Volunteer Ministries

 “When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God” Leviticus 19:33-34

As Christians living in such a diverse city, we have a great opportunity to reach across cultural lines to love those around us.  To love others as Christ loved us and to be His hands and feet to a broken world.

Here are some of the ways that we at Second Presbyterian Church can love and serve those around us:

Getting involved...

Neighborhood Christian Center is hosting its annual "Spring Jam" Spring Break, March 8th-10th

Spring Jam is an annual three-day educational event that provides a unique, artistic, and cultural experience to lower income families and youth in Memphis, at no cost with an average of 1700 total attendees each year.  The event will take place at NCC’s main building which will be artistically transformed into an international travel experience to Germany.   During the event, youth learn about getting their passports, participate in cultural activities, sample national cuisine, learn traditional dances, currency exchange, and experience scale-size geographical landmarks.  Volunteers are needed in setting up for the event and helping with the event itself. Contact   for more information and to sign up.

Be a Champion for Advance Memphis

Advance Memphis' Jobs for Life class begins January 16th and they are in need of Champions to mentor the class participants. The Champion would meet with their small group once a week providing guidance and encouragement.  There will be an orientation for Champions on January 17th.  If you are interested in serving in this way or learning more, please contact Cindy Chapple at 

Serve the kids and teachers at our adopt-a-school, Berclair Elementary: 

Team Read

Team Read is a literacy program that focuses on helping second graders build their reading skills.  It involves a one hour commitment every week and allows you to work one on one with the students.  


Several of the classrooms are still up for adoption!  As a small group or CC, you can work together to help a teacher and class with small projects and needs throughout the year.  This is a wonderful way to offer help, encouragement and develop real relationships with the teacher and students. 

Special Events

Participate in Teacher Appreciation Week, volunteer as a proctor, join the fun at the Halloween Carnival, serve at the Open House dinner, work at the third grade etiquette training, or beautify the campus at the annual Clean-up day.

You can also assist a teacher or help out in the library.

To volunteer or to learn more, please contact Amy Williams at  or call 454-0034.

in our city: 

OMOM (Orange Mound Outreach Ministries)

OMOM is an after school ministry in the heart of Orange Mound. Founded and run by Reggie and Mary Tucker, they strive to provide a safe and encouraging place for youth in their neighborhood from 3 pm to 8 pm Monday through Friday. Since 2011, groups from 2PC have provided programming on Monday nights from 5:45 - 7 with games, reading, a bible lesson, and dinner. 

 Fall dates are the following: 

9/11, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11

Contact Lizy Heard at  for more information.

Learn more about OMOM >> 

Su Casa

Su Casa Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Adult ESL Teachers or Subs
  • Children's Ministry Volunteers and Subs (for infants to elementary school)

Tuesdays and/or Thursdays; 9:15-10:45am or 6:30-8:00pm, August 29-December 14

Contact for more information. 

REP - Refugee Empowerment Program

ESL teachers needed for classes beginning August 14th.  There is no degree requirement needed (English or otherwise) and REP offers training and support. 

REP also offers homework help for the students they serve and are in need of more volunteers to assist with that.

Contact Polly at for more information.


Multinational Ministries

Multi-national Ministries has many opportunities to get involved with moms and kids from limited English speaking families - from Monday night reading to afternoon homework help to preschool readiness for the littlest family members.  

Contact Laurie Graves to learn more at



MIFA is looking for drivers for their Meals on Wheels program.  If interested in delivering meals to our neighbors in need, please contact volunteer ministries at 454-0034 or



Other Resources

Our Volunteer Ministries booklet is available to you online. Click on the link below. Inside you will find a full list of various service opportunities both at Second and with our ministry partners: Download the 2016-2017 Volunteer Ministries Handbook

Disaster Relief Training Audio Presented by Brent Stenberg


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