Volunteer to Help the Homeless and Poor

At Goodwill Rescue Mission, we know the power something as simple as a hot meal can have in the hurting lives of a hurting and homeless neighbor. Volunteers help the Mission serve more people, stretch precious resources and raise support for this life-changing organization.  Your participation—as an individual or part of a group or company—shows your compassion and allows you to impact the lives of hurting people in very personal and meaningful ways.

We believe that everyone is called to serve in their community, and that each individual has special gifts, skills, and resources to share. Join us in helping the homeless and poor in Newark! See below the most common volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, as well as special skills that can help us serve our guests better.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

Ready to make a difference?

We are currently in need of groups to serve, provided that a leader from the group receives training before the service date. Please contact us if you have a group that is interested in serving! For more information email volunteer@grmnewark.org.

Opportunities for Individuals and Groups

  • Serve meals to our guests
  • Offer friendship and encouragement to our guests during meal times
  • Prepare, clear and clean dining tables
  • Set up and remove cots and mats for overnight shelter
  • Lead or assist with evening chapel services
  • Provide spring, summer and fall gardening and grounds work

Probono Services

  • Dental services—assessments, cleaning, extractions, dentures
  • Tax and legal-aid assistance
  • Barbers and stylists for hair and hygiene service and guidance
  • Experienced guidance in nutrition, budgeting, dressing for success, computers, literacy, employment coaching and job referrals
  • Vehicle mechanics and maintenance services
  • Dorm, office and classroom remodels