Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies will give CWRM a 20lb food credit for every 3 hours volunteered for CWRM at their food bank.
Food bank volunteers must be 14 years old or older and most positions involve sorting food items, lifting and/or cleaning. They are open Monday-Friday from 8am to 4pm. Just call 265-2172 to make an appointment or for directions to their warehouse. Volunteer one time, or as many times as you’d like.
This is a great way to help the Mission’s food budget while also helping this great local non-profit!
We’d love to have your volunteer partnership to carry out the ministries of CWRM! E-mail Becky or call her at 307-268-4474. Volunteers are asked to review and follow specific CWRM guidelines which are outlined during the volunteer interview.
OTHER CWRM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES LISTED AT www.servewyoming.org
How simple is it for you to make a difference for the unsheltered homeless in our community? Central Wyoming Rescue Mission has “real help” cards that point the homeless to our shelter for food, laundry and human service resources. Prayer, financial gifts, volunteering and in-kind donations make it simple for anyone to help! Click here to download your printable “real help” cards or call 307-268-4474 for details.
**The 2011 Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness
**America’s Youngest Outcasts 2010
**Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Volunteer to help with our concerts, fundraisers and more. No events are currently scheduled.
Prepare and serve breakfast, lunch or dinner on weekdays; brunch and/or dinner on weekends. Volunteers can prepare our food, or bring food to prepare in our kitchen. Volunteer for one meal, or on a regular basis.
Volunteers to help tag items for sale. May involve some lifting. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Volunteer once or on an ongoing basis. Call 577-7793, or see Jackie, Rescued Treasures Thrift Store manager, at 330 N. Durbin St. (Donations to Rescued Treasures are accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Brandi has been volunteering at the Mission for nearly a year – right out of high school. It was a natural fit for her, as her Dad – Doug Haupt. Brandi has been a HUGE asset to the CWRM Development office helping with events. “I love the kindness and enthusiasm that everyone at the Mission has. It’s contagious and makes me enjoy every minute I spend volunteering.”
Though Brandi often serves with her family, she’s working to recruit a few of her friends and church members. “. I would encourage everyone to get involved with the Mission! Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community. All of the staff will welcome you with open arms!” Over the past year, Brandi has become a pleasant fixture here at CWRM, “It has become a part of my week and I look forward to my afternoons there.” And as Brandi would agree, giving back always has it’s returns: “Volunteering at the Mission has had a big impact on my life. It’s helped me figure out the kind of person I want to be and what I want to do with my life.”
Doug Haupt was first attracted to CWRM because of how the organization was run, through what he observed while his friend Kelly Boyle was Mission board president. Doug has a private business that has a fountain inside, and always donates the coins to the Mission. But beyond that, no matter the task Doug gets it done!
His family adopts and shops for several of our Mission program guests each year at Christmas. More recently Doug has encouraged his children, Brandi and Austin, to volunteer for us as well!
Over a period of time Doug had been looking for a box truck for our thrift store Rescued Treasures, which they had been in need of for years. Doug and Kelly Boyle contacted Rick Connel at Fremont motors, and found a 2007 box truck with a lift and low mileage! They negotiated on behalf of CWRM with Rick for a VERY generous price, and even volunteered to go out of town to pick up the vehicle. Doug has since helped acquire repairs and upgrades from BarD Signs, and Kelly’s Alignment.
CWRM is abundantly fortunate to have volunteers like Doug and Kelly who go the extra mile!
Sally Ellis has been scheduling evening meals for CWRM for so long she can’t recall when she started. Years ago her mother’s neighbor set up scheduling, and felt her term had ended and spoke with Sally about taking it over, which Sally eagerly accepted! Sally says it is an easy job and that she comes to the Mission about twice a month and drops off the menu to Spencer, our kitchen manager (even though it is not required). The meal volunteers themselves have been preparing meals for years and years, and she feels they are the ones that deserve to be honored. They are so reliable that she doesn’t even remind them anymore that ‘their day’ is coming up. Her favorite part of scheduling is the convenience of her position.
When a new family or group call about preparing meals, she puts them at ease by suggesting they can use items from our pantry or bring their own, or may refer them to Spencer if they seem uncomfortable at first. She also suggests they come and observe or just to serve for their first time. If the person or group doesn’t think they fit in this area, she recommends they can bake something or suggests other alternative ways to volunteer.
Sally’s mother sees CWRM as her special charity and now Sally gets to bring her mother’s compassion to her grandchildren. At times they come to town with Sally and she tells them about the success stories through our programs. Serving here has made her more comfortable with the homeless than she ever could have been. She shares with her grandchildren that some of the guests have had to overcome some life issues and were not too proud to get help when they needed it!
Sally also volunteers at the Senior’s Center Thrift Store in the town where she resides and enjoys getting the items ready for sale.
Sally says she doesn’t need a pat on the back, as she is happy to give! CWRM is thankful for not only Sally’s dedication but for the hundreds of others that come in each and every month on ‘their day’ to bring a warm healthy meal to the many guests who find the love of Christ through the aroma of the Mission kitchen!
Mailing Address Central Wyoming Rescue Mission | P.O. Box 2030 | Casper, Wyoming 82602-2030
Men’s New Life Center 230 N. Park Street | Casper, Wyoming 82601 | 307.265.2251
Women’s Transformation Center Casper, Wyoming | 307.233.6925
Rescued Treasures Thrift Store 330 N. Durbin Street | Casper, Wyoming 82601 | 307.577.7793