Volunteer Ministries

Luke 22:27 For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

Our new 2015-2016 Volunteer Ministries handbook is now available! Inside you will find a full list of various service opportunities both at Second and with our ministry partners.

Download the 2015-2016 Volunteer Ministries Handbook


Ways to Begin Serving Today

2PC Opportunities:

 Growing Place Library:  we need people for 1-2 hours at a time (10am-12, 11am-1 or pm1-3) on Monday-Thursdays. Someone could come once a week or more often if they like. The work will include checking inventory, re-shelving books & changing the sticker labels on the side of books.


Ministry Partners Volunteer Opportunities 

Advance Memphis

Advance Memphis has our final Work Life class of 2015 starting November 16. They are in need of  3 women Champions and lunch providers. Women  who are interested in walking alongside women from our neighborhood as they pursue employment. The time commitment is every Wednesday from 11-noon, November 18-December 16. It is a great opportunity for volunteers to be exposed more to our city, build new relationships, and learn more deeply how to view our (humanity's) brokenness as it relates to poverty. 

Provide lunches, if you can help by providing lunch for 20-25 people during a weekday at 11am please sign up here or email about it to   


 Multi-National Ministry is a Christian outreach that serves refugees and immigrants who need help understanding and acclimating to this culture.  We need help on THURSDAY'S with Homework Help

  • Helping Elementary-aged (PreK-5th Grade) Multi-National kids do their homework and practice basic math skills (Really easy and fun!)
  • At Multi-National Ministries – 1548 Poplar – East Entrance off of Willet
  • 4:00-5:00 pm  (If you could get here by 3:45 that would be great, but 4:00 is just fine)
  • We try to keep the student to Tutor ratio to be no greater than 3-4 kids to every tutor….but really need more volunteers!

AND it is time to order your Thanksgiving turkeys and hams!  Click on   https://rallyup.com/mnmthanksgiving-2015/M7BJTW   to make your order.  

AND MNM is still raising funds through GO FUND ME. Any amount, large or small is appreciated.  It is very easy!   You can access that at  www.gofundme.com/multinational2015

Emmanuel Episcopal Center

Monthly Birthday Club: Volunteers bring food (like cupcakes and fruit) and drinks (like punch) for about 170 kids on a weekday afternoon at about 4:30-5:00 to get ready. They also bring a little extra treat for the kids who will be celebrating their birthdays (about 20 kids)--like a personalized birthday poster and a button or ribbon, not a present. (No presents please!) At 5:30, we sing the birthday song, present treat, and serve the food before dismissal at 6:00. The parties mean so much to the kids. The parties take place on any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.


New MIFA Saturday routes: MIFA deliveries have traditionally been in the mornings, Monday through Friday. MIFA is starting “Saturday box routes.” MIFA volunteers will deliver a 7-lb box of grocery shelf items to seniors on Saturdays. This opens up service possibilities for families, people who work during the week, and others who cannot volunteer during weekdays. Delivery route will usually include 10-12 seniors. Call Trina Jones at MIFA, 901-529-4525. 

38111 MIFA Saturday High Rise route: MIFA needs volunteers who can deliver a 7-lb grocery box to seniors in two (2) near-by high rise apartments; both are within 4 miles of the Second Pres church campus. Volunteers can deliver on a weekday or Saturday, whichever works best for them. Call Trina Jones at MIFA, 901-529-4525.


Holiday Opportunities

Berclair Elementary School:  A Book for Every child

November-December. Donate financially to support Second’s plan to provide a book to every child at our adopt a school.  Make checks payable to 2PC and note, “Berclair Christmas Books” in the memo line or donate online at 2pc.org/giving. 

Thanksgiving Day Service Greeter

November 26th at 10:00a.m., Thanksgiving Service - Greet at our Thanksgiving Service.  

Calvary Rescue Mission

Day Before Thanksgiving – November 25, From 11am-1pm

Meals will be prepared and then carried out to the Gaston Park community to the neighbors of Calvary.  Call for availability.  901-775-2570

Thanksgiving Day MissionNovember 26th, Thanksgiving Day we are asking that people will bring cooked food to the mission for our 6:00pm Thanksgiving dinner. That way our great staff can have a holiday too.  Please call Brother Bob Freudiger 901-775-2570 for more information. 

Hanging of the Greens

Sunday, November 29th Your Help is needed with family activities from 7-8pm after the service in the FH.

Sunday, November 29th Greeters are needed for the Hanging of the Greens service.  Begin at 5:30pm, Service 6pm 

Operation: Warm Hearts

We are partnering with the Shelby County Schools this year and their program to benefit Berclair as well as other SCS students.   Please donate new or gently used coats (4years-18 years), pull overs, sweaters, tights, socks, gloves, hats or scarves for children who have none.   We know cold weather affects children’s attendence and every day of school missed is a day of learning lost.  Place in designated boxes in the hallway beginning November 15-Dec 6.

Salvation Army Kettle Ringers

November 28 Kroger on Mendenhall Shifts from 10am-6pm available


Christmas Opportunities (December 2015)

 2PC Greeters for our Advent choral events.  Concerts begin at 6pm. 

Dec. 6th, 6pm Westminster Singers Carols for Choir and Harp

Dec 13th, 6pm A Festival of Carols

Dec 20th, 6pm Advent Evensong Celtic Carols

December 24th, Christmas Eve Services: 4pm, 5:30pm 8:00pm and 11:00pm

Salvation Army   www.salvationarmymemphis.org  Kettle Ringers 1 or 2 hour shifts beginning at 10am on each day and ending at 6:15pm

Sat. November 28  Kroger on Mendenhall

 Sat. December 5 & 12 at Truce Pkwy

 December 19 at Mendenhall and Truce Pkwy.


OnGoing Needs

Urban Young Life, YoungLives Program "ministry to teen moms"

Ministry is growing and more schools are calling for UYL to impact the population of teen moms in our public schools. Through UYL ministry young moms are making some positive decisions that are healthy for them and their babies. Our job training program has allowed UYL to place 2 teen moms at Chick fil A on Union whose partnering with us in ministry to provide jobs.  Contact Danita Calhoun at . These are our needs:

1.Mentors to mentor teen moms
2.Baby Bucks Store, Continual Need  diapers all sizes, baby and female hygiene products, boys and girls clothing for infants up to 4 toddlers, baby beds, blankets, towels, children’s books, Bibles (ESV or version they can understand), bouncers, pack & plays.
3.Sponsorship for summer camp July 29, 2015-August 3, 2015 in Goshen, VA. Ten (10) teen moms and babies are going.


Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"  

Martin Luther King, Jr

Other Resources

Disaster Relief Training Audio Presented by Brent Stenberg