Volunteer Opportunities

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Welcome to The Union Mission’s family of volunteers!

*Due to COVID restrictions on-site opportunities are limited.

“For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’ “
Deuteronomy 15:11

Volunteer Opportunities

The Union Mission offers a variety of opportunities to serve the poor and homeless, support the work of ministry, and help maintain a beautiful campus for the men, women, and children we serve each day. They include:

  • donate meals
  • assist in our Warehouse or Thrift Store
  • general yardwork and landscaping
  • Recharge Respite Care at Hope Haven


Age Requirements

All volunteers on The Union Mission or Hope Haven campuses must be 12 years of age or older. Thrift Store opportunities only apply to minors 15  or older.  All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Questions concerning age can be directed to the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]

Seasonal Opportunities

CAMP HOPE HAVEN: A weeklong, overnight summer camp for children 8-15. Volunteer May–August at Hope Haven, 3000 North Landing Road in Virginia Beach.

LADIES AUXILIARY: Participate in special ministry projects from September–May. Generally meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., but during COVID may meet virtually or serve in small groups.

Youth Projects

OFF SITE DRIVES: bake sale or car wash to fund-raise for meals; collections for ministry needs; prepare bag lunches; prepare gift bags for homeless shelter guests at Christmas.

EAGLE SCOUT PROJECTS: Contact our Communications Team.


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