MISSIONAL and VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Click on any of the names of our supported missions for more information.
An interfaith ministry whose mission is to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless attain self-sufficiency by offering, with dignity and compassion, shelter, housing, and services. SAMMinistries also provides volunteers opportunities to be renewed and fulfilled as they serve. These opportunities include: tutoring high-school students; babysitting Tuesday and Thursday nights for the residents attending life skills classes; mentoring one-on-one or groups of young people; helping with homework; monitoring the teen recreation room; hosting parties such as game night, water fun day, or movie nights; and maintenance service projects for churches or groups.
For volunteering contact Micaela at 210-321-5646, or Nikki at 210-321-5647.
A faith-based food bank that was founded in 1996 by a former farmer and vending business owner, Seth Kuehn. Seth saw perfectly good food being thrown away and realized what that could mean for the hungry. They now re-distribute millions of pounds of food, free of charge, to struggling families.
Daily Bread’s mission is, “Helping people reach their full potential by connecting resources with needs in partnership with businesses, churches, and nonprofits”.
In 2014 DBM collected and distributed over 6 million pounds of food and other basic necessities. In 2015 Snack Pak 4 Kids San Antonio became their newest partner. Their mission is to end weekend hunger for children identified as living in a “food-insecure” household.
For volunteer opportunities with, and further information about, DBM please call 210-223-4707.
There are many volunteer opportunities at our neighborhood school around the corner on Heimer Street. They welcome tutors, career sharing, library help, mentoring, “grandparents” for a day, cafeteria help, and sharing interests and passions. Contact: Lupe Yabarra at 407-2200.
Established in 1903, Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services (PCHAS) provides Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need. A new Single Parent Transitional Living program and an Independent Living program opened in the fall of 2014. They can serve 4 single mothers and up to 10 children in the Single Parent Transitional Living program and 9 young adults in the Independent Living program.
The Single Parent program will help single mothers who are facing homelessness due to poverty, abuse, divorce, incarceration, abandonment, violence, or other crises. The goal is to give these women a chance to become strong and self-sufficient without constantly fearing for their and their children’s survival and safety.
The Independent Living program will help young adults who have aged out of foster care. PCHAS will help provide young adults an effective bridge between foster care and living on one’s own. PCHAS will provide educational programs, job skills training, life skills, and mentoring programs.
Please prayerfully consider volunteering and supporting this wonderful program.
Contact: Nancy Brown or PCHAS at 512-476-1234.
San Pedro is a member of the Presbyterian Cluster, a fellowship of representatives from local churches that band together each year to sponsor and build a Habitat for Humanity home. With San Pedro’s help more than 18 homes have been built for San Antonio families. Volunteers are the heart of the organization. Volunteers build the houses, raise funds, work in the administrative offices, provide lunch for volunteers at the work site, work at the Home Centers, and do much, much more. Building of the homes begins after the New Year, so sign up for one or more days to work with hardworking families in need and help them build affordable houses for themselves and their families! Contact:Leslie Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
MLF delivers free food and clothing to the poor and homeless – children, adults, and families. Last year MLF served over 3,800 meals per month in San Antonio! SPPC volunteers serve on the third Friday evening of each month, by preparing sandwiches and other food, along with donated clothing, to be delivered to the needy. Then more SPPC volunteers deliver food and clothing to the poor using a catering truck supplied by another church.
Here is an opportunity at SPPC for you to do something with thanks and blessings waiting for you every month. All that is lacking is you as a volunteer!
For more information, contact Diane Redin at email@example.com.
HNS is the first Presbyterian Mission in San Antonio. It was started in 1917 by Presbyterian missionaries on the west side of town. It serves the three zip codes in San Antonio with the highest numbers of child abuse and neglect. Its goals are to prevent child abuse and neglect and prepare children for successful entry into school; enhance the physical and mental health of seniors; feed the hungry and connect people to the resources they need; and collaborate with others to meet the needs of the community.
Volunteers are welcome for daily reading to the children in the children’s center; working in the thrift store Tuesday mornings; and sharing with seniors Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with crafts, dancing, sittersizing, reading, and anything you enjoy.
For volunteer opportunities contact Sandra Morales, Executive Director, at 210-434-2301.
CAM’s mission statement is: “To share the love of Christ by providing immediate assistance and encouragement to people in crisis.” They provide food, clothing, financial assistance, miscellaneous items, and referrals to other agencies for clients who qualify. CAM has been called a “triage of social services”. Everyone gets help.
Volunteers are the heart of CAM’s services. CAM is operated on a weekly basis by over 200 volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are:
Downtown at 110 McCullough Ave.: Front desk greeter, phone receptionist, client interviewer, food pantry worker, men’s clothing pantry worker, women’s and children’s pantry worker, clothing sorter, recorder.
N.W. Satellite at 5084 De Zavala: Desk and phone receptionist, interviewer, food pantry worker, men’s clothing pantry worker, women’s and children’s pantry worker.
Contact: Mary Henderson, Volunteer Coordinator at 210-222-1553.
Faith Ministry, in McAllen, Texas, works to meet the needs of the poor families in towns along the Rio Grande Valley. Their child nutrition programs provide tens of thousands of meals. This last year they also provided another 100,000 healthy meals to families in Miguel Aleman and Reynosa.
As Faith ministry approaches their 20th year anniversary, they are also approaching their 4,000th school scholarship that allows Mexican children to stay in school and build a better life for themselves and their families. Along with meals and scholarships, they have been providing medical care to around 600 patients a month. Many of them are children. Faith provides formula to mothers struggling to produce enough milk, medications for sick children and more intensive care for special cases.
Please keep Faith Ministry in your prayers and consider financial support so the children they have been supporting can stay in school.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 956-227-1545.
PCCMP is a joint ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America, and the Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad. As a joint ministry of these four denominations, they only receive less that 50% of their operating funds from these General Assemblies and Presbyterian Mission Agency.
Provide the ecclesiastical endorsement of ministers and ecclesiastical approval for seminarians interested in ministry with the military or the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Provide for the pastoral care of their chaplains, chaplain candidates, and their families.
Work with chaplains to help them maintain their relationship with their presbyteries and their religious roots as they serve the military.
Please pray and consider your annual giving to the PCCMP. After all, this is Military City!
Emmanuel Presbyterian (EPC) is our “sister church” in downtown San Antonio. It began in 1945 on San Antonio’s south side as a mission of Central Presbyterian Church. The original site was in a small neighborhood on Teresa St., then later moved to their current location at 713 Division Ave. Many of Emmanuel’s members are second and third generation descendents of the founding members. A rich inheritance of culture and tradition lives on. They are predominantly Mexican-American and bilingual, from professional to blue-collar workers.
Emmanuel’s ministries include a Food Pantry. For 10 years EPC has been an approved Food Pantry of the San Antonio Food Bank. They currently serve over 300 families per month on four distribution days. They also have a holiday truck that comes from SAFB for an extra distribution event.
At Christmas, EPC participates in the Angel Tree gift program of Prison Fellowship Ministries. This is a wonderful way for the congregation to spread Christ’s love to underprivileged children in south Texas.
Please consider attending or visiting Emmanuel Presbyterian. It is a warm and welcoming congregation. Visitors often comment on the genuineness of the members. Prayerfully consider donating to the SAFB for Emmanuel Presbyterian as well.
For inquiries about these missions contact Linda Tutko at email@example.com or 210-263-9682.