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GET INVOLVED

AT MIDWEST MISSION

Illinois Location

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We are open to volunteers Monday - Friday

8:30am - 4pm.

Reservations are required to volunteer. Space is limited to 26 volunteers per shift per day.

2025 Volunteer Calendar is now open for dorm reservations!

 

Go to our Reservation Calendar, log in, reserve your rooms, and submit payment for your Non-refundable Reservation Fee via credit card or electronic check. We will email you the Access Code to reserve Volunteer Shifts for your team. You must complete this step for your team to volunteer at Midwest Mission.

 

For local teams and individuals: Volunteer Shifts will only be available 3 months ahead of time. For example, beginning December 1, 2023 you will be able to reserve Volunteer Shifts for March of 2024.

 

Thank you for your patience as we try to improve the reservation experience for both local teams and those staying in the dorm.

Schedule Your Volunteer Shift
To volunteer at Midwest Mission, all individuals and teams must register and reserve a spot.

You will be working in an active warehouse. Volunteers must wear closed toe shoes for their volunteer shift. See the Safety Policy here.

For Team Leaders and Individual Volunteers
(Team Leaders will schedule their entire team)

Contact our Reservation Coordinator, Pat Wright, with any questions: 217-697-4063 or pat@midwestmission.org 

Reserve a spot for you and/or your team to volunteer at Midwest Mission using Volunteer Matrix.
This applies to day teams, teams staying off-site, and teams staying on-site.

  1. Go to the Reservation Calendar through Volunteer Matrix using the button below. 

  2. If you have never volunteered before, click "New Volunteer Registration" to register you and/or your team. If you are a returning volunteer, log in with your information.

  3. Once you have logged in, complete your Volunteer Profile in Volunteer Matrix

  4. If you are the team leader, click find/create volunteer group to find or add your team to your profile including any known team members. You will need to add their emails in order to invite them to make their profile.

  5. Click on the Wall Calendar Icon to have a better view of available dates.

  6. Find an available date you would like to volunteer and click on the Mission Volunteer Shift(s) you would like to reserve.

  7. If you are scheduling a team, click "Scheduling Group" and select the number who will be attending. Add known volunteers in your group.

  8. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email.

  9. You can return to your profile at any time to adjust the number or the people attending.

  10. Complete booking payments (steps below)

  11. Reserve your overnight accommodations if needed (steps below)

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Contact our Reservation Coordinator, Pat Wright, with any questions: 217-697-4063 or pat@midwestmission.org 

Material Fee

Full day  | $12 per person per day

Part day  | $6 per person per shift

If you are booking one of our Saturday options, the cost is $12 per person for the half-day.

Reservations for 2025 will have updated material fees:

Full day  | $16 per person per day

Part day  | $8 per person per shift

(Saturdays will be $16 per person, per half-day)

On-Campus Lodging Fees

Dorm | $50 per room per night

Duplex | $50 per night

Studio Apartment | $50 per night

RV Lodging | $30 per night

Tent Camping | $10 per night

Payment Schedule

  • Team Leaders are responsible for all the payments for their team booking

  • Non-Refundable Reservation Fees are due by midnight the day you book. If unpaid, your reservation will be automatically canceled.

  • If you are booking more than 8 weeks before your arrival date:  the Non-Refundable Reservation Fee is due by midnight the day you book, and then half of the remaining balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival.

  • If you are booking less than 8 weeks from your arrival date:  the Non-Refundable Reservation Fee and half of your remaining balance are due by midnight the day you book. If not your reservation will be canceled.

  • Payments will need to be made in Volunteer Matrix by credit card or electronic check/bank transfer (routing number and account number required).

  • You will receive email reminders from Volunteer Matrix regarding all your payments.

  • No refunds will be provided after your 8-week deadline. In addition, if you book less than 8 weeks prior to your reservation date, there will be no refunds. 

How to Pay on Volunteer Matrix

  1.  Once you have reserved your volunteers shift(s) and/or on-campus lodging, you must pay your fees in accordance with the payment schedule to the left.

