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Volunteers are the lifeblood of the way we serve those in need at Home Sweet Home Ministries. Every year, volunteers dedicate over 48,000 hours of service to accomplish our mission and vision. Below is information about how you, a group, organization, or business can connect with Home Sweet Home Ministries. Click on the job title to view a full description of the responsibilities and requirements.

Please be sure to check out our "Urgent Needs" category to see where we need you the most. Thank You!

We are so thankful for each and every one of our volunteers. Click here to read some of their stories!

Volunteers, see our Volunteer Handbook  HE RE.

 

Mission Mart Helper

Mission Mart Helper

Objective: To assist store employees with the stocking of merchandise and general store upkeep. Location: Bloomington Mission Mart Store, 301 E. Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, IL Possible Responsibilities: Assist with preparing stock for …

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Truck Driver

Truck Driver

Objective: To drive HSHM truck to help pick up and deliver donations to Warehouse and Mission Mart. Location: HSHM Warehouse, 1700 W. Washington Street, Bloomington, IL Responsibilities:  Drive provided HSHM truck …

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Donation Attendant

Donation Attendant

Objective: To assist Gate Staff at our Receiving Center in accepting and sorting donations Location: HSHM Mission Mart, 301 East Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, IL Responsibilities:  Greeting donors and accepting their donations …

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Errand Drivers

Errand Drivers

We are in need of drivers to deliver food to the zoo. Openings are Mondays from 2:30-3:30 pm or 3-4 pm and every second and fourth Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 pm …

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Devotions

Devotions

from 8:30-9:00am, maximum one day a week

Objective: To provide an atmosphere conducive to spiritual growth by starting the day with God. Location: HSHM Shelter at 303 East Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, IL Responsibilities: Read from provided devotional materials  Facilitate …

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Creative Expression Classes

Creative Expression Classes

Teach art of all kinds

Objective: To provide opportunities to adult clients to learn or express themselves with the arts – including but not limited to: painting, sculpting, writing, sewing, crafts, pottery or “Whatever You Call Art”. …

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Mission Mart Helper

Mission Mart Helper

Stocking of merchandise and general store upkeep

Objective: To assist store employees with the stocking of merchandise and general store upkeep. Location: Bloomington Mission Mart Store, 301 E. Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, IL Possible Responsibilities: Assist with preparing stock for …

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Sort Donated Goods

Sort Donated Goods

(clothes, toys, books, electronics, furniture, etc.)

Objective: To sort donations for resale or recycling. Net profits provide funding for HSHM Shelter. Location: HSHM Warehouse, 1700 W. Washington Street, Bloomington, IL Responsibilities:  Sort donations, determine quality, and identify items …

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Test Electronics

Test Electronics

Make sure they are working correctly

Objective: To work on donated electronics to determine if good to resell or recycle. Net profits provide funding for HSHM Shelter. Location: HSHM Warehouse, 1700 W. Washington Street, Bloomington, IL Responsibilities:  Check …

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Truck Driver

Truck Driver

Pick up and deliver donated goods

Objective: To drive HSHM truck to help pick up and deliver donations to Warehouse and Mission Mart. Location: HSHM Warehouse, 1700 W. Washington Street, Bloomington, IL Responsibilities:  Drive provided HSHM truck …

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Donation Attendant

Donation Attendant

Assist Gate Staff in accepting donations

Objective: To assist Gate Staff at our Receiving Center in accepting and sorting donations Location: HSHM Mission Mart, 301 East Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, IL Responsibilities:  Greeting donors and accepting their donations …

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Adopt-a-Meal

Adopt-a-Meal

This is a way to make a major impact—this helps the kitchen staff and their budget tremendously. Groups (no larger than 5-6) purchase food and prepare, serve a meal and clean …

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Kitchen Assistant

Kitchen Assistant

To aid staff in the preparation of meals, sack lunches, checking for expired foods and other tasks. Click Here to learn more.      Objective: To aid staff in the preparation of …

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Bread for Life Food Co-Op

Bread for Life Food Co-Op

Help stock shelves, sort food donations, assist co-op members with shopping.     Objective: To aid HSHM staff and co-op members in the day-to-day functions of the co-op. Location: 303 E. Oakland …

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Errand Drivers

Errand Drivers

Objective: To pick up donated food for HSHM from various grocery stores, restaurants, the food bank, food drive locations, etc. There are also some deliveries involved (e.g. taking unwanted produce to …

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Meal Server

Meal Server

Help with serving the meal and cleaning the serving line. Time commitments are:  Monday-Sunday lunch 11:15am-1:00pm Monday-Sunday dinner 4:45-6:15pm     Objective: To provide a nutritious meal and interact with HSHM …

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Holiday Meals

Holiday Meals

HSHM, with the help of many volunteers, delivers and serves hot meals to people who are shut in or hungry in the Bloomington, Normal and surrounding areas. Volunteers work for …

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Supper Club

Supper Club

Objective: To provide a nutritious meal and interact with HSHM clients; give HSHM Food Services staff a break. Location: HSHM Kitchen at 303 East Oakland Avenue, Bloomington, IL  Responsibilities: Prepare the meal …

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Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayerRomans 12:12