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

Immigration

The topic of immigration has ramifications at our city, state, national, and global level. In response to this, members of St. David’s have already found ways to serve as Christ has called us. Visit our immigration page to find opportunities and resources to help you get involved. Contact Director of Community Outreach Cameron Spoor if you have any questions.

Monthly Opportunities

Bedtime Story Brigade

Bedtime Story Brigade
6:15-8 p.m., second Sunday 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 Bedtime Story Brigade for more details.

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.

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.

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.

Ramp Build Team in Bastrop, TX

Ramp Build
Volunteers gather 8:30 a.m., typically the 3rd Saturday of the month, to build wheelchair ramps for people with disabilities who are economically disadvantaged. The group is part of the Texas Ramp Project, which identifies those needing ramps, and provides materials funding through a number of business and organizations including the
St. David’s Health Foundation. Ramp Build volunteers (21 and older) are welcome. No building experience necessary. Youth Group volunteers help paint the ramps after the build is complete. ContactRay Trono.

More Opportunities

The Amos Guild
Meet regularly to discuss social justice issues facing our community and to plan advocacy actions. To attend an upcoming discussion, email Dorothy Doolittle. View the Amos Guild page for more details.

Environmental Guild
We meet approximately quarterly to plan events, share ideas, and develop strategies to further our greening effort. Email Kathy Cramer to learn meeting details and to attend. Visit the Environmental Guild page for photos and details about us.

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 Martha Salazar.

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. Contact, Laurie McDaniel