VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEERS ARE VITAL TO THE MINISTRY OF WATERFRONT

Volunteering at Waterfront is more than simply donating time; it’s feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, encouraging the hopeless, and investing your skills and abilities into the lives of others to make our community a better place to live and work for everyone — including our homeless neighbors!

Volunteers will receive e-mail confirmation of volunteer activities and should not show up until confirmation is received. Please see below for more information about how you can begin volunteering at Waterfront.

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TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS

Level 1 Individual Volunteers

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Where do I serve?

You’ll be serving in hands-on ways at either our Mission or our thrift stores. This includes (but is not limited to) serving meals, cleaning, etc. *

*If you are wanting to work in our thrift stores, contact the specific store you want to serve in directly before filling out the application. They may require you to send the application to a different person or email.  

How often will I serve?

You can choose how often you serve. We’ll organize your times for services based upon your schedule and our needs. *

*Must be 13 years old or older to serve at our Mission and 12 years old or older to serve at our thrift stores.

What do I need to know for the application process?

The volunteer application process is divided into three steps:

  • Applicant Information
  • References
  • Forms

Applicant Information

  • Provide contact information, education, employment history, and past volunteer experience.

References

  • Provide three references that will give us a good representation of who you are as a person (these references cannot be relatives).

Forms

  • You’ll sign five different forms during the application process:
    • Confidentiality Agreement – You agree to keep our client, employee, and proprietary information confidential.
    • Mission Statement/Statement of Faith – You agree to respect and uphold the values of Waterfront Rescue Mission. (You do not have to be a Christian to volunteer, but we ask you to uphold our Honor Statement during your time with us.)
    • Conflict of Interest – You agree to not volunteer with the intent to receive personal, professional, or agency gain.
    • Fraternization with Clients – You agree to maintain professional relationship with our clients.
    • Media Consent – You agree to allow Waterfront to obtain media content during your time with us. This would include possible photographs, videos, and digital recordings.

Where do I send the form when it’s completed?

Email volunteer@waterfrontmission.org, and we’ll get in touch with you. *

*If you are wanting to work in our thrift stores, contact the specific store you want to serve in directly before filling out the application. They may require you to send the application to a different person or email. 

Complete the Level 1 Volunteer Application Now!

Thank you so much for your interest in serving with Waterfront Rescue Mission. We are continuously blessed by your service.

For more information, call (850) 542-4510 for our Pensacola Mission or (251) 433-1847 for our Mobile Mission.

Level 2 Individual Volunteers

Where do I serve?

You’ll be serving as a client influencer at our Mission. This means you’ll have hands-on interactions with the guests and residents at Waterfront. *

As a client influencer, you can serve as a chapel speaker, van driver **, or mission support.

*To serve as a client influencer, you must be a Christian.

**Male positions only

How often will I serve?

You can choose how often you serve. We’ll organize your times for services based upon your schedule and our needs. *

*Must be 18 years old or older to serve.

What do I need to know for the application process?

The volunteer application process is divided into five steps:

  • Applicant Information
  • References
  • Volunteer Position
  • Forms
  • Background Check

Personal Information

  • Provide personal contact information and an emergency contact number.

References

  • Provide two references that will give us a good representation of who you are as a person (these references cannot be relatives).

Volunteer Position

  • Tell us which position you’re applying for, where you want to serve (Pensacola or Mobile), and provide past volunteer or Christian work experience.

Forms

  • You’ll sign the Level 2 Volunteer General Agreement Release. This release includes:
    • Mission Statement/Statement of Faith – You agree to respect and uphold the values of Waterfront Rescue Mission.
    • Confidentiality Agreement – You agree to keep our client, employee, and proprietary information confidential.
    • Drug Use Policy – You agree to be subject to random drug testing and breathalyzers.
    • Computer Network Confidentiality Agreement – You agree to use all computers on site for job/position purposes only.
    • Conflict of Interest – You agree to not volunteer with the intent to receive personal, professional, or agency gain.
    • Fraternization with Clients – You agree to maintain professional relationship with our clients.
    • Media Release – You agree to allow Waterfront to obtain media content during your time with us. This would include possible photographs, videos, and digital recordings.
    • Release of Liability – You agree that Waterfront Rescue Mission is released from any liability on account of injury while volunteering.
    • Volunteer Acknowledgment – You agree and verify that all information submitted with you application is accurate and true.

Where do I send the form when it’s completed?

Click SUBMIT, and we will get in touch with you!  

Complete the Level 2 Volunteer Application Now!

Level 2 Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Proceed with the application if you will be 18 at the time of service. If not, exit this form and explore other volunteer options with Waterfront!
REFERENCES
Please list 2 personal references (not relatives).
Reference #1
Reference #2
My signature below affirms that I have read the above beliefs, policies, and procedures and am able to comply with them fully.

Thank you so much for your interest in serving with Waterfront Rescue Mission. We are continuously blessed by your service.

For more information, call (850) 542-4510 for our Pensacola Mission or (251) 433-1847 for our Mobile Mission.

Group Volunteers

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What types of groups can serve?

Families, churches, small groups, corporate volunteers, schools, and community service groups are all welcome to serve.

Where do I serve?

You’ll be serving in hands-on ways at either our Mission or our thrift stores. This includes (but is not limited to) serving meals, cleaning, etc. *

*For those needing court-ordered community service hours, they will only be able to serve in our thrift stores.

*If you are wanting to work in our thrift stores, contact the specific store you want to serve in directly before filling out the application. They may require you to send the application to a different person or email. 

How often will I serve?

You can choose how often you serve. We’ll organize your times for services based upon your schedules and our needs. *

*Must be 13 years old or older to serve at our Mission and 12 years old or older to serve at our thrift stores.

What do I need to know for the application process?

The Group application process is divided into three steps:

  • Volunteer Group Guidelines
  • Group Application Form
  • Individual Volunteer Liability Form

Volunteer Group Guidelines

  • Read through our guidelines, watch the Volunteer Orientation video, and review our Mission Statement/Statement of Faith

Group Application Form

  • This form needs to be filled out by the group leader.
  • You’ll provide the group’s main contact information, the number of people serving, the dates you would like to serve, why you want to serve at Waterfront, and any other information you would like us to know about your group.

Individual Liability Form

  • Each member in your group will need to individually complete this form.
  • As an individual, you’re agreeing that Waterfront Rescue Mission is released from any liability on account of injury while volunteering.

Where do I send the form when it’s completed?

Email volunteer@waterfrontmission.org with your Group Application and each member’s Liability form, and we will get in touch with you! *

*If you are wanting to work in our thrift stores, contact the specific store you want to serve in directly before filling out the application. They may require you to send the application to a different person or email. 

Thank you so much for your interest in serving with Waterfront Rescue Mission. We are continuously blessed by your service.

For more information, call (850) 542-4510 for our Pensacola Mission or (251) 433-1847 for our Mobile Mission.

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