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
– 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
For more information on how to volunteer at the Rescue Mission, scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the volunteer form. Then, email our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (850) 481-1093.
Each year volunteers help make Easter Day extra special for the homeless of Bay County. Rather than providing meals cafeteria-style, mission volunteers decorate the mission and serve plates one-on-one to the many needy people that join the Mission for these special events. Most importantly, dozens of people make professions of faith in Jesus Christ during the chapel service before the meal.
Complete the form below to volunteer and click here to make a financial contribution to the Easter meal campaign.
Family Food Festival
The rescue mission organizes a summer distribution of free food boxes for families in need through our program “Family Food Festival,” which is held on a Saturday in June. Families in need are invited to this free event, at which they will assemble their own summer food packages. Click here to learn more about FFF. Click here to volunteer and here to make a financial contribution to the FFF campaign for food boxes.
Klothes 4 Kids
This event provides school uniforms, clothes, and school supplies for homeless and needy children. Volunteers are needed to sort clothes, organize, and help families shop. The drive will be held June 1 to July 31 and volunteers are needed from June 1 to Aug. 4. Click here to volunteer and here to make a financial contribution to K4K.
Veteran’s Day Celebration
The Panama City Rescue Mission honors homeless veterans in the local community with a special recognition ceremony and cookout. This event is held on Veterans Day. Volunteers are the backbone that makes this event the caliber needed to honor our country’s soldiers. Complete the form below to volunteer and click here to make a financial contribution to the Veterans Day ceremony.
Thanksgiving is a day that we all can celebrate family and the sacrifice Jesus made more than 2,000 years ago. This event is held on Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers decorate, donate/cook food and serve hurting, hungry and homeless individuals at this event. Click here to volunteer and here to make a financial contribution to the Thanksgiving Day banquet.
Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees is the major fundraising event for Bethel Village Home for Women and Children. Individuals and groups within the community are invited to decorate, donate, and purchase trees, wreaths, and centerpieces for the Silent Auction. Volunteers also help transform the Marina Civic Center into a wonderfully-filled venue of Christmas items to kick off the holiday season. This four-day event is held in early December. Click here to volunteer and here to make a financial contribution to the Festival of Trees fundraiser, benefiting Bethel Village Home for Women and Children.
Christmas Eve Dinner
A day before the Christmas Day holiday, volunteers pour in at the mission to help provide a holiday meal for individuals and families in need. This event is held on Christmas Eve. Volunteers join in on the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and share the gospel with often hopeless and helpless individuals. Complete the form below to volunteer and click here to make a financial contribution to the Christmas Eve meal campaign.
Operation Warm Heart
Some homeless people in our area for one reason or another refuse to utilize our services and spend their nights on the streets. Operation Warm Heart is an effort we make as an effort to help those on the streets during cold nights. 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. Complete the form below to volunteer and click here to make a financial contribution to the rescue mission.
Download: Volunteer Application
Notice: No sex offenders/predators will be allowed to volunteer with children.