Volunteer Ministries

Must we not thank and thank and thank forever, and toil and toil for ever for Him (Christ)?  Charles Kingsley

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


Holiday Service Opportunities 

Second Presbyterian Worship Service Greeters
Kim Blankenship, 901-531-6177, kim.blankenship@2pc.org

  • Thanksgiving Day Service: November 24, 10:00 a.m.
  • Hanging of the Green: November 27, 6:00 p.m.
  • Choral Concerts: December 4, 11, and 18, 6:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve Services: 5:30 or 8:00 p.m. 

Berclair Elementary School
Kim Blankenship, 901-531-6177, kim.blankenship@2pc.org

  • A Book for Every Child - Delivery: Pick up books from 2PC and deliver them to classrooms December 12 or 13 — a great group service opportunity. Visit 2pc.org/volunteer to donate toward this effort in honor of a loved one.

  • Holiday Delivery to School Staff: Pick up goodies from 2PC and set them up in the teachers’ lounge on December 12 or 14.

Calvary Rescue Mission
Brother Bob Freudiger, 901-775-2570,

  • Feed the 400: Help plate dinners and deliver them to the neighborhood around CRM on November 23.

  • Children’s Christmas Celebration: Donate new toys, candy, school supplies, and bicycles that will be provided to 750 children on December 10. Stuff gift bags on December 8.

Church Health Center Christmas Card Project
 Yvonne Laird, 901-272-7170,

  • Hand-address envelopes and write personalized inscriptions inside cards throughout the first three weeks of December.

Citizens for Community Values of Memphis
Lacey Craig, 901-452-7884,  

  • Provide gifts for women and children on the Angel Tree list.

Memphis Union Mission
901-526-8403, memphisunionmission.org

  • Donate new and used towels and hygiene products, placed in Ziploc bags. This is a great opportunity for a CC or group. Items may be delivered to 2PC or MUM.

MIFA Meal Delivery
Angela Scott, 901-529-4513,  

  • Deliver meals to MIFA’s homebound senior clients between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Neighborhood Christian Centers
Registration required for all NCC opportunities.

  • Ballard Youth Christmas Party: Donate $10 gift cards (Visa or Walmart preferred) or make a donation to help the NCC give each child at the party a gift. Help set up for the party on November 29 and 30 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Assist during the party on December 1 from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

  • Christmas Toy Store: Donate new, unwrapped toys for ages 0-12 through December 20. Help sort toys December 16, 19, or 20 (shifts between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.). Assist with “shopping” on December 21 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Help distribute toys to NCC affiliates on December 22.

  • Compassionate Kids Evening of Service: Families donate money and assemble Christmas food baskets on December 7 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 

  • Meal Basket Assembly: Help assemble meal baskets on December 10 from 7:00-11:00 a.m. 

  • Meal Basket Delivery: Help load meal baskets into vehicles and/or distribute baskets to recipients on December 17 and 19 from 8:00-11:00 a.m.

  • Adopt a Family: Through December 16, provide Christmas gifts for a family by “adopting them” and collecting requested toys, clothes, etc.

Refugee Empowerment Program 
Cam Echols, 901-725-3103,  

  • Donate new, unwrapped toys for children ages 0-12.

Salvation Army

  • Angel Tree Adoption: Adopt an angel and deliver gifts to Carrefour at Kirby Woods, Hickory Ridge Mall, Oak Court Mall, or Wolfchase Galleria.

Stacie Glover, Stacie_Glover@uss.salvationarmy.org 

  • Kettle Ringers: All you have to do is smile and ring the bell for this wonderful cause on December 3, 10, and 17 in shifts beginning at 10:00 a.m. (Kroger locations on Mendenhall or Truce Parkway). This is a great family opportunity!

Kim Blankenship, 901-531-6177,

Service Over Self
901-681-9044, sosmemphis.org  

  • SOS will help pair a family or CC with a homeowner — the “adopters” then pray for the homeowner, help with projects around the house, provide gifts on holidays/birthdays, etc. 

Other Resources

Disaster Relief Training Audio Presented by Brent Stenberg