Serve the Community

First Coast Women’s Services

11215 San Jose Blvd. Work at the facility to help sort donations, offer receptionist support and an opportunity to take a training course to become a counselor.

Age: 18+

When: Weekly

Contact: Ruth Bailey, [email protected], (904) 268-2936

San Jose Elementary School

5805 St. Augustine Rd., Jacksonville, FL.

San Jose Elementary School is our adopted school. We help with the first week of school, carpool, bus pickup, Book Fair, vision testing and one-on-one tutoring, as well as Teacher Appreciation events, etc.

Age: 18+ (occasional family opportunities)

When: Various times throughout the year

Contact: Ree Unterspan (904) 626-6026

UCOM (United Community Outreach Ministry)

3349 St Augustine Rd., Jacksonville.

UCOM is a Food pantry, Meals on Wheels, and offers Certified Nursing Training scholarships and training. They need help organizing the shelves. Setting up bags of food to give to those in need. We support UCOM through on site volunteering, food drives and financial donations. Donations are accepted at Lakewood UMC and UCOM.

Age: All ages

When: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Monday – Friday, Occasional Saturdays

City Rescue Mission

234 State Street, downtown.

Serve meals once a month to the residents.

Ages 12-17 are allowed to serve if accompanied by any adult.

When: The 2nd Tuesday of each month from 3:50-5:30 pm.

Family Promise

Volunteers needed three weeks a year for nightly meals and overnight hospitality for the families who are staying here.

Contact Jennifer Ramp at [email protected].

Meals on Wheels

Southside area. Pick up meals and deliver to people in need. We always need substitute drivers!

Age: The driver needs to be 18+, any age can accompany.

Where: Pick up meals at All Saints Episcopal Church, Hendricks Avenue. Deliver in the Southside area.

When: Every Friday

Contact the Church Office for more information.

Seniors on a Mission

Pick up is at Lakewood UMC. Various locations.

Seniors on a Mission is a group of senior citizens serving God and their community through volunteer work. This active group is engaged in many projects in and around Jacksonville.

Age: 70+

When: Once a month, no set day

Contact the Church Office for more information.

Kairos Prison Ministry (Men Only)

Putnam Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison – 128 Yelvington Rd. East Palatka.

The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals and to assist them as they transition into becoming productive citizens.

Age: 21 years + to serve on the team (men and women 18+ can attend closing)

When: A weekend in May and November, Thursday – Sunday

Contact the Church Office for more information.