Outreach

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 outreach@stdave.org.

Donation Opportunity

  • Drive-thru Advent Kickoff

    Drive-thru Advent Kickoff

    Saturday, 11/28, 10am-Noon, Surface Parking Lot.
    Pick up Advent materials for adults, youth, and kids. You are also invited to bring a new set of gloves and hats to drop off for us to distribute to homeless neighbors via Trinity Center. 

    Trinity Center Christmas Party, 2019

    Please note: A simple, cheap set is sufficient, please do not purchase a high-end product (especially if it would result in some neighbors getting noticeably different gifts from others). By way of example, this product from Walmart is perfect for what Trinity seeks.

    This event will also launch our December outreach ministries, so come by to be one of the first to learn of them!

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.

Weekly Opportunities

Café Divine Outreach
Café Divine Saturday Meal Distribution Team

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.

Monthly Opportunities

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 info@stdave.org.

Laundry Love
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 stagnes@stdave.org 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.

Ramp Build Team in Bastrop, TX

Ramp Build
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 rampbuild@stdave.org

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 amosguild@stdave.org. View the Amos Guild page for more details.

Environmental Guild
To attend an online meeting contact enviro@stdave.org.
We meet approximately quarterly to plan events, share ideas, and develop strategies to further our greening effort. Visit the Environmental Guild page for photos, updates, 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 kidshope@stdave.org

Hands for Hope
This annual fundraiser for El Buen Samaritano will still happen this year, with the aim to provide 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.

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, coldweathershelter@stdave.org