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Computer Literacy Teacher

Available Monday: 1:00pm-3:30pm, or Friday: 9:00am-11:30am

Are you computer savvy, and willing to share your knowledge with others? Would you like to serve through ministry and use your expertise to help others? If so, then volunteering as a Computer Literacy Teacher is ideal for you! A Computer Literacy Teacher will serve the Mission by teaching our temporary guests the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in our technologically advanced society. If you have good communication skills and the ability to teach computer skills, then we need your help to teach these men the necessary skills for the workplace environment. Imagine the value that you will bring, and the excitement of creating your very own lesson plans, giving structure to others, and organizing your own classroom!

Time Required: Your help would be appreciated on Mondays from 1:00pm to 3:30pm, or on Fridays from 9:00am to 11:30am for a minimum of 3 months.

Math Literacy Tutor

Available Monday: 1:00pm-3:30pm, or Friday: 9:00am-11:30am

Are you naturally good at arithmetic, basic math, and enjoy helping others? If so, the Mission can use your help by volunteering as a Math Teacher! This volunteer opportunity will be an amazing way to share your math knowledge with homeless men and you will gain a sense of accomplishment by serving others. Part of the volunteer duties will include establishing your own lesson plans, which you will use to refresh simple arithmetic, grades 1 through 8. The materials for teaching the men will be provided to you by the Mission. If you love to teach, would be willing to give your time, and enjoy serving your local community, then volunteering as Math Literacy Teacher is the perfect fit for you. These broken men may empower themselves and improve their lives through your time and efforts.

Time Required:Your help will be appreciated on Mondays at 1:00pm to 3:30pm or on Fridays from 9:00am to 11:30am for a minimum of 3 months.

Reading Literacy Teacher

Available Monday: 1:00pm-3:30pm, or Friday: 9:00am-11:30am

Do you enjoy reading and teaching others? If you are looking for a service opportunity to help others while using your teaching skills, then volunteering as a Reading Teacher is the perfect fit for you. Utilizing your skills to help the broken men in our community by teaching them to how to read would be an incredible accomplishment to be proud of! If you like teaching and creating lesson plans, then this service opportunity is right for you. If you are willing to give your time, we have all of the materials to provide for you to teach the reading and literary skills of grades 1 through 8.

Time Required:We need your help on Mondays, from 1:00pm to 3:30pm or Fridays from 9:00am to 11:30am for at least 3 months.

Recovery Ministry

Assistant Concierge

Clothing Donation Specialist

Community Relations Assistant

Mentor

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: 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.

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.

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.

Community Ministry

Equipment Maintenance

HVAC Maintenance

Landscape Beautification

Painting

Vehicle Maintenance

Available Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Equipment Maintenance Volunteers conduct routine maintenance checks on our alarms and emergency systems to test their functions in order to prepare for an emergency situation. If you pride yourself in your decision and accuracy skills, then you may be able to help us ensure the safety of the lives of our guests.Our friendly staff will show you: lights, first aid supplies, fire extinguisher functionality, security alarms, and escape doors throughout the Mission’s buildings. Some voluntary duties include: using standard household tools, confirming tests are performed and interpreted accurately, and having the ability to climb and stand for long periods without fear of heights.

Time Required: For a minimum of only half-a-day per month for a six month term, you can help the Mission save lives by preparing the Mission to handle emergency situations. We provide flexible hours, Monday through Friday for your convenience.

Available Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Are you a HVAC mechanic, handyman, or take pride in your engineering skills? If so, then volunteering your time as an HVAC mechanic is ideal for you! If you’re familiar with HVAC systems and you’re looking for an opportunity to serve others, then you are the perfect candidate as a HVAC Maintenance Volunteer. Some of the duties you will be required to do as a volunteer are: checking and replacing filters, confirming the system settings, performing changeovers seasonally, and recommending upgrades and repairs. Other tasks may include: using standard household tools, confirming tests are performed and interpreted accurately, and having the ability to climb and stand for long periods without fear of heights. If this voluntary opportunity sounds good to you, then come make a difference in your community and help out!

