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.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another…whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.” – 1 Peter 4:10-11
For information about site locations, click OUR FACILITIES.
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!
April 19th – Easter Luncheon (similar opportunities as described above)
November 26th – Thanksgiving Luncheon (similar opportunities as described above)
December 20th – Christmas Luncheon (similar opportunities as described above)
• Decorating the chapel tables with holiday décor
• Assemble plastic ware and napkins in a decorative bundle
• Don an apron to pre-cut pies and cakes for dessert
• Serve meals and drinks to our seated guests during the event
• Kid friendly – ages 8 and up – work alongside their parent or guardian
We also need help with program events:
December 14th – 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.
And don’t forget …
October 22nd – Fall Celebration Banquet
Every year we celebrate the accomplishments of our program graduates! Tickets to attend will be available in May!
Hair Stylist, Barber, Cosmetologist, Esthetician.
We can use your gifts and talents to bless our disciples in their appearance. (Rescue the Children & Academy)
Share your talent with us!
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)
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)
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.
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.
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?
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.
Contact our Event Representatives (below) to:
- Sponsor the cost and hosting of a meal – download BAM (Bring-A-Meal)
- Sponsor the cost of the entire event or choose portions of the event you would like to cover. We will provide a list of needs for your convenience.
- Sponsor a drive to bring in donations toward a specific event or holiday need (such as food items, decorations, clothing, etc.) We like to start drives early to meet great needs, and needs lists are available to provide suggested options.
- Create a team to choose an area of responsibility and help orchestrate the outcome of a specific event.
Share your gifts and talents as an individual or join a team already in place (we’ll provide instructions on everything you need to do to prepare!)
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
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.
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
Chaplain Bob Henry, Chaplain/Chapel Coordinator, ext. 206
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!