Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Washington Street Mission.

We’re pretty sure we have the best volunteers in the world!

However you serve, you’ll make a difference in people’s lives!

Volunteering at the Mission means more than just giving time. It means serving those in need and sharing the love of Christ! Join us to make an impact every month. Check out volunteer opportunities and sign up today!! 

Daily Volunteer Opportunities

Coffee Hall Volunteer

Opportunities to help in prepare and serve coffee and food, visit with community members, or even play music or a game.

Clothing Hall Volunteer

Help sort and organize clothing donations, and assist on shopping days.

Office Volunteer

Help prepare mailings, organizing files, communications and more.

Group Opportunities

Saturday Worship Services

Each Saturday, local Churches and groups volunteer to prepare/serve breakfast to community members and/or provide the Saturday Gospel Service.

Saturday volunteer hours are from 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

Other Group Opportunities

Whether at the Mission or at your church, business or school, we can help organize an opportunity for your group.

  • Personal Hygiene Kit Packing
  • Sleeping Mat Assembly
  • PB & J Making
  • Welcome Home Packages
  • Winter Care Kits

The Mission partners with Midwest Mission and PBJ Springfield on group projects.

Contact us at or complete the volunteer sign up form to start planning your group volunteer project.

Teaching / Mentoring & Professional Services Opportunities

Life Skills/Job Skills Teachers

Life skills volunteers teach basic life skills in areas such as: self-care; hygiene; communication skills; basic computer skills; job skills; interview techniques; cooking and money management, and more. Aligning with our vision, we want our guests to flourish in the life God intends.

Life Skills Classes are taught in a group setting on weekdays at the mission.

Professional Services Volunteers

Professional Services Volunteers are individuals offering specialized services, on a volunteer basis, to members of our community. This may include health care, counseling, tax professionals, financial services, barbers/stylists, musicians, or other types of professionals wanting to give back to the community.

Contact us at to discuss Professional Services and Life Skills volunteer opportunities.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Event Committees

Have an idea for an event or want to help organize an event? We are always looking for volunteers to help plan special events.

Recovery Support Specialist Volunteer

Recovery Support Specialists are volunteers with with lived experience who work with one or more community members to provide encouragement, support, and resource navigation to support to individuals seeking stability.