Faith Mission and Help Center has been recognized by the state of Texas as a model mission facility due in part to the many collaborative partnerships between evangelical, governmental, and private sectors.
Faith Mission has been able to move beyond meeting emergency needs, and is now helping clients attain vocational training, college certifications, job skills training, counseling, and life skills development classes. Our goal is to see our clients reach their highest potential, and achieve self-sufficiency.
Below, we’ve listed a few ways in which you can assist Faith Mission with volunteer work. If interested in learning more, please fill out our Online Volunteer Form, and you will be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator within the week.
HEB Souper Bowl of Caring
Each year, HEB generously pre-packages food and grocery items which customers can purchase for either $5 or $10. The bags are donated to Faith Mission’s Food Pantry to use throughout the year. This single food drive has the potential to stock many food pantry staples for an entire year.
We need your office, church , school or family group to take a shift promoting the food bags to customers as they shop. This is an easy task, and simply requires a friendly face, and a willingness to explain the food drive to eager shoppers.
In years past, work groups have gathered wearing their logoed attire, which promotes their business while showing support for their community. Youth groups and Sunday school groups have gathered to offer a friendly face while wearing their church shirts. This is a great opportunity for families, as little children often get the most response from generous shoppers. Parent’s feel safe in the HEB environment, while their children get to practice community service.
Higgins Branch Dock Support
Higgins Branch is the ‘life-blood” of our organization. This thrift operation recycles thousands of pounds of clothing, furniture and household items each year. Faith Mission volunteers assists in not only recycling items for Higgins Branch, but also pack and ship items destined for third-world countries. Volunteers are asked to work in the following capacities: A) on the docks sorting through recent donations, B) in the back room pricing items C) as a store organizer helping to clean and organize shelves. This is the perfect opportunity for a church or civic group to work as a team and donate regular hours each week. The groups that do this have reported that it has been extremely fulfilling for their group members. Fill out the Online Volunteer Form to learn more.
After School Volunteer for Kids SMART program
Faith Mission, in partnership with Brenham ISD, has identified school-aged children classified as ‘homeless’ and are providing educational tutoring and accountability through the district’s SMART program. You can become involved in the life of an at-risk child by helping children complete their homework assignments, develop relationships through mentoring, and encourage play each Monday and Tuesday afternoon 3:30 – 5:30 PM at the Faith Mission campus. Fill out the Online Volunteer Form or CLICK HERE to learn more.
Salvation Army Bell Ringers
Faith Mission serves as the administrator of the Salvation Army funds raised in Washington County. Salvation Army donations are used to meet emergency housing and utility needs throughout the county. The Red Kettle Christmas donations are the primary sources for collecting donations throughout the year; and are of great importance because 100% of the funds collected stay in Washington County. You can volunteer to ring the bells for a one-hour shift, or grab a group of co-workers or friends and have a ‘ring-off’ at opposing sites. A cheery face is the best medicine for gathering Christmas cheer and helping those in need. Fill out the Online Volunteer Form to learn more, or CLICK HERE to sign up.
Candlelit Gala Table Hostess
Each November, we host our annual fundraiser. You can assist us in raising funds for those in need by volunteering to host a table. Duties include inviting guests to fill a 10-person table, assisting with bringing table decorations and serving utensils as needed, and helping to promote the event. Fill out the Online Volunteer Form to learn more.
General Construction Projects
Faith Mission always has construction projects going on throughout their multi-campus facility. We can utilize volunteers to assist with projects as small as building a fence or painting a room, or we can use large professional work crews to build new campus buildings or renovating existing property. Please take a moment to fill out the Online Volunteer Form to notify us of your skill sets and preferred availability. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you within the week to discuss further details.