Volunteer at Mission Solano

Volunteer Positions

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 E-mail volunteer@missionsolano.org.

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
  • Monthly Volunteer Opportunities
  • Rug cleaning
  • Window cleaning
  • Grounds/landscaping/weeding
  • Food stocking/inventory maintenance
  • Organize donations and merchandise at thrift store

Ongoing High Impact Volunteer Opportunities

  • Providing sack lunches for program guests 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 - prior entry level volunteer opportunity experience required)
  • Marriage & Family Therapy Counseling: 2-4 hours a week (License required)

Barrel Drive

A great opportunity 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. Some of the needs we have for the Barrel Drive are:

  • 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)

E-mail volunteer@missionsolano.org with any further questions.