Family-Friendly Serving Opportunities

Brown Bag MinistryBrown Bag Ministry

Make and deliver lunches to a low-income senior community in Durham.

  • Time: 2 hours (Saturday 9:30 to 11:30 am)
  • Gifts: Packing lunches, friendliness
  • Ages: 2+ / Off campus
  • Contact: Rich Zemonek

Community GardenHarvest

A community of new and experienced gardeners who grow organic vegetables for distribution to the hungry.

  • Time: 1-2 hours, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday
  • Gifts: Gardening, weeding, watering, planting, harvesting, light manual work
  • Ages: All / On campus
  • Contact: Pat Kelly, 919-413-8833

Donations Drivesphoto

We collect food (4 times per year), clothing for migrant workers (June) and backpacks and school supplies (August).

  • Time: 15 minutes to 2 hours
  • Gifts: Sorting, light carrying
  • Ages: 7+ / On campus
  • Contact: Sheila Read, 919-847-8205

Eucharistic Ministers

Offer Communion Services or bring the Eucharist to people who can’t come to Mass.

  • Time: Once a month
  • Gifts: Reading, welcoming, EM training
  • Ages: All can accompany/ Off campus
  • Contact: Kathleen Owen, 919-847-8205

Ronald McDonald House

Prepare and serve a meal to families of sick children at Duke Children’s Hospital. Some volunteers contribute needed groceries. Others cook and serve a meal.

  • Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm for servers onsite, 3rd Wednesday monthly
  • Gifts: Donating food, preparing food, serving food, hospitality
  • Ages: 8+ / On campus (donations) and off campus (serving)
  • Contact: Julie Huckaby, 919-624-5065

St. Francis FeedsServing at St Francis Feeds

Prepare and serve a meal to people in a low-income community in Southeast Raleigh. (On hiatus in May and June, 2014).

  • Time: 1 to 4 pm, 3rd Sunday monthly
  • Gifts: Serving food, preparing food, donating food, hospitality
  • Ages: 10+ / Off campus
  • Contact: Donna Mariani

Transportation Ministry

Bring parishioners who can’t drive to Mass, usually picking them up from local health facilities such as Magnolia Glen.

  • Time: Once a month to any Mass
  • Gifts: Driving, welcoming
  • Participants: Anyone with a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and extra seat in their car!
  • Contact: Rebecca Cole Maselli, 919-900-8822

Wake Interfaith Hospitality NetworkWake Interfaith Hospitality NetworkPlaying

We provide meals, hospitality, child care, lodging and transportation for families who are homeless by hosting them on campus for a week.

  • Time: Typically 2 hours
  • Gifts: Donating, cooking, serving food; driving; hospitality; playing
  • Ages: All (with appropriate supervision) / On campus
  • Contact: Ron Smith

Here’s a printable version of Family-Friendly Serving Opportunities.