Time Required: We offer flexible times during daytime business hours, Monday through Friday.

Available Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Do you love landscaping, have a “green thumb,” or enjoy the outdoors? The Landscape Beautification Volunteer provides routine maintenance for the overall preservation of the landscape at the Mission. Please come volunteer and help the Mission stay as beautiful on the outside as the people who are served here every day! Many of the projects include small tasks like planting, watering, and trimming plants around the Mission. Other tasks include: cutting grass with a mower and weed wacker (gas or electric powered), installing pavers or providing recommendations for grass and various plants.If you enjoy gardening, using standard household yard tools, and have the ability to stand for extended periods of time, then this is a perfect opportunity for you. Please come help serve your local community!

Time Required: We need your help on a seasonal basis. We offer flexible times during daytime business hours, Monday through Friday.

Available Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Do you like to paint and make small repairs? Come help the Mission by prepping, painting, and repairing areas around the Mission that need a little T.L.C. With as little time commitment as 1 day per month for 6 months, you can help us keep our facility maintained, and help restore areas for improvements for the homeless. All you need to do is prep and paint!Other duties may include: painting in confined spaces (ie: closets), using standard household tools, and standing for long periods of time while you work. If painting and serving others is your specialty, then this is the perfect service opportunity for you!

Time Required: We offer flexibility during regular business hours of the Mission for your convenience.

Available Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Are you a shade tree mechanic or a gearhead? If so, then using your skills and knowledge to help the Mission as a Vehicle Maintenance Volunteer is perfect for you! Some simple duties will include: checking and topping off vehicle fluids, checking basic operations of vehicles, monitoring routine maintenance, dropping off and picking up vehicles, and recommending repairs. The routine maintenance of the Mission’s vehicles is vital to our operations and your help would greatly serve the community. If these simple tasks are something you know you’re called to do, then we would love and appreciate your help.

Time Required: We offer flexible times during the daytime business hours of the Mission. We could use your skills as little as only one day a month for six months. Thank you for helping the homeless in our community!

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PRAYER

1. That God would enable program graduates to acquire drivers licences.

2. That God would grant success to new staff members

3. That God would grant success to program participants in securing quality employment.

4. That we would keep Jesus Christ and the Gospel central in all our efforts.

5. That God would provide for our staffing needs.

6. That God would move powerfully in the lives of our new clients at Toby's Place.

7. Pray that God would continue to raise up mentors for our men in recovery and that we would grow in our ability to encourage and support the mentors we have for long term dedication.

8. That more community homeless would choose real change and enter the recovery program.

9. That God would give wisdom in expansion efforts with the Thrift Store and Men's ministry.

10. That God would provide and guide in the building of our vocational readiness center and coffee roasting business plans.

11. That we would see more of our clients experience spiritual fulfillment and hope in their relationship with God

12. That God would guide our social media efforts

13. That we would see a higher percentage of our graduates from our program growing in their influence in the community.

14. That the Lord would continue to provide the financial resources for the ongoing operations of the Mission.

15. That God would provide guidance in developing a volunteer ministry for Toby’s Place.

16. That God would help the Toby's Place staff to lay a solid foundation for ministry to women and children.

17. That God would honor the efforts of the Food Service staff as they provide nutritious meals for those in need.

18. That God would bring women to Toby’s Place who desire to change and grow.

19. That God would help the members of the Board of Directors to stay true to our mission and vision in 2019

20. Pray for the hearts of the men who come for meals and shelter daily – that they would become open to receive the message they’ve heard many times and have not followed through with.

Thank you for praying!

Every week you can follow along with the Mission’s Top 20 prayer requests.

EMPLOYMENT

Line Cook

This is a full-time, non-exempt position in the men’s ministry that requires experience in contributing to the creation of chef-driven meals. The primary responsibility is to provide an atmosphere of dignity and respect for those served by the Mission as they experience the transforming message of Christ. Because the Oliver Gospel Mission is a Christian organization with a written statement of faith, the Mission will only employ those who are born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in accord with the Mission’s Statement of Faith. Both federal and state law protect the rights of religious organizations like Oliver Gospel Mission to use religious criteria in hiring.

