Parents' Night Out
February 2, 2024
Help us reach our neighbors with the Gospel! Parents' Night Out is a new outreach event designed to bring unchurched families to PCPC for the first time, and we need your help to make it happen. Here are two ways you can join in: 1) Build relationships with neighborhood families by greeting parents as they come to drop off their kids. Then, you can either leave your kids and go enjoy a date night or stay and help us with the night's activities! Any amount of time you can volunteer is helpful. Sign up below to volunteer. 2) Grow existing relationships with unchurched friends and neighbors by inviting them to Parents' Night Out. Drop all your kids off at Parents' Night Out and take your friends out to dinner. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
March 23, 2024
Be the hands and feet of Jesus and join the deacons and other volunteers to help single moms, widows/ers, senior adults, and those with chronic illness by doing odd jobs (light repairs, maintenance, and minor jobs) around their homes. We will meet at PCPC at 8 a.m. in the Oak Lawn West Meeting room on Saturday, March 23. There will be a light breakfast, instructions, prayer, and assignments for jobs that can be completed within a four-hour period.
Children's Ministry Volunteers
Would you prayerfully consider serving with PCPC Kids on Sunday mornings? Our classrooms are full of young worshippers, ages 3 months – 5th grade, that need to be fed with God's Word and cared for by the body of Christ. Our children are the future of the church, and we want to extend Christ to them! We invite you to join us as we answer the Lord's call to declare His mighty acts to this next generation. We have opportunities to serve at both 9:30 and 11 a.m. on a monthly, twice-a-month, or weekly rotation. Any adult (or youth under 18) certified through our PCPC Safety System can serve. Youth volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult family member. To find out more, please fill out this interest form, and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss how God can best use your gifts to make disciples of these young worshippers.
First Friday & bEfriend Volunteers
Join us on the 1st Friday of every month to care for children with special needs and their siblings! We will feed you dinner, train you, and then launch you into a night of fun on the PCPC campus with games, a short Bible study with the kids, activities and more. First Friday of every month from August to May. We start at 5pm (dinner and training) with the program beginning at 6pm.
Adult Rehabilitation Ministries
Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs, including: assisting in the front office, mentoring a man or woman in the rehabilitation program, helping program participants build resumes, or helping with special events. These opportunities are available primarily Monday - Friday. If interested/for more information, contact Jessica Fikkert.
Behind Every Door
Would you like to work with the kids after school in a gym, doing crafts, helping with literacy, handing out meals, etc.? If so, you can volunteer at the Rose Community Center in East Dallas. A background check and Ministry Safe Sexual Abuse Awareness Training are required. The time frames are between 3-7 p.m. on weekdays.
Exodus Ministries Childcare
Care for children so their mothers can attend classes during the evenings. Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday, 6:15-8:15 p.m. Two age groups need care: 1) babies and toddlers and 2) children through age 12. A monthly or weekly commitment is helpful for the staff to plan ahead.
Men of Nehemiah
Mentor a man in the addiction recovery program, in person. Requested commitment is once a week, which can occur over lunchtime from noon to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or meeting prior to Tuesday Night Bible Study at 5:00 p.m.; Bible Study begins at 6:00 p.m. Plan to meet weekly or at a minimum every other week.
Mercy Street Mentoring
Mercy Street is seeking individuals, couples and families to walk alongside children and their families to close opportunity gaps and ignite transformational change. Mentoring not only transforms mentees, but makes a life-changing impact on mentors. Mentors receive coaching and support from Mentor Coordinators, employed by Mercy Street. Mercy Street asks mentors to commit to this relationship for one year up front.
Mercy Street Sports Coach
Mercy Street empowers students to grow up fulfilling their God-given potential, knowing their God-given purpose. One of the ways they accomplish this goal is by running sports leagues in the spring and fall, and sports camps in the summer. Volunteer coaches are responsible for coaching soccer and baseball teams of athletes 18 years and younger for the duration of the season. Assistant coaches are also needed to serve on a more intermittent basis. Both head coaches and assistant coaches are considered role models for athletes assigned to their teams. If you're interested, contact email@example.com for more information.
OurCalling Homeless Ministry
Serve with OurCalling! They are a discipleship ministry and day shelter in downtown Dallas, and they need volunteers. Help with meal preparation, serving breakfast and lunch meals, cleaning the facility, sorting clothing donations, and providing hospitality/guest services. Opportunities available Monday-Friday, 7am-1pm, and Saturdays, 8:30am - 12:00pm. Covid compliance continues to be evaluated and observed as needed. Online registration is required and a mandatory volunteer orientation (75 minutes) is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Once you complete the orientation, you will begin to receive project opportunities by email. You can read about the opportunities and register to join.
Thrive Women's Clinic - Lay Counselors Needed
Lay-counselors needed for one-on-one interaction. Four hours per week. Both women and men are needed and training is provided and required.
