Need Help? If you are in need of emergency shelter, please call 765-456-3838 for availability.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Wrap Gifts for Red Ribbon Christmas

Every year we hold our Red Ribbon Christmas Outreach that provides gifts, toys, groceries, and toiletries for families and individuals around North Central Indiana. But we have thousands of gifts to wrap and need volunteers to help us prepare for the Christmas season. Sign up below to help us continue this amazing program.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Wrap Gifts for Red Ribbon Christmas

Red Ribbon Christmas Gift Wrapping

Delivery Driver

We hope to deliver more than 500 meals this Thanksgiving so we need you to help reach our goal!

Deliver Thanksgiving Meals

We hope to deliver more than 500 meals this Thanksgiving so we need you to help us reach everyone!

What you need to know:

You must register by completing the form linked below.

Deliveries will be from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Thanksgiving Day.

Drivers will need to be at Grace United Methodist Church, (219 W. Mulberry St, Kokomo) at 10:00 AM Thanksgiving morning (November 23rd). We will have people directing traffic and providing you with delivery information when you arrive.

Deliver Red Ribbon Christmas Boxes

Deliver Red Ribbon Christmas Boxes

We want you to be a part of our Red Ribbon Christmas Program by delivering gifts to those who qualify! We will deliver in Howard County on Friday, December 15, 2023 beginning at 7:30 AM.

What you need to know:

You must register by completing the form linked below.

We will need a copy of your valid driver's license.

You need at least one other person with you to deliver gifts.

We want you to be a part of our Red Ribbon Christmas Program by delivering gifts to those who qualify!

Female Christmas box delivery driver in car

Become a Volunteer

At the Kokomo Rescue Mission, you can volunteer in one of our homeless shelters, help serve meals to the hungry, or volunteer in a myriad of other areas (see below). Please fill out one of the applications below and email them to volunteer@rescuekokomo.org or mail it to 321 W. Mulberry St, Kokomo, IN 46901. Once we have received your application, one of our Volunteer Coordinators will be in contact with you soon!

Volunteer Opportunities


Kitchen/Dining Room

  • Serve meals - lunch or dinner
  • Food prep
  • Food Rescue
  • Decorate the dining room for holidays
Office Help

  • Filing/shredding
  • Data entry
  • Prepare mailings
Warehouse

  • Unload & Sort donations
  • Check small appliances
  • Cotton cutting
Ministry Opportunities

  • Receptionist - answer phone, greet visitors
  • Lead a Bible study
  • Organize activities
  • Transport residents to appointments
Care & Share Store

  • Stock shelves - weekdays
  • Sort and Hang Linens
Group Opportunities

  • Prepare and serve a meal - adopt a weekend
  • Painting and other projects
  • Cleaning - deep cleaning inside and outside cleaning
  • Landscaping & yard work
  • Plan an evening of activities for our residents
  • Organize a food or toy drive
Red Ribbon Christmas Outreach

  • Clean and package toys - weekdays year around
  • Deliver & Wrap gifts
Seasonal Opportunities

  • Walk a Mile in My Shoes
  • Thanksgiving dinner
  • Red Ribbon Christmas boxes
  • Back to School
  • Food Drives

Ways You Can Pray

Women praying together in women's shelter

Current Prayer Requests

Pray for the men, women, and children in our shelters that they will find the hope to begin again and that the love of Jesus will surround them as they take steps toward a new and better tomorrow.


Pray that the men and women in our shelters will turn to Jesus Christ, who loves them unconditionally, died to pay the price for their sins and rose from the grave offering forgiveness, hope, and a new life in Him during these difficult times.

“I’m so very thankful for the Kokomo Rescue Mission and all the volunteers for investing your time and talents, and pouring your heart and soul into the community and into people like me. What you’re doing matters and is inspiring and making a difference in the community. Again, thank you all very much.”

-MEESHELL

Have questions about becoming a volunteer?

Check out our FAQs or contact us directly.

How often would I have to volunteer and how many hours would I have to give?

You may spend as little as two hours serving a meal, or you could spend an entire day in any area such as Open Arms, our shelter for homeless women and children, or in the Red Ribbon Christmas event. We will do our best to match you with an area of interest and the time you are available. Some may want to volunteer weekly or monthly or only for special events.

Is there an age requirement?

We welcome volunteers of all ages. For those serving food in our dining area, you must be 15 years old. Families, youth, community and church groups are welcome to call the Volunteer Coordinator at

765-456-3838 for more information.

How do I volunteer with a group?

You can fill out a Group Application to volunteer with friends, a group from your church, or other organization.

Have questions about becoming a volunteer?

Check out our FAQs or contact us directly.

How often would I have to volunteer and how many hours would I have to give?

You may spend as little as two hours serving a meal, or you could spend an entire day in any area such as Open Arms, our shelter for homeless women and children, or in the Red Ribbon Christmas event. We will do our best to match you with an area of interest and the time you are available. Some may want to volunteer weekly or monthly or only for special events.

Is there an age requirement?

We welcome volunteers of all ages. For those serving food in our dining area, you must be 15 years old. Families, youth, community and church groups are welcome to call the Volunteer Coordinator at 765-456-3838 for more information.

How do I volunteer with a group?

You can fill out a Group Application to volunteer with friends, a group from your church, or other organization.