Volunteers bring essential services to the Ventura County Rescue Mission. Each year, thousands of people offer their time, talent, and goodness of heart to outreach projects, to help make a difference in the lives of the hurting and the homeless.
Opportunities are on-going, year-round, and constantly changing. At the Ventura County Rescue Mission, there is a place for everyone with time to give.
We are still in need of volunteers at our Community Christmas Shoppe on Saturday, December 12.
This year the Ventura County Rescue Mission is once again partnering with ACTION to present our Community Christmas Shoppe. It will take place on Saturday, December 12th in Oxnard at Faith Community Church. We are in need of over 250 volunteers to assist us throughout the day starting as early as 6AM with the last shift ending around 4:30PM.
We have many opportunities available for individuals or groups this year in the areas of setup, security, personal shipping, toy sorting, child care, and many more. We are also in need of volunteers to facilitate various booths throughout the event. Booth ideas include face painting, balloons, arts and crafts, games, photo booth, etc. We encourage any other creative ideas for booths for children and adults – think carnival-like atmosphere.
There are also opportunities this year for individuals who would be willing to take leadership roles in the key areas of the event, such as Child Care, Toy Sorting, Shopping Escorts, etc. This position would not require any experience, but only a desire to serve on a larger scale in a specific area of the event.
Individuals and groups may sign up to volunteer by clicking on the link below and choosing an area of interest and shift time.
Once you have signed up you will receive an email or phone call shortly confirming your shift.
Thank you for all you do to make the holidays a day of joy for so many that would do without otherwise.
WHO TO CONTACT TO VOLUNTEER:
Ventura County Rescue Mission
Lighthouse for Women & Children