Spend time with an elderly man or woman at a local nursing home. Activities might include taking them on a walk outside, playing a game, or watching television. Visit once a week (or every other week) on your own schedule.
Visit and play bingo with elderly residents at a local nursing home every Wednesday night from about 6-8:30.
East Side Family Outreach
An outreach for local children, volunteers play games and lead bible studies in the park on Saturdays.
Habitat for Humanity
H4H helps build homes for underprivileged families. Students can help out on Saturday morning work days from 9-12. Get together with your floor or a group of friends and go together to help out this organization!
Habitat for Humanity Re-store
The Re-store generates funds to support Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers help run the Re-store throughout the week.
A ministry outreach to area people who speak Spanish, this group meets every week, but works on a bi-weekly schedule. The mission is to create relationships and provide an opportunity for Spanish-speaking members of the community to hear the Word of God in their first language. On Monday nights they meet to play a pick-up game of soccer. Every other Monday the group meets to have devotions in Spanish and play games. If you don't know Spanish, but have a heart for this type of ministry please come on out! If you are only interested in soccer or vice versa you can attend only one; you don't have to commit to both!
Huntington Kid's Club
Huntington Kid's Club is an outreach program to unchurched 8-12 year olds in the Huntington community. College students and adults from the community build relationships with the kids by meeting in small groups on Monday nights from 6-9 and once a month during an activity outside of the club.
As a program directed at investing in the lives of international refugees in the Fort Wayne area, International House provides volunteers the opportunity to work with non-believing low-income children who do not have opportunities for higher education. Volunteers serve as mentors.
Volunteer at a local food pantry and thrift store that meets the needs of families within the Huntington community, Volunteers help stock inventory, work with clients, and organize donations.
An outreach of New Life Fellowship, Meal Ministry provides a free hot meal once a day. Dinner is served every day from 4:30-6:30 at the downtown Huntington location. Volunteeers help serve dinner, work in the kitchen, and interact with the people who come.
Volunteers provide babysitting during this program. Each shift lasts about 2 hours. Parents are able to have an morning off and enjoy fellowship with each other while volunteers entertain their kids.
Organized by St. Mary's Catholic Church, Open Door delivers meals to elderly shut-ins and families in need. Volunteers stop by the church to pick up food and get assigned a route to which they deliver that day's meal.
Volunteers can coach elementary and middle school youth in basketball or cheerleading from January to March. Other opportunities include working in the concession stand, refereeing, and leading half-time devotions.
Volunteer 911 was created to give students with a little extra free time opportunities to help out members of the community or not-for-profit businesses who are in need of assistance. The commitment is minimal, and students can volunteer whenever they have time. Joining the group does not mean you are committing to help with every request that comes in! When we receive a request, we will post it to our Facebook group page in the form of an event, and everyone who is a member will be invited. All you have to do is assess your free time and simply reply that you will or will not be attending the event. It’s easy to get involved, and even easier to help make a difference for others by getting involved with Volunteer 911!
Have a need? This program responds to the various calls that the Friesen Center gets from local residents and/or organizations that are in need of immediate assistance. Volunteers will be immediately rallied to respond to the specific need. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Life is an outreach ministry to middle-school and high-school students. Clubs usually meet on Monday nights or Monday mornings.
Fall Break Trip
Each year the Friesen Center sponsors a service trip over fall break. In 2013 students went to Cincinnati, Ohio on a fun-filled service trip!
Volunteers spend a weekend in Chicago’s inner city doing various service projects and outreach within the community. This trip takes place during the second weekend of November.
New Student Plunge
Community service event involving new students during orientation weekend.
Operation Christmas Child Party
Students are invited to fill shoe boxes and bring them to the wrapping and collection party. Once wrapped, the boxes are shipped out to be given to children all over the world in time for Christmas.
All-campus community service events held each semester.
Trips are coordinated and led throughout the school year, typically during J-term and Spring Break. Service-minded trips are planned for across the country and around the globe.
With each donation, 1-3 lives can be saved. Blood drives are held twice a semester, for a total of four each year, and are spaced so that donators can participate in every drive! Volunteers are needed to donate as well as help with registration and the canteen.
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