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 .

Pray for the Spirit of the City

Every day, we pray for Greater Austin — 

For the more than 2.3 million people living in this historic capital city of Texas, including the jurisdictions of Round Rock and San Marcos, and the surrounding counties and towns. 

Please join us in this common prayer. We believe that God desires for us to pray together and to pray specifically for the Reign of God to come here as it is in heaven. 


Cold Weather Shelter

Working in conjunction with the City of Austin and Front Steps, St. David’s will open its doors to homeless women on freezing nights when the Cold Weather Shelter (CWS) system is activated. We are looking for volunteers to help us provide a warm, inviting environment at the Gym. Volunteers serve evening or overnight shifts for up to 25 women who are experiencing homelessness.

The City of Austin registers and screens all participants for COVID at One Texas Center between 6-8 p.m. Women sheltering at St. David’s arrive between 6:30 and 9 p.m. For information on how you can help provide hospitality or overnight monitoring assistance, contact Father Santi Rodriguez at .

February Laundry Love Detergent Drive

Throughout the month of February, we will be collecting laundry detergent (pods of any brand are much preferred!) and dryer sheets for our ongoing Laundry Love ministry! You can drop off the supplies in the lobby of the church or order them online and have them sent to the church in the care of St. David’s Laundry Love.

Additionally, if you’d like to make a Valentine or write a note of encouragement to our Laundry Love participants, those will be given out at the February Laundry Love event.


See more events on the full calendar.

Arbor Terrace 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

Foundation Communities is also looking for volunteers to help at 11 Learning Centers that provide free classroom support for students. Learn more and volunteer.

A surprise guest visited St. David’s Earth Day Fair 2018 – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry!

Environmental Guild
Learn more on our Environmental Guild page. The Environmental Guild meets about once a quarter to plan events, share ideas, and develop strategies to further our “greening” efforts. They are an energetic, friendly, and multi-generational groups of parishioners who take seriously our call as Christians to care for creation. Register for the latest meeting for zoom links. Contact .

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
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
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

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,