The Mission has many tasks that need to be performed daily in order to provide the necessary services to our neighbors in need. Serving meals, handing out free clothing, stocking shelves, and more. There is always more work to be done than there are people to do it.
Volunteering benefits not just the Mission, but YOU. Volunteering increases self-esteem, reduces stress, and combats social isolation. All it takes is a bit of time — a valuable commodity that everyone has.
There are many ways for you to make a difference in the lives of homeless men, women, and children. We have placed opportunities into categories, so you can see where you best fit:
- Assist with serving the evening meal to the homeless
- Help build hygiene kits to be distributed
- Help distribute food, water, and other items to those on the street
- Collect items to distribute to those in need
- Teach GED classes
- Computer training classes
- Assist with chapel service
- Facilitate a resume workshop
- Seek donations from your church or business
- Organize friends to serve
- Aid with special events
- Facilitate a recovery class
- Mentor a resident in recovery
- Drive a resident to church
- Drive a resident to appointments
- Drive a resident to a job interview
- Help with landscaping
- Help with campus beautification
- Volunteer in the Thrift Store
- Help sort and count donations
- Pray for the Mission
- Assist with the Thrift Store’s hygiene giveaway
- Help distribute food to needy families
First and foremost, we want all of our volunteers to have a servant’s heart. It’s a great way to make a difference in our community! But we have a few requirements too:
Code of Conduct
In order for everyone to have a positive, encouraging experience at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, we ask all volunteers to abide by the following code of conduct:
- I understand that for my protection and for the best interests of the guests and New Life Discipleship Program (NLDP) participants, I MAY NOT EXCHANGE ANY personal information such as addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, text messages, etc., with any clients or NLDP participants under any circumstances. I understand that I am not allowed to attempt to contact any NLDP participant or client, except through a staff member, by means including but not limited to telephone, letters, or email.
- I understand that I may never spend time alone with a client or NLDP participant, or initiate physical contact with any client or NLDP participant unless directly assigned to case management, counseling, or mentoring by a staff member of the LVRM.
- I understand that any physical contact or interaction that may be construed as flirty or romantic in nature with a fellow volunteer, overnight guest or NLDP participant, regardless of gender, will be grounds for my immediate dismissal as a volunteer and I will not be allowed to enter the LVRM property for any reason after being asked to leave.
- I understand that volunteers are not to give entities including, but not limited to, gifts, money, or services or any item to any client or NLDP participant. Volunteers may not accept any money or gifts from clients or NLDP participants for services rendered.
- I understand that during any volunteer time I must abide by the following dress code: no short shorts, skirts, tank tops, low-cut tops, open-toed shoes, heels, low-riding pants, or anything else deemed immodest.
Rules and Regulations
In addition to the above statements, we ask all volunteers to abide by the following rules and regulations:
- Volunteers are encouraged to maintain a high standard of integrity and professionalism when relating with clients or New Life Discipleship Program Participants, overnight guests, staff, and other volunteers.
- Volunteers must follow the instructions provided by staff members, and not do anything outside of the given instructions.
A volunteer ratio of 1 adult per 3 children must accompany groups of children ages 11-17.
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