VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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:

Summer Mission Collection

Our church regularly collects certain items for various agencies that we support. Our focus for the summer will be collecting specific items for those agencies. Because many of the needs overlap, we have decided to consolidate the collections and divide the goods among each of the agencies that we support. Below is a breakdown of the boxes that are in the Gathering Space and what each box will collect:
Box number one: Diapers and paper products (toilet tissue, napkins, paper towels, paper plates; plastic and paper cups; food storage bags).
Box number two: Peanut butter and non-perishable food items (no glass containers).
Box number three: Detergent, cleaning products and toiletries (hotel size and larger).

Out of the Garden Mobile Market

Starmount has always worked to support Out of the Garden's efforts to provide healthy food for local school children and their families. Thier 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!

Backpack ministries collections

Starmount supports the Backpack program that provides meals for Lindley Elementary students and their families living below the poverty line. Students take home backpacks filled with non-perishable foods to cover these families' dinners and weekend meals. We have ongoing collections running for Backpack Ministries. Click the image for a complete list of current needed donations.

Handy Hands

Help senior and homebound members with light househodl repairs and maintenance. No major expereince is needed. Change lightbulbs and other tasks that require ladders, repair leaky faucets, fix loose handrails, etc. Contact Kevin Kattmann (kkattmann62@yahoo.com) if you can help.

YWCA Shelter dinners & collections

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 ciliesutton@gmail.com. In addition, we have ongoing collections for YWCA family shelter. Click the YWCA image to view a list of needed donations.

Triad Health Project & Higher Ground

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 egarrison2@triad.rr.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.

GREENSBORO URBAN MINISTRIES

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.

Food Pick-Up Volunteers

The tutoring program is in need of volunteers to pick up food from Out of the Garden Project and then deliver them to the homes of families in our tutoring 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 tutoring families.

Starmount Tutoring Program

Years ago, Starmount established a tutoring program to specifically help our refugee families. School children meet on Wednesday afternoons for help with their school work and to enjoy a meal together provided by church members. If you'd like to help by providing food, transportation or serving as a tutor, please email Margaret Huffmann at mnhuff@earthlink.net. Click the graphic for more information about our tutoring program.

Starmount community garden

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 Linda Anderson at  anderson7510@gmail.com. Click the graphic for more information about Starmount's garden.

Mobile Meals

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 kkattmann62@yahoo.com if you are interested in helping.