Thrive Women's Clinic - Nursing Professionals
Thrive needs nursing professionals to assist with pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. A current RN license is required (2 year commitment). Also, trained/untrained sonographers are needed to perform ultrasounds. Training is provided for those with RN, PA, NP other medical certification (2 year commitment).
Union Gospel Mission
Union Gospel Mission Food Service Help prepare and serve food at Calvert Place Men's Shelter or Center of Hope Women & Children's Shelter. Must be 18 years or older to serve at Calvert Place or 10 years or older to serve at Center of Hope. All volunteers 14 years and up must complete a volunteer application, photo release, and volunteer waiver. Please wear closed-toed shoes and long pants. Opportunities every day, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Union Gospel Mission Teaching/Tutoring Do you enjoy teaching? Calvert Place Men's Shelter and Center of Hope Women & Children's Shelter are seeking volunteers to teach life skills, GED prep, resume building, K-12 tutoring, and much more! Volunteers must be 18 years and older for Calvert Place and 14 years and older for Center of Hope and complete a volunteer application, photo release, and volunteer waiver. Help needed Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for adults and 6-7 p.m. for K-12 tutoring (Center of Hope only). Union Gospel Mission Mentor Seeking mature Christians to come alongside clients of Calvert Place Men's Shelter and Center of Hope Women & Children's Shelter as they prepare to graduate. Must be a member of a local church and complete a volunteer application, background check, and interview with the facility director. Hours are typically Monday through Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Union Gospel Mission Childcare Center of Hope Women & Children's Shelter has multiple opportunities for volunteers 14 and older. Watch children during daily chapel services, help out in the Child Development Center, or facilitate the Moms with Tots program. All volunteers must complete an application, photo release, waiver, background check, and interview with the facility director. Contact Jessica Fikkert for more information.
West Dallas Community School Tutoring
West Dallas Community School is welcoming back tutors starting in late September. If you can read with a child, help with math or spelling, or have another interest, they can use your help! Opportunities are available from one hour a month to once a week. Please contact Jessica Fikkert for further information.
Sunday Morning Frontline Greeter
Are you looking for a place to serve at PCPC? Do you want to be directly involved in making a significant difference? One way is through Frontline Ministry on Sunday mornings. Frontline is our church-wide welcoming, greeting, and hospitality ministry that engages members and visitors as they arrive in the parking lots, enter PCPC doors and hallways and find their way to the Sanctuary and classrooms. Frontline ensures everyone who comes to PCPC feels welcomed and included. To qualify, all you need is love for the Lord, a caring heart, a warm smile, and a desire to help others. As a member of this ministry, you will be assigned to a team that will serve every fourth or fifth week for 45 minutes at either 9:00 or 11:00 a.m., whichever you choose.
Apartment Life Event Assistance
Do you like planning events? Do you have expertise that you would like to lend? Partner with PCPC's Apartment Life team to volunteer with their monthly resident events designed to foster community within the apartment complex.
Apartment Life Prayer Walks
Partner with PCPC Apartment Life teams to pray over their apartment communities that the Lord would transform the lives of their neighbors.
Casa Del Lago Adult Education Volunteer
Our Adult Education programs are a great way to serve at Casa del Lago. Currently we offer English as a Second Language and typing classes, and we need help with both. We are looking for lead and assistant teachers for our morning English as a Second Language classes. These classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am. For our evening ESL classes we are looking for assistant teachers, those classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm till 8:35pm. We are also looking for classroom assistants for our evening typing classes. These classes run the same time as our evening ESL classes.
Casa Del Lago After School Reading Volunteer
Serve the elementary school students of Bachman Lake by being a Reading Buddy with Casa Del Lago. The program runs from 4-5:30pm Monday-Thursday. Volunteers are asked to arrive 30 minutes early. This is a great opportunities to help reinforce what is learned at school, as well as build friendships with our neighbors.
For the Nations Refugee Outreach After School
The after school program serves K-8th students by filling in their education gaps in order to reach their appropriate grade levels and succeed in public school & to share the gospel of Christ with refugee children. Tutors to assist students with homework, practice reading, help during Bible lessons, and play games outside.We may also have opportunities to help coach soccer/teach dance. We can use as many volunteers as possible each day. Ages 15+ may volunteer, but they must fill out their own application. There is no childcare for ages 0-5, however children ages Kinder-8th can attend with their parents (they will be considered students alongside refugee children). Times Mondays-Thursdays | 4:00-6:00 pm *Volunteers need only to commit to one day per week. If you cannot arrive right at 4:00, please apply anyway.*
For the Nations Refugee Outreach Weekly Service
For the Nations Refugee Outreach has ongoing needs for weekly volunteers with their Co-op school, adult ESL classes, and preschool. Volunteers commit to a 2 hour weekly time slot. FTNRO's three aims are to serve refugees through education, family services and the gospel.
