Raleigh Rescue Mission was founded in 1961 to minister to the growing needs of homeless and hurting men, women and children in the Raleigh community. It operates out of a large, four-story building located in downtown Raleigh. Its mission is to solve poverty and homelessness, one life at a time, through the redemptive love of Jesus Christ. RRM serves approximately 1,500 persons each year and offers a variety of programs to accomplish its mission. There are many volunteer opportunities in the various programs and fundraising events.
Holy Trinity Anglican has a standing commitment to provide two volunteers to help serve dinner on Tuesday evenings. This effort is coordinated by Holy Trinity Anglican member Rhett Warner firstname.lastname@example.org. Other service opportunities are listed below.
IMMEDIATE NEED: COACHES FOR JOBS FOR LIFE CLASS
The Raleigh Rescue Mission 6-step “New Life” program is designed to provide a path to sustainable success for the marginalized in Raleigh. An important element of the New Life program is the 8-week Jobs for Life (JFL) class, and a very important part of the JFL class is having coaches/mentors that participate with the folks going through the class and develop relationships to help mentor them as they go through JFL and the New Life program.
The Rescue Mission needs additional coaches. The next JFL class begins on Mar. 24. The classes meet twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 weeks. There are 2 classes each Tuesday and Thursday (7-9 AM and 6-8 PM), if you have flexibility for one or the other of these time slots, this is a rewarding opportunity to serve.
So, what skills do you need to have – well, among other things, a Big Heart, reasonable communication skills, being a good listener, patience, being able to work with people from different backgrounds and a desire to serve.
If you can help, or if you have questions, there is a coach/mentor meeting at Raleigh Rescue Mission on March 10 at 7pm. If you’re interested in signing up, please call John Charlesworth 919-349-0719 or email him at email@example.com.
Food Services – Volunteer
- Weekday Meal Service: Prepare, serve, clean up
Must be at least 18 years old.
Location: Raleigh Rescue Mission
Days/times: Monday-Friday, or as noted
Prep, serve and clean up on Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5-8am
Serve and clean up: Monday-Friday, 11am-12:30pm
Serve and clean up: 4:45-6:30pm
Prep, serve and clean up: 2-6:30pm
Mentoring adults, children and families
Tutoring children and adults – math, reading, writing and GED
Childcare at Raleigh Rescue Mission, daytime or evenings while adults are working or taking classes
Computer skills training and help
Work at Raleigh Rescue Mission’s donations store
MINISTRY PARTNER CONTACT: Geia William, 919-828-9014 and GeiaW@raleighrescue.org