Get Involved

As a community of Christ followers, we are called to serve one another by using our God-given time and talents. There are a variety of ways you can get involved with the Fresno Rescue Mission to help serve our community.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” – 1 Peter 4:10

For information about site locations, click OUR FACILITIES 

Volunteer Opportunities

Get Involved 6Sign up to serve a holiday meal today!  Click on “General Service Opportunities” and “Events” below for details.

Volunteers are always needed to serve in various roles and capabilities here at the Fresno Rescue Mission.  Please, note that ALL COURT-ORDERED volunteer opportunities are on hold until further notice.

The following descriptions have immediate openings available:

General Service –    Get your feet wet by volunteering in a capacity designed for you!  No commitment required.

Serve-a- Meal Evening—Daily! 
Serve a meal to our homeless neighbors that are dining with us in the evening at our downtown campus. This is a very rewarding opportunity to be able to directly serve the community!


Come, volunteer and celebrate as we invite our homeless neighbors in for a special holiday meal!

Service teams:
• Decorating the chapel tables with holiday décor.
• Assemble plastic ware and napkins in a decorative bundle.
• Don an apron and pre-cut pies and cakes to give to our guests.
• Server meals and drinks to our seated guests during the event.
• Kid friendly– ages 8 and up, may volunteer to work alongside their parent or guardian.

Looking Ahead…
October 16 – Annual Fall Celebration Banquet  sign up to help with the Silent Auction in advance of the event, or volunteer for the day of the event.  There’s always plenty to do!

November 20 – Thanksgiving Luncheon (similar opportunities as described above)

December 15 – Academy Christmas Party – This is a fun event for the men enrolled in our 18-month program.  They invite their families (children and closest relations to them) to have lunch, enjoy music and skits, play games, enjoy Christmas craft tables, take family photos and open gifts.  We would love to have your help with this effort.  Volunteer your time in preparation before and/or during the event.

December 21 – Christmas Luncheon (similar opportunities as described above)

Hair Stylist, Barber, Cosmetologist, Esthetician.
We can use your gifts and talents to bless our disciples in their appearance.  (Rescue the Children & Academy)

Children Entertainment
Share your talent with us!

Clowns, Disney Character Impersonators, Worship Leaders, Children’s Programming Specialist, Square & Line Dance Teachers, and more!
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Weekend Fun Nights -(Friday and Saturday Evenings, quarterly) Bring your group to fellowship once a year, semi-annually, or once a month. You choose the activity and plan the FUN. (Rescue the Children)

Tutor – Taking sign-ups now!

Meet weekly with our disciples and help them overcome learning barriers. (Rescue the Children & the Academy)

Tutoring can be scheduled for two hours anytime from Mon-Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. We work with your schedule!  

* Some positions may require a Pastor’s recommendation letter, a staff interview and up to a 6 month commitment.

Classroom Facilitator   (Rescue the Children & the Academy)
If you are gifted in a particular subject or skill and have a desire to train others, become an Instructor!   Life Skills, Biblical Foundations, and Recovery.  Available: Mornings and Evenings.

(*Pastor Recommendation letter required for teaching Biblical Foundations class, staff interview required for all teaching positions, Commitment: 3 months)

Office Helper
Work reception area and assist the staff with clerical duties and projects on a regular basis.  Must pass a face-to-face interview process, due to the confidential nature of various ministry elements.  (FRM Downtown and Rescue the Children)

Chapel Service  (Rescue the children only) ** Taking sign-ups now!
We are in search of Pastors & churches to lead Chapel Services on Thursday evenings. Specific requirements:  Chaplain or Pastor preferred. If a women’s bible study group would like to lead a study for a certain period of time that would be considered as well.

Thursday evening Chapel Service from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Mentor    (The Academy and Rescue the Children.)
We are always in need of mentors.

Become a friend to one of our disciples and meet weekly to fellowship and share your lives with one another as you grow together in Christ.
Mentoring  is a Christ-Centered personal relationship ministry (18-month commitment)
*Pastor recommendation letter and staff interview required; must be connected to a home church and attend regularly.

