Below is but a snapshot of ways that St. David’s Episcopal Church engages beyond our walls with a variety of volunteer opportunities. If you have additional questions after reading any section, you can contact email@example.com.
- Winter Storm Outreach
If you are in need of assistance or have time to volunteer we encourage you to check out Austin Disaster Relief. If you are in need of food, shelter, or clothing due to the impact of the storm please let us know.
Winter Storm Relief | Episcopal Diocese of Texas
Click for information about GIVING HELP and GETTING HELP.
BOTTLED WATER DONATIONS
Do you have unused cases of bottled water? St. David’s could use them! The building lobby is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for donation drop-off. We’ll put the water to use at both Trinity Center & at Café Divine Outreach.
LENTEN LAUNDRY LOVE SUPPLY DRIVE
During the season of Lent we invite you to donate detergent pods, dryer sheets, and sandwich-size Ziploc bags for our Laundry Love ministry. Please bring supplies to the church 8 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F or use the Amazon Shopping List to ship supplies to the church building. Laundry Love meets the last Thursday of each month.
Next meeting, will be Laundry Love’s 7th Anniversary
Thursday, March 25, 5:30 p.m. Contact Amy Moehnke to volunteer.
Rental Bill Assistance – Coronavirus Relief
The Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs received ~$1.3 Billion to help Texas renters pay rent & utility bills stretching as far back as March 13th, 2020. Click here to visit Texas Rent Relief or call 833-9TX-RENT (833-989-7368).
Café Divine Outreach
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., every Saturday. Through a partnership with the city, we provide 50 meals to anyone who needs them. Volunteers show up at 11:30 a.m., meal service begins at 12 p.m., everything finishes by 1 p.m. Curbside distribution, social distancing expected. To learn more, contact Cameron Spoor.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To volunteer or donate please contact Amy Moehnke.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will give out snack bags, bottles of water, and pre-filled baggies of supplies that make it possible for people to do their laundry. Volunteers are needed to hand out the supplies, food, and water. All pandemic safety measures are in place for this event. Masks and social distancing are required.
Learn more on the Laundry Love page.
Knitting for Those in Need
Contact email@example.com to join a monthly online meeting.
The St. Agnes Guild is a group of knitters and crocheters of all ages. They make prayer shawls, preemie hats, scarves, hats and mittens for the homeless and others who need them. Prayer shawl requests are welcome. Visit the St. Agnes Guild page.
Visit the Ramp Build Team page for information about the next build.
A monthly ministry to build wheelchair ramps for people with disabilities who are economically disadvantaged. This group is part of the Texas Ramp Project, which identifies those needing ramps and provides material funding through a number of business and organizations including the St. David’s Health Foundation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Hands for Hope
This annual fundraiser for El Buen Samaritano provides Thanksgiving meal packages to more than 1,000 low-income Austin families. Preparations begin in October. Feel free to contact Fr. Cameron with any questions.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org