Volunteer

In response to God’s call to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God,” Micah launched in April 2005 under the guidance of area churches.  We envisioned a holistic care system that addressed the needs of the street homeless.  Hundreds of volunteers of all ages and abilities have offered their gifts over the years to address the unmet needs of this population and connect existing community resources. Today, Micah operates a hospitality center, cold weather shelter, respite ministry, re-housing effort and a supportive employment program, none of which could not happen with out the dedication of community volunteers.

With intentions of empowering the community to care for its neighbors in need, Micah prides itself in minimizing paid staff and maximizing the hands, hearts and feet of local servants. Here are some ways you can help:

Weekday Opportunities

Hospitality Center

Sort clothing, answer phones, check mail, serve food, log guests in for services, enroll new clients in services

Residential Recovery Program

Light cleaning, lunch or breakfast preparation

Transportation

Assist guests in getting to and from medical appointments and/or employment

 
Evening Opportunities

Meals

Join with one of many teams serving dinner or breakfast to 50 to 100 people at a downtown church throughout the year. Or take your friends/family to serve dinner to a group of eight people staying in the Residential Recovery Program

Cold Weather Shelter (November –February)

Make beds, sort sheets and log guests in for services. Individuals with a CDL can help drive our 26-passenger bus to get guests to and from the shelter

Mentoring Opportunities

Journey

Assist guests with paperwork, needs assessment and troubleshooting immediate needs

Supportive Employment/Giving Back

Mentor those trying to re-gain employment through trial work or basic job development

Supportive Housing

Assist long-time homeless in overcoming challenges to transitioning back into housing

Group Opportunities

• Prepare brown bag lunches

• Collect “campsite-friendly” food

• Gather basic household items to put in welcome home baskets, given away when our guests move into housing

• Package first aid items to be delivered to individuals living outside

• Collect one of many items on our wish list

• Help us sort, organize or clean

• Assist with yard work around our various facilities

Any volunteer opportunity can be accepted on an on-going or one-time basis. We are also open to your ideas on how you can best help us in our effort to care for neighbors in need.