vOLUNTEERS

Midwest Mission has few staff, so the vast majority of our mission is carried out by volunteers. MM needs and loves its volunteers! There are many ways in which you can volunteer at MM: serve for a day, for a week or anything in between. 


Volunteers pack kits, sort items, sew, help with mailings, build desks, repair bicycles and sewing machines, help load/unload supplies or whatever the current requested needs are at the time. 


There are opportunities for those at peak ability and for those individuals who may have limitations. No matter your abilities, there is an important job that needs you!  


Volunteer Forms and Information




Volunteers

Midwest Mission has volunteers that stay on campus and local volunteers that come when they are available.  If you want to volunteer at MM, we will gladly work with you to find a time that fits your schedule.


Volunteer Booklet


Options to stay on campus:

  • Dormitory that sleeps 32 - full kitchen, laundry and bathrooms
  • Duplex
  • 13 RV sites with full hook-up


Option to stay off campus

  • Baymont Inn    5871 S Sixth-Frontage Rd East in Springfield, IL  62703.  This hotel is under new management and (as of 8/6/2018) the new rate negotiated for Midwest Mission volunteers is $59.99, depending on availability and some blackout dates may apply.  If you are considering the Baymont Inn, please contact Midwest Mission.  We will have to let them know your name and dates before this special rate will be honored.  This rate includes breakfast, microwave & refrigerator, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, WIFI, and coin-operated laundry facilities.
  • La Quinta Inn   1121 Lejune Drive in Springfield, IL.  This is a new hotel about 7 miles north of Midwest Mission, off of I-55 in Springfield.  The current lowest published rate is $89.00
  • Days Inn 5970 S Sixth Street in Springfield, IL.  This is an older hotel, lowest published rate is $67.49 per night.
  • Motel 6 6011 S Sixth Street in Springfield, IL.  This is an older hotel, lowest published rate is $60.00 per night.




Midwest Mission

There are many buildings on campus.  These include  the offices and the warehouse which houses the wood shop, desk shop, bicycle repair and sewing machine shop. Within the campus there is also the Twice Giving Gift Shop.  All of these buildings and additions were paid for in full, through the help of volunteers and donors.  Tours of the campus are available upon request. 




Volunteer Calendar:

CLICK HERE


Please note, you must speak with Midwest Mission staff to book a reservation for the dorms, duplex or RV Park.  The calendar changes quickly and is updated frequently - for the most up to date availability, speak with Tonya Hill, MM Operations Coordinator at 217.697.4681 or e-mail  tonya@midwestmission.org.  



What to Expect

Once you have made a reservation, the "Team Leader" will receive a Volunteer Booklet of information to share with their group.  


Fees

  • Dormitory Lodging: $20 per person, per night

  • RV Lodging: $10 per RV, per night

  • Duplex Lodging: $40 per duplex, per night

  • Material Fee: $12 per person per day for the cost of work supplies/materials


Processing Fees:  There is a non-refundable fee to guarantee your reservation.  

  • $20 per person for Dormitory Lodging
  • $20 per RV Spot
  • $20 per Duplex


We also rent out the dorms for retreats:

  • <10 people - $200.00 per night
  • >10 people - $20 per person per night

Payment Schedule

  • Once your reservation is made, a statement outlining all of the fees is sent to the Team Leader.  Questions regarding booking and fees can be directed to Midwest Missions Operations Coordinator, Tonya Hill at 217.697.4681
  • Processing Fees are due within 4 weeks of booking a reservation.  
    This guarantees your reservation and puts you on the calendar.  
    THIS IS NON-REFUNDABLE!!!
  • 8 weeks prior to arrival, half of the remaining balance is due.  
    THIS LOCKS IN THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS!!
  • Upon arrival the remaining balance is due.