Join Our Volunteer Team!

With the help of thousands of volunteers each year, the Erie City Mission is able to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness and hunger in Erie. People like you truly make our work possible.

Join the Mission’s team of volunteers and show compassion, love, and kindness to our neighbors in need.

Volunteer Application Process

  1. All prospective volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer application prior to being scheduled. The application may be found below, or paper applications are available at our administrative office located at 1017 French Street.
  2. Prospective volunteers must attend and complete a volunteer orientation prior to placement. Orientation includes an overview of the Erie City Mission, a summary of our programs and services, an optional facility tour, and a one-on-one interview with the Volunteer Coordinator.
  3. The Volunteer Coordinator will review applications and reach out to applicants via phone or email to make appropriate placement recommendations according to skill set, desire, and availability.
  4. Upon approval, the volunteer can sign up for service opportunities using Mission Tracker and/or through a program's supervisor.

One-time volunteers are not required to participate in an orientation.

Some volunteer positions may require additional ministry interviews, clearances, waivers, or a signed statement of faith.

Select the volunteer application below that best suits you:

Please note:

  • A volunteer must be at least 14 years old. If a volunteer is under the age of 18, a GUARDIAN RELEASE FORM must be signed by a parent or guardian. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to volunteer without an adult chaperone or a guardian present (exceptions may be made for specific volunteer opportunities).
  • Long-term placement of an individual fulfilling hours for probation/parole is not guaranteed.

Volunteer Handbook and Policies

Paper Application

A paper application is available at our administrative office or you can print one using the link below. Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off at the Erie City Mission: 1017 French Street, c/o Volunteer Coordinator.

Katie Peppers
Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator

814-452-4421 ext 262
Email Katie