Our volunteers extend the simple gifts of welcome and friendship to our guests. For those who are homeless, feeling welcomed and loved is a very special gift.
Share your time, talents and care with someone in need – volunteer today!
The perfect way to see what volunteering here is all about!
Being here consistently is such a blessing – for us and for our guests!
Volunteer WITH A GROUP
Gather your friends and family, church, coworkers or other group!
We ALWAYS need volunteers! Check out the opportunities by clicking below. If you have any questions contact Raul Mercado at (510) 215-4864.
HOST A COLLECTION DRIVE
Organize a collection drive for food, clothing, hygiene kits, and/or seasonal needs.
(We have lots of guides to get you started.)
BECOME A CHURCH CHAMPION
We need people like you to be liaisons between the Rescue Mission and your church or community group so more people hear about our ministry to the Bay Area’s homeless.
Read our Church Church Champions Newsletter here.
USE YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Use your professional skills to make an impact on the lives of those working on the root causes of homelessness in our community.
Fill out an Online Volunteer Form to find your best fit.
Make an impact on the people, programs and the Rescue Mission organization with your Professional Skills-Based Volunteering!
Personal Development Class
Teach a class to our Life Transformation Program members on a specific personal development topic. Work directly with our programs staff to craft a class that will make a lasting impact on the men and women transitioning out of homelessness.
Graduation Transition Team
Help provide insight into preparing and transitioning back into the real world. Assist in resume preparation, job interviewing skills, wardrobe selection and more.
Fundraising Committee Member
Join our Mission staff in boosting our seasonal fundraising events (Spring Golf Tourney & Fall Banquet). Assist us in procuring donation sponsors for our Live/Silent Auction selections. Lend us your insight into raising the quality of the event and encouraging key community stakeholders to attending our events.
Your school, church, civic group or organization can host Special Events to benefit shelter guests and program members. We have had special bbq picnics, ladies tea party, ice cream social, outdoor choir performance with an outdoor meal, special outings to the Oakland Zoo and Oakland A’s baseball games. The only limit is your imagination and determination to make a lasting impact on those staying at the Rescue Mission.
Share your professional talents and how it will positively impact our organization for years to come.