Volunteer at Mission House
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 Application below and sign up for a Volunteer Orientation Tour. 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.
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View a list of our Volunteer Opportunities below and fill out our volunteer application!
Direct Client Assisatnce
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. Two hours of training is required.
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.
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 is from 10am – Noon, Mon – Sat. and an evening shift 5pm to 7pm, Mon-Fri. Sundays are from 1pm-3pm.
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.
No Direct Client Assistance
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, Jacksonville Beach, 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 Office Manager are usually 1 to 3 hour shifts Monday through Friday, one day a week to help cover breaks or meetings. Reception experience would be welcomed.
Fundraiser/Special Events Volunteer:
Our annual fundraiser is coming up in the Fall. If you have experience in silent auctions, decorating or assisting with large events we would love for you to join us make our event a big success. We also have smaller events during the year that you may assist with also.
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.
Our free clinic operates Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. We are in need of volunteer doctors, nurses, pharmacists or anyone in the medical profession or who is in the medical field. Please contact our clinic coordinator Rhonda Hurley Rhondajax@hotmail.com or fill out the volunteer form and specify CLINIC VOLUNTEER. ALL volunteers, including Clinic Volunteers must take a tour of the facility. All clinic professionals must fill out and are protected by sovereign immunity forms and go through HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) training.