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"Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life."                                

                                                                                                 -Carrie Chapman

For More Information:

Anita Hoover

Tel: 773.476.6200 x40


Tomoyo Akemoto

Tel: 773.476.6200 x40


Olive Branch Mission relies heavily on the involvement of volunteers to to help carry out our mission and goals at the shelter, while providing opportunities for individuals to give back to the community by joining the fight to overcome homelessness. 


Volunteers assist with a host of tasks and specialty projects. Our volunteer opportunities are geared for both individuals and groups. We also welcome volunteers who are in need of completing community service hours (court mandated included).


Please be advised that all volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Any volunteer younger than the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


In order to become a volunteer or perform Community Service at Olive Branch Mission, each applicant must agree to the following terms and complete the following tasks:

  • Complete the Volunteer Application Form (submit via mail, fax or email)

  • Set up a date to tour the facility and interview with the Volunteer Coordinator

  • Receive scheduled Volunteer Dates & Shifts

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