In order to volunteer at Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, you MUST attend a Volunteer Orientation, which is offered on the first Saturday every month except July and December (unless a holiday causes a conflict) from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. at the 901 McNeil St. facility in Shreveport. This 2 hour-long session will acquaint volunteers with the different areas in which they can serve. A virtual video tour will show you the full spectrum of ministry at the Mission, you will fill out a volunteer application, and you will tour the facility. Check below for upcoming dates and if you plan to attend, please RSVP.
One member of a group may attend the orientation, and that person can relate the information to their group. However, each person serving must fill out a volunteer application.
Upcoming orientation dates on Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m.:
- Saturday, January 4, 2020
- Saturday, February 1, 202
- Saturday, March 7, 2020
- Saturday, April 4, 2020 – CANCELLED due to COVID-19
- Saturday, May 2, 2020 – CANCELLED due to COVID-19
- Saturday, June 6, 2020 – CANCELLED due to COVID-19
- Saturday, August 1, 2020 – CANCELLED due to COVID-19
- Saturday, September 5, 2020 – CANCELLED due to COVID-19
- Saturday, October 3, 2020 – CANCELLED due to COVID-19
- Saturday, November 7, 2020
*Please note that there will be no orientation for the month of July and December.
COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunity: Sponsor a Meal Restaurant Program
The Mission is launching a new campaign to help local restaurants during this difficult time by bringing businesses or private donors together with local restaurants to help who are experiencing homelessness. Our hope is that this will be a great partnership that will not only help people who desperately need food right now, but at the same time will help one of the hardest hit industries during the pandemic – restaurants and the people who work there.
For more information about sponsoring a meal at the Mission, visit https://www.sbrescuemission.com/missionmeal/.
Serve a Meal
This is our most popular volunteer opportunity. You can serve a hot, nutritious meal to someone in need. We need individuals and groups to serve lunch and dinner every day. You can schedule once a week, once a month, or several times a year, whatever suits your schedule. Regular serving times: Lunch from 12:00-12:30 p.m. and Dinner from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. (Weekday) and 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (Weekends). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to serving time.
Host a Drive
The Mission relies heavily on individuals, businesses, organizations, and churches to supply its operational needs. A Donation Drive is a great way to do that. You can collect items from our immediate needs list and drop them off at 901 McNeil St. once your drive is complete. Please see a complete drives toolkit below.
Please email our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any other tools you need for your donation drive. Speakers are available to speak to your group upon request.
Pressed for time and can’t make it to the store? No worries. You can order items from our Amazon Wish List here and Amazon will ship your donation directly to us. This is a great option for Prime users.
Medical/Dental Volunteers Needed
Licensed doctors, dentists, nurses, dental hygienists, dental assistants and others familiar with medical and dental intake procedures are needed to help staff our free medical and dental clinics. All clinics are scheduled around volunteers schedule.
Work at Mission Thrift Store
The Mission Thrift Store needs group volunteers to help sort donated goods, apply price tags, clean the facilities, shelve and hang items, and a variety of other tasks. All proceeds from the Thrift Store are used to fund the ministry of the Rescue Mission, and our guests are able to learn retail skills that will help them get jobs. The Thrift Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
- Complete miscellaneous projects at one of the Mission facilities
- Collect Items from Our Immediate Needs List
- Help with special events during the year
Business & Organization Partnerships
Businesses help in a variety of ways, from donating a new playground, creating a children’s play room, to being a sponsor at one of our annual fund-raising events. The opportunities are endless in how a business could help the guests at the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission. We would love to cultivate a relationship with you and your business.
Who to Contact
Please contact Donor and Volunteer Relations Department at email@example.com to schedule a time to volunteer, or for more information.