Helping those in need helps create a better community.

Few of us ever get the chance to make a real and lasting difference in our community, but YOU can by generously giving of your time to help our guests at Hiway 80 Rescue Mission.

We offer Quarterly Life Skills Classes. Our clients learn skills they need to deal effectively with the challenges in everyday life. These classes require an 8- or 13-week commitment depending on the curriculum. Classes run January-March; April-June; August-October and we need volunteers to teach these classes. 

We have many areas where we need your expertise from Time Management Skills to Effective Communications, Basic Sewing/Mending, Budgeting/Money Management, Basic Cooking, Preparing for a Job or Job Interview, Basic Writing Skills, Parenting, Problem Solving, Anger Management, and many more. Volunteers are not limited to what is listed on this page. If you have a special gift in another area or a unique idea or talent, we are open to creative ways to teach and/or reach our guests. Please, show us what you’ve got!

Be Someone’s Hero

If you have the time and knowledge in any life skills areas, contact us. This is your opportunity to change a person’s life for the better. They will benefit from what you have to offer but the experience for you will be…priceless!

Volunteer Opportunities
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
  • Tutoring Adults and Children

  • Reading

  • GED Prep

  • Grading Bible Studies

  • Computer Lab Tutors

  • Computer Lab Monitor at the Men's Shelter 

  • Summer Day Camp Missionary for Children (June - July)

  • Donation Pick Up on weekends from regular retail donors
    (You do NOT have to commit to every weekend, and it will only take a couple of hours)

  • Barber and/or Stylist

  • Photographer 

  • Videographer

Professional Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Accountant

  • Attorney

  • Carpenter

  • Electrician

  • Mechanic

  • HVAC

  • Plumber

Group Volunteer Opportunities To Work With Adult Men & Women:
  • Chapel 

  • Serving Meals

  • Adopt A Room At The Women & Families Shelter

  • Group Work Projects (This varies depending on group size and skills)

Group Volunteer Opportunities To Work With The Children:
  • Children Bible Studies

  • Movie Night

  • Outdoor Playtime

  • Homework Tutor

  • Arts & Craft Time (This could include the moms too)

  • Story Time

For more information, contact Berlene Mercer, at 903-759-8101 or Berlenem@hiway80rm.org.

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