Volunteer at Mission Solano

When You Get Involved, Lives Are Changed, Including yours!

Volunteers are an essential part of the overall operation of the Mission. With the support of hundreds of volunteers, we as a team can significantly affect change in the lives of the homeless and needy of Solano County.

We are excited as we continue to see volunteers assist us in making a lasting impact in all of our programs and ministries at Mission SOLANO Rescue Mission. We are dedicated to changing the lives of the homeless & needy in Solano County.

There are many volunteer opportunities at Mission Solano.  Opportunities for groups and individuals, one-time projects and ongoing commitments.  Please check out our current volunteer opportunities that are available, and if you see an area in which you would like to get involved with, please click here to complete an online volunteer application.  The Community  Relations Manager will then be in contact to get you started in helping to change lives for a better tomorrow.

Short Term High Impact Volunteer Opportunities

Provide a meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner for 80 guests
Serve a meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Compost pile project
Gardening projects: veggies, flowers
Field trips with guests: Jelly Belly, park, Western Railway Museum, etc
Baking classes
Cooking classes 
Pampering classes

Volunteer Opportunities

Rug cleaning monthly
Window cleaning monthly
Grounds/landscaping/weeding monthly
Food stocking/inventory maintenance monthly
Organize donations and merchandise at thrift store

Ongoing High Impact Volunteer Opportunities

Providing sack lunches for program guests: Quantity 25 Monday - Friday
Lead exercise class: 1-4 days a week (6:00 - 6:30am, 7:00-7:30am, or 7:00-7:30pm)
Adult craft classes: 1-2 days a week (8:30-10pm after kids go to bed)
Childcare during program meetings: 1-5 days a week (4:40-6:00pm)
Children's reading program: 1-7 nights a week (7:30-8:00pm or 8:00-8:30pm)
*Mentoring individual guests: 1-3 days a week (Men & Women)
**Marriage & Family Therapy Counseling: 2-4 hours a week

*Prior entry level volunteer opportunity experience required
** License required

To see a list of Special Events, click here.

Many people are wanting to help out but may not have the time to give.  A great opportunity for those individuals is to consider hosting a barrel drive.  We have specific needs throughout the year.  Without barrel drives, we would not be able to offer some of the services that we do. Here are some of the needs that we have for barrel drives. Click here to see a complete list.

Nonperishable food: Needed year-round
Paper products: Needed year-round 
Socks/underwear: Needed year-round
Personal Hygiene Items: Needed year-round
Easter Basket supplies: Late March/early April
Backpack supplies: July/early August
Holiday food drive: November/December
Toy Drive: November/December
Gift card drive: November/December (for teens who get forgotten at Christmas)
 

Volunteer Policy and Procedures

Application form 

For any further questions, email volunteers@missionsolano.org.

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