Serve a Meal
Every day, we serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We average about 2,300 meals per day! But we can’t do it without friends like you to help prepare and serve meals for guests.
Kids Freestyle — Gym Activities
Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5 to 6 p.m., come connect with our kids in the gym. There are about 60 kids living at Union Rescue Mission. Get to know them over basketball, jump rope, or a game of freeze tag. Feel free to come by yourself or with a group.
If you are interested in offering something more organized than free time in the gym (such as a basketball tournament or an “Olympics Day”), let us know. We would love to work with you to set up something fun for our kids!
A background check is required
If you love working with kids, you may be interested in helping with Little Steps, our program for children ages 2-6, and their moms. There are opportunities to help Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Activities include reading, arts and crafts, play time and organizing our kid’s library. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to make a commitment of at least two times per month for three months.
A background check is required.
Day Room Visits
Our men’s and women’s day rooms are open to the public from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. daily. We would love for you to stop by to make new friends and encourage people who are looking for a safe shelter from the streets. Feel free to bring cards, dominos, board games, books, or other items to that might brighten someone’s day. The Day Room is open to our residents from breakfast until evening; if you are interested in setting up a class or an ongoing activity, please send us your ideas!
We are always looking for volunteers who can donate their time to help in our learning center. Opportunities are available for people who can:
- Tutor guests and residents
- Help with resume writing
- Teach basic computer skills
Ice Cream Social
If you or your group is interested in sponsoring an ice cream social, we would love to talk with you about creating an event. An ice cream social can be held any time of the year in our San Julian lot, or in one of the day rooms. With your help, we are able to get ice cream with all the toppings to serve to people in the community!
Water Walks — Summer Only
Anytime it’s 85 degrees or hotter, we walk the streets of Skid Row and pass out cold bottled water. Water Walks take place Monday through Friday at 2:00 p.m.
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