Library Team (Assistant)

Help in the library by organizing books and help our women and children with inquiries. ($30 Live Scan background check required at volunteers expense including an interview with our staff.)

(Rescue the Children)    Wed, Friday, Saturday 6p.m.-8p.m.

Discovery Center
Help watch the children and plan fun activities.
Monday, Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   Thursdays—6:30-8:00 p.m.
($30 Live Scan background check required at volunteers expense including an interview with our staff.)

Ready to serve?

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When you submit an online volunteer application, please check your email (or spam catcher) for your username and password to access our volunteer management system, Volunteer Tracker. If you don’t have an email containing this information, you will need to fill out an online volunteer application.

New Volunteer Orientation And Tour Schedules

We invite all volunteers to come into their new role with an understanding about the Fresno Rescue Mission ministries, including our vision, purpose, processes, programs, policies, and expectations. To assist you, ORIENTATION IS REQUIRED, but tours are optional (see below for tour options). We do recommend taking a tour if you would like to serve in relational ministries.

Volunteer Orientation – RSVP to attend.

Plan to join us either the 1st or 3rd Friday of the month, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., and we’ll take you through the process, get you signed up, and answer any questions you might have.

Take A Tour

You are invited and encouraged to come to the Fresno Rescue Mission for a tour of our facilities. It’s the best way to understand what we do and to see, firsthand, how God uses friends like you to build His Kingdom. This is also a great way to connect if you are interested in volunteering!

You may choose a tour of either one or both of the facilities listed below.  Come and see what YOUR support (time, talent, and/or treasure) accomplishes in the lives of the people we serve.  All tours are by appointment only.  SCHEDULE A TOUR 

Downtown Ministries
A standing tour is provided the FIRST FRIDAY of every month at 5:30 pm – RSVP is required to TOUR-FRM
The tour begins in the Reception area (through the front doors of the Academy Building): 95 G Street, Fresno, CA 93706 (South of Ventura, on G Street and California Ave)
An overview of the Rescue the Children program will be provided as well.

Rescue the Children Community  
Address:  2320 W Weldon, Fresno CA 93705
The tour begins in the Reception area.  Directions to the community change regularly due to construction in the area.  Use the map for the best route.

Directions: Download map, click on “Directions” and plug in your address for directions to Rescue the Children.     DOWNLOAD MAP

To RSVP or schedule a specific tour date and time for ministry locations, contact:
Community Engagement, or phone (559) 268-0839.

Chapel Services

Offering HOPE and TRUTH through the Word of God will remain the central objective in all we do. That’s why we offer chapel services to preach the Word every day of the year. Everyone in our community is invited to attend!

More Info

Evening Chapel Service
Chapel services are conducted by volunteer groups. To be involved, contact Chaplain Bob Henry at extension 206. Chapel Services are open to the public every evening at 7:30 PM.

Saturday Prayer Gathering, Sunday Worship & Special Events
Each week we offer special worship services, and we host special events throughout the year. This is our opportunity to meet and greet new guests!

Chapel Services are offered at:
239 G Street
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 268-0839
Chaplain Bob Henry, Chaplain/Chapel Coordinator, ext. 206

“Mission at the Mission”

… creates an outlet of exposure, equipping the church and community through education, service, and volunteerism; facilitating social change for the underserved in our community.

Community Strong

Christ-focused, community strong. That’s what we’re all about here at the Fresno Rescue Mission. But what does that really mean?

Please take a moment to watch this video and see how your support helps us work together to achieve God’s plan for our community.

Hire Program Graduates

A great way to support the work of the Fresno Rescue Mission is to hire our program graduates. These men and women have completed our extensive, long-term Life Recovery Programs and are in need of a second chance. They have completed training through the Mission, and are qualified for a variety of positions in the workplace.

If you own a business, are a hiring manager, or know about current employment opportunities, please contact the Academy

Also, please take a moment to watch this video to see the impact you can make in our community by hiring our program graduates. Thank you!