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We continue to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  At this point in time, we are suspending all volunteer activities as a precautionary measure.  This includes both group and individual activities, including those doing community service.  We believe this is the right thing to do in order to protect the health of our volunteer community.  We will communicate with you when this changes.
 
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Matt Burgess, Chief Operating Officer at Home Sweet Home Ministries at either 828-7356 ext. 222 or mburgess@hshministries.org.

 

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.

 

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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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