Volunteering support is vital to the transforming work of the City Rescue Mission.
Take the first step to volunteering by completing the volunteer application online and attending our next volunteer orientation on January 9th at 12:00 pm at our 426 S. McDuff Avenue location.
Register to Volunteer
Supper Club/Meal Service
As a participant of our Supper Club, your group chooses the menu and provides a check to cover the cost of the menu, as well as providing 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 size and travel size hygiene products, paper items, twin sheets & blankets, bath linens, men’s and women’s undergarments and socks, clothing and household cleaning items. A donation drive is a wonderful way to get involved in helping the homeless and needy. Donations of clothing, household items and furniture, automobiles, recreational vehicles and boats also 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 in neutral tones. 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 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, such as building shelves, are available. One adult representative from your group must complete the volunteer application and orientation. For every 4 children age 18 and under in your group, there must be one adult chaperone.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be to be a volunteer?
Children ages 12 and older are able to volunteer at City Rescue Mission. CRM provides volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages. Groups under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone age 21 or older
How do I become a volunteer?
To begin volunteering, you must first completed 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 Coach, 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 complete a service project for the Mission.
Do you allow court ordered community service hours to be completed at CRM?
Yes, court ordered community service hours for DUI only may be completed at the CRM Thrift Store. Anyone completing court ordered community service hours must also attend volunteer orientation.
Is there a dress code for volunteering?
Yes, please dress modestly. Food service volunteers MUST wear closed-toe and closed-heal shoes and long pants (no capris or crops). Shirts must have sleeves (no-tanks 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.