Local Outreach

Extending the Love of God into our Community

Our Local Outreach Sunday featured a message from one of our newest partners (Amirah) along with an interview with three of our Local Partners (Urban Impact, Young Life and PIVOT).  

We encourage you to watch the service now and be sure to sign up to serve with one of these partners this fall. Opportunities range from sorting clothing donations to tutoring children after school.

See details below for our Top 3 Fall opportunities as well as more ways that you can volunteer.

Connect with AMIRAH

AMIRAH | Various Options

If you are interested in learning more or being involved in some way, whether through volunteer opportunities, giving, staying up-to-date, or praying, visit their website at Amirahinc.org or sign up for their newsletter.

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Top 3 Fall Serving Opportunities

PIVOT BLESSING ROOM | M/W/F for 3 hours each day | Groups or teams of 2

  • Help stock, sort, design, wash, iron, and inventory, donated clothing (using COVID-19 guidelines) so the PIVOT men can select fresh clothes (most enter the facility with just the clothes on their back).


VOLUNTEER YOUNG LIFE LEADER | Mondays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

  • Get the opportunity to share the gospel with unchurched, disinterested kids (and help others grow in their faith) by entering into their world, earning the right to be heard, and walking alongside them as a friend and mentor. Volunteers help run weekly outreach and discipleship events.


URBAN IMPACT | KID POWER | Weekly Tutoring

  • Given the virtual nature of learning expected in the fall, UI will be actively focusing on reading development working with students in the Elementary school. Specifically grades K-3 will have afternoon tutoring sessions virtually through Zoom or Teams using lesson plans trained by our Education Director with specific curriculum.
  • Tutoring commitment weekly will be between 45 - 90 minutes based on lessons and student engagement. Tutoring sessions will be held during a specific afternoon time period as the state rolls out afternoon dismissal times for the fall school day.
  • Tutors needed: up to 100

PIVOT Ministries Fall Serving Opportunities

BLESSING ROOM | M/W/F for 3 hours each day | groups or teams of 2

  • Help stock, sort, design, wash, iron, inventory donated clothing (using COVID-19 guidelines) so the PIVOT men can select fresh clothes (most enter the facility with just the clothes on their back).


CERTIFIED FITNESS INSTRUCTOR (male preferred) | Mornings 8-9 am (3 days/week--- may be split between several instructors)

  • Certified fitness instructors needed to lead cardio and stretching for PIVOT residents. Outside & virtually.


MEAL TRAIN | Once a month

  • Sign up to provide meals through a meal train. There are 40+ men to feed so the more participants, the easier it is to feed them.


ONE-ON-ONE FRIENDSHIPS (men only) | 1x /week or once/month

  • Model Christian friendship by being present in the life of a PIVOT resident.


REMEDIAL READING HELP | At least 1x/week

  • Assist residents with literacy improvement, especially with reading skills.


Other Opportunities include:

  • Guitar lessons via Zoom or Men to play cards/visit/lead Bible Study

Young Life Fall Serving Opportunities

Volunteer Young Life Leader | Mondays, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

  • Get the opportunity to share the gospel with unchurched, disinterested kids (and help others grow in their faith) by entering into their world, earning the right to be heard, and walking alongside them as a friend and mentor. Volunteers help run weekly outreach and discipleship events.


Young Life Committee Member | One Sunday/month, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

  • Help lost kids learn about Jesus Christ by providing a network of moral and administrative support for the local Young Life team. Committee members can be parents, Young Life alumni, civic leaders, or anyone else who cares about kids and believes in the mission of Young Life.

Urban Impact Fall Serving Opportunties

KID POWER:

  • Given the virtual nature of learning expected in the fall, UI will be actively focusing on reading development working with students in the Elementary school. Specifically grades K-3 will have afternoon tutoring sessions virtually through Zoom or Teams using lesson plans trained by our Education Director with specific curriculum. Tutoring commitment weekly will be between 45 - 90 minutes based on lessons and student engagement. Tutoring sessions will be held during a specific afternoon time period as the state rolls out afternoon dismissal times for the fall school day.
  • Tutors needed: up to 100


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  • Target tutoring will be available for students in higher grades to help with their homework, again virtually. These tutoring sessions, again weekly will be between 45 - 90 minutes, will encompass more than just reading and will be more flexible in their times for virtual meeting.
  • Tutors needed: up to 20


MENTORING:

  • Primetime: Mentoring sessions will be held per active State Guidelines for in person meetings. Small groups will have mentoring events held outside the Elementary school having Bible lessons, a meal and fun activities on Monday and Tuesday nights for different age groups. Students will be separated by grades 3 - 5, 6 - 8 and 9 - 12. Frequent offsite trips will be planned to take 4-6 students with 2-3 mentors to local fun places building a healthy mentoring relationship sharing life and lessons with students. Weekly mentoring sessions last approximately 90 - 120 minutes depending on format for the evening on or off site.
  • Mentors needed: up to 20


Thank you for considering serving through your faith in Jesus, making what you believe part of what you do! Should you have any questions or interest in these serving opportunities, reach out to Tanja Jensen at tanja@urbanimpactct.org or 203.809.3991.