Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

At Westwood United Methodist Church we are committed to serving our neighborhood and our world.   By caring for others we put our faith into action.  We are motivated by Matthew 25, whatever we do for others it is like serving Christ himself.  Are you looking for a place to serve?  Check out the volunteer opportunities listed below or contact sarah@westwoodunitedmethodist.org.

My Neighbor’s Place Volunteer

Serves at My Neighbor’s Place on Tuesday for the Closet, Wednesdays for the Pantry, or Thursday for the Westwood Cafe.  Also need volunteers for our community meals, Ladies Luncheons, and Men’s Socials.  Friendly people needed who will build relationships with our neighbors.  Some possible ways to serve are preparing a meal, wiping tables, registration, hanging clothes, check out, light yard work, and GED tutor.  If you have a special passion or gift, we could come up with a new way for you to share your gift with our neighbors (i.e. Job Training Class).  Learn more at My Neighbor’s Place

All In Community Volunteer

 Do you have a heart to reach out to those incarcerated to start incarnational relationships on the outside? There are a mens and a women’s LifeBuilders Team, which go into prison to build relationships and aid in helping people transition well in the midst of re-entry.

Westwood School Volunteer

Serves at Westwood School to help tutor a child, support a classroom, or to help volunteer for special days and field trips.  Westwood School Volunteers need to be background checked and approved by the School Resource Coordinator.  Tutors are asked to give a once a week commitment, other volunteer jobs are on a as needed basis.

City Gospel Mission Volunteer

Every first Tuesday volunteers eat dinner with guests of City Gospel Mission located downtown.  Every third Saturday morning, a team cooks breakfast and plays games with residents of City Gospel Mission.  City Gospel Mission has a Westwood UMC connect, because it was founded by one of our saints and faithful members James N. Gamble, over 90 years ago.  Discover more about City Gospel Mission here.

Community Resource Volunteer

Are you a compassionate kind person who loves to see others thrive? Help to meet with neighbors in crisis to listen, pray, and assists them finding resources from social services and other ministries.

Interfaith Hospitality Network Volunteer

Serves homeless families by providing radical hospitality when families stay in our church.  Volunteer opportunities include: check in people, programming, overnight hosts, set up, and providing meals.  Commitment (1-6 times a year). Learn more about IHN here.

Community Prayer walk and Blessing Squad

Are you a prayer warrior? Use your gift to bless the neighborhood as we prayer walk and prayer ride throughout Westwood and share tasty treats with local businesses . Every Second Thursday meet at My Neighbor’s Place at 10:10.

Mission Team

Learn more about our local and global missions here!