Join our ministry teams June 17 – 21, 2019 and make a difference!
We plan to work again with Virginia Supportive Housing and project:Homes, non-profit service agencies with which we have strong working partnerships.
VSH provides homes for those who previously were some of our community’s most vulnerable homeless men and women. They greatly need our help this summer as they help residents prepare to be re-located while their building is being renovated during the early fall. Residents suffer with various stages of mental and physical health disorders and are unable to do all the cleaning and organizing needed for a move. Generally 2-3 volunteers will work with one client apartment and the more volunteers we have the more residents we can assist. They are so grateful for the help that we give and many of them enjoy meeting and working with our volunteers.
Middle and high school students are invited to participate so long as they are supervised by an adult and come prepared to work.
No experience is needed! Each team will have a trained/experienced leader. What is needed is a bright smile, a joyful heart, and a willingness to serve with the understanding that meeting new friends and making a difference is the week’s accomplished outcome!
Participants will work each day, generally from 8am-4:00pm, go home for shower and rest, and then return to a designated place for dinner, fellowship, and conversation regarding the day’s mission. The fee which will help cover expenses for food and supplies is $100 each. Please make check payable to St. James’s, marked August Outreach/Mission and send to Carmen or Nancy.