Volunteer Opportunities

2014 HOLIDAY OPPORTUNITIES

To volunteer with any of our upcoming events, fill out our online Volunteer Application or contact the Volunteer Hotline at (602)346-3363 or prmvol1801@phoenixrescuemission.org.

Frozen Turkey Sunday and Open House, November 9, 2014 – Bring your frozen turkey donation and join us for food, fun, and a tour at the Mission. We need 700 turkeys to feed the homeless and the working poor this Thanksgiving. We will provide the lunch, the music, and a tour so you can see all of the wonderful things that have been happening at the Mission! Learn more…

Fill-A-Box, Feed-A-Family, due November 19 – During the holiday season, Phoenix Rescue Mission strives to provide a holiday food box to families who would otherwise go without. You can help by simply filling a box with non-perishable items to make a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings! Bring your filled boxes to the donation warehouse (1468 N. 26th Ave., Phoenix, AZ) by Wednesday, November 19. Click here to download the flyer.

Thanksgiving Food Box Delivery, November 22, 2014 – You can deliver food boxes to needy families in the area surrounding the Mission and Changing Lives Center. You will receive the name and address of a family that has been identified as working poor  You will be dropping off the food box and turkey to the family so that they can enjoy the Thanksgiving holidays. Learn more…

Thanksgiving Day Sack Meal Stuffing, November 27, 2014 – If you would like to spend some time at the Mission while your turkey is baking, come and help us put together sack meals for our community kitchen. This is a family event. Please use your judgement when deciding whether or not to bring small children. Learn more…

Winter Wonderland Christmas Event, December 20, 2014 – This will be a great way for parents to provide Christmas to their household.  There will be a shopping area where moms and dads can come and “shop” for their children for Christmas. This will enable them to pick out their children’s Christmas presents instead of someone else doing that for them. Volunteers and donations are needed! Click here to download the Gift Drive flyer or click here to learn more about the event.

“Sack Meal Assembly Elves” Needed, December 24, 2014 – If you would like to take a break from your last minute shopping on Christmas Eve morning, come and help us put together sack meals for our community kitchen. This is a family event! (Please use your judgement when deciding whether or not to bring small children). Learn more…

Warm for the Winter Drive – Collect new/slighly used blankets or sleeping bags, jackets, hooded sweatshirts, sweat pants, new knit caps, new socks, and scarves. These items will be distributed by our Hope Coach drivers throughout the winter months and to our shelter guests and visitors.

 

YEAR-ROUND OPPORTUNITIES

To become a part of what is happening at the Mission and volunteer, fill out our online Volunteer Application or contact the Volunteer Hotline at (602)346-3363 or prmvol1801@phoenixrescuemission.org.

Community Market – Our free Community Market helps provide produce and other food items to needy families and individuals in the neighborhoods surrounding the Mission. We welcome individual and group volunteers to help clean, package and organize produce and other food items to give away. The Market is held every Tuesday from 11:00am – 1:30pm.

Hope Coach Ride-Along Opportunity - Ride Along with the Hope Coach Street Outreach Ministry! Hit the streets with Chaplain Cliff and experience the difference the Hope Coach is making in people’s lives. You can ride along, hand out life-saving supplies and pray with the unsheltered homeless to encourage them to come into our shelter.

Hope Totes – The Mission’s Hope Coach hits the streets six days a week providing life-saving supplies to the unsheltered homeless. We’re currently in need of supplies for our ‘Hope Totes’, in gallon sized Ziplock bags containing toiletries and snacks such as protein or granola bars. Download our flyer here.

Serve Meals at the Mission Daily – Opportunities to serve breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Mission are available to volunteers ages 14 and over (under 18 with adult supervision). Breakfast prep and service is from 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., lunch from 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and Dinner 4:15 – 6:00 p.m. Reserve your spot today!

Meal Preparation – Channel your inner sous chef and help our kitchen staff prepare meals for 200 plus people. Lunch prep is from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. while dinner prep take place from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. (Breakfast prep and service are combined from 5:30 – 8:00 a.m.) Breakfast Servers are urgently needed – openings available immediately.

Volunteer at the Changing Lives Center – If you would love to rock a baby, teach a two year-old his ABC’s or spend some quality time with amazing kids, then working with the CLC Children’s Department is for you. Opportunities include teacher’s assistants, child-care helpers, just to name a few.

Community Food Drive – Phoenix Rescue Mission will provide you or your organization with everything you need to collect food for the hungry this holiday season. From collection boxes to lists of items to collect, we can help you as you help others replace hunger with hope. One collection box provides 180 meals to our families.

Become a High Impact Partner!

Looking for a long-term commitment? Consider becoming a High Impact Partner! Do you have a skill such as photography, flower arranging, or counseling? Consider volunteering for a special assignment or event. Fill out a volunteer form and let us know how your talent can help further our work.

For information on these and other volunteer opportunities, fill out our online Volunteer Application or contact the Volunteer Hotline at (602)346-3363 or prmvol1801@phoenixrescuemission.org.