Volunteer with us


“I’m so thankful for the volunteers… they’ve come and talked with me,
taken time out of their vacation or the coldest days of winter to come to the Mission and serve me a meal.
They’re such a blessing.”
– David, a program resident

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Volunteering is simple act of kindness – but it makes a profound difference in the lives of guests!


Our doors are open 365 days a year, which means we need plenty of wonderful people (like you!) to step up.


There are many ways to help our mission by donating your time and talents. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie McKenna, at 732-993-4027 or dmckenna@marketstreet.org.


Volunteer Opportunities

Food Drive

Organize a food drive and collect non-perishable items to stock our pantry.

Hygiene Kits

• Collect personal hygiene items (list available) to be used in hygiene kits that we distribute to the men in our program
• Sort & package hygiene items into ziploc bags

5K Race

Volunteer at the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission and Family Walk on Saturday, October 26th, 2019. Support those in recovery from drug & alcohol addiction and the Life Change Program.  Contact Debbie McKenna at 732-993-4027 or dmckenna@marketstreet.org. We would love your participation in this event!

Annual Coat Drive/Giveaway

• Collect coats through a coat drive
• Sort and bundle coats (at our Thrift Store) during the month of October
• Help distribute coats on the day of the giveaway in November

Project Backpack

Collect school supplies to fill backpacks for our annual backpack giveaway. The backpacks are distributed to the children of the men in our recovery program at the Mission and to needy children in our community.


•Help by wrapping gifts for the men’s children at our annual Christmas “Toyshop” in December
• Collect items to be given as gifts to the men (list available)
• Help wrap and package the gifts for the men

Thrift Store

• Sorting through donated items and organizing clothing, jewelry, electronics, bric-a-brac, etc.
• Cleaning furniture, windows & mirrors, floors, etc.
• General maintenance and clean-up outside of Thrift Store including: mow the lawn, rake, weed, sweep, etc.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

• Assist the executive staff with office duties–typing, phones, data entry, mailings, filing, and more.
• Math tutor for residents pursuing their GED. Flexible hours. Adults are sought.
• Sort food, stock shelves and inventory pantry goods.
• Serve evening meals and clean-up afterward (5:30 to 7:00pm, Mon-Sun).
• Bring in baked goods/treats for meals (cookies, cupcakes, etc).
• Use your skill as a carpenter, plumber, electrician, welder, etc. to handle on going repairs and improvements.
• Various indoor painting projects.