Outreach Opportunities

MINISTRY PROJECT APPROPRIATE FOR WHICH AGE GROUPS AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS
ASSIST AT MINISTRY CENTER FOR HOMELESS
PIN Inc. Ministry Center – Greet guests; assist with services (clothing & hygeine closet); organize supplies; provide baked goods Adults, Youth 11 and up Saturdays 9:00am – 12:00pm
CAR WASHING
Samaritan House Car Washing – 10 vehicles Adults, Youth, Families Evenings, Weekends
Totally Free Car Wash*
(Independent Project)
Free car wash for the community Adults, Youth, Families Weekends Arrange for location,provide all needed supplies
COMMUNITY APPRECIATION
Public Schools Public Schools – Staff Appreciation Adults, Youth, Families New Castle Elementary School, Creeds Elementary Provide gifts, food, or drinks to staff (teachers, custodians etc.) during school hours to show appreciation.
Public Schools Public Schools – Staff Birthday Recognition Adults, Youth 11 and up New Castle Elementary School, Creeds Elementary Provide birthday cards with encouraging note for staff members
Local Firehouses*
(Independent Project)
Provide a meal for Firefighters and EMTs Adults, Youth, Families As per local firehouse schedule Arrange with local firehouse to provide meal; spend time with the honorees; large thank you card; name tags
CREATE WELCOME KITS/ARRIVAL BAGS
Samaritan House Create Welcome Kits for families moving into permanent homes (for kitchen, bath and bedroom) Adults, Youth Evenings, Weekends Supplies are provided
Samaritan House Create Arrival Bags for adults and children (toiletries, towels, games, books, etc) Adults, Youth, Families Evenings, Weekends Supplies are provided
FACILITY MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
Samaritan House Shelter Cleaning Adults, Youth Evenings, Weekends Supplies are provided
Samaritan House Shelter Repairs Adults Weekends Special tools may be needed
Samaritan House Shelter Decorating Adults, Youth Evenings, Weekends Supplies are provided
Samaritan House Shelter Gardening Adults, Youth Evenings, Weekends Provide plants
Samaritan House Shelter Painting Adults, Youth Evenings, Weekends Supplies are provided
Samaritan House Painting offices Adults, Youth Evenings, Weekends Supplies are provided
Union Mission Building and Ground Maintenance Adults, Youth 12 and up Evenings, Weekends
Volunteers of America Cleaning/organizing sheds Adults, Youth 16 and up
Volunteers of America Painting room Adults, Youth 16 and up
MEAL PREPARATION
PIN Inc. Thursday Dinner and Bible Study Adults, Youth 11 and up Thursday Dinner begins at 5:45pm Provide food and beverages for 70; cook;serve;participate in Bible study
PIN Inc. Sunday Services and Dinner: visit, serve dinner, participate in church service Adults, Youth 11 and up Gathering begins at 10:30; Dinner served at 2:00pm; church service at 3:30pm Dinner is provided
PIN Inc. Sunday Bag Lunches Adults, Youth 11 and up Can be made and delivered on Saturday morning or delivered between 12:00 and 2:00 on Sunday Provide 50 or 100 bag lunches (2 meat & cheese sandwiches, chips, dessert, and bottled water)
Union Mission Recharge Respite Lunch
At Hope Haven
Adults February 8, 2020
March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020
10:30am – 6pm
Provide food, beverage, plates, cups, napkins, plastic ware for 15-20
Union Mission Recharge Respite Dinner
At Hope Haven
Adults February 8, 2020
March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020
10:30am – 6pm
Provide food, beverage, plates, cups, napkins, plastic ware for 15-20
ORGANIZE/CLEAN DONATIONS
Samaritan House Organize Donations Adults Daytime
Union Mission Donation Warehouse – clean items for sale Adults, Youth 12 and up
RESPITE CARE
Union Mission Recharge Respite Buddy – Paired with special needs children and siblings to provide individual attention during day’s activities. At Hope Haven. Provides parents day of rest. Adults February 8, 2020
March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020
10:30am – 6pm
No special training required
SENIOR CARE
Local Senior Residences*
(Independent Project)
Connect with seniors – parties, musical programs, reading aloud, visiting, playing games, treats, etc. Adults, Youth, Families
CREATE YOUR OWN*

* Small Group is responsible for making all arrangements.

SAMARITAN HOUSE :: Samaritan House provides safe emergency housing and support for people who are in danger and need a way out. They are committed to helping individuals and families in crisis in Hampton Roads. They walk side-by-side with those who have been victimized by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, as well as families who are at risk of losing their homes. Some of their services are housing, case management, counseling, victim advocacy, food assistance, medical assistance, group therapy, and job training. At the current time there are 12 emergency shelters in Virginia Beach.

UNION MISSION :: The Union Mission Ministries is committed to caring for the poor and homeless by providing for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs helping people overcome their poverty and homelessness. Most importantly they are committed to changing lives forever by sharing the redemptive love of our Savior through the Gospel of Christ. Some of the services they provide are shelter and emergency services, community assistance, rehabilitation and training programs, and Camp Hope Haven. Their main campus is on Virginia Beach Blvd in Norfolk.

PEOPLE IN NEED, INC. (PiN) :: PiN exists to provide food, clothing, shelter, and free medical care for people that are either homeless or extremely poor. The ultimate focus is to help the homeless of Hampton Roads transform their lives by meeting them where they are and sharing a God that loves them and wants a relationship with them. Services are provided at their new ministry center near the intersection of Birdneck Road and Virginia Beach Blvd as well as at Mount Olive Baptist Church on Birdneck Road.

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA :: Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas is a faith-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to empower self-reliance and inspire hope. As a church without walls, they do this through personalized housing, ministry, health, and human services that benefit vulnerable individuals, their families and the community.

Their services are provided to those experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless, individuals with mental illness, individuals and families of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, those in need of affordable housing and supportive services, those recovering from substance abuse addictions and those involved in community corrections. They also provide support services for veterans and their families.

In Virginia Beach, they operate the Lighthouse Center (day program for homeless adults) and two Community Living Centers (for adults with intellectual disabilities).

PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROJECTS :: Schools that are in the local area around Bridge Church.

INDEPENDENT PROJECTS :: Projects that aren’t directly connected to any of the above mentioned ministries.