Resumes should be submitted to [email protected]

Donor Relations Officer I

This is a full-time, non-exempt position in the Stewardship Services department. With a primary responsibility for donor cultivation and analytical support, the person in this position must be able to demonstrate integrity in dealing with people, finances and confidential information. Must have strong oral and written communication skills, be highly attentive to detail and exhibit strong time management skills. Because the Oliver Gospel Mission is a Christian organization with a written statement of faith, the Mission will only employ those who are born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in accord with the Mission’s Statement of Faith. Both federal and state law protect the rights of religious organizations like Oliver Gospel Mission to use religious criteria in hiring.

Resumes should be submitted to [email protected]

Life Advisor

This is a full-time, non-exempt position in the men’s ministry that requires participation in a shift-work schedule. The primary function is to provide Christ-centered guidance and assistance to the Mission’s community homeless clients and recovery program participants. Additional duties may include administering admissions protocol and drug testing for homeless men, assisting in building security and leading or providing transportation to religious services.   Because the Oliver Gospel Mission is a Christian organization with a written statement of faith, the Mission will only employ those who are born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in accord with the Mission’s Statement of Faith. Both federal and state law protect the rights of religious organizations like Oliver Gospel Mission to use religious criteria in hiring. Resumes should be submitted to [email protected]

Ministry Donations Driver

This is a part-time, non-exempt position, typically 24-30 hours per week. It requires excellent customer service and donation transport skills. A primary responsibility is the oversight and training of men in the Oliver Gospel Whole Life recovery program, who assist the driver with pick-ups and deliveries. Additional duties include receiving, processing, merchandising and selling donated items.Because the Oliver Gospel Mission is a Christian organization with a written statement of faith, the Mission will only employ those who are born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in accord with the Mission’s Statement of Faith. Both federal and state law protect the rights of religious organizations like Oliver Gospel Mission to use religious criteria in hiring.

Resumes should be submitted to [email protected]

Volunteer Guidelines

Volunteer Application

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Statement of Faith

1. God, the Almighty Father, who made the heaven and earth, is One God in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

2. Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, is the Son of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He was crucified under Pontius Pilate, was buried and rose again on the third day and now sits at the right hand of God from where He will come to judge the living and the dead.

3. The Holy Spirit is present in our lives as Christians and will guide and direct us in time of need, according to the will of the Father.

4. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation of Himself to humanity and is the instrument through which God speaks to us.

5. All people are born lost and separated from God, and can only be reunited with Him by the confession of sin and the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior.

6. Salvation is only by grace, a free gift of God, through faith in the Lord Jesus, who died for our sins. Those who receive Christ by faith have their sins forgiven and are made new creatures in Christ.

7. There will be a resurrection of the body and everlasting life.

At Oliver Gospel Mission, we gratefully accept donations of food, clothing, and other quality products. These goods will be used to directly help those in need. Additional donations are sent to the Oliver Gospel Thrift Store, where all proceeds benefit the Mission. Your gifts will directly benefit those who need help most. All donations should be dropped off at the Mission’s Front Desk, located at 1100 Taylor St in downtown Columbia (corner of Taylor and Assembly St). Please drop off between 8:30 am-4 pm in order to avoid the Mission’s busier times.

Monetary donations can be mailed to Oliver Gospel Mission, PO Box 7697, Columbia, SC 29202 or you can Donate Here.

