Get Involved

Become a Part of our Family – Tender Mercies is fortunate to have the support of thousands of volunteers each year who help provide a home to the residents as they rebuild. Opportunities to help include providing meals and resident activities, landscaping, cleaning, and serving on a committee. Volunteers make it possible to provide security, dignity, and community to over 150 men and women each year. To find out more, check out our volunteer opportunities where you can make a difference in the lives of those in need. If you are volunteering with a large group click here.


Meal Program

Volunteers can help the residents of Tender Mercies rebuild their health and independence by preparing a meal off-site and serving it to the residents in one or more of our buildings. Meals can be served on a regular schedule or one-time. Many residents enjoy their meals family style with other residents and volunteers, which creates a sense of community. Our volunteers look forward to the chance to get to know and connect with the residents which allows for a more rewarding and educational experience.


Create a Fundraiser

You can help raise funds the residents need for items like furniture, toiletries, transportation, job training and more. Hold a bake sale, ask for donations for your birthday, or ask your yoga or other class for donations. You can also create an online fundraiser to help raise funds for a project or program that helps the residents regain their independence.


Help Make a House a Home

The residents of Tender Mercies are always in need of household items and supplies to make their home more welcoming and comfortable. Donating items on our Wish List is much appreciated by the residents as they regain stability and learn the skills needed to regain independence and self-sufficiency.


Resident Activities

Volunteers can also help by bringing an activity to the residents. By participating in fun experiences, the residents can make new friends, learn new skills, and thrive again as they work towards independence. The possibilities are endless – give us an idea and we’ll help you make it possible!

Bingo, Board game night, Movie night, Grill outs, Spa night, Haircuts/Salon services, Physical Fitness Activities


Special Events

Tender Mercies has two main events each year that raise funds for our permanent housing program. Tee Up for Tender Mercies and our Opening Doors Gala have raised over $2 million which help us provide homeless adults with mental illness with a fresh start and safe home to regain mental and physical stability. We also partner with community organizations and businesses to hold a variety of smaller fundraising events.


Donate your time & talents

Our office has a variety of opportunities for recent graduates, students, retirees, and working professionals to use your administrative abilities to assist our organization. Half-day, one-day and regular opportunities are available. For more information, please contact or call 513-639-7027.


Donate My Car

Call CARS at 1-855-500-RIDE

CARS picks up and sells the car at an auction (they insure it during that process)

CARS sends you a tax receipt

CARS sends 80% of the proceeds to Tender Mercies

There are no upfront costs to you or Tender Mercies


For more information, or to sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities,
please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at 513-639-7027 or email at