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Group Volunteer

Helping the HUNGRY, Homeless and Hurting

Serving Philadelphia’s homeless community is a joint effort. Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission would not exist without dedicated supporters and volunteers who seek to see the lives of the hungry and hurting transformed. We invite churches, high school, and college groups, outreach teams, businesses, and missionary groups to join the fight against homelessness by spending the day serving your neighbors in need at the Mission.

Volunteer Signup


There are three main ways your group can serve your homeless brothers and sisters at Sunday Breakfast:

Serve a Meal

Volunteer groups of no larger than fifteen people can help serve lunch or dinner at the Mission Monday through Saturday. Groups should arrive fifteen minutes prior to the meal service to assist with meal preparations and remain fifteen minutes after service concludes to assist with cleanup.

  • Lunch service is from 12:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Dinner service is from 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Sorting Donations

Sunday Breakfast frequently receives food and clothing donations, but it can be a difficult task to get all the donations sorted and organized in a reasonable time. Volunteer groups of no more than fifteen individuals can assist with sorting, organizing, and counting food and clothing donations during a two hour shift. The height of our donation season is November to January.

Service Project

Volunteer groups can also participate in a three to four hour service project at the Mission. A service day begins with a tour of the Sunday Breakfast facilities, serving a meal, and pitching in with a facility-based project that can include cleaning program rooms, sorting and organization donations, painting, or assisting with holiday preparations.

To join our volunteer team, one volunteer application needs to be completed by a group at least one week before their chosen service day. The volunteer coordinator will contact the volunteer group leader to confirm service day details. Groups are not required to fill out a new application, prior to subsequent visits. For more information about group volunteer opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at or fill out the Volunteer Application.

Unconditional Giving

Men’s Shelter

In addition to meeting basic life needs for men, the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission enables those men who are committed to a positive life change to address their problems through an intensive 16-month program.

Women’s Transitional Home

The purpose of Wayne Hall, the women’s ministry of Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, is to teach women how to restructure their lives according to the Word of God.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for groups with Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission take place at our Center City and Germantown locations.

Food Drive

Churches, schools, businesses, and other organizations can help the homeless and hurting men and women at the Mission by collecting non-perishable food items.*

*required field