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


Ways to Begin Serving Today


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.

Chancel Guild: If you love arrangement or creativity, this group arranges the beautiful flowers in the Sanctuary and all around the church weekly. Contact Amy Williams at  or Eileen Wood at   

New Baby Ministry: Visit a new mother, deliver a baby bag and pray with her.  Sponsored by our Children's Ministry of 2PC.  Contact Dylan Franklin for details at dylan.franklin@2pc.org 


Church Health Center

 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.
  • *Su Casa Family Ministries      (still in need of all volunteers; children, youth and ESL teachers for morning and night.  TRAINING WILL BE TUESDAY, AUGUST 16th at 9:15am or 6:30pm)
  • Adult ESL teachers and subs
  • Children's Ministry volunteers and subs - nursery, elementary, or youth
  • (No Spanish or teaching background required!) 

 August 23rd thru December 8th (no classes when Shelby County Schools are closed), Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, 9:15-10:45am or 6:30-8pm


  • Taking it to the streets! Join MIFA and the Memphis community on Saturday, August 20th from 9 am- noon to fight blight and help clean up our neighborhood. Participants will meet at MIFA at 9 a.m. for a rally and then go out in teams to pick up trash.  Bags and gloves will be provided by Memphis City Beautiful, and bottled water will be available.  This is an opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to work together and get to know each other while helping to beautify the streets in 38126, Memphis’ poorest zip code. To learn more or sign up, email  or call (901) 843-4521. Isaiah Swanson
  • 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.  
  • In addition in serving the under resourced seniors of our community, from the MIFA Meals On Wheels program, is the “shelf-stable box”.  This is a new option that provides pantry items once a week, and allows people to receive the boxes just about any day of the week, and at any time.  MIFA has established five new Saturday delivery routes, and looking to add more soon. This is a great service opportunity for families or young adults who can’t make it to MIFA on weekdays. Contact Amy Williams at

On Going Needs

Urban Young Life, YoungLives Program 

Ministry to young moms 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 

  • Mentors to mentor teen moms
  • 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.
  • 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