Volunteer Opportunities

No matter your skills or talents, no matter how much time you’ve got, whether you’re an individual or part of a group . . . you can begin to transform a life today!

To sign up, fill out the Volunteer Application and let us know how you would like to serve!

Once you're accepted you can always schedule a time by contacting Volunteer Services at (602) 346-3363 or volunteer@phoenixrescuemission.org.

New Volunteer Opportunities

Food Service Instructors/Prep Worker/Sous Chef

Our clients, at both our men's and women's campuses, are learning culinary and food industry skills to use in future employment. We need help with advising and coaching clients in the kitchen on preparation methods. Flexible shifts are available, 8-5 weekdays.

Please contact Chef Johnny Dean at jdean@phoenixrescuemission.org or 602-688-6233 for more information or to schedule an interview.

Hobby or Craft Activity Leaders  

If you love to make jewelry, knit, play board games or bunco and would like to teach others, this may be the spot for you!  We would like to offer weekly activities to our women at the Changing Lives Center, on a rotating basis, in the evenings or on the weekend.

Let’s Celebrate Our Graduates!

Once a month, we will be celebrating the men who are graduating from our Transformations program and from levels of leadership training or job attainment.  We are looking for a group of volunteers (6-8) that love to celebrate the success of others!  Groups will provide refreshments, decorations and a gift of a study Bible, devotional book, gift cards to restaurants or similar items for each of the 2-5 men that complete our programs each month.  The commitment is 3-4 hours for each monthly event.

Worship Leader/Band Director

The men at the Community Services Center have gathered an eager, passionate group of guys who want to take their worship and musical abilities to the next level.  We need a music director to build the worship team and work with vocals and instruments.  How about taking this band on the road or giving them the opportunity to record?

General Volunteer Opportunities

Meal Service at the Community Services Center

Opportunities to serve Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at the CSC are available to volunteers ages 14 and over (under 18 requires adult supervision). On Monday through Friday, Breakfast Service is 5:30am-8am, Lunch Service is 11am-1pm, and Dinner Service is 4pm-6pm.

On weekends, Saturday Lunch Service is from 10:30am-1pm and Sunday Dinner Service is from 3pm-5pm. Reserve your spot today!

Meal Service at the Changing Lives Center

Opportunities to serve Lunch or Dinner at the CLC are available to women and married couples. Volunteers have an age requirement of 14 and over (under 18 requires adult supervision). On Monday through Friday only, Lunch Service is 11a.m.-1p.m., and Dinner Service is 4pm-6pm

Community Closet/Market Prep Assistant

Volunteers are needed to help sort and hang clothes for our Community Closet and pack food bags for our Community Market on Fridays from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. The Community Closet and Market are on the Community Services Campus at 1801 S. 35th Avenue in Phoenix.

Community Market Assistants

Volunteers are needed the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month for our Community Market from 10am – 2pm. Volunteers will assist in several areas which would include but are not limited to: hospitality specialists, shopping assistants, and line managers. Other duties will include helping set up tables, praying with community clients, and helping tear down and clean up after the event.

Hope Coach Riders

Ride along with the Hope Coach van, a truly moving outreach ministry! Hit the streets of Phoenix with one of our trained team leaders to distribute food, water, hygiene kits, and other items to homeless men, women, and families. You can also pray for these homeless neighbors and encourage them to come to our shelter. Volunteers must be 18 or over.

Please contact Volunteer Services at 602-346-3363 or volunteer@phoenixrescuemission.org for more information or to schedule service.

Group Opportunities

Fill-A-Bag, Feed-A-Family

How does it work? Your neighbors commit to giving a small amount of food every two months, which will provide a steady supply of non-expired, nutritious food to serve those in need. We are off to a running start in Phoenix, Tempe, Buckeye, Mesa, and Fountain Hills, where a percentage of bags collected will go directly to Christ-centered food pantries in the areas of participating fellowships in this metro-wide program.  We are hoping to stir the body of Christ in unity to display the love of Jesus to our city.  If you are interested in volunteering or getting more information about Fill-A-Bag, Feed-A-Family, click here to see the info page or for more information contact Gail Engstrom at 602-346-3372 or at gengstrom@phoenixrescuemission.org.

