It is written, “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
Those who love the Lord have been given gifts for the benefit of others- gifts of teaching, craftsmanship, music, encouragement, helping, administration, leadership, and more. We are encouraged to use our gifts to serve those in need. Panama City Rescue Mission offers many opportunities for individuals, families, and groups of all ages to serve others.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
- Organizing food pantry
- Providing and preparing sandwiches for our week-end sack dinners
- Group Night: Have your group completely provide, prepare and serve a dinner
- Serving meals
- Provide weekend recreation for Recovery Program students
- Sorting and cleaning at Bargain Center or Distribution Center
- Administrative assistance
- Cleaning, decorating, sprucing up of buildings or grounds
- Maintaining of litter control in area
- Visiting with clients in Day Center
- Assisting clients with transportation
- Mentoring a discipleship recovery program student
Klothes 4 Kids May-August
This is our 10th annual Klothes 4 Kids event. This event provides school uniforms, clothes, and school supplies for homeless and needy children. Volunteers will be needed to sort clothes, organize, and help families shop.
Festival of Trees December 2-5, 2014
Festival of Trees is the major fundraising event for Bethel Villiage. Individuals and groups within the community will decorate, donate, and purchase trees, wreaths, and centerpieces for the Silent Auction.
Christmas Dinner December 24
Members of the community are needed to help provide a holiday meal for the needy and join in celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Veteran’s Day Celebration November 11
The Panama City Rescue Mission will honor veterans in our homeless community with a special recognition ceremony and cookout.
Thanksgiving Week and Great Thanksgiving Banquet – November 24-28
The Mission is looking for volunteers to assist in preparing and serving a hearty Thanksgiving Dinner and fellowship for the less fortunate and needy. Check back for a link to sign up.
Operation Warm Heart
An effort we take on each year as an effort to help those on the streets during cold nights…We have some homeless people in our area that for one reason or another refuse to utilize our services and spend their nights on the streets…During the winter…when the temperature drops in the 30′s we take our truck around town to some of the areas in which we know these people stay…we usually have pastries, coffee, blankets and jackets to hand out in an effort to keep them from having difficulty with the weather.
Each year volunteers help make Easter extra special for the homeless of Bay County. Rather than providing meals cafeteria-style, Mission officials prefer to make Christian holidays more exciting for clients and volunteers. The Mission’s volunteers decorate the Mission, and serve plates one-on-one to the many needy people that join the Mission for these special events. More importantly, each year dozens of people make professions of faith in Jesus Christ during the chapel service before the meal!