Community Outreach

Join us as we build bridges from St. David’s Episcopal Church into the world beyond our walls with a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Fore information on Outreach visit our Bridge Builders Facebook Page and email us at outreach@stdave.org.

Day of Service

Saturday, April 22
Each Spring, St. David’s invites the Austin community to participate in a Day of Service. Volunteers gather at St. David’s in Sumners Hall at 8 a.m. for breakfast and a Celebration of Eucharist. They then spread out to different volunteer projects around the city.

Visit the Sign-up Genius to select a service project and sign up to attend.
Email Anthony Chapple with any questions.

Monthly Opportunities

Laundry Love volunteers spread cheer at SpinZone, December 2016.

Laundry Love:
5:30 p.m., last Thursday of every month
Join volunteers at SpinZone laundry, 2424 S. Congress, as they make a mundane chore an evening of joy. You’ll hand out quarters and soap, help entertain children and serve snacks. Contact Amy Moehnke.

Foundation Communities Brunch:
11 a.m.- 1 p.m., fourth Saturday of every month
Summon your inner Top Chef to join others cooking and serving brunch to 45 residents of Arbor Terrace, a complex for single adults transitioning away from homelessness. Adrian Buchanan organizes the rotating crew, which cooks at home, meets at the complex (2501 S Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, 78741) and serves the meal together to a most-grateful bunch. Contact Adrian Buchanan.

Reading stories at Bedtime Story Brigade

Bedtime Story Brigade:
6:30 – 8 p.m., second Wednesday of every month
Share an evening of bedtime stories, crafts, milk and cookies with homeless children at the Salvation Army family shelter. We depart from the St. David’s lobby promptly at 6:30 p.m. to walk to the shelter together and return to St. David’s by 8 p.m. Contact Shiloh Daniel.

Knitting for Those in Need:
Join the Agnes Guild on the last Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Guild room. We knit prayer shawls, preemie hats, scarves, hats and mittens for those in need. To find out more about the Agnes Guild contact Judith Cayton or visit the Agnes Guild page.

Environmental Guild:
Join us the second Saturday of each month at 12:30 p.m to help us plan events, share ideas, and develop strategies to further our “greening” efforts. Email Catherine Lee Doar to attend. Visit the Environmental Guild page for photos and details about us.

Social Justice:
The Amos Guild meets the third Sunday of each month at 11:15 a.m. to discuss social justice issues facing our community. To attend, email Dorothy Doolittle. View the Amos Guild page for more details.

More Opportunities

Volunteer preparing food at Trinity Center.

Trinity Center Cold Weather Shelter Provides a warm, inviting environment and a meal for women at Trinity Center on weekend nights when the temperature is below freezing. Volunteers serve evening or overnight.
Laurie McDaniel

Foster Grandparents’ Program: Make a monthly commitment with your children to visit an elderly resident of Rebekah Baines Johnson Center (1.5 miles from St. David’s) or an elderly homebound St. David’s parishioner.

Kids Hope: Mentor an at-risk elementary school student for one hour per week during his or her lunch period at Travis Heights Elementary (3 miles south of St. David’s) Application, background check and training required. Questions? Email Kathy Labinski.