Volunteering support is vital to the transforming work of the City Rescue Mission.
Take the first step toward volunteering by completing the volunteer application online and attending our next Volunteer Orientation held at our 426 S. McDuff Avenue location. For our next Volunteer Orientation class you can either check our website under events or call me at 421-5149. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Supper Club/Meal ServiceVolunteering Projects
As a participant of our Supper Club, your group chooses the menu, pays for the meal, and provides volunteers to prepare, cook and serve the meal and fellowship with CRM’s guests.
In addition to CRM’s Emergency Services, students in the LifeBuilders Addiction Recovery Program typically live at CRM for 18 months. CRM provides for all their needs with your donations. Needed items include industrial-sized canned foods, full-sized and travel-sized hygiene products, paper products, twin sheets and blankets, bath linens, men’s and women’s undergarments and socks, clothing, and household cleaning products. A donation drive is a wonderful way to get involved in helping the homeless and needy. Donations of clothing, household items and furniture are welcome at the CRM Thrift Store.
LifeBuilders students live on campus in dorm-style rooms for most of their stay at CRM. Adopting a room includes providing fresh paint, bedding and décor. Most rooms have two twin-sized beds. Consider adopting a room and helping us provide our students with an attractive and comfortable place to live as they work with our staff to find faith and a new, healthier way of life.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Group volunteer opportunities can include serving a meal, sorting donations at the CRM Thrift Store, or special projects. If your group has a budget for supplies, projects such as painting, gardening and light construction (for example, building shelves) are available. One adult representative from your group must complete the volunteer application and orientation. For every four children aged 18 and younger in your group, there must be one adult chaperone.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
Children ages 12 and older can volunteer at City Rescue Mission. CRM provides volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages. Groups of children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone aged 21 or older.
How do I become a volunteer?
To begin volunteering, you must first complete the volunteer application on the website and attend a volunteer orientation, where you will receive valuable volunteer information and a tour of the Mission. For group volunteering, only one representative from the group needs to complete the volunteer application and orientation.
What kinds of things can volunteers do?
CRM offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including food service, general maintenance office/administrative service projects, professional services (i.e. medical, dental, job coaching, chapel), mentoring, tutoring/teaching, special events, thrift store and donation center. Many opportunities can be found on the calendar page of the CRM website.
What kind of volunteer opportunities do you have for groups?
Groups of up to 10 people can help serve a meal in the kitchen. Larger groups may volunteer for special events, Thrift Store assistance or a special service project for the Mission.
Do you allow court-ordered community service hours to be completed at CRM?
Court-ordered community service hours for DUI only may be completed at the CRM Thrift Store. Please call (904) 421-5149 to schedule these hours. Anyone completing court-ordered community service hours must attend volunteer orientation.
Is there a dress code for volunteering?
Yes, please dress modestly. Food service volunteers MUST wear closed-toed and closed-healed shoes and long pants (no capris or crops). Shirts must have sleeves (no tank tops or spaghetti straps). Wear clothes you are comfortable in and don’t mind getting a little dirty!
Are there weekend and evening volunteer opportunities?
Volunteer opportunities are available at various times.
Do I need to have any volunteer experience?
No experience is necessary.