“If the Lord leads you into volunteering for UGM, there is no greater blessing. If you come with an open heart, knowing that there is ministry to be done here, knowing that what you do counts for eternity, that's a great blessing. Volunteering isn't just something to do. It's a call, it's a ministry.” – Gary Leonard, UGM volunteer
In Spokane, call 509.535.8510. In Coeur d’Alene, call 208.665.4673.
Men’s Shelter: Laurie Willson, 509.535.8510, ext. 109
Crisis Shelter for Women and Children: Karen Herford, 509.535.0486
Anna Ogden Hall: Lori Bradley, 509.532.3842
Center for Women and Children: Jill Wright, 208.536.4607
In Spokane: Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Call 509.535.8510 to sign up.
In Coeur d’Alene: Second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Call 208.665.4673 to sign up.
If instructed to do so, click here to fill out the application online (Spokane locations only).
“I stopped in and just asked, ‘Could I be any benefit to you guys? I know a little bit about boats – could I be helpful?’ … And four hours a week turned into a lot, lot more. But the result is people who are extremely happy with their boats, and we have provided thousands of dollars in meals and housing for the homeless, and that warms my heart.” – Larry Scott, UGM Motors volunteer
Students: If you’re a student looking for a way to fulfill your school’s community service requirement, we want you here! Call Youth Outreach Director Ryan Brown at 509.532.3838 for more information.
Court-ordered community service: Court-ordered service hours can be completed in an uplifting environment at UGM Thrift Stores. Adult men also may serve at the Men’s Shelter. Call ahead to schedule your service at 509.535.8510 or at the Thrift Store location where you’d like to serve.
“Because of all of you, I am free! I’m no longer a slave to fear! I am a child of God! I hope you leave here tonight knowing that because of your belief in Jesus, you are rivers of flowing waters that have touched my life.”
– Ann Williams, UGM recovery alumna, addressing UGM’s annual Volunteer Appreciation event