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

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Mentoring Through Recovery and Relapse

Feb 18, 2021 1:39:08 PM

“I know that no matter what I throw at them, they are going to support me and love me and speak truth into my life.” - Laura, UGM Crisis Shelter

Tom and Debbie Davis are volunteer mentors at UGM’s Crisis Shelter. For a year, they served in the kitchen, led chapel services and provided childcare. That’s where they met Laura, who soon became their first mentee.

Meet Pat: Super Volunteer

Feb 11, 2021 2:05:47 PM

In 2020 alone, volunteers saved UGM nearly $2.2M. It is no exaggeration to say that we could not function without our fleet of volunteers. Meet Pat, volunteer extraordinaire.

Inside the UGM Crisis Shelter: A Volunteer's Perspective

Dec 3, 2020 2:31:33 PM

As a volunteer, Margene has provided case management and chapel services, organized work days, and has even attended a resident's labor and delivery.

"You Broke Down Our Biases": Nursing Students Share Experience at UGM Men's Shelter

Nov 12, 2020 2:29:38 PM

"We came here to learn how nurses can contribute to the community, but we are shocked at how much more we learned..."

Bikes and Budget Advice: A UGM Volunteer Feature

Nov 5, 2020 1:44:00 PM

UGM's "Bike Guy" offers friendship and financial advice to men rebuilding their lives.

Meet UGM Ambassador Kristi Kinsinger

Oct 22, 2020 2:29:46 PM

Getting involved at UGM is easy. Kristi Kinsinger has been a volunteer, mentor, financial partner and president of UGM Auxiliary. And she's a natural recruiter, asking where you would like to serve.

Serving with Humility: the Volunteer Case Manager Team

Jan 30, 2020 11:07:42 AM

During an interview with our case managers, I was reminded there is a difference between knowing something because I’ve scrutinized it, and knowing because I've walked alongside people in the midst of it.

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.