Mission at Kern County


Volunteering with The Mission at Kern County allows lives to be transformed. By volunteering with the Mission, you are helping us provide hope to the most vulnerable in Kern County. It is more than a service opportunity, it brings hope, healing and compassion to our homeless neighbors. The Mission at Kern County relies heavily on our volunteers to make our Mission’s mission possible.

Get Started Today!
It’s as easy as 1...2...3!

1. Fill out a volunteer application and our terms and conditions.
2. Register for orientation. This is required before volunteering with us.
3. Browse our volunteer opportunities and sign up!

Ways to help


Help serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to our guests every day at The Mission.

Ways to help

Distribution Center

Do you love to organize? Help sort incoming donations which help clothe our guests.

Ways to help

Encore Boutique

Sort, steam and curate incoming items at Encore. Located at 1817 Eye Street Downtown, Bakersfield

Contact Information

volunteer opportunities near me

Jacquelin Carroll


661-325-0863 ext.219

Volunteer Testimony


  1. Can we volunteer as a group? Yes! We have businesses, school clubs, churches, small groups that volunteer together as a way to give back! Invites your friends or place of work to volunteer.

2. What is a volunteer orientation and how long is it? Volunteer Orientation is a tour of our main campus and a guide of all our volunteer opportunities. We share with you what the Mission is and what services we provide. We also go over our guidelines in volunteering. This will be about 30 – 45 Minutes

3. What are your most needed items? Non perishable food items; men’s clothing of all sizes especially sizes 2x,3x,4x; towels and twin sheets, toiletry items like deodorant and toothpaste. Call us for an update on our current needs at 661-325-0863.

4. Do I have to commit to a schedule? No. But when you do, you become familiar with one volunteer area and become a tier three volunteer! When you commit to a schedule you begin to create relationships and you meet individuals who are in our program. This is a great way to encourage our guests during their recovery program!

5. Where do you need volunteers the most? Our kitchen is always needing volunteers as it is high in traffic service that we provide. We serve three meals a day every single day of the year

Make A Difference!

Tonight in Bakersfield, many of our neighbors will go to bed hungry, homeless and hopeless.

Help make a difference!