There are always opportunities to serve the church, community and beyond by offering your time, talents or resources. Even with worship services suspended, we are continuing missions of the church. Don’t forget to “pass the plate” virtually by giving online. Continue to participate in committee meetings to continue the work of the church. And look out for drive-thru donation drives and other hands-on ways you can serve by participating in projects that our Missions Committee organizes.
Here are some current ways you can volunteer your time or resources:
Starmount has always worked to support Out of the Garden's efforts to provide healthy food for local school children and their families. Their mobile markets bring food deliveries to families who live in food deserts, areas where access to healthy food is difficult. Every 4th Tuesday of the month, Out of the Garden's mobile market at Falkener Elementary will be sponsored by Starmount Presbyterian Church. Click the graphic to sign up to volunteer to help distribute food boxes to eligible families who drive thru the mobile market!
Help members with light household repairs and maintenance. No major experience is needed. Change lightbulbs and other tasks that require ladders, repair leaky faucets, fix loose handrails, etc. Contact Kevin Kattmann (email@example.com) if you can help.
On the second Monday of each month, Starmount organizes a dinner for YWCA Family Shelter. If you'd like to help by providing a main course, side or drinks for this monthly dinner, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, we have ongoing collections for YWCA family shelter. Click the YWCA image to view a list of needed donations.
On the third Thursday of each month, Starmount hosts a lunch at Higher Ground. Higher Ground is a support facility for those living with HIV that is maintained by Triad Health Project. If you'd like to help by providing drinks or food items, or serving lunch, please contact Evelyn Garrison at email@example.com. In addition, you can support our ongoing collections for Triad Health Project. Click the image for a list of needed supplies and drop your donations in the collection bin in the Gathering Space.
Starmount supports the food pantry at Greensboro Urban Ministries and participates in food drives by posting volunteers at the Walmart Neighborhood Grocery during their special food drives. To help out with ongoing collections that we take up for GUM, click the image for a list of needed supplies and drop your donations in the collection bin in the Gathering Space.
The Homework Helpers program is in need of volunteers to pick up food from Out of the Garden Project and then deliver to the homes of families in our program. Volunteers would need to be able to pick up 6 large (30lb) boxes from the OOTG Warehouse (300 NC-68, Greensboro, NC 27409).
Our normal pick-up time is 11am on Wednesdays and an SUV is needed to fit all of the boxes in one load!
Click the graphic to sign up for a slot to deliver food to our families.
Elementary aged children who are refugees or whose parents are refugees attend weekly homework helping sessions at Starmount Presbyterian during the school year. Volunteers drive the children from their homes to the church where our goal is to provide one on one instruction with each child. Additional volunteers help children understand directions for assignments, plan for projects, read and work on basic skills or homework. They also read notes from teachers about class/school expectations and convey these to the students to share with their parents. Students are taken home with a meal provided by volunteers. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our community garden is made up of plots that are "rented" by church families. Families can plant whatever they want, tend their plot on their own time, and keep some of their harvest. We only ask that at least 20% of the harvest is shared to help feed local families in need. Interested in a plot in our garden? Contact Libbi Gundaker at email@example.com. Click the graphic for more information about Starmount's garden.
Feeding the hungry is a mission that Starmount is particularly active in. Starmount participates in monthly mobile meals deliveries for Senior Resources of Guilford. On the first Tuesday of each month, volunteers pick up hot meals and travel in pairs to deliver to those who are in need. It's a heartwarming service to local seniors, many of which get so few visitors that they are just happy to see a friendly face. If you are interested in helping, contact Stan Dixon.
Habitat & Tiny House Builds
Providing housing is another mission that Starmount is committed to. We support Habitat for Humanity and often send volunteers to lend hands to their building projects. Recently, Starmount partnered with Tiny House Community Development to provide funding and manpower to build a tiny house. The house was constructed on the church grounds and then moved to its permanent home in a community in High Point. There will be a few more work days this summer to finish the house. Contact Kevin Kattmann at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping.