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.
Fall and Winter Volunteer Opportunities
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
- 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 thrift stores
- Administrative assistance
- Cleaning, decorating, sprucing up of buildings or grounds
- Organizing the food pantry
- Maintaining of litter control in area
- Visiting with clients in Support Center
- Assisting clients with transportation
- Mentoring a discipleship recovery program student
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. Click here to volunteer.
Although all spots for Thanksgiving Day are filled, we can use help to assist in preparing the hearty Thanksgiving Dinner for the less fortunate and needy. Click here to volunteer. It costs just $1.92 to provide a meal, click here to donate.
Festival of Trees December 2-5, 2014
Festival of Trees is the major fundraising event for Bethel Village. Individuals and groups within the community are invited to decorate, donate, and purchase trees, wreaths, and centerpieces for the Silent Auction. We also need help transforming the Civic Center to a wonderfully filled venue of Christmas items to kick off the holiday season. Learn more at this page. Click here to volunteer.
Christmas Eve 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. Click here to volunteer.
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!
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.
Download: Volunteer Application
Notice: No sex offenders/predators will be allowed to volunteer with children.