General "Core" Opportunities

"I58" High Impact Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the work that goes on at Peoria Rescue Ministries!  A "I58" High Impact individual is someone who has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and desires to have consistent, personal influence with clients of Peoria Rescue Ministries.  All "I58" High Impact volunteers must be over the age of 18 and sign-off in agreement with our Statement of Faith.

Due to the nature of our ministry, individual men may only volunteer for high impact opportunities listed under "Men's Ministry."  Individual women may only volunteer for high impact opportunities listed under "Women's Ministry."

 

women's ministry
"I58" high impact opportunities

 

Career Counseling
Reinforcing the message of hope, encouragement, and motivation through education can make a profound difference in someone's life.  Volunteers assist residents with educational needs, which may include, but is not limited to: creating an email account, filling out job applications, reviewing resumes, and communicating with possible employers.

Minimum Age: 30
Level of Training: orientation and high impact training
Location: Esther House

 

GED Tutor
No matter how old you are, education is important. By providing consistent and intentional instruction, tutors will walk alongside residents seeking their High School Equivalency Diploma.  Individuals will work one-on-one using provided curriculum in math and language subjects.

Minimum Age: 18
Level of Training: orientation and high impact training
Location: Esther House

 

Computer Education
Reinforcing the message of hope, encouragement, and motivation through education can make a profound difference in someone’s life.  Individuals are needed who can teach and/or assist residents with learning basic computer skills and programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Minimum Age: 21
Level of Training: orientation and high impact training
Location: Esther House

 

Money Management & Life Skills Training
Many of our men and women who are preparing to transition from Peoria Rescue Ministries programs will need someone to help them apply Biblical truths in both managing the money that God has entrusted to them and also in learning to love God and others daily.

Minimum Age: 30
Level of Training: orientation and high impact training
Location: Esther House

 

Client Advocate
Our client advocates meet with clients at the Women’s Pregnancy Center to walk alongside them as they journey through life from pregnancy through parenthood. Support is also given by sharing educational materials and offering different types of testing and/or spiritual guidance as needed.

Minimum Age: 21
Level of Training: orientation and high impact training
Location: Women’s Pregnancy Center

 

Family Mentor
Volunteers are needed to walk alongside clients as they parent their children. By providing encouragement, support, and guidance to clients who are parents, family mentors can encourage them by example to parent their children in a God-honoring, Biblically-based way.

Minimum Age: 30
Level of Training: orientation and high impact training
Location: Esther House

 

Graduate Aftercare
When women from our long-term program graduate, our aftercare program helps them transition into a church body – and more importantly - grow in their relationship with Christ. Volunteers engage in fellowship with the women while they are enrolled in the program and then assist them in transitioning into a church body after graduating.

Minimum Age: 30
Level of Training: orientation and high impact training
Location: Esther House

 

Women’s Discipler
We strongly believe that Jesus’ command to make disciples in Matthew 28 is one of the most critical components of lasting and sustainable transformation in the lives of those we serve. We are looking for women who will walk alongside our clients and be passionate about sharing the hope of Jesus with them.

Minimum Age: 21
Level of Training: orientation and high impact training
Location: Barnabas Center, Esther House

 

Reception & Donation Sorting (Women’s Facility)
Help is needed at the Esther House to keep the program running smoothly.  Duties for this position include: answering the phone and door, receiving and sorting donations, processing Gift-in-Kind/donation receipts, helping keep the facility clean, and restocking bathroom and kitchen supplies.

Minimum Age: 18
Level of Training: orientation and initial onsite training
Location: Esther House

 
"And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.  The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.  You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings."
Isaiah 58:10-12