Join us as we build bridges from St. David’s Episcopal Church into the world beyond our walls with a variety of volunteer opportunities.
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Foundation Communities Brunch: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. (ongoing, 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.
Bedtime Story Brigade: 6:30 – 8 p.m. (Ongoing, 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.
Laundry Love: Begins at 5:30 p.m. (ongoing, last Thursday 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.
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.
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.
An Award For You
Because St. David’s recognizes how many parishioners are passionate about outreach, we now have become a “certifying organization” for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Established in 2003, this award given by the President of the United States honors individuals, families and groups who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service over the course of 12 months. To be eligible to receive the award, you’ll submit a record of your annual volunteer service hours to Peter Hahn, who will administer this program for St. David’s. Children up to age 14 are eligible to receive the award after completing at least 50 hours of community service in a single year; ages 15 to adults are eligible after 100 hours of service. Groups from St. David’s may also qualify, as well.
To learn more and find out how to qualify, please contact Peter or visit www.PresidentialServiceAwards.gov. If you are ready to set up your volunteer profile and log your hours on the Presidential Service Awards website, use the Service Key of KWX-58998 to link your service hours to St. David’s as your Certifying Organization. Qualifying hours may be earned through outreach and other activities organized by the church, as well as other community service in which you are involved.