Volunteer

City Rescue Mission exists to transform the lives of the homeless and needy, serving them through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.

Volunteering support is vital to the transforming work of the City Rescue Mission.

To begin volunteering, please complete the volunteer application.  Then simply attend the next 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.

If you would like to volunteer in the food services section, you 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!

If you have any other questions about getting involved with City Rescue Mission, please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Orvin Feliciano, [email protected] or call 904-421-5149.

VOLUNTEER WITH US

To become a volunteer, first search for an opportunity from the options below or use more search options.

Serve a Meal

Individuals & Families

Group Volunteers

Churches

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.  Click here to go to our calendar and discover when our next Volunteer Orientation class is held. We look forward to seeing you soon

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 may be found on calendar.

Once CRM has received your completed application, background check and two completed reference forms, directly from your references, your volunteer application will be completed and you will become an approved CRM volunteer!

 

Please note that some volunteer opportunities require additional training or higher level background checks.

 

Children 12 and older are permitted to serve meals or volunteer at the Thrift Store.

 

For volunteer groups, for every 4 students, under age 18, there must be one adult chaperone.

 

The following are ways individuals and/or families can get involved with CRM.

 

Front Desk Attendant – New Life Inn

Qualifications:                   Male only. Phone and communication skills

Time Requirements:          2 hour min. 6:00 am-9:00 pm

General Description:          Answer phone, register guests.

 

Receptionist – McDuff Avenue

Qualifications:                   Personable, friendly, phone and communication skills

Time Requirements:          8:30 am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-5:00 pm. Flexible time slots

General Description:          Greet visitors and operate phone system for the McDuff Campus

 

Food Servers at New Life Inn

Qualifications:                   Up to 10 at one meal. Pants, closed-toe shoes, shirts with sleeves required

Available Times:                Sunday – Saturday 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

General Description:          Serve homeless, needy and LifeBuilders students

 

Food Servers at McDuff Avenue

Qualifications:                   Up to 10 at one meal. Pants, closed-toe shoes, shirts with sleeves required

Available Times:                Monday –Friday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm or 4:30 pm-6:00 pm;

Saturday 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm-New Life Inn ONLY

General Description:          Serve LifeBuilders students on Serving Line

 

Community Closet

Qualifications:                   Light labor, standing ability, sorting, bending

Time Requirements:          Thursday 9am-12pm

General Description:          Distribute Clothing to residents and guests

 

Donation Center/Thrift Store

Qualifications:                   Light labor, standing ability, sorting, bending

Time Requirements:          2-4 hours, Monday – Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm

General Description:          Sorting donations to place in our thrift store for resale

 

Office Assistant for Mail Distributions

Qualifications:                   Standing and machine operation

Time Requirements:          1-2 hours-1x week

Monday – Friday               9:00 am – 4:00 pm, flexible schedule

General Description:         Folding Machine, Stuffers, Shredders

 

Phone Bank 

Qualifications:                   Phone skills

Time Requirements:          1 hour, Monday –Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

General Description:          Call donors to simply say thank you! Script provided.

                                          

Volunteers Assignments –  Level 2

 

Requires Level 1 completion and completed mentor application and mentor training.

 

Emergency Service Pastoral Care for Women

Qualifications:                   Female Christian Ministry

Time Requirements:          5:00 pm-7:00 pm

General Description:          Welcome women to CRM’s overnight shelter, talk with them, make them comfortable, and encourage them in the Lord and entering the LifeBuilders Program

 

Emergency Service Pastoral Care for Men

Qualifications:                   Male Christian Ministry

Time Requirements:          5:00 pm-7:00 pm

General Description:          Welcome men to CRM’s overnight shelter, talk with them, make them comfortable, and encourage them in the Lord and entering the LifeBuilders program

 

Tutors – GED, Reading, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science

Qualifications:                    Background check, mentor training, some College

Time Requirements:          1 day per week

Monday –Thursday            Times vary based on student schedule.