Clothing

  • Men’s underwear – new (M-XXL)
  • Dress pants/Khakis (28-42” waist)
  • Jeans (28-42” waist)
  • Long-sleeve dress shirts (M-XXXL)
  • Polos (M-XXXL)
  • Socks (for men or women-new in package/various sizes)
  • Hoodies
  • Thermal Underclothes
  • Thick Socks
  • Beanie / Skull Caps / Ear Muffs / Warmers
  • Jackets / Coats
  • Gloves

Toiletries & Medicine

  • Travel size or aerosol deodorant
  • Disposable razors (men’s or women’s)
  • Band-Aids
  • Tylenol (bottle or individual packets)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Shaving Cream
  • Shampoo & Conditioner, Ethnic Hair Products (full size bottles)
  • Body Wash & Soap
  • Body Lotion
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Cleaning Supplies

  • Disinfectant (Lysol, Pine Sol, etc.)
  • Liquid hand soap (scented or unscented)
  • Antibacterial hand sanitizer
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Detergent – pods (fragrance free)
  • 55 gallon trash bags

Non-Perishable Food

  • Canned vegetables (#10 cans preferred)
  • Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper Shakers

Other

  • Walmart gift cards* (smaller increments - $10)
  • 1” binders
  • Composition books
  • 8oz Styrofoam cups
  • Carry out trays

*Walmart gift cards are particularly helpful for new residents entering the program without sufficient undergarments. Gift cards enable the women to purchase these essential items.

All donations should be dropped off at the Mission’s Front Desk, located at 1100 Taylor St in downtown Columbia (corner of Taylor and Assembly St).  Please drop off between 8:30 am-4 pm in order to avoid the Mission’s busier times.

Donation Drive Form

Available Monday-Saturday: 9:30am to 4:00pm

Are you able to move products at a rapid pace? Come serve the Mission by volunteering as a Donation Distributor. From donation sorting and tagging, to placing donated items on our sales floor, this is a great opportunity to benefit the work of OGM and serve your local community!

Administrative Assistance

Available Monday-Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Administrative Volunteers (male or female), help coordinate all aspects of mailing out thank you letters in appreciation to our donors. Would you be willing to help our homeless ministries at the Mission by volunteering in a relaxed and friendly office atmosphere? Would you like to help make other people feel appreciated? If you are detailed orientated and can fold, stuff, seal, stamp, and sort confidential letters, then this might be the right fit for you. Don’t worry, we will teach you how to use the folder and postage meter.Service opportunities are on a flexible schedule according to your convenience and ability to help sometime between 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. We generally need help once a week in the months of February through September and twice a week or more from October through January. Occasionally, special opportunities are also available for skilled volunteers, committed to help with data entry, creative copywriting, handwritten thank you cards, making phone calls, etc. Thank you for your consideration to help us transform the lives of the broken and homeless by becoming an Administrative Volunteer.

Time Required: Flexible

Thrift Store

Stewardship Services

Donation Distributor

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Full-Charge Bookkeeper

This is a full-time, non-exempt position that is responsible for overseeing the financial and budgetary operations of the Oliver Gospel Mission, including but not limited to administration of the budget and employee payroll. Must have solid math and analytical skills, knowledge of PC-based accounting software, Excel and other relevant software and office equipment. Because the Oliver Gospel Mission is a Christian organization with a written statement of faith, the Mission will only employ those who are born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in accord with the Mission’s Statement of Faith. Both federal and state law protect the rights of religious organizations like Oliver Gospel Mission to use religious criteria in hiring.

Resumes should be submitted to [email protected]

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Food Service Assistant

This is a part-time, non-exempt position in the women’s ministry that requires some weekend work. The primary function is to assist operations of the Toby’s Place kitchen including meal preparation for the residents. Qualifications include documented experience in cooking for large groups of people, Culinary Sanitation Certification in compliance with DHEC standards and an ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time while performing job functions. Because the Oliver Gospel Mission is a Christian organization with a written statement of faith, the Mission will only employ those who are born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in accord with the Mission’s Statement of Faith. Both federal and state law protect the rights of religious organizations like Oliver Gospel Mission to use religious criteria in hiring.

Resumes should be submitted to [email protected]

Childcare Specialist

This is a full-time, non-exempt position in the women’s ministry that is responsible for implementing curriculum and providing well-planned year-round activities for preschoolers enrolled in the Oliver Gospel Child Development Center. Qualifications include experience in working with preschoolers and knowledge of preschool growth and development principles. Because the Oliver Gospel Mission is a Christian organization with a written statement of faith, the Mission will only employ those who are born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in accord with the Mission’s Statement of Faith. Both federal and state law protect the rights of religious organizations like Oliver Gospel Mission to use religious criteria in hiring.

