Eight ways you can serve this summer
How can you serve in the community and at HPUMC this summer? Whether you’re an individual or part of a small group or family, there’s an opportunity for you depending on your gifts, abilities, and availability. Check out just a few of the many ways you can get involved this June, July, and August!
Read with a child
Munger Place | June & July | Monday – Thursday | 10:00 am-noon
Will you take two hours to invest in kids from our neighborhood? Since 1998, Project Transformation has engaged young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, supported underserved children and families, and connected churches to communities in need. Now, you can participate in this summer literacy day camp that pairs volunteers with elementary-age children to read together. Background check required for 18+, but 13+ are welcome to serve.
Find more information and sign up online here.
Share your college and career path
Martin Luther King Center, 2922 MLK Blvd | Thursdays, June 27 – July 25 | 30 minutes between 9:00 – 11:00 am
Partner with The Turner 12 program to inspire, motivate, and encourage eighth-graders to future success. Spend up to 30 minutes sharing your story —where you went to college and what your career path was. This exposure to a variety of schools and career choices is vitally important to expanding the horizons of students.
Contact John Carter for more information.
Greet HPUMC worshipers
Highland Park United Methodist Church | Sundays | Between 8:00 am-noon
Help make the very important first impression of our church as congregants arrive for worship. Warmly welcome everyone to HPUMC, answering questions and providing directions to those who need assistance.
Contact Shaley Espinosa for more information.
Be a mission trip leader
Smithville, TX | July 14 – 20
Do you have a heart for missions? Leaders are needed July 14 – 20 as our high school students go to Smithville, TX for their summer mission trip. Help and encourage our students as they complete different public works projects!
Contact Matt McHugh for more information.
Deliver meals to seniors
June, July, and August | Monday – Friday
Partner with Meals on Wheels to support seniors in need by delivering meals to them on weekday mornings. A friendly visit and nutritious food make a world of difference to those living in isolation and hunger. During the summer, when many regular volunteers are traveling, extra drivers and substitutes are especially needed. Typically, two people deliver together and children are always welcome. Application and training required.
Contact Jan McClendon for more information.
Package and distribute produce
Tuesdays, June 11 – July 23 | 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Perfect for groups wanting to serve together and help our community out! Wesley-Rankin Community Center partners with Brighter Bites to provide fresh produce to families during the summer on a weekly basis. Volunteers will be in charge of packaging and distributing all of the produce for families.
Contact for more information.
Become a class assistant
Tolleson Family Activity Center | Monday – Friday | 60 – 90 minutes
Help assist individuals in daytime classes for adults with disabilities through Belong disAbility Ministry. Class topics range from art, voice, faith, photography, yoga, rock stars, drawing, and creative writing. No experience is necessary. Volunteers simply need a heart for serving.
Contact Melanie Lucido for more information.
Help teach kids
HPUMC | Sunday | 9:30 am or 11:00 am
Teaching assistants are needed for HPUMC Children’s Ministry to help teach lessons to children, from nursery and preschoolers to fourth-graders. You may serve during either 9:30 am or 11:00 am worship services.
Contact Karey Lewis for more information.