International Student Career Resource
One of the greatest desires of many international students at SMU is to find an internship or job in the United States. However, this is surprisingly difficult in a foreign country in a second language. There are so many cultural elements at play. Volunteer to come alongside them to review resumes or help navigate specific fields (telecomm, engineering, business analytics, software, etc.). RUF International staff will connect you with specific needs.
International Student Grocery Assistance
Amidst Covid precautions, international students are more hesitant to go out to the grocery store and to utilize car sharing services to do so. Serve these students by signing up to take them to the grocery or doing some basic shopping for them. RUF International staff will connect you with a specific student with needs. This is a great opportunity to meet a physical need while also starting a friendship with a student.
Metanoia Prison Ministries Correspondence
Are you wondering how to make a difference in the lives of others during these difficult days? You can make a big difference in the lives of prisoners! We must remember that our mission as Christ’s body has not changed in spite of the trying times we are in. We are called to go and proclaim the hope we have in Him who has conquered death, hell, and the grave. We can continue our “going” to those in prison by corresponding and praying for them daily. If you would like to be a part of Metanoia Prison Ministries correspondence ministry with PCPC home church missionary Paul Miller, please fill out the form below.
RUF International Prayer Team
Join with the RUF International staff at SMU to commit to praying weekly for the campus. Volunteer to serve as part of this intentional team.
Vickery Trading Company Conversation Partner
Vickery Trading Company is one of our newest Global Local Partners. Every Associate will be matched with a volunteer to practice English and reading skills in an informal conversational setting. They will meet once a week from 9-10 AM. We will provide a list of ideas for conversation topics. We can also do this virtually and set our Associates up within the office if you are interested and unable to join us in the office.
Vickery Trading Company Shop Help
Vickery Trading Company is one of our newest Global Local Partners. Volunteer to help out in their shop off Park Lane. If you are comfortable, please volunteer for helping in the shop, tagging, etc. This is a great way to build relationships with the Associates. There is a morning shift from 10-12 and an afternoon shift from 12-2pm.
Men's Tuesday Morning Bible Study Table Leader
More than a few good men are needed to serve as facilitators for a table of men at the 7:00 a.m. Men's Tuesday Morning Bible Study. No homework and no experience required. A great opportunity to meet men in the church and develop friendships.
Some of our folk are home bound or in nursing homes. Would you like to make a commitment to reach out to one of these dear ones? You can be a much-needed friend and encouragement. If you are available about two hours a month this is a perfect opportunity for you. It’s very low pressure and you may visit as often as you have time for or the minimum we request, which is once a month. Also, if you know a homebound PCPC member who would like to be included on our list for visits, please contact the Senior Adult Ministry at 214-224-2771.
World Missions Events
Crates for Ukraine - Packing/Buying Supplies
Fill and pack one crate! Gather your family, friends, Sunday Morning Community, Bible Study, or any small group to purchase items to fill and pack one crate. Contact Cindy Rhea to pick up a crate and get instructions: firstname.lastname@example.org Purchase supplies to be delivered to PCPC through these online lists (Click “proceed to checkout” on Amazon. You should be able to choose “Crates for Ukraine, Park Cities Presbyterian Church, 4124 Oak Lawn, Dallas, TX 75219 or Emily Leonard at the same address.) – Basic Care - https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/UH3KRUYFG7W7?ref_=list_d_wl_lfu_nav_2 Basic Meds - https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/37DEWJX42DZDZ?ref_=list_d_wl_lfu_nav_3 Wound Care - https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2DNJBL5XNALYH?ref_=list_d_wl_lfu_nav_4
Volunteer to serve as a missionary link for PCPC missionaries. Stay in touch with them, care for them and connect them to the larger PCPC community while they are serving overseas.
Prayer Team for Missionaries
Volunteer to serve on the prayer team for PCPC missionaries serving all over the world. You will receive regular prayer updates, have the opportunity to join in monthly prayer zoom calls, and have the opportunity to mobilize your community (small groups, Sunday schools, etc.) to pray.
Serve on a Missionary Hospitality Team
Provide hospitality for missionaries who are visiting: □ Housing □ Loan a car □ Airport transportation □ Meal with a missionary □ Babysitting
Ushers make sure that those who enter our Sanctuary receive welcome, directions, and assurance that they are valued members of the congregation. Each week, the men and women of usher teams meet and greet new people, help congregants, and enjoy one another's company as they serve the church during Sunday worship. This beautiful ministry role requires a commitment of one Sunday morning a month and is a wonderful way for both new members of PCPC and those who have been coming for years to serve the body of Christ.
Volunteers for Children's and Youth Choirs
Children's and Youth Choirs is in need of volunteers to help facilitate our rehearsals on Wednesday nights and on the occasions that our choirs sing in worship or in the community.