Volunteer Opportunities


Hope Rings Out - Christmas Bell Ringing

It's time - Help women, children, and men get shelter, food, clothing, and counseling by ringing bells at our select locations. Simply visit: https://hoperingsout.org and select if you are a new or returning volunteer. Then you can choose the date, time and location for when you would like to help. 2 sets of bells, a CRM stand and collection box with 2 aprons are already on-site for your convenience. All you have to do is show up and have fun. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Christmas Gifts for CRM Guests

If you would like to help with soliciting or wrapping Christmas gifts for our guests, please call us at 931-528-5819.

Please Note: The Cookeville Rescue Mission requires a criminal background check (CBC) for volunteers prior to serving as a volunteer in certain aspects of the programs. The policy of CBC’s applies to regular volunteers who work with the Family Lodge, the Men’s Dormitory, and the Men’s Program Dorm on a regular basis, and/or are in contact with the children residing in or visiting the Cookeville Rescue Mission. New employees and interns are subject to a CBC as part of the “New Hire Checklist” process. The Cookeville Rescue Mission Executive Director will approve all volunteer applications and Criminal Background Checks.
* A volunteer application is not necessary to serve meals at events such as Community Fellowship Meal. Please see the Community Fellowship Meal page for more information.