Ways to Help the Homeless
Ways to Help the Homeless
We are thrilled you are interested in volunteering at the Rescue Mission. When you serve here, you are truly fulfilling God’s call to serve those who need to experience His love. You join a group of people who desire to be the change they want to see. Together, with your gifts, talents, commitment, service, and time – change happens! We invite you to see the difference.
If you are looking for volunteer hours to fulfill any state/federal government requirement, please be aware that the Mission is unable to fulfill these requests.
Please browse around the volunteer section. If you have additional questions, please email Sonnie Nash at email@example.com or call (318) 227-2868, ext 104.
There is always an opportunity to volunteer. All new volunteers must start by attending a Volunteer Orientation!
Volunteer Orientations are typically hosted on the first Saturday of each month with the second Saturday in September, excluding July and December. Please check the calendar for updates!
If you can help with any of our immediate needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (318) 227-2868 ext 104.
Also, check out some of the ways you can volunteer!
Volunteer to serve a hot, nutritious meal to someone in need. We need individuals and groups (3 to 6 people) to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day— once a week, once a month, or several times a year.
Breakfast 7:00 am – 7:30 am 7 days a week Lunch 11:15 am – 11:45 am Monday – Friday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Saturday – Sunday Dinner 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm 7 days a week
Thrift Store hours:
Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
6800 Mansfield Rd
Volunteers are needed to help minister to the children during evening chapel services from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Any number of volunteers are needed depending on the activity that is planned.
You can come and help once a month or once a week. You can play a game, tell Bible stories, or provide a craft activity.
A couple of years ago, I decided to call the Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission and volunteer to serve a meal. I had been to the orientation many months before, but put off calling to see what I could do. When I talked to Anna Adams, she said they needed someone to serve breakfast on Thursday mornings. I was a little nervous the first time I went, but everyone in the kitchen was so nice and I really enjoyed myself. I began to meet many wonderful people, who live at the mission and many others who work at the mission.
I am also a member of the Journey of Sisters and Debbie Covington, who teaches a Bible study class to some of the ladies at the mission, asked if I would like to come and help. I did and through the class have come to know many ladies and have learned so much from them. I do call them my friends and feel very blessed to know each and every one of them. They have taught me how strong people can be during difficult times and still have a smile on their face. They are amazing!
Volunteering at the Rescue Mission is one of the highlights of my week. I only wish I had started many years before. To anyone considering volunteering at the Rescue Mission, it will change your life and you will never regret it! It will make you appreciate your own blessings and have admiration for those who have been through some tough times, but are still trying hard every day to make better lives for themselves and their families. I know God led me there for a reason and I am so happy He did. Thanks for letting me share.
“If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.”
— Norman Vincent Peale