Colonial Oaks Communion Join us every 3rd Tuesday at 2pm at Colonial Oaks Assisted Living Center on Cullen Parkway as we lead worship and serve communion to the residents. If you have ever been a Presbyterian elder you are especially invited. Let Pastor Scott know if you are interested in attending.
There are multiple ways to serve with one of our mission partners, Christian Helping Hands. Look below and see if any of these volunteer positions interest you!
Donated time is the key element for continued success of Christian Helping Hands. Since we are an ALL-Volunteer organization, your contribution of time is precious and dear to us. We are always looking for NEW “regulars” and many, many “part-timers.”
Join the Pantry Team
These volunteers work in the pantry/warehouse, sorting incoming donated items, then boxing and shelving them. They also fill orders for clients, according to nutritional needs and the size of the family. At the present time, volunteers work Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. They create a “regular” team. Our goal is to be open five days per week. We need a minimum of five people to work the pantry per operating day. (281) 485-9667
Work the Special Events
Working a food drive, helping with school supplies for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. or Santa’s C.A.P. and other seasonal events is the ideal way to contribute time while employed. Our major food drive is Holiday Harvest Food Drive, occurring on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. People working H.H.F.D. volunteer for two-hour shifts or more. Other food drives require extra volunteers. (281) 485-9667
Become a Bread Products pick up Person
Rain or shine, from Monday through Friday, several volunteers owning pick up trucks collect donated bread products from local grocery stores. Some of these volunteers make several trips to collect the daily donations. They would gladly share a run or alternate with others. Volunteers need to be “morning people” as the grocery stores usually want the bread products removed by 8 a.m. (281) 485-9776
Become a “Red Barrel” Food pick up Person
Pick up trucks are not required. A volunteer is designated to a particular Red Barrel. They monitor their assigned barrel frequently. When the barrel is full, they remove the donated canned goods and bring it to Christian Helping Hands. This is another ideal way to donate time and still have a full time job. (281) 485-9776
Become a Box-builder, Food Sorter or Shelf Stocker
Some people would like to work in the Pantry/warehouse with a team, but their daily schedules just do not permit it. Frequently, these volunteers arrive early in the morning just to help the regular team get a jumpstart before the clients arrive. They build boxes, sort canned goods and get them shelved in time for the regular teams’ daily duties. At least once a month, deliveries from the Houston Food Bank create a burden on the regular teams. Your occasional assistance would be a welcome relief to the regular teams. (281) 485-9776