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Be a GraceWorker

The GraceWorker is a vital and unique position at GraceWorks. Working directly with our Neighbors in need, this position requires a serious commitment. GraceWorkers must be spiritually mature in their own faith, carefully discerning, compassionate and have a deep love of people.


role description

graceWorker role description


  • Compassionate
  • Empathetic
  • Non-Judgmental
  • Discerning
  • Problem-solver
  • Hospitable
  • Spiritually Mature
  • Self-Aware
  • Demonstrating the Fruits of the Spirit
  • Align with the Mission of GraceWorks Ministries

Time Commitment:

  • At least a 3.5 hour per week shift, either 9-12:30 or 12:30-4, M-F.
  • Commit to one year as a GraceWorker

GraceWorkers Will:

  • Meet in person and by phone with Neighbors of all socioeconomic groups, races, ages, religions, etc. to assess their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs
  • Offer space and time for the Neighbor to process their current situation without judgment

  • Process all utility, clothing, and furniture requests with discernment and dignity for the Neighbor

  • Make appointments for food as needed, encouraging Neighbors to use the GraceWorks Ministries website to make their appointment (

  • Volunteer in a fast-paced, potentially demanding office environment, often working on many cases simultaneously

  • Make follow-up calls to Neighbors who have been previously assisted by Neighbor Services

  • Remain knowledgeable regarding other community resources available to Neighbors (jobs, shelters, counseling, legal help, etc.) and offer these as needed

  • Collaborate with the GraceWorker Manager, other GraceWorkers, and GraceWorks staff

  • Practice Self-care

GraceWorkers must be willing to:

  • Listen without judgment and with patience as Neighbors talk about their current situations

  • Reflect to the Neighbor what was heard

  • Ask appropriate and discerning questions of the Neighbor

  • Offer prayer to anyone at any time

  • Identify those in spiritual, emotional, or psychological crisis

  • Learn and use computer applications frequently, such as Salesforce, etc.

  • Refer to GraceWorks staff any Neighbor needing additional assistance outside the scope of the GraceWorker (i.e. Domestic violence, suicide, etc.)

  • Attend all required GraceWorker training

recruiting timeline

graceWorker recruiting process

• Applications open; Observation in GraceWorker office; Creation of Volunteer Profile
• Phone screens for new applicants

• Interviews (2 in person interviews)/Reference checks/Background Checks
• Offers to join training cohort for those selected
• New GraceWorkers to complete volunteer profile (if not already done)

• Training cohort begins 

• Ongoing training in office for new GraceWorkers 

• Check-Ins with GraceWorkers at Six and Twelve weeks

Contact volunteer relations Manager

Volunteer Contact Form
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the insiders fund

As a prized volunteer, you are a GraceWorks Insider. You opened your heart to our mission and rolled up your sleeves to join us in serving our neighbors.

Join the Insiders Fund today and consider making a donation. Every dollar goes directly to GraceWorks’ core programs – Food, Shelter and Support.