The first step to getting plugged in as a regular volunteer is to fill out our online volunteer application to let us know your contact information, availability, skills, interests, and preferences. Once you have submitted your application, we will invite you to attend one of our tours for an orientation. You can also find the dates of our next tours here. Finally, take time to think, pray, and talk to your loved ones about how you would like to serve, and we’ll get in touch to set up your volunteer service.
If you are interested in a one-time volunteer experience or setting up a service project for a group, please contact us to discuss how you or your group can get involved at the mission.
Questions? Contact Ansley McElroy, our VISTA Volunteer Coordinator, at (859) 381-9600, ext. 233, and she will help you get started. Here are some of our greatest needs:
Serve a Meal
Pick Up Food Donations
We need volunteers who can pick up food donations from restaurants or grocery stores one day a week and bring them to the Mission. We pick up donations from Starbucks on South Broadway on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 1 and 3 p.m. We also need a volunteer to pick up food donations at Costco on Tuesdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. These donations provide critical food for our community meals, our sack meal outreach, and our residents, and you will help that be possible.
Welcome our Guests
Be a Mentor
We need men of faith to mentor our residents who are living at The Potter’s House. These mentors meet individually with a man once a week to offer support and guidance. Mentors listen to residents’ struggles, offer them emotional support, and encourage them in their spiritual walk. Meetings may take place in a variety of settings – coffee shops, watching a game, at breakfast, fishing, or just going for a ride together. As a mentor, you will meet a critical role for a resident who is learning what it looks like to walk with Christ.
Pray for Our Residents
We need volunteers to serve on a team that will help with planning and preparations for our Walk for Warmth, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Starting this January, this group will help with event planning, team recruitment, promotion, and prize solicitations. Your efforts will raise money to move more homeless individuals and families into housing in 2019.
Be An Ambassador
Get Your Business Involved
1) Hire temporary employees through our Advance Lexington Staffing Service.
2) Allow a Jobs for Life class to tour your business; seeing workplaces in action is an important part of job training.
3) Have employees participate in mock interviews. The real-life experience of an interview is invaluable.
4) Sponsor a fund-raising event to reach prospective new customers, build your brand, and support our ministry.
Lexington Rescue Mission
444 Glen Arvin Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508