General Description:          Tutoring Adults in general subjects material provided

 

Computer Lab -Resource Assistant

Qualifications:                   Background check, mentor training, basic computer knowledge,

Time Requirements:          2 hour min: Monday –Thursday 10 am-12 pm; 1:00 pm-3:00 pm; 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

General Description:          Attendance tracking, computer assistance, copying, & filing

 

Mentor

Qualifications:                   Background check, mentor training, compassion, good listener, same gender assignment.  Time Requirements: 3 contacts per month (via email, phone, in person)

General Description:         Friend, Listener, Role Model

 

Life Skills Facilitator

Qualifications:                   Professionals

Time Requirements:         TBD

General Description:        Practical workshops that assist CRM students with transition.

 

Maintenance Assistant

Qualifications:                    Able hands and willingness to assist with repairs and projects

Time Requirements:          Monday – Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 pm flexible shift

General Description:          Assist Maintenance Dept. with repairs and projects

 

Volunteers Assignments – Professional Opportunities

Requires Level 1 completion and completed mentor application and mentor training.

 

Grant Writer

Qualifications:                    Experienced Grant Writer

Time Requirements:          Flexible

General Description:          Research and apply for Grants to benefit CRM’s emergency services and addiction recovery programs.

Medical Clinic

Qualifications:                    Licensed Doctors, Specialty Doctors, and RN, Background Check

Time Requirements:          TBD

General Description:          Attend to medical needs of residents of the City Rescue Mission

 

Dental Clinic 

Qualifications:                    Licensed Dentist, Dental Assistants, Background Check

Time Requirements:          TBD

General Description:          Attend to dental needs of residents of the City Rescue Mission

 

                       Volunteers Assignments – Group Opportunities

Requires one person in the group to be a registered volunteer

 

Men or Women’s Activity (not co-ed)

Qualifications:                     None, Want to share

Time Requirements:           Monday –Friday (3:30 pm -4:30 pm or after 6:00 pm)

General Description:          Lead activity during down time for men or for women (Examples: art, exercise, sewing, cooking, athletic games-basketball, volleyball, shuffle board, card games, board games, movie time)

 

Fundraising Event Committee

Qualifications:                     Event Planning, Coordination

Time Requirements:          TBD

General Description:          Assist with Fundraising events, such as the annual Golf Tournament

 

 

Adopt a Room

Qualifications:                   None

Time Requirements:          Open

General Description:          Design and financially sponsor a room or house to remodel. Room adoptions include paint, bedding for two twin beds, room accessories and décor. Paint colors to be approved by Manager of Women’s Services.

 

Donation Drive 

Qualifications:                    None

Time Requirements:          TBD

General Description:          Collect items on behalf of the City Rescue Mission, Bins are available for pick up. Needed items include hygiene items, new socks, new undergarments, canned food, spices, etc.

Supper Club

Qualifications:                   None, 1-10 per group. Pants, closed-toe shoes, shirts with sleeves

Time Requirements:         New Life Inn: Sunday – Saturday 3:30 pm-5:30 pm;

McDuff Avenue:                 Monday –Friday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Monday – Friday 4:30 pm-6:00 pm; Plus 2 – 3 hours prep-time.

General Description:          $300-$600 to Sponsor, Prepare, Cook, and Serve Meal

 

Chapel Leaders

Qualifications:                   Must be a representative of a Bible believing church. Pastor must register the church for this opportunity.

Time Requirements:          Monday – Friday at 6pm at both New Life Inn and McDuff locations.

General Description:          Praise and worship and devotional message for men or women.

If you have any other questions about getting involved with City Rescue Mission, please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Orvin Feliciano: [email protected] or call 904-421-5149

Privacy Policy

We value your privacy. CRM does not collect personal information about visitors to our website except when visitors specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis.

Your personal information will not be used by or distributed to third parties but will be used by CRM and to securely process your registration application. We do not sell or rent our supporters’ names. Thank you for changing lives!

The authorization to charge your bank account or credit card is the same as if you had personally signed a check to City Rescue Mission. This agreement will remain in effect until you request that we end this agreement, providing us with a reasonable amount of time to act on it.

A record of your gifts will be included in your bank or credit card statement. If there is an error, you are responsible for notifying City Rescue Mission. We will correct it as soon as possible. Also, if there is an error, you have the right to tell your bank to reverse any transfer. This must be done in writing to your bank within 15 days of the date on the bank statement, or within 45 days after the transfer was made.

The bank or credit institution is not responsible for an error in the amount of your transferred gift. If there is an error, please handle this directly with City Rescue Mission.

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