Volunteer 8

Volunteers are at the Heart of Holland Rescue Mission.

God has given us all unique talents and abilities. As His children, we are called to serve others and share His love throughout our community.

In order to keep costs down and funnel more resources into the people we serve, we have a limited staff and budget. Knowing we can count on volunteers allows us to provide better care and compassion for every person who turns to us for help.

If you have a heart to serve and are in agreement with our Mission & Statement of Faith, please review “Who Can Volunteer?” and browse through the current openings we have.  Questions?  Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 616-928-3407.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16

Who Can Volunteer?  Individuals 18 and up may complete an application below.  For those under the age of 18, a parent/chaperone will be required to complete and application on your behalf and serve alongside you.  For the protection of minors and HRM residents, only those ages 18 and up may serve at the Gateway Center and at the Men’s Ministry Center.

Individuals | Adults can serve breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the buildings, work in one of our Thrift Stores,  donate needed supplies, mentor a program guest, work with children, serve as a driver, or help maintain our facilities.

Small Groups | Serve lunch or dinner at one of our buildings, work in one of our Thrift Stores, donate needed supplies , complete projects around the facilities, or schedule a tour of the Mission.

Families | Serve lunch or dinner at one of our buildings, make a dessert and deliver it to the Mission, take a tour of the Mission, donate needed supplies  ,provide  sick packs, school packs, or Christmas gift bags to shelter residents.

Churches | Provide sick packs, school packs, or Christmas gift bags to shelter residents, collect taxable items for 500 care boxes to be given away at Thanksgiving, become prayer warriors of the Mission, and welcome Mission guests into  their fellowship.

Kids | Children ages 10 and older are eligible to serve with a parent/guardian at Family Hoe Ministries (in the kitchen).  At the discretion of both staff and parents, it may be permissible for youth ages 14-17 to serve in the daycare/ROCK program on their own.

Community Service Volunteers | For those needing to complete community service hours as mandated by the court, you do not need to complete a volunteer application.  Simply visit the Gateway Center and ask to speak with the store manager and complete any necessary paperwork.  Or, you may choose to complete your hours in the shelter kitchen.  Call 616-396-2200 and ask to speak with the kitchen supervisor about when you can come in to complete the hours.