Share your love for Coachella Valley’s homeless and hungry by volunteering. It’s a gift to us when you help share the work of caring for our guests… and an opportunity for you to share a helping of God’s grace through your service.

New Volunteer – CVRM Volunteer Central

 

Volunteering at CVRM means more than just giving time to a ministry. It means sharing your time, giving the simple gift of welcome and friendship and where you can make a difference in the lives of people in need. It’s a place where your passions, gifts, skills, and talents can intersect with the needs of the people we serve. Our goal is that every person who comes through our doors experience God’s love and this happens through our committed volunteers. Relationships develop, trust is built, and lives are restored. Be a part of something bigger than yourself – won’t you join us?

Click on the title of each volunteer position to see a full description with more details on how to get started.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL volunteers under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult, and children under the age of 12 years old are not eligible to volunteer.

Each eligible minor child volunteering at CVRM must submit an individual application along with parent.

Already a volunteer?

Volunteer Opportunities

Kitchen, Serve Meals, Meal Prep, Pantry

A good way to start volunteering at Coachella Valley Rescue Mission is by serving a meal. We serve three meals a day, seven days a week. Schedule yourself as frequently or infrequently as you would like!

Duties:
Serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to the clients and the homeless. Help with the preparation of some food items and light clean up. Sorting and storing food in our pantry.

Qualifications:
*  Stand for at least one hour.
*  Lift 10 pounds.
*  Under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Ready to to get started?

Step 1 – Read and agree to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission’s Handbook.
Step 2 – Completely fill out and then submit the Volunteer Application.
Step 3 – The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with your next step. Once you have been approved you will receive login information permitting you to personally schedule yourself based on your availability.

Administration Office Work

You have the opportunity to be the first face someone sees when entering Coachella Valley Rescue Mission!  Welcome and encourage each and every guest, answer the telephones help our visitors, receive donations, and perform a variety of other administrative tasks.

Duties:
Data entry, research, word processing and filing

Qualifications:
*  Mature follower of Christ
*  High degree of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality
*  Effective interpersonal and relational skills
*  Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
*  High school diploma or GED
*  Prior experience in similar work setting, business office, or administrative position
*  Experience with multi-line telephone system operation

 

Ready to to get started?

Step 1  – Read and agree to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission’s Handbook.
Step 2  – Completely fill out and then submit the Volunteer Application.
Step 3  – The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with your next step. Once you have been approved you will receive login information permitting you to personally schedule yourself based on your availability.

Maintenance

Duties:
Assist Maintenance Manager with yard work and light repair jobs in and around the CVRM Campus and help with carpet shampooing and deep cleaning.

Qualifications:
*  Ability to use power tools
*  Painting skills a plus
*  Ability to stand for at least 2 hours at a time.

 

 

Ready to to get started?

Step 1  – Read and agree to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission’s Handbook.
Step 2  – Completely fill out and then submit the Volunteer Application.
Step 3  – The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with your next step. Once you have been approved you will receive login information permitting you to personally schedule yourself based on your availability.

New LIFE Resale Boutiques

Duties:
Sort, hang merchandise and assisting customers.

Please note:  Our New LIFE Resale Boutiques are not authorized for Court Ordered Community Service.

Qualifications:
*  Ability to stand for at least an hour.
*  Ability to lift 10 pounds.
*  Courteous and willingness to serve the public.

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to to get started?

Step 1  – Read and agree to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission’s Handbook.
Step 2  – Completely fill out and then submit the Volunteer Application.
Step 3  – The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with your next step. Once you have been approved you will receive login information permitting you to personally schedule yourself based on your availability.

Interns, Mentors, Instructors, Tutors, & Ministries

To be a volunteer for one of the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission Program positions you must have the heart of a servant, have an inviting manner; and be an encourager.

The CVRM Fellowship/Mentor is a one-on-one relationship building program.  It is recommended that minimum of one-hour per week be set aside for interaction specific to the Fellowship/Mentor Application.

Mentors develop a positive, God centered, relationship with a client who is participating in an intensive program of restorations.  Mentors provide a strategic context for reminding individuals of God’s plan to restore their lives and for cheering progress towards their future.

The Tutor/Instructor’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct sessions one-on-one or in a classroom.
  • Provide clients with academic assistance on the subjects assigned.
  • Evaluate client’s progress.
  • Provide bi-weekly written comments and observations on the client assigned.
  • Coordinate with the tutorial or Instructor Program staff regarding student attendance.
  • Schedule meetings with program Supervisor regarding particular students as needed.

Volunteer Applications
Intern Application
Tutorial And Instructor Application
Ministry Application
Fellowship/Mentor Application

Ready to to get started?

Step 1  – Read and agree to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission’s Handbook.
Step 2  – Completely fill out and then submit the Volunteer Application for your desired position in the application links above.
Step 3  – The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with your next step. Once you have been approved you will receive login information permitting you to personally schedule yourself based on your availability.

Group Service Day

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission is a place where the church group can work together to be of service to others.  For businesses, serving at CVRM provides a wonderful opportunity for employees to work together through a rewarding experience that is beneficial for the company, the employee and the entire community.

