From neglected to nurtured.

Volunteering is a simple act of kindness – but it makes a profound difference in the lives of our guests!

Our doors are open 365 days a year, so we need plenty of wonderful people (like you!) to join us.

With so many options – from serving meals or cleaning our facilities to mentoring and tutoring the men in our New Beginnings program – you’ll be acting as God’s hands to every single person who comes through our doors. Ready to learn more? Click below to get started!

Below are some of the many volunteer opportunities that you and/or your group can choose. Click on the title of each volunteer position to see a full description.

Please note: Minimum age to serve as a volunteer is 11. Volunteers serving in the shelter on weekends and after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays must be 18 years of age or older.

Ready to apply? Just select the link of your chosen volunteer opportunity to get the application. Once completed, send to or by mail at 2800 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219.

Find out more about volunteering!
Call: (316) 687-4673

Volunteer Opportunities

General Volunteer

As an individual, you can contribute to Union Rescue Mission by helping our staff in various kinds of tasks, ranging from administrative and computer, assisting the Medical Respite team, to special events and sorting donations, or helping with our Food Box Ministry. We can also use male volunteer drivers to transport men (in URM vehicles) to and from jobs and appointments.

Get the application here.

Chapel Speaker, Mentors, Activity Guides, Instructors and Bible Study leaders

We need some individuals who are spiritually gifted in encouragement, sharing the gospel, building relationships and ministering to our overnight guests and program men. This is the opportunity to share the gospel, encourage and disciple the lost and hurting.

Get the application here.

On-Going Evening Volunteer

The evening volunteers will have the chance to serve and interact with our overnight guests who come in to Union Rescue Mission in the evening. You could be a Meal Server for the dinner, a Chapel Support Team Member or provide Guest Services Support.

Get the application here.

Prayer Ministry Volunteer – “Every Bed, Every Day”            
The process is similar to a prayer walk. A person (or a group) simply walks through our main dorm room, touching each empty bed. As they walk, they pray for the man who will sleep in each bed they touch.  Monday-Friday 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. You can also pray remotely for Every Bed, Every Day and for the many needs outlined on our Prayer Card.

Get the application here.

Get Prayer Card here.

See our Calendar for days and times to register to pray for the Mission.

Volunteer for our NewLeaf Book Mercantile Business
Work at our book business scanning and researching books to determine their destination – online sale- or recycle. This job is for individuals or groups.

Get the application here.

Group Volunteer

Not only for individuals, Union Rescue Mission also provides numerous volunteer opportunities in group settings. This terrific team and relationship building opportunity could be a group from your church, workplace, school, neighborhood, etc.

Get the application here.

Ready to Volunteer?

Once you are ready to apply, select the link of the desired volunteer role above to get the application and send it to or to Union Rescue Mission at 2800 N Hillside, Wichita, KS, 67219.

For more information about ways you can get involved, take a look at our brochure or call Vici at (316) 687-4673.