  2. To pay, log in on Volunteer Matrix

  3. If you have charges to be payed, a "Charges & Credits" box will pop up in red on the main page. 

  4. You can either see the detailed charges, print charges and credits, or click to submit payment.

  5. To pay, click the boxes of what you would like to pay now. On the page it will tell you when items are due. 

  6. Once you have selected, you can choose to pay by credit card or by check or bank transfer.

  7. Fill out your information and submit the secure payment.

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Stay Overnight at Midwest Mission
We have several overnight accommodations available for your trip.

DORMITORY​ | $50 per room per night

Sleeps 18-32

The dorm has a full kitchen, laundry, and bathroom/showers.

Six rooms have two sets of bunk beds and two rooms have one set of bunk beds and two twin size beds.

DUPLEX | $50 per night

Sleeps 2-4

We have two duplexes on the campus. The duplex has a kitchen, laundry, living room, bathroom, and bedroom. Duplexes are typically reserved for our Volunteer Leaders, but are able to be reserved when not needed for volunteer leaders.

RV SITES | $30 per night

13 RV sites with full hook up - water / electricity / sewage dump / 30 & 50 AMP

STUDIO APARTMENT | $50 per night

Sleeps 2

The studio is a fully furnished one-room apartment with one queen bed, a kitchen space, living room space, laundry access, and separate bathroom.

To reserve your dorm stay, follow the same reservation steps for scheduling volunteers shifts. Instead of signing up for a Volunteer Shift, click "reserve" for the available housing type you would like to reserve. You are responsible for reserving your own off-campus lodging. Call our Reservations Coordinator for hotel discounts - 217-697-4063.

Duplex and Studio Reservations must be made through our Reservations Coordinator. Call 217-697-4063 or email reservations@midwestmission.org to see if there is availability.

HOW LONG ARE VOLUNTEER SHIFTS?

We are open to volunteers:

          Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4pm. 

You can serve: 

  • A day

  • A week

  • Or anything in between. 

There are 2 shifts a day. You are welcome to serve for one or both shifts. We also have overnight accommodations on our campus.

Morning Shift 8:30am - 11:30 am 

Afternoon Shift 12:30pm - 4:00 pm 

WHAT TYPE OF WORK WILL I BE DOING?

At Midwest Mission, we strive to accommodate a wide variety of ability levels, from sit down work to manual labor.

While at Midwest Mission, volunteers will: 

  • Pack kits

  • Sort items

  • Sew

  • Help with mailings

  • Build desks

  • Repair bicycles & sewing machines

  • Or whatever the current requested needs are at the time

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
We welcome both teams and individuals to serve with us.

Serving as a team is a great way to build community, get new people involved, and make a great impact together. Teams must be scheduled together. 

Serving as an individual is a great way to meet mission-minded people from all over the United States. If you are local - or like to travel - you can become a "regular" and serve consistently with us.

WHAT AGE CAN VOLUNTEER?

Individual volunteers must be age 18 or older.

For youth groups, those 14-18 years old must have a chaperone ratio of 1 chaperone per 5 students. 

Students 11-13 years old must have a chaperone ratio of 1 chaperone per 4 students.

Chaperones must remain with the volunteer and their group the whole time.

CAN I TAKE A TOUR?

Absolutely! During your time serving at Midwest Mission, we will take you on a tour.

If you would like to take a tour without serving on a trip, you can contact Lisa Rigoni at lisa@midwestmission.org to schedule your tour.

DO YOU HAVE OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATIONS?

Yes! We have several different lodging options. You can see them here.

WHAT IS PROVIDED WITH LODGING?

Each of our lodging options has a kitchen with all of the kitchen essentials (pots+pans, utensils, dinnerware, etc. - not stocked with food), access to laundry, tv (with streaming services), and bathrooms with showers.

The duplex and studio apartment will have bedroom linens that can be used if desired. 

If staying in the dorm, you will need to bring your own linens.

You will need to bring your own food for your stay here.

DO YOU TAKE WALK-INS?

We do not take walk-ins at this time.

You must schedule a volunteer shift to serve with us at Midwest Mission. This is because we have a daily limit of 26 mission volunteers. We want to give each person a great volunteer experience and make sure our high quality standards are still being met.  

  • When scheduling your group, please sign up for as many as you will bring - we cannot accommodate more than are signed up.

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