Read what’s happening in the UGM community - residents, staff, volunteers.

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Serving with Humility: the Volunteer Case Manager Team

Jan 30, 2020 11:07:42 AM

During my first couple of weeks as the Staff Writer at Union Gospel Mission, I was tasked with helping interview seven volunteer case managers who work with guests at our Men’s Shelter on E. Trent. Before coming to UGM, I was a journalist on local radio where sometimes I wrote about homelessness. Before that, I myself, was a case manager working with families from different countries who were resettling in the U.S. Though I was somewhat nervous about interviewing seven case managers at one time, I went through my normal preparation checklist: I wrote down questions, researched, thought about talking points—I figured I knew what to expect.

Generosity at UGM Thrift Stores

Jan 22, 2020 5:11:45 PM

Ministries at UGM are fueled by generosity and hard work. Our volunteer, Laurie commits 40 hours a week to our ministries.

Partner Profiles: Volunteer Jenny Gasperino

Jan 17, 2019 9:08:05 AM

Jenny volunteers at the Crisis Shelter guest services desk. She is a loving, welcoming presence for women and children who come to UGM scared and vulnerable.

No Gray Areas: Inside the Payroll Office

Aug 29, 2018 11:24:29 AM

Anne Graves’ working world is black and white. When it comes to doing things right, she draws a hard line, but it's only because she cares deeply about UGM's mission.

One Man, Two Careers in Service

Jul 3, 2018 8:23:00 AM

Greg Barclay gave 22 years to serving our country as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. In his second career, he is giving himself to a different kind of service: Placing volunteers where they can have the greatest impact to help the homeless.

Loving Women in Crisis: Karen Herford

Sep 6, 2017 4:25:57 PM

Karen Herford loves being the hands and feet of Jesus to help women in crisis at UGM's short-term shelter.

Volunteer Profile: Gary Leonard

Jul 20, 2017 1:19:19 PM

Decades of radio experience and a heart to serve Jesus were the perfect combination: Gary Leonard is making a difference as a UGM volunteer.

Volunteers: Rivers of Living Water

Oct 7, 2016 3:21:40 PM

UGM resident, Ann, paints a picture of what volunteers do and the impact they're making.

Caring for People through Their Animals

Jul 15, 2016 2:19:51 PM

As a volunteer in UGM's veterinary clinic, Denise has discovered that caring for pets is actually a great way to care for people.

Sharing Jesus with Children

Sep 15, 2015 3:22:00 PM

Michaelyn Hodges wanted to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the children at Anna Ogden Hall. Now, she volunteers and shares Jesus' love with them.