Hope Totes Hygiene Kits

As part of the Hope Coach ministry, we provide Hope Totes in gallon-sized re-sealable bags. For instructions on making Hope Totes, click here.


Hygiene Kits  and Fill-A-Bag drops offs are accepted at our warehouse from 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday at 1468 N. 26th Avenue in Phoenix.

High Impact Opportunities

Hope Coach Drivers

Hope Coach Drivers will lead other volunteers out for a meaningful street outreach experience while possibly connecting homeless individuals to programs and services available at the Mission or through other agencies. Volunteers Drivers will be trained on all aspects of street outreach, including standard procedures, safety, engaging individuals and connecting them to services, and basic documentation.  Ideal volunteers will have a compassionate disposition toward people in dire need, a willingness to model servant leadership to other volunteers, and problem-solving skills.  For more information contact Cliff Danley at 602.346.3367 or at cdanley@phoenixrescuemission.org.

Learning Center Tutors 

Tutors are needed to lead job readiness programs including resume workshops, interview skills and preparation, financial coaching, and GED preparation. Tutors are always needed for Math and Science.

Childcare at the Changing Lives Center

If you would love to rock a baby, teach a 2-year-old his ABCs, or spend some quality time with amazing kids, then working with the CLC Children’s Department is for you. Opportunities include teacher’s assistants and childcare helpers. There are day time and evening opportunities for 3-4 hour shifts.  (A Level One Fingerprint Clearance and negative TB test are required.)

Community Case Managers

Volunteers are needed to help our Mission Sharing Coordinator with Community Meals case management and with Community Market case management. Volunteers will go through the intake process one-on-one with clients to determine areas of need and direct them to resources. Volunteers are needed throughout the week and on Saturdays.  If you have a desire to directly help those less fortunate, this is a wonderful opportunity. For more information please contact Oscar Barajas at obarajas@phoenixrescuemission.org or at 602-346-3383.

Boutique Assistants

Love clothes and helping others? We are looking for a few ladies to help with our client boutique at the Changing Lives Center, where the women can shop and trade for themselves and their children. 1-2 Days per week for 3-4 hours

MOMs (Mentoring Our Moms)

Do you love to help young Moms with their parenting challenges?  If so we want you!  Calling all MOMs (Mentoring Our Moms).  As a mentor to one of our clients at the CLC, you will advise and encourage a Mom in her parenting plans and goals.  You will be helping her grow in her parenting skills and in her role as a Mother and leader to her children. The commitment is 4-6 hours per month for six months.

BRIDGE Teachers Needed

Phoenix Rescue Mission is offering a program to assist motivated inmates, men and women, to prepare for a successful transition from incarceration to healthy independent living.   Volunteers are needed to teach an 8 week curriculum, one night per week, in the jails for both men and women.


Relationships with

Incarcerated men & women to

Direct them toward the

God who transforms lives , and to

Empower them for healthy independent living

Administrative Gurus Wanted!

If you love to organize, like to keep the wheels of an organization turning and enjoy variety, then we have a number of great ways to serve at Phoenix Rescue Mission.  2-10 hours per week

Some of the day to day might include data entry, note taking, presentation preparation, document/spreadsheet organization, writing and proofreading skills, interacting with managers, employees, and clients both in person as well as over the phone or via email, filing, stuffing envelopes and a variety of other support activities. This means that you not only have to be personable but also capable of juggling a lot of balls and different kinds of people.


Do any of these sound like you?  Then we would love to talk to you! 


Please contact Volunteer Services at 602-346-3363 or volunteer@phoenixrescuemission.org. to find out more or to set up an interview. 

 To volunteer with us, please fill out an application or contact Volunteer Services at (602) 346-3363 or volunteer@phoenixrescuemission.org.


Volunteering at the Phoenix Rescue Mission is easy. All you need is the desire to serve . . . and to fill out a simple application.