Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Mission’s ministries. In 2016 over 38,000 volunteer hours, equal to $1 million in staff time, were recorded in service to those in need.

To volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form below or contact South Side Mission’s Volunteer Services at (309) 676-4604 and one of our ministry assistants will be happy to assist you. 

Administration/Front Office
  • Help with mailings on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis
  • Help answering the telephones on occasion


  • Small group(s) to thoroughly clean two on-site kitchens every 2 – 3 months

Thrift Stores

  • Merchandisers to sort, organize, and stock incoming donations; 2 – 8 hour shifts (daily, weekly, or weekends)

New Promise Center-Women’s Homeless Shelter

  • Churches, families, or small groups to sponsor, prepare and serve weekend meals to the women and children in our shelter

Utility Volunteers

  • On-call volunteers to help with various tasks – pick-up/delivery of goods, transportation for the elderly, various office needs, etc.

Children and Youth Ministry

  • After-school tutoring for English and math; daily 4:00-5:00 pm

Volunteers are the lifeblood of South Side Mission. They help in so many ways! Whatever your passion or talent, we can find a place for you. One of our greatest joys is helping a volunteer find his or her personal ministry to the poor. You need not travel overseas to be a missionary. All you need to do is travel south – to South Side Mission!

Because our volunteers and the people that we care for are important to us, we have a screening process that includes a background check.

Interested in finding your place at South Side Mission?  Please contact us using the form below.  We look forward to getting to know you!!



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