Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Individual Interest Form

If you’d like to serve at the Urban Mission, please fill out this form to let us know more about yourself.

From there we’ll guide you through our volunteer orientation and in-person volunteer opportunities we’re currently offering.  

Thank you for your continued support of the Urban Mission! We are so very grateful for our volunteers!

Volunteer Agreement

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Urban Mission.  Volunteers enable us to serve our community and provide great customer service to our guests! Prior to volunteering, each individual must have a signed Hold Harmless and Media Release Agreement on file for the current calendar year.

Eligibility: Urban Mission is a family friendly organization. We highly encourage people of all ages to volunteer with us. If you are a minor, we require consent from a parent or guardian.

Hold Harmless Agreement:  The Urban Mission, their officers and employees, and any co-sponsor of its activities are not responsible for any injury which may be suffered by the volunteer while traveling to, during, or returning from volunteer service. The Urban Mission has no medical insurance for individuals, and any injury to, or caused by, the volunteer will be the volunteer’s sole and exclusive responsibility. Volunteers, or his/her parent or guardian if actual volunteer is under 18, shall be solely and exclusively responsible for any and all property damage, personal or private, which the individual may cause during the course of an activity or event where he or she is serving as a volunteer. This provision shall survive the expiration of the Agreement.

COVID Agreement: The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people. The Urban Mission has created new protocols and put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Urban Mission cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, volunteering for the Urban Mission may increase your child(ren)s risk of contracting COVID-19. By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to, or infected by COVID-19 by volunteering for the Urban Mission, and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 while volunteering for the Urban Mission may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Urban Mission employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)s volunteering for the Urban Mission. On my behalf, and on behalf of my child(ren)s, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Urban Mission, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Urban Mission, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after volunteering for the Urban Mission. 

Home Health Screening: There is no higher priority to the Urban Mission than the health and safety of our community and employees. Before coming to volunteer, the following practices have been instituted: 

1. Take your temperature. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4°F/38°C or higher should stay home. 

2. Perform a quick assessment to verify you do not have a fever, shortness of breath or cough, if you or a member of your household are experiencing these symptoms stay home. Urban Mission staff will be asked to make a visual inspection for signs of illness which could include flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity), fatigue, or extreme fussiness.

Face Covering: There is no higher priority to the Urban Mission than the health and safety of our community and employees. In accordance with Ohio Public Health’s Guidance for the Use of Face Covering, the following practices have been instituted: Volunteers should bring a face covering to be worn any time 6-feet social distancing is not feasible. The Urban Mission is able to provide masks to all volunteers, if needed, at this time. 

Media Release Agreement. The volunteer, or parent or guardian if actual volunteer is under 18, unconditionally authorizes and consents to the Urban Mission using videotape, photographic, electronic and/or any other media image, quotations, likeness, or electronic or photographic reproduction in any manner, in whole or in part, for any and all educational, promotional, marketing, news, or outreach activities of the Urban Mission. 

Non Discrimination Statement

Volunteers of Urban Mission Ministries, Inc. shall not refuse services in any program on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, religion, national/ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other class protected by law in the administration of its programs, in the eligibility of program participants, in the provision of services to applicants or clients.​

Volunteers of Urban Mission Ministries, Inc. recognizes the uniqueness each person brings to the organization and that diversity makes the organization more effective. It has been and will continue to be the policy of the Urban Mission to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

The objective of Urban Mission is to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or other protected category are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877- 8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington,D.C. 20250-9410

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442

(3) Email: [email protected].

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.