F.


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Cook, Ruth House

We supply the food and the menu or you can bring your own. When you're done, share in the meal with the residents. Clean-up is on us. Meals are served at 6:30PM once daily. We recommend starting between 5:00 - 5:30 PM depending on your level of experience.

After you apply, you will get an orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator. You will then get to choose what day you'd like to cook using our cook's calendar at http://my.calendars.net/volunteer_at_hgm

Requirements: Must be dependable and be good at following directions. A decent amount of cooking experience preferred but not necessary.

Recommended Minimum Commitment: One - two nights a month.


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Cook, House of Hope

Great for families or groups (Up to 6 people can cook at a time).

Come cook and share in a meal with our residents and see first-hand how you can make a difference in their lives!

We supply the food and the menu or you can bring your own. When you're done, share in the meal with the residents. Clean-up is on us. Meals are served at 6:30PM once daily. We recommend starting between 4:30-5:00PM depending on the number of people in your group and your level of experience.

After you apply, you will get an orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator. You will then get to choose what day you'd like to cook using our cook's calendar at http://my.calendars.net/volunteer_at_hgm

Requirements: Good at following directions.

Recommended Minimum Commitment: One night a month.


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Team Member, Bargain Center

This opportunity is great for individuals, families and groups of any size!

Serve behind the scenes at the Bargain Center and make a difference in the lives of the homeless and the environment. Through your help in this position, we can provide job training for our residents, recycle hundreds of tons of materials, and every year hand out over $40,000 in clothing and furniture to those in need. Duties include sorting, cleaning, recycling, researching, and merchandizing items for sale. This position is an incredibly important part of Hope Gospel Mission's efforts to help the poor and homeless rebuild their lives.

Requirements: Ability to work with little supervision, experience in retail preferred but not required.

Recommended Minimum Commitment: 2-8 hours a week.


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Administrative Assistant, Stewardship

Get involved behind the scenes and be an integral part of our team by becoming an Assistant in our Stewardship Office! Duties include donor data-entry and assisting the stewardship team in special projects.  This position has the potential to grow into more responsibilities and projects depending on your availability and desire.

Requirements: Working knowledge of computers, proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel & Word, experience with computer databases, good interpersonal skills, high attention to detail (very important).

Recommended Minimum Commitment: 5-20 hours a week.


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Team Member, Building Hope

Do you have a background in construction, plumbing, electrical, small motors, or recycling? We are currently seeking skilled help in these areas as we continue to improve our services. This position has a lot of room for growth and new ideas. 

Requirements: Experience in any area mentioned above.

Commitment: We can work with whatever schedule you have.


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Food Service Assistant, House of Hope

Help feed the hungry and homeless by becoming our Volunteer Foodservice Assistant. You will be assisting our Foodservice Manager with duties that include unloading boxes, sorting, labeling, organizing food, arranging it in the Hope Gospel Mission pantry, cooler and freezer. Food prep, portioning and preparing ingredients for upcoming meals.

Requirements: Organizational & kitchen knowledge necessary.  Ability to do lift up to 15 lbs, work with little supervision,and at least 25 years old.

Commitment: 2 hours per week 


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Greeter, Bargain Center

We are looking for an outgoing person with a heart for the homeless and a love for people. 

Our Bargain Center Greeters welcome and direct customers at the Bargain Center. Through training, they are familiar with the services that Hope Gospel Mission provides to those in need, as well as the departments at the Bargain Center, and are able to share that information with those who inquire. Duties also include organizing carts and, when in season, organizing the tent.

Requirements: Outgoing personality, good communication skills, good stamina (you'll be standing and walking for extended periods of time).

Minimum Recommended Commitment: 4 hours a week during Bargain Center business hours (9am to 8pm M, T, Th, F and 9am to 6pm W and Sat.).


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Intern, Stewardship

Position Purpose & Description

As an Intern with Hope Gospel Mission, you will be involved in the exciting and challenging work of rescuing, rebuilding and renewing lives. You will learn about homelessness and poverty and learn how rescue missions like Hope Gospel Mission offer a unique and successful model for addressing these deep and difficult issues.

 

Personal Requirements

  • Understanding Hope Gospel Mission’s Vision, Purpose and Beliefs, that Hope Gospel Mission has a behavior-model stance towards addictions, and that Hope Gospel Mission is an Evangelical Christian non-profit organization (see Our Beliefs).
  • Student currently enrolled in or having just graduated from a post-secondary school.

