Engaging the Church
through Opportunities to Serve
ESA/Love INC wants to help unleash a huge force to change our city—The Church. Let’s be doers of the Word, not just hearers of the Word! Volunteer opportunities below-keep checking back, we update this page regularly…
Mentoring children in apartments.
Commitment: 1 hour a week, 2:30-5:30, 1 year.
Contact: (559) 492-8722
Welcome Home Central Valley
Minister to prisoners while in prison and when they leave prison.
Contact: (559) 221-6274
Conduct phone interviews with people in need when they call the Help Line.
Commitment: 3 hours per week
Contact: Eve or Karen at (559) 224-0105
Individuals or families to visit lonely, elderly people in rest homes.
Contact: Kris at (559) 905-4332
Youth for Christ
In need of 25 mentors for youth in group homes and for youth leaving Juvenile Hall.
Contact: (559) 237-4741
Every Neighborhood Partnership
In need of volunteers to read to children, K-2nd grade, and do group mentoring with Saturday Sports.
Commitment: 1-2 hours, 1 day/week for a semester.
Contact: (559) 400-7310 or visit their website for more opportunities.
Chaplains need volunteers to mentor youth leaving Juvenile Hall. Training is provided.
Commitment: One year
Contact: (559) 287-4322
Fresno Police Chaplaincy
In need of volunteers to help with resiliency training for 1st grade children. Training is provided.
Contact: (559) 621-2120 or visit their website.
Fresno County Jail
In need of volunteers to write and visit inmates.
Contact: (559) 392-4888
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Needs volunteers to serve in elementary after school clubs to introduce children to Jesus with a Bible lesson, scripture and songs.
Commitment: 2 hours per week
Contact: (559) 226-5539
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Needs volunteers age 21 and older to offer support to children (ages 0-18 years) as they navigate the foster care system. Training is required.
Contact: (559) 244-6485
Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries (FIRM)
Needs volunteers to mentor refugees in our community.
Contact: (559) 487-1500
Fresno Rescue Mission Academy and Rescue the Children
We have many serving opportunities available!
- Mentors – A mentor invests a minimum of one hour a week in to the life of another man or woman coming out of the lifestyle of addiction, gangs, and/or homelessness.
- Tutors – The Academy also needs tutors for the men studying for their GED. This is a one hour per week commitment.
Contact: Paula Bohamed (559) 268-0839 or visit their website.
Reading and Beyond
Needs volunteers to read to children in their after school programs.
Contact: (559) 342-8600
Valley Dream Center
Needs volunteers to work with neighborhood children. For more information please contact
Contact: (559) 342-8600
Is in need of volunteers for their Tutoring Bible Clubs to tutor children ages 5 – 12 years old.
Commitment: Monday and Thursday after school.
Contact: Kim (559) 455-8995.
Joni & Friends
Needs volunteers to buddy with special needs children and their siblings, during monthly respite events. Training provided.
Contact: (559) 227-5664