Volunteer Opportunities - Rescue Mission Alliance


You Can Change Lives

Volunteers Are The Heart of the Rescue Mission

Every year, more than 4,000 volunteers give more than 120,000 hours of their time to help the Rescue Mission end hunger and homelessness in our community. Truly, we could not do our life-changing work without you!


Please note that, as of October 2016, our Volunteer Center has changed location within our building and has a new parking area and entrance, as shown here.


Opportunities Based on Your Interest

Whether you want to give just a few hours or are looking for sustained involvement, whatever your skills and interests, there are many opportunities to help the Rescue Mission!  Over the past year, volunteers have helped at our Thrifty Shopper stores, at our special events, serving or delivering food, constructing housing, in our administrative offices, and more.  Our Volunteer Services staff will coordinate with you or your group to find a great fit. (To get started, click the “Apply Now” button below!) Click here to learn about the various opportunities.

Opportunities Close to Home

The Rescue Mission has volunteer opportunities in Syracuse, Auburn, Ithaca and Binghamton, as well as at our Thrifty Shopper stores, which provide a critical source of revenue for our programs. However you choose to help, you are making a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable men, women and children in our community.

Apply below. Or, for more information, contact: Volunteer Services Director Glenna Croy, 315-701-3842.