At just nine-tenths of a square mile, Hawaiian Gardens, California is the smallest incorporated city in the United States. Yet the city just outside Los Angeles was the setting of the largest gang raid in American history (Operation Knockout, May 21, 2009). Although Hawaiian Gardens has made much progress since then, gangs, drugs, addictions, homelessness, and crime are still serious problems for the people who live there. Through the work of The Way Out Ministries, many lives have been changed with the good news of Jesus Christ. Your skills can help support The Way Out Ministries as it lives out its mission in this community.
Individuals or couples are needed from June to August to assist with an inner-city VBS program, community outreach, serving people experiencing homelessness, carpentry, maintenance, painting, and other projects. Volunteers should be flexible, active, and willing to serve in a variety of ways.
Limited accommodations are available, but The Way Out Ministries will work to help volunteers find affordable housing options near the ministry.
Cost varies based on season and type of work. Volunteers are responsible for raising support to cover expenses.
Skills in teaching the Bible, tutoring, and recreation are helpful for volunteers who will be working with the children’s programs. Bilingual language skills (Spanish and English) are very helpful.
If you would like to learn more about the RCA's short-term mission opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.
Coordinator for Short-Term Mission
Short-Term Mission Placement Specialist
Cultivate is a program for 18- to 25-year-olds to partner with RCA missionaries for a summer or a full year and see how God is at work in another part of the globe.