Current Volunteer Needs

Thank you for serving the least of these in Jesus name!

We'd encourage you to consider meeting refugees through these one-time opportunities and try to build relationships with them for ongoing ministry, as the Lord leads. If you can help with any of these needs, please contact Almaz (291-5282 or as soon as possible.

In order to be culturally sensitive, we're asking men in the church to try to work with refugee men, and women in the church to work with refugee women.

Wednesday November 15th
Pick up at 8:30 a.m.
A woman who lives on Magnolia Avenue needs transportation to a behavioral health appointment at 9 a.m. at Cherokee Health Systems (pickup at 8:30). Her mother usually accompanies her

Thursday November 16th
Bridge Refugee Services is having  a restaurant percentage night!! This Thursday, stop by Jason's Deli on Cumberland Avenue between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and mention Bridge Refugee Services. 

Anytime this week
A refugee woman needs to go to the DMV to update her driver's license. This can be done any weekday during DMV open hours. The sooner the better, because then she can start working!

Monday November 20th
Pick up at 9:00 a.m.
A teen boy and his mother need transportation to the social security administration to apply for disability. Their appointment is at 9:30 a.m. Pick up time 9 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
Help with moving several newly arriving families into their new homes is needed! Movers should be ready to lift couches, tables, chairs and will assist with decorating the new apartments. Moving time starts at 9 a.m. at Bridge Refugees. Movers will be driving to KARM, and to the home of the new refugees. This volunteer opportunity will take approximately 3-4 hours, depending on the number of people helping.

Friday November 24th
Pick up at 9:00 a.m.
A single woman needs transportation to a 9:30 a.m. appointment at Cherokee Health Systems. Pick up time 9 a.m. The appointment should last less than 1 hour.

Shoppers are needed for newly arriving refugee families. The shopper can do this work at any time during this week.

Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ to the strangers in our midst!

Ongoing Needs:

The ESL Camp this summer has given us a great platform to meet and serve these children who are relatively new to our country. Our mission focus is now on building and deepening relationships with the children and their families and sharing Christ with them as the Lord leads. Here are some ongoing ministry opportunities:

  • Provide tutoring and/or mentoring help for the campers after school and/or on weekends for two hours. This could be done at their apartment, at school, a nearby library or at the church. We'd be glad to connect you and facilitate things for you.
  • Provide tutoring and/or mentoring help for the parent/s/ of the campers in the mornings or evenings at their apartment or at the church.
  • Participate in our refugee Christmas celebration on December 16 (more details to come).
  • Build ongoing friendship with one of our refugee families through hospitality and life coaching.


Almaz Gemechu, Director of Refugee/International Ministry
865-291-5282 .