Volunteer Program

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Caring for the needs of the community


Serving as a volunteer enables us to continue offering hope to those who
are hungry and homeless in our community.

Thanksgiving Day 2021

We need volunteers to assit with help during both our chapel service times and with serving the Thanksgiving meal. Click the link for details.

Christmas Day 2021

We need volunteers to assit with chapel service times, serving the Christmas meal and assisting with the Toy & Clothing item distribution to families in need. Click the link for details.

Meal Service

Our Men’s Center kitchen serves three nutritious meals every day of the year with special dinners provided on Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and on other unique occasions.

Service Hours:
Breakfast – 6:30AM-7:30AM
Lunch – 11:30AM-12:30PM
Dinner – 5:30PM-6:30PM

Thrift Store

We provide free clothing and household items for those in need and are open to the public featuring economy prices for all. Help our team keep the store clean and organized for our guests.

Thrift Store Hours:
Monday through Friday
9:30AM – 3:00PM

Distribution Center

Our sorting team organizes all of the donations brought into the mission including clothing and other material items. This opportunity also includes assisting with boxing and hanging items like (coats, blanket, snow pants, etc). and labeling boxes.

Chapel Service

We host chapel services for both our Men and Women’s Center 7 days a week at 7PM. For more information on this specific volunteer opportunity, click the link below or contact Justin Heckel directly at 605-334-6732 or justinh@ugmsiouxfalls.com.

Kids Ministry

Throughout the year, we look for individuals that would like to read to children living in our Women’s Center. This opportunity is usually scheduled for 30 minutes to 1 hour time slots and are available Monday – Friday between 8am-5pm. Click the link below for more details on this opportunity.

Art Studio

Join our weekly art sessions with our Men and Women’s Center guests. We’re always looking for local artists and creative minds to serve with us.
For more details on this opportunity or how to get involved, contact Heather Craig at 605-334-6732 or heatherc@ugmsiouxfalls.com.

Outreach Ministry

We provide weekly serving opportunities for churches, ministries and non-profits to partner with us to create and distribute the following items below.

– Hygiene/Comfort Kits
– Water Bottles
– Encouraging Cards/Notes
– Bibles
– Other resources

Step 1

Fill out volunteer application and confidentiality form.


Please either fill out the online application below using the link provided and email it to Elly Heckel at elly@ugmsiouxfalls.com or stop into our main office location at 701 E. 8th Street in Sioux Falls to pick up a paper copy.




Step 2

Review current volunteer opportunities.


Step 3

Schedule an appointment with our volunteer department to determine a schedule that works best for you.


Our youth group recently participated in a special community outreach project where we made over 200 hygiene kits and delivered several to individuals at a local park downtown. It was rewarding to see the impact a simple act can make.

Office Location

701 E. 8th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Open Hours

M-F: 8am – 5pm



Chapel Every day at 7PM