Become a volunteer and help change the face of homelessness, one story at a time.

At Union Gospel Mission of Salem, our mission is to help men, women, and children break free from homelessness through the transforming grace of Jesus Christ.  We are looking for volunteers to partner with us to achieve this mission. Together we can change lives, restore families, and transform our community.

Volunteers are considered according to need, availability, gifting, faith, gender, and age. Our goal is to best match you with opportunities available to make the biggest impact on those we serve.

Scroll to see volunteer applications below.

“It’s impossible to quantify the genuine kindness, appreciation, and wisdom freely offered from those on the receiving end of a meal. It turns out that I’m the one receiving the hands and heart of Jesus every week. I’m the one who’s blessed.”
Men’s Mission Meal Server

Opportunities for Involvement:

  • Mission Store production

  • Meal serving 

  • Donation sorting

  • Leading chapel

  • Admin/reception

  • Yard work and group projects

  • Leading devotions/Bible study

  • Learning Center teacher/tutor

Volunteer Hours
0 +
That's the equivalent of more than 4 full-time employees!

Volunteer Applications

Individual Application
Group Leader Application
Court-Ordered Community Service Application
Group Participant Release
For more information, connect with Volunteer Coordinator AJ Harris at
503.967.6388 or aharris@ugmsalem.org.

Host A Drive


When you organize a donation drive, you are changing the face of homelessness for men, women, and children in our community. Your contribution helps our shelter sites continue to operate every day. Thank you!

Please fill out the form to let our staff know how to best support you during your donation drive.

Drop-off Information
  • Food may be dropped off at the Men’s Mission (777 Commercial St NE) or Simonka Place (5119 River Rd. N, Keizer).
  • Non-food items may be dropped off at our Donation Center (1100 Front St) Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ongoing Needs

The Mission is always in need of the following items to support our homeless neighbors.

  • Food: Canned fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk, shelf-stable items, and meat.
  • Other: Disposable razors, new undergarments, warm coats, and feminine hygiene products.

For more ongoing needs, information is included above: “Get Donation Drive Materials.” Contact Hannah Berry-Roshak for the most up-to-date list. Call 503.967.6388, or email hberry@ugmsalem.org.

meals a year
nights of shelter a year
Thank you for your generosity!

Schedule A Tour


Taking a tour of our facilities is a great way to become better acquainted with UGM. Tours are conducted on Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Please let us know if you need an accommodation to that schedule.

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