Volunteering at the mission is a great way to get involved, and be the hands and feet of Christ by helping people in need! We have short-term and long-term opportunities, and we hope that you find something you’d like to do!
Read about our different volunteer opportunities. Due to the nature of our work, and the size of our operation, we mostly offer specific ways to volunteer. Most of our volunteer needs are long-term needs (come in regularly after a short period of training) or professional (teaching a class, making repairs to the mission property, etc.). If you don’t see what you’re looking for on our list, but have an idea of how you’d like to help, let us know!
Call to set up a time to come to the mission. Once you’ve found a way you’d like to help, give us a call and we can set up a tour of the mission, and talk about the details of your volunteering. This will give us the opportunity to give you the full details of each type of volunteer job, and set up training as needed. Call (919) 934-9257 to set up a time to visit.
Ways to Help
Ongoing Volunteer Needs
Many of our volunteer needs are ongoing, and include things like working in the office (answering phones, greeting visitors, etc.), teach a class in our New Life Program (life skills, professional skills, budgeting, health, etc.), transportation for our residents, and preparing a meal.
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities
- Your small group, civic group, club or family/friend group can host what we call a team meal at the mission (most weekdays nights for dinner). Call 919-934-9257 for details to get plugged in to this opportunity to share a meal with our residents and staff.
- Help us on Turkeytastic turkey delivery day. https://smithfieldrescue.org/turkeytastic-2016/
More to come…
Many groups come to the mission and work on special projects such as building renovations, preparing food for distribution for our 12 Baskets program, hosting and serving a meal, and more. This is great for civic groups, church and or youth groups, Girl or Boy Scout troops.
The term “professional volunteer” seems like a contradiction in terms, but it’s exactly what we need–professionals who are willing to use their skills at the mission. God has given each one of us skills and abilities that can be used to help others, and we’re asking people to use those at the mission.
Part of our New Life Program is life skill classes. Some of these include budgeting, computer skills, professional skills, healthy cooking, studying for a GED, and more. If you’re interested in volunteering on a regular (usually weekly) basis by teaching a class, please contact Ben Olsen to learn more (919.934.9257 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Maintaining our facilities is a big job, and we’re always looking for people who would like to help us do that. If you’re a plumber, electrician, contractor, builder, or more, and you’d like to offer your services, please let us know. We’d like to keep a list of these professionals on hand for ongoing and future needs. Contact our office to be added to the list (919.934.9257 or email@example.com).