 

Internship Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills, good reading and writing skills, high computer proficiency, good at listening, well organized (Writing sample required with application. See bottom for details.);
  • Experience with databases preferred, though not required;
  • Able to commit 10 or so hours a week (can be negotiated).

 

Responsibilities

  •  Assist with event planning and preparation.
  •  Assist with video, social media, and photography projects.
  •  Research and update information in our various databases.
  • Manage calls and requests from people in need and refer them to appropriate HGM staff or other agencies.
  • Process donations using Blackbaud’s eTapestry online software.
  • Shadow program staff at the Men’s Shelter/Ruth House and Solomon Learning Center with the goal of learning about rescue mission processes.
  • Write two articles per month for website, including photos.
  • Attend in-house and community events where HGM participates.
  • Flyer and poster deliveries for HGM events.
  •  Research the need for potential family shelter and programming through phone surveys of families who contact us for help. 
  •  Other team office duties as needed.

 

Benefits

  • Gain real-world experience in a Christian non-profit organization.
  • Learn about efficient processes at a non-profit (database organization, data entry etc, event timelines, etc.).
  • Learn to use online software such as Blackbaud’s eTapestry, Constant Contact, and Facebook for Pages.
  • Opportunity to take on and develop meaningful projects.
  • 20% discount at the Bargain Center and Building Hope.

 

Notes

  • Approximately 30 hours of training provided for all areas of responsibility.
  • The position can be tailored to better fit the major of the applicant (i.e. a marketing major will receive greater responsibilities in marketing areas, while a social work major will receive greater responsibilities in program areas).
  • While this position is open to any person with the appropriate requirements, we recommend the following majors for the position:
    • Women’s Studies;
    • Marketing & Communications;
    • Business Administration;
    • Social Work;
    • Sociology;
    • Psychology.
  • This internship is active from September to December, January to May, and June to August. However, arrangements can be made to these timeframes depending on the intern's schedule and the Mission's needs.

 

Testimonies

“I improved my use of technology with programs such as eTapestry. I have learned all about the different resources for homeless people and families in Eau Claire, which is extremely helpful. Finally, I have learned how to communicate with those seeking help in an effective and professional manner.” -Tyler B., Intern, Spring 2013

“I learned a ton and really enjoyed being here and helping out in any way I could.  Thank you so much for the opportunity and experience, I will treasure it forever.” -Erin A., Fall 2012


How to Apply

As this is an unpaid internship, please apply using the volunteer application here. When done, please email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Justin at justin@hopegospelmission.org. Please use fill out a "Contact Us" form on our Contact Page if you have any questions.


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I'd like to help, but I don't know exactly how yet, G&A

Have a great volunteer idea but don't see it here? Or do you need to talk with us to figure out how you can best get involved? No problem! Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@hopegospelmission.org. He will work with you to determine how you can make a difference (and have fun doing it).


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House Assistant, House of Hope

Resident Manager Assistant

Hope Gospel Mission is seeking male and female individuals to assist our Resident Managers at the Hope Renewal Center for Men and Ruth House. Volunteers will get the opportunity to serve those in need by assisting with administrative work, relationship building and most importantly to be a part in making a difference in our community! Volunteers are needed in the evenings after 5:00 PM. You will be assisting our Resident Advisor with tasks such as,

-Fellowship with residents

-Answering telephone calls

-Help check in residents

-Opening mail

-Data entry

-Assisting residents while Resident Advisor attends to new residents

-Making calls to volunteer shuttle drivers

-Updating schedules


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House Assistant, Ruth House

Resident Manager Assistant

Hope Gospel Mission is seeking male and female individuals to assist our Resident Managers at the Men’s Shelter and Ruth House. Volunteers will get the opportunity to serve those in need by assisting with administrative work, relationship building and most importantly to be a part in making a difference in our community! Volunteers are needed in the evenings after 5:00 PM. You will be assisting our Resident Managers with tasks such as,

-Fellowship with residents

-Answering telephone calls

-Help check in residents

-Opening mail

-Data entry

-Assisting residents while Resident Manager attends to new residents

-Making calls to volunteer shuttle drivers

-Updateing schedules


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Hope Bargain Center Volunteer, Menomonie

Hope Bargain Center - Menomonie

Current Volunteer Projects

 

 


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Volunteer Application