Join Our Team

We are always looking for compassionate people to help in a variety of ways such as:

  • Joining our overnight volunteer team and interact with residents in the evening and sleeping in our guest room overnight
  • Helping to plan fundraising events
  • Mentoring a resident 1 hour per week
  • Co-leading a bible study or life skill class
  • Helping with administrative tasks in our front office
  • Helping with errands and transportation to appointments
  • Join our maintenance crew and help with odd jobs as they arise

If you have a desire to support women in crisis and have time and talents to give, please give us a call at 217-378-4045.  We would love to meet with you and give you a tour.


Open Positions

Resident Life Assistant - The RLA works under the direction of the Resident Life Coordinator (RLC) to develop and maintain a safe, healthy and supportive community life at Merci's Refuge.  The RLA will build supportive relationships with residents while sharing the overnight and/or weekend coverage responsibilities with other team members.  The RLA will also help facilitate evening program activities and hold residents accountable to house rules.  This is a full-time position if a live-in staff member.   It is part-time if not a live-in staff member.  You can find the full job description here.

To apply, send a resume to


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