Individuals / Families

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

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.

Children ages 12 and older can volunteer at City Rescue Mission.  Groups of children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperon aged 21 or older.

Mentors are needed for every student.  Each mentor normally meets with their mentee weekly to assist in keeping them on track with life’s struggles.

Start Making A Difference and Help Us

Please complete the form to become a volunteer.

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:          1day 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

What Do Our Volunteers Say

“Working at the New Life Inn and seeing the people when they first come in from the streets then going to a LifeBuilders graduation and seeing the amazing transformation is what makes volunteering all worth it.”

-C. Flanagan
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