Volunteer Ministries

Ways to Begin Serving Today

Help me, God my Father, to so live that Your light might shine out through me.  May I live a life pleasing to You "making the most of every opportunity" (Eph. 5:16)  Please email Kim Blankenship at  or call (901) 454-0034, ext 165 to learn more about how His light can shine through you.

Holiday Opportunities  All Wonderful Family Opportunities

Thanksgiving Opportunities (November 2014)

Contact Kim Blankenship at 454-0034, 165 or .


Berclair Elementary School:  A Book for Every child

November-December Make a donation towards the purchase of a new book for each student at Berclair for Christmas.  Make checks payable to 2PC and note, “Berclair Christmas Books” in the memo line or donate online by clicking banner on page.  


Thanksgiving Day Service Greeter

November 27th at 10:00a.m., Thanksgiving Service - Greet at our Thanksgiving Service. 


Calvary Rescue Mission

Thanksgiving Day MissionNovember 27th, 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 30th Help with children and family activities from 7-8pm after the service in the FH.


Christmas Opportunities (December 2014)

Contact Kim Blankenship at 454-0034, 165 or .

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

Dec. 7th, 6pm Westminster Singers present Bach’s Magnificat

Dec 14th, 6pm A Festival of Carols

Dec 21st, 6pm Buddy Greene and Jeff Taylor present an advent evensong

December 25th, 5:30pm 8:00pm and 11:00pm


Calvary Rescue Mission www.calvaryrescuemission.org

Unwrapped toys, caps, gloves, socks, school supplies are needed to help fill Christmas bags for over 750 children who will attend the Calvary Children’s Christmas Party. Please drop off before Dec 13th.  Please call Brother Bob Freudiger 901-775-2570 for more information.

Church Health Center www.churchhealthcenter.org

Christmas Card Project

During December, volunteers are needed to hand-address envelopes for the CHC largest fund raiser. Contact Yvonne Laird at (901) 272-7170 or .

Citizens for Community Values of Memphis  www.ccvmemphis.org

Christmas Angel Project
Volunteers are needed to adopt each woman and child involved in AWO for Christmas. We ask each woman and child to list 3 wants and 3 needs on their Christmas list and then seek volunteers to adopt a list.  Visit website to find out more.


Emmanuel Center  www.eecmemphis.org

Operation Joy

 By adopting a child or two through the OJ program you will not only share toys, clothing and material things, but also give the gift of true love, hope and caring. Contact Caryn Hubbard at , 901-523-2617, ext 21


Memphis Union Mission   www.memphisunionmission.org

Shoe Box Gifts

Just use a shoe box for each person you wish to help, and fill the box with a variety of items, including: briefs, socks, gloves, candy, chewing gum, Bibles, toiletry items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, anti-bacterial wipes, shampoo, and lotion.  Wrap each box with Christmas wrapping paper and drop them off at 383 Poplar Ave. by Monday, December 22.  Contact Steve Carpenter at (901) 526-8403

MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association) www.mifa.org

Deliver Meals Volunteers are needed between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day to deliver meals to MIFA’s homebound senior clients. To reserve a route contact Angela Scott at 901-529-4513 or .

Baby Care Packages Assemble care packages in totes, diaper bags, or paper bags and consider putting in these additional items: disposable diapers, bib or burp cloth, socks, hat, small blanket, ready to use formula, infant juice, finger foods, jarred foods, baby bottle or sippy cup, lotion, wipes and powder.  Contact Ellen Whitten at 901-529-4507 or

Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. www.ncclife.org

NCC Various Events

Volunteers are needed for these onetime events at the NCC headquarters at 785 Jackson Ave. Annual youth Christmas Party, Thursday, Dec 4 at 6pm; Annual Toy Store, Monday, Dec 22 beginning at 8am-5pm.

Compassionate Kids Family Afternoon of Service Wed, Dec 10.

Gather the family at 785 Jackson Avenue, Memphis 38107 for a meaningful and fun family volunteer experience.  Bring a minimum $25 donation to fund the food supplies and distribution of the completed baskets to sites across the city. Compassionate Kids & Parents + 1 Hour of Service + $25* = 1,000 Families Fed!.  Please click link to register. http://ncclife.org/program/compassionate-ministries/compassionate-kids-registration-page/

Christmas Meals Basket Assembly Day

Every year NCC provides about 10,000 meal baskets to families in need with the support of Second Presbyterian Church. Saturday, December 13, 2014. Contact .

Adopt a Family

This program offers a Christmas blessing to under resourced families. Help a family by providing clothes, toys or other items to make a Christmas come true.  Contact Pam Cox at .

Salvation Army   www.salvationarmysouth.org

Angel Tree Adoption

For adopting fewer than 15 Angels, you may adopt and deliver at one of the locations listed: Carrefour at Kirby Woods, Hickory Ridge Mall, Oak Court Mall, Wolfchase Galleria

Kettle Ringers

All you have to do is smile and ring the bell for this wonderful cause. Kroger on Mendenhall and Truce Pkwy; Saturdays November 29, December 6,and 20. 1 or 2 hour shifts beginning at 10am.  To volunteer contact Kim at .  


Victims to Victory www.victimstovictory.org

Annual Candlelight Remembrance - Mon. Dec 8 from 6:00p-8:00p at Second Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall.

Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, serving, sign-in and greeting for this annual reception and service. Contact Kim at  for details.


Young Life Memphis Urban

Baby Items for Teem Moms Ministry (YoungLives)

Baby Items – Donate NEW baby items that will be used for their teen mom’s incentive program (Baby Bucks).  These items help to provide basic needs for their baby.  Diapers, (clothes newborn - 4t) , toys, baby powder, wipes, lotions and soap.  BIGGEST! Need BOY ITEMS! These items can be dropped off at the church by Wednesday, December 10th ATTN YoungLife.

Other Resources


Disaster Relief Training Audio

Presented by Brent Stenberg