Available Lunch, After Business Hours, & Weekends
Are you a mature Christian male who has a heart for being a strong Christian example to men in recovery? As a mentor, you will be able to assist a mentee in the’s addiction recovery program by providing them the opportunity to see the Christian life being worked and lived out in your life by establishing a mentor-mentee relationship with one another.Your role will be to teach and inspire by words and example. You can come alongside the mentee in their personal and learning development using your life, Christian experiences, and education as tools. We are looking for individuals who are growing in the Lord and who take His Word to heart and life.Mentors are able to establish a relationship with their mentee by taking them to church, Bible studies, sporting events, the park etc. with them. The mentor can also visit with the mentee during lunch hours at Oliver Gospel Mission which are 12:00-12:20pm. Mentors will meet initially with the OGM Mentor Coordinator and participate in mentor training events from time to time.
Time Required:A one year commitment is appreciated. Lunch, after business hours, and weekend availability is required. Ministering to individuals for an extended period of time can change lives. We are asking qualified volunteers to prayerfully consider this opportunity to show the love of Christ through servanthood to those in need.
Available Any evening: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Are you a male who enjoys interaction with others, and ministering to our community? If you have a heart to help others, you will have the opportunity to interact with our guests and staff by assigning beds and distributing supplies for our men staying at the Mission. We need your help filling out meal tickets, assigning beds, distributing linen and toiletry items, maintaining peace in the evenings, and updating our spreadsheet. Your assistance will provide the ability to be a source of hope and support in other men’s lives. Good communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to neutralize conflict are coveted attributes to serve in this capacity.
Time Required: If you are willing to help us once a week from 7pm to 9pm for at least one month, it would be greatly appreciated!
Available Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Would you like to be a source of support and hope to an individual entering the Mission for the first time? As you engage with our temporary guest as they walk into the Mission’s door for the first time, you will be on the frontlines to help rebuild these broken individuals. If you have strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to serve people who need to resolve conflicts, then this will be a very rewarding endeavor. Your great communication skills will be appreciated through maintaining a presence at the front desk. Other volitional duties include entertaining field inquiries, giving directions, transferring calls, processing mail, and connecting guest with staff members. Because this voluntary position is very crucial to the rehabilitation of the men, an extensive on-site training will be provided, as the position requires a great deal of knowledge.
Time Required: With just two months of your time, you will make a first and life-lasting impression on a homeless person. This service provides extremely flexible hours, with the majority of needs between 8am-4pm, and some occasional needs that extend beyond 5pm and 6pm.
Community Relations Assistant
Clothing Donation Specialist
Available Monday-Friday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Are you well organized and enjoy categorizing clothing items? Come join us to utilize your talent and skills in a way to help clothe the homeless men in our community! This very important volunteer position requires your help sorting through clothing items donated to the Mission. The sorting process enables the Mission to clothe men in the very best of the donated items. After sorting donations and choosing the donations that are the best, we will be there to teach you how to divide the donations into specific categories. Other voluntary duties include choosing items for the clothing room, size the donations, and placing them in the appropriate locations.
Time Required: This fun opportunity is available to males and females, Monday through Friday, from 10am to 4pm. We do require a minimum 4 hour time slot at least twice a month.
1100 Taylor St. Columbia, SC 29201