Be more than a volunteer, be a NEIGHBOR

"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
Luke 10:36-37

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Be more than a volunteer, be a NEIGHBOR

"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
Luke 10:36-37

Can't volunteer? Consider donating!

Be more than a volunteer,
be a NEIGHBOR

"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
Luke 10:36-37

Can't volunteer? Consider donating!

Become a neighbor

Peoria Rescue Ministries could not help thousands of people in our community each year without depending on its faithful volunteers, which we call neighbors.  No matter what your gifts or talents are, God has a unique place for you to serve!  From a seemingly simple act of serving a meal to forming relationships with clients as a 'high impact' volunteer, there are many ways in which you can make a difference in the lives of those hurting and in need in our community.

Join us in serving our King and loving our neighbors!

For questions or assistance with volunteering, contact Lori, Engagement Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (309) 208-8421.

COVID-19 Volunteer Information

In order to adequately care for our residents and provide “home-like” isolation for those experiencing mild symptoms related to Covid-19 we are building a group of volunteers that are willing to serve with us. We are expecting that we may soon see cases of COVID-19, or cases with identifiable but as-yet untested symptoms. Where the cases are mild and not acute, we will be providing our homeless guests a place to quarantine and isolate. Here’s what volunteering to help looks like.

  • Ideal candidate: Men and Women between the ages of 21and 50 with no underlying health issues. Men will serve at our men’s facility and women at our women’s facility. 
  • Role: The role for this ministry is an Isolation Center Care Advocate who will care for the general safety, security and sanitation for guests and facility.  Training and support will be provided. 
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: All Care Advocates will be provided with appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE). We will also have proper procedures in place to minimize your personal exposure.
  • Skills Needed: Must be a compassionate person who has a genuine love for others and a desire to care for non-acute people with dignity and respect. 
  • What to Expect: We are providing a “home like” isolation environment for men and women experiencing homelessness.  As a result, we are not providing medical care but will be:
  • periodically checking on guest’s condition
  • serving pre-packaged ready-to-eat meals prepared by our main kitchens
  • providing basic sanitation services
  • providing for safety and security  

There will be multiple people on staff at all times.

  • Frequency: Daily or Weekly Shifts: Shifts available are 7:00 am to 2:00 pm; 2:00 pm to 9:00      pm; 9:00 pm to 7:00 am. 
  • Level of Training Required: onsite training and support provided.
  •  For more details and to sign up contact: Lori Skinner 1-(309)-208-8421 or e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

General "Core" Opportunities

Men's and Women's Opportunites
Group Opportunities

High Impact "I58" 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."

For questions or assistance with volunteering, contact Lori, Engagement Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (309) 208-8421.

Men's Opportunites
Women's Opportunities

“One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, 'Of all the commandments, which is the most important?''The most important one,' answered Jesus, 'is this: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:28-31).

Become a neighbor

Peoria Rescue Ministries could not help thousands of people in our community each year without depending on its faithful volunteers, which we call neighbors.  No matter what your gifts or talents are, God has a unique place for you to serve!  From a seemingly simple act of serving a meal to forming relationships with clients as a 'high impact' volunteer, there are many ways in which you can make a difference in the lives of those hurting and in need in our community.

Join us in serving our King and loving our neighbors!

For questions or assistance with volunteering, contact Lori, Engagement Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (309) 208-8421.

COVID-19 Volunteer Information
Downtown Mission - 601 SW Adams, Peoria
Emppower Live Center - 1825 N. Knoxville
Esther House - 6847 N. Allen Road
Ministry wide - All Locations
Thrift Store - 1114 SW Jefferson
Victory Acres - 9015 McCullough Road

“One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, 'Of all the commandments, which is the most important?''The most important one,' answered Jesus, 'is this: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:28-31).