Volunteers are the heartbeat of The Way Out Ministries. Each year individuals and volunteer groups come to our campus from surrounding cities and all over the United States. Interns, missionaries, Youth groups, college service organizations, and adult missions teams have all contributed to this vital work in L.A.'s inner-city of Hawaiian Gardens.
Service groups have contributed to the enhancement of our facility by building a lunch patio for our students, renovating classrooms, building closets, storage facilities, and even adding a library and computer lab. Doors have been hung, cabinets have been made, cement has been mixed and poured, and volunteers have done all painting, gardening, and cleaning freely. To tour the campus of The Way Out Ministries is a marvel of volunteerism.
Short-term volunteers have also helped us implement ministry throughout the years by engaging in our programming to the community. Individuals, interns and mission teams have staffed our Summer Fun programs, camps, and community outreaches. Each year volunteers also serve hundreds of dinners at our Thanksgiving banquet and food distribution programs. Emergency care packages have also been prepared by volunteers to aid the homeless.
Program volunteers help to run our weekly children and youth clubs, after school tutoring, and adult ministries. Several of our teachers at Turner High School are also volunteers who willingly serve with no compensation.
Office volunteers collate and send off our monthly mailings, organize files and storage areas, answer phones and solicit donations.
If you our your group is interested in volunteering at The Way Out Ministries then please call Jeri Wills at 562.429.2397. She will be happy to find a place for you to serve and answer all the questions that you may have.
(Above) Each year volunteers serve a Thanksgiving Dinner at The Way Out Ministries for hundreds of needy people from the community. (Below) Volunteer Martha Hernandez puts the finishing touches on volunteer Phil Barger for The Way Out Ministries' "Off to Oz" week-long Summer Fun program outreach to inner-city kids.