Stowe Mission Center
Soup Kitchen Help
We can use extra help “table wiping” in the Soup Kitchen. While this may sound like a small job, it is a very important step in keeping our busy lunch rush running smoothly! Time involved is approximately from 10:45 — 12:30. You may volunteer as little as once a month! Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday have the greatest need.
Security (Soup Kitchen)
We need men to help during lunch to act as security. It is not and does not need to be anything official. It has been our observation that lunch moves much smoother in the Soup Kitchen when a man is present in the room! You may volunteer as little as one day a month or less!
Dental Clinic Back-up
We need a person to act as “back-up” for our regular volunteer in the Dental Clinic Lobby. The Dental Clinic is open on Monday evenings (and some Thursday evenings). This volunteer would sit in the Dental Clinic Lobby with the patients to prepare/finalize paper work, keep track of patients, etc. This would enable our full-time, regular volunteer time off for vacations, etc.
There is always cleaning to be done, as you can imagine with all the traffic in the Soup Kitchen and in Stowe Mission at large! Every day there are floors to be mopped, windows and restrooms to clean and repair. There are special projects throughout the year such as: carrying items to the Sanctuary for the Toy Giveaway, gathering and carrying school supply items, carpet cleaning, etc. none of these sound big on their own, but, tie them all together and it is a big responsibility! Just carrying toys can be a very labor intensive event!
There are a multitude of small, routine tasks that present themselves from time to time. For example: Changing light bulbs or fixing leaky faucets. You can volunteer/help weekly, bi-weekly, or on an “as-needed” basis.
Especially in the spring, summer, and fall we need help tending to flowers and weeds, etc. You can volunteer on an “as-needed” basis, or you can volunteer to take the job on for the entire season.
The need for food to feed the hungry is a never ending need. The food Pantry is always in need of donations. Just call us at: 614–445-8400 to arrange a pick up. Non-perishable items are always a good choice! See Specific Donation Needs for items needed.
We provide one-on-one tutoring for children (K-12th) on Mondays from 6:30–7:30 pm when school is in session. Tutors provide help with homework or specific help in any subject with which the child has difficulty.
Anyone interested in working with children at Stowe Mission please contact Janet Brooks at 614–561-1780.
Columbus Dream Center
It is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to providing hope to low-income, homeless and underserved individuals and families in Columbus.
LifeLine Christian Mission
For more than 30 years LifeLine Christian Mission has been working to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world while involving people from the U.S. and Canada in the ministry work of fulfilling the Great Commission. Founded in 1980 by Bob and Gretchen DeVoe, LifeLine began serving in Haiti and today ministry extends to at least 8 countries or people groups, ministering to tens of thousands of people on any given day and engaging thousands of people in Great Commission work weekly. Below are a couple of opportunities to prayerfully consider
Come join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month at LifeLine’s large shipping warehouse on Cassady Avenue in Columbus! We have a variety of tasks planned for all ages and abilities to help with. This is a great event for groups, individuals & families!
Schedule a time for your group, family, etc. to volunteer at LifeLine! We have tasks that all ages can be involved in, such as packing peanut butter; sorting ministry supplies & relief items to ship to the mission field; and preparing pantry gifts to non-sponsored kids. You can volunteer a couple hours or a whole day – whatever is convenient for your group.