Have your Youth Group lead a week of camp at Jubilee Acres this summer to provide a day camp experience for homeless children.
As a church family, run or walk in the Drumstick Dash this Thanksgiving morning.
Remember to pray for all those who reside at the Mission in worship each Sunday.
Challenge the Youth Group at your church to fill your study with toilet paper.
Place a grocery cart in the foyer of your church and when it is time to place the offering move it to the front of the church to collect items from the Mission’s Wish List.
Have a large soup pot at the church on “Souper” Bowl Sunday to take up a special collection for the Mission kitchen on Super Bowl Sunday.
Preach at least once a year about local missions and include the Rescue Mission.
Collect pocket size Bibles to give to give to our guests in shelter.
Write a letter of encouragement to a person in shelter, talk about it from the pulpit and encourage others in the congregation to do it too.
Come stay with us for the night. Spend the night in emergency shelter at the Mission & endow a shelter bed for the year ($5 a night/$1,825) as part of My Pastor Slept Here.
Have your next group meet at 2nd Helpings.
Have an event at the church to benefit the Mission. Examples include:
Use a Mission Kroger Card to purchase groceries, gas or medications and Kroger will make a gift of 5% of your purchases to the Mission.
Preach in the Mission Chapel. Assignments are available quarterly.
Have a church small group volunteer for our Bless My Sole foot washing ministry (3rd Thursday night of the month).
There are many ways to volunteer at the Rescue Mission. You may have a special talent we can use or be able to fill-in for a regular volunteer who is away.
A few of our opportunities are listed below, but if you have a new idea, or you’re not sure what is a good fit, contact us.
Volunteer Needs for December 2013
Food Service Volunteers welcome groups and individuals to serve meals and help with preparation. We have the following needs:
Mountain Movers - Christmas Card stuffing happens in late October. Call in late September/early October to volunteer.
Jubilee Acres Volunteers do outside cleaning and maintenance at the Mission’s retreat center as well as inside cleaning in the spring and fall, preparing the lodge and grounds for day camp and other events. This is a great intergenerational activity.
Table favors are a piece of candy (no gum please) attached to a small note with a scripture verse or encouraging word. We need 200 for lunch and 300 for supper. What a fun time to gather the kids, a Sunday School group or your senior group and have a Table Favor Party! Just drop off the completed table favors at the Mission’s front desk. Rescue Mission staff and volunteers take every opportunity to let guests know how much they are valued and loved and one way to do this is to provide a “table favor” at each place setting.
Thrift Store volunteers must be age 15 or older. They may be asked to hang, tag or price clothing, assist in cleaning furniture or bric-a-brac or assemble furniture. Thrift Store volunteer hours are 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday.
Metals Department sort by commodity.
Transporters devote a regular weekday morning or afternoon to drive the Mission transport van. The transport van takes Rescue Mission guests to appointments, picks up smaller donations from local businesses, and delivers courier items for all Mission departments. This is a wonderful couples volunteer opportunity!
We’re always open to other ideas, too!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2012 VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR!
2nd Helpings Shop: Mary Ahearn
Children’s Ministry: Kyndal Grammer
Dental Clinic: Dr. W. Scott & Ann Weaver
Development: Norma Coulling
Discipleship: Emily Hoyer
Family Chapel: Positive Impact Ministries
Food Services: Karen Gwitt
Hospitality Chapel: Faith Baptist Church – Jim Shockley
Learning Center: Carolyn Daugherty
Maintenance: New Hope Christian Church
Medical Clinic: Azella Tingler, LPN
Men’s Shelter: Mike Thompson
Thrift Store: Cheryl McCormick
Transportation: Ken Sowder
Vision Clinic: Dr. Glenn Herman
Family Shelter: New Beginnings