Resumes should be submitted to [email protected]

After School Program Coordinator

This is a part-time, non-exempt position in the women’s ministry that is responsible for administering a well-planned, comprehensive schedule of activities for school-aged children participating in the ministry of Toby’s Place. Qualifications include experience in intentional, purposeful interactions with children and knowledge of developmental diagnostic tools. Because the Oliver Gospel Mission is a Christian organization with a written statement of faith, the Mission will only employ those who are born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in accord with the Mission’s Statement of Faith. Both federal and state law protect the rights of religious organizations like Oliver Gospel Mission to use religious criteria in hiring.

Resumes should be submitted to [email protected]

MORE WAYS TO GIVE

WILL PLANNING

MORE WAYS TO GIVE

Other Ways You Can Give

Thank you for wanting to know more about other ways you can give to support Oliver Gospel Mission. When Christians make gifts to ministries they care about they often make a cash donation by check or credit card. However, there are many other giving options available that may be a better plan of stewardship for you due to various tax incentives and other factors. Please take a moment to watch the video below to learn more about other ways you can give to Oliver Gospel Mission. THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAITHFUL SUPPORT!

Will and Trust Planning Ministry

Most of us think of writing our Will as just a legal process, but when you consider that God is the owner of all and we are just His stewards (Psalm 24:1), our perspective should change. We must recognize that the purpose of our Will is to transfer stewardship of everything God has entrusted to us. So, it’s not only important to have a legal Will, but it’s also important to have a Will that is prayerfully designed from a scriptural perspective. If you don’t have a Will or the one you have is insufficient or out of date, the video system below will quickly and easily walk you through how to provide for your loved ones and favorite ministries as you design your Will or Trust. This is a free and confidential ministry that is a gift to you from Oliver Gospel Mission. Simply click the play button below to get started.

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Career Development Manager

This is a full-time, non-exempt position that is responsible for assisting men’s and women’s program managers in their development and oversight of the Mission’s Career Development Ministry. Responsibilities include assisting program managers with client life assessments, client vision plans, career development curriculum, client job performance assessments and company resource relations. Because the Oliver Gospel Mission is a Christian organization with a written statement of faith, the Mission will only employ those who are born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in accord with the Mission’s Statement of Faith. Both federal and state law protect the rights of religious organizations like Oliver Gospel Mission to use religious criteria in hiring.

Resumes should be submitted to [email protected]

In Honor

In Memory

Resident Assistant

This is a part-time, non-exempt position in the women’s ministry that requires the ability to work assigned hours during evenings, overnights and/or weekends as determined by the supervisor. The primary responsibility is to perform administrative and operational duties at Toby’s Place. The person in this position will serve as a liaison between residents and staff and may be assigned a wide variety of recurring and non-recurring tasks by the supervisor. Because the Oliver Gospel Mission is a Christian organization with a written statement of faith, the Mission will only employ those who are born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in accord with the Mission’s Statement of Faith. Both federal and state law protect the rights of religious organizations like Oliver Gospel Mission to use religious criteria in hiring.

Resumes should be submitted to [email protected]

Office Administrator

This is a full-time, non-exempt position in the women’s ministry that is responsible for providing administrative support to the Women’s Ministries Manager and for performing a variety of recurring and non-recurring clerical, receptionist and program support duties. She coordinates the intake process and oversees the volunteer program for Toby’s Place. Qualifications include experience as an office administrator or equivalent role. Because the Oliver Gospel Mission is a Christian organization with a written Statement of Faith, the Mission will only employ those who are born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in accord with the Mission’s Statement of Faith. Both federal and state law protect the rights of religious organizations like Oliver Gospel Mission to use religious criteria in hiring. Resumes should be submitted to [email protected]