In Person Opportunities
Agape Development provides free childcare to the adults who attend our programs. Agape Development provides free childcare for program participants. This overcomes a significant barrier for involvement. Volunteer once a month to assist with providing safe childcare. Volunteers are an integral part of this service. Come spend time caring for children while their parents participate in programs that promote Christ-following, independent. community leaders.
BBC Reading Assistant
At Capacity - Please let us know if you would like to be added to the waitlist. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30pm to read one-on-one with a child. This is a weekly commitment for the rest of the school year. We are following COVID protocols, but volunteers will be in close proximity with a child during this time. Masks are required and we have hand sanitizer easily available for use.
Teen Program Assistants
The neighborhood teens will begin meeting weekly on February 2nd from 4:00-6:30pm, with a different focus each week: Instructional/How to; Bible Study; Volunteer Service; Fun Activity. The volunteer commitment is a minimum of twice a month to assist with programming and small groups.
Neighbors are applying to the Agape Affordable Homes Program. The number one barrier we are encountering for neighbors to become homeowners is poor credit scores. If you can motivate and help hold people accountable, this volunteer task is for you! We are in need of a "Credit Coach" to walk alongside one or two neighbors are they seek to make a budget, improve their credit, and increase their savings. You would meet up with them on a biweekly schedule virtually or in-person (your choice) to check on their progress and offer advice. Neighbors may need help crafting a budget or setting goals.
Alternative Ways To Get Involved
Providing a meal during programs offers a time for neighbors and staff to share and build a relationship. It also eliminates another obstacle for parents. *Number of meals needed and days needed vary depending on program & seasonSign Up
Prayer Walk Lunch and Snacks
Every other Tuesday the Ministry staff walk the neighborhood and talk to our neighbors. Staff see how families are doing, what is happening in their lives at the moment, and ask for prayer requests. Many of our neighborhood residents have suffered income loss due to COVID-19 restrictions. We would like to be able to provide a meal to these families as we visit and minister with them each week.Sign Up
The sheetrock around the shower at the Men's Gateway House need to be replaced. It is a small space so no more than 2 people can work at a time.
Program Speaker We'd love for you to share your expertise and hobbies with our program participants. What are you knowledgeable on that would benefit our neighbors or provide a new experience for them? Can you share about nutrition? How to apply for college? What is work etiquette and why is it important? *This could potentially be done in-person with COVID protocols in place.
Snacks are provided to both the children and teens during program time. Snacks can be delivered in person or sent to the office via Amazon.
Donate your services as an electrician, plumber, exterminator, painter, handyman, or carpet installer for one of the facilities or Gateway homes.