Duties and Qualifications will vary depending on the project.

Ready to to get started?

Step 1  – Read and agree to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission’s Handbook.
Step 2  – Completely fill out and then submit the Volunteer Application.
Step 3  – The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with your next step. Once you have been approved you will receive login information permitting you to personally schedule yourself based on your availability.

Holiday Meals / Special Events

Throughout the year, CVRM hosts several events to serve our community. As new events are scheduled, you will be able to click on an upcoming event when listed to learn more or to sign up to volunteer.

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission’s Annual Golf Tournament.
Join us to help organize the Annual Golf tournament the 3rd Monday in January. Click here for more information.

Independence Day Celebration
Coachella Valley Rescue Mission celebrates our veterans, firemen, and policemen every day but especially on the 4th of July. CVRM’s Independence Day Celebration includes a BBQ of hotdogs, hamburgers with all the trimmings. Click here for more information or to host a food drive.
Click Here for Food Drive Flyer

Easter Celebration
Sunday volunteers gather at CVRM to serve a traditional Easter ham dinner with all the trimming to some of the Coachella Valley’s neediest. These meals are served to more than 2,000 guests each year. We decorate the dining hall with candy fill plastic Easter eggs and CVRM gives away hundreds of Easter Baskets to the children who come for dinner. Click here for more information or to host a food drive.
Click Here for Easter Food/Easter Basket Drive Flyer

Thanksgiving Celebration
Wednesday through Sunday, Thanksgiving week, volunteers gather at CVRM to serve a special Thanksgiving Breakfast and a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimming to some of the Coachella Valley’s neediest. These meals are served to more than 2,000 guests each year. Click here for more information or to host a food drive.
Click Here for Food Drive Flyer

Annual Backpack Drive
Each year, the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission collects new backpacks and school supplies for distribution to local school children. We help over 3500 children each year. For more information or to host a backpack drive click here.
Click Here for Backpack Flyer

Annual Toy Give-Away
Each year, Santa takes a break from his North Pole operations and comes to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission and distributes donated gifts to 5,000 children ages 12 and under. Click here for more information or to host a toy drive.
Click here to adopt a child or family for Christmas
Click Here for Toy Drive Flyer

Christmas Day Celebration
The Mission also hosts their traditional Christmas dinner, December 24th and a Christmas Morning breakfast. For information or to host a food drive click here.
Click Here for Food Drive Flyer

Miscellaneous Drive Opportunities

Food Drives
CVRM welcomes donations of hams, meats and poultry, eggs, bacon and sausage, canned and fresh fruit and vegetables, butter/margarine, flavored drinks, breakfast cereals, condiments and toiletries. The Mission will coordinate pickups with groups who establish food drives.

This year, because unemployment is still high and many are out of work, CVRM expects over 8,000 families to seek assistance in providing food for their family. You, your church, Sunday school class, civic club, office staff, neighborhood association, or maybe just a group of friends, can make a lasting difference in someone’s life by reaching out to them when they are at their lowest point. All you have to do is have a canned food drive. These drives also help replenish our food shelves. Summer is the time of year we have more demand for food boxes. Unfortunately, summer is also the time of year that our donations are the lowest. Click here for more information or to host a food drive.
Click Here for Food Drive Flyer

Hygiene/Undergarment Drives

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission provides resources for more than 300 people every day! We are always in need of various items and focus a campaign on one major item per month:

January: Coats and Shoes
February: Underwear
March: Canned Food
April: Toiletries
May: Fill the Pantry with Canned Food
June: Bottled water for the summer
July: Backpacks and school supplies
August: Bottled water for the summer
September: Toiletries
October: Socks
November: Thanksgiving Turkeys and Trimmings
December: Toys

If you would like to help with or host a drive box in our community, CLICK HERE for more information.

Court Ordered Service Hours

ALL COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS ARE PERFORMED IN CVRM KITCHEN

Duties:
Specific job duties will depend upon what is available at the time Community Service is scheduled.

PLEASE NOTE:
ALL completed applications are subject to prior approval before community service hours will be authorized.
Court Mandated Community Service volunteers are responsible to sign in and out at the CVRM’s kiosk for volunteer time to be counted towards Community Service hours.
You must bring your Community Service Court distributed time sheet to the Volunteer Coordinator’s office located in Administration.

Qualifications:

Stand for at least 1 hour.
Lift at least 10 pounds.

You must bring your Community Service Court distributed time sheet to the Volunteer Coordinator’s office located in Administration.

Ready to to get started?

Step 1  – Read and agree to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission’s Handbook.
Step 2  – Completely fill out and then submit the Volunteer Application.
Step 3  – The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with your next step. Once you have been approved you will receive login information permitting you to personally schedule yourself based on your availability.

Ready to to get started?

Step 1  – Read and agree to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission’s Handbook.
Step 2  – Completely fill out and then submit the Volunteer Application for your desired position in the drop-down menus above.
Step 3  – The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with your next step. Once you have been approved you will receive login information permitting you to personally schedule yourself based on your availability.