Volunteers

Mission House is supported by more than 500 volunteers. There are various ways you can assist us in our daily operation.  Hours are flexible and can be weekly or monthly.  Please contact Sarah, our Volunteer Coordinator, if you can help and/or fill out the Volunteer form and send to receptionistmh@gmail.com.  All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, or 12-15 years old accompanied by an adult.  Kitchen volunteers must be 18 years or older.

FILL OUT OUR VOLUNTEER FORM

 

Companion:
Companions walk with a client during the journey to regain independence. This provides an opportunity for the individual to share his or her story and exchange ideas with a new found friend. Companions meet with the assigned individual once a week, or as need, to encourage and share concern. 2 hours of training is required.

Welcome Home:
Welcome Home volunteers work in small teams to prepare an apartment for a client and set in place what’s needed for the individual to start a new life. These are as-needed, volunteer positions and offer an exciting opportunity to get someone set up for success.

Deck the House:
Help decorate and set tables for our most important “Four Star Meals with a Mission” dinners that occur once a month.  Most decorations are already supplied.  Availability is as needed on Saturday early to late afternoons for approximately 1-2 hours.

Kulik’s Closet Workers:
These volunteers hand out towels and toiletries, along with a new set of clothing, to our clients.  We have a morning shift from 10 a.m. to noon six days a week (Monday – Saturday) and an evening shift from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. five days a week.  Sundays are from 1 to 3 p.m.

Donation and Pantry Sorting:
This position is our most flexible; let us know when you are available.  Clothing donations are dropped off daily and must be sorted and put away in Kulik’s Closet.  Our food pantry must be organized and daily food deliveries must be put away.

Drivers to pick up Food Donations:
We are always in need of relief drivers to assist with food donation pick up.  A large car or SUV is a must.  Donations are in Ponte Vedra and Atlantic Beach in the mornings.

Front Desk Reception:
This position requires excellent phone skills and a resourceful spirit.  Short shifts to relieve our full-time receptionist are usually 1 to 3-hour shifts Monday through Friday, one day a week, to help cover breaks or meetings.  Reception experience is welcomed.

Kitchen Volunteer:
Mission House has 60 groups that currently run our meal operations seven days a week.  Please contact us so that we can place you on our substitute list or connect you with a church or group that you may already be affiliated with.

Working With Clients:
If you have experience in resume writing or would like to help our clients fill out online work applications or food stamp applications, we need your help.  If you have experience in life skills training or job interview training, we’d love to hear from you.

Fundraiser/Special Events Volunteer:
Our annual fundraiser is coming up in September 2016.  If you have experience in silent auctions, decorating, or assisting with large events, we would love for you to join us to make our event a success.  We also have smaller events during the year.

CLINIC VOLUNTEERS:
Our free clinic operates Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.  We are in need of volunteer doctors, nurses, pharmacists or anyone in the medical profession.  Please contact our clinic coordinator Rhonda Hurley Rhondajax@hotmail.org or fill out the volunteer form and specify CLINIC VOLUNTEER.  All clinic professionals must complete – and are protected by – sovereign immunity forms and go through HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) training.

TESTIMONIALS

“I  want to let you know that it is in fact my pleasure to volunteer as a Registered Nurse at Mission House, Incorporated. My passion for nursing is driven by my community outreach here at Mission House. To say the least, it heightens my love and purpose in my profession. Mission House deals with a vulnerable population that needs special services from special people. I am humbled to impact the lives of our local citizens whom are grateful to receive our medical services. Thank you for all that you do Lori!”
Joanna Anorue RN, BSN, SCRN
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
Critical Care Unit