Give Help & HOPE


Ready to volunteer?

Volunteer at the Mission.

Change a Life.*

(*Maybe Even Yours.)

Rockford Rescue Mission volunteers serve our guests, residents and staff in a wide variety of roles. Whatever your interest, talent or time availability, we can help you find the right fit! However you serve—as an individual, a family, a group of friends and colleagues or a church or organization—get ready for a life-changing experience!

Thank you for choosing to serve with us!

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Volunteer Stories

'I See You': For Mission volunteers, a conversation can change a life

 “Hey, how are you today?”

The guy in the Wednesday lunch line looks up. Scott Graham is not only filling a tray for him, he’s also making a personal connection.

“You look like you’re hungry,” Scott says. “Let me get you a little extra.”

Scott and his wife, Taffey, volunteer at the Mission every Wednesday to serve or prepare food—wherever they’re most needed. One of their favorite things is to look someone in the eye, remember their name and ask how they’re doing. It sounds simple, but it can change a life.


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