Volunteer Opportunities Calendar

Looking for service opportunities?  Check out the curent needs below that ministry leaders have shared with us.  An * indicates items appropriate for youth/teens. 

Have a volunteer request to add to the calendar? Contact our parish Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Brown, at  kbrown@stgabrielchurch.org or 704-362-5047, ext. 214. 

Outreach Ministry Volunteer Opportunities

February 4:  Room in the Inn
Help with food preparation for our homeless guests.  Contact Carol Henry at 704-844-6625 or chenry97@aol.com

*February 11: Ronald McDonald House (2nd Thursday of every month)                              
Prepare and serve dinner from 3:30 - 7:30 for families of sick or seriously injured children seeking treatment at the two area children's hospitals. Contact Kathleen Richardson at 704-575-3660 or 

‚Äč*February 21: Ronald McDonald House (3rd Sunday of every month)                          
Prepare and serve brunch from 8:00 - 11:00. Contact Kathleen Richardson at 704-575-3660 or 

March and April (Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturdays)
Prepare meals for Southminster Levine & Dickson Hospice House Volunteers.  Choose from providing dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays or lunch on Saturdays.  Visit http://www,SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B45AFaB2BA02-hospice1

*March 12:  Habitat for Humanity (2nd Saturday of every other month)
Help build homes for others.  Work available for all skill levels, no experience necessary.  Must be 16 years old.  Other volunteer opportunities available: serving lunches or making phone calls.  Contact Danny Kelly at dkelly@kellymcardle.com

*On-going:  Levine & Dickson Hospice House  - Snack Collection
Help stock the pantry with nonperishable snacks for family members and patients.  Individually wrapped granola bars, trail mix, cookies, crackers, juice boxes, pretzels, are needed (preferably in bulk). Contact Meagan Quinlan at meagsgq@gmail.com

On-going: Friendship Trays                              
Deliver meals to the homebound.  Individual drives one week-day per month at lunchtime, sometimes with a partner.  Substitute drivers are always needed.  Contact Carla Lewis at  cblewisnc@yahoo.com



Parish Life Volunteer Opportunities

February 4, 5, and 8: Tidying up our Lord's House
Help needed from 9:30 - 12:30 each day to insert song books and new Missalettes into new plastic covers .  Come when you can and stay for as long as you can. Work is done in the Church.  Contact Karen Brown at kbrown@stgabrielchurch.org

* February 7:  Coffee and Donuts:  Set up, serve, and clean up coffee and donuts after morning Masses.  Find more information or sign up on-line here.

*February 28:  Welcome Mass and Brunch
Greet guests and assist with the Welcome Brunch for newcomers after 9:00 Mass.  Contact Margie Eades at mesarge@aol.com

Once a month: From the Heart Gift Shop
Volunteers needed to work one Sunday per month from the end of one Mass to the beginning of the next. Contact Theresa Anderson at tba1708@gmail.com.  (9:00 Sunday Masses have greatest need for volunteers.)

 On-going:  Words on the Wall at Mass
Volunteers are needed to administer the projector and laptop during weekend Masses.  Contact John Krasniewski at jkrasniewski@carolina.rr.com. 

*On-going:  Greeters                       Arrive 20 minutes before Mass and welcome people as they arrive in the Narthex.  Volunteer as often as you like.  Perfect for smiling faces of all ages.  View details and sign-up online here.

On-going:  Welcome Table Volunteers   Stay 15 minutes after Mass and staff the Welcome Table in the Narthex (answer visitors' questions and provide registration information to newcomers.) Volunteer as often as you like and at any Mass you attend.  View details and sign-up online here.

*On-going: Youth Ministry Opportunities
 High School and College volunteers needed to work with youth in groups, by chaperoning trips or mentoring. Contact Denise Gruender at dgruender@carolina.rr.com  or Lisa Gilkey at lisamichalski@windstream.net

On-going:  Rosary Makers               Meets Thursdays from 10:30 - noon in Ministry Center, Room D to make rosaries for missions around the world and for sick relative, friends and parish members.  Most of our work is done at home.  If you are homebound, we will bring you instructions and pick up completed rosaries.  Questions?  Call Betty or Paul Donovan at 704-817-8780 or pedonovan@icloud.com

On-going: Altar Society:
Our parish  Altar Society needs you!   This ministry launders and irons the Communion purificators for the church, maintains the holy water fonts and cares for the Adoration Chapel.  Volunteers help once every 4 to 6 weeks on Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings for about an hour.  For more information, contact Denise Murphy at 704-843-9660, or dmurphy@stgabrielchurch.org .

On-going:  Ushers:
Needed for 12:30 and 5:00 Sunday Masses.  Offer hospitality to parishoners and visitors.  5:00 Mass available for teens. Contact Bob Fernan at http://fernan3136@msn.com or 704-562-3802.

On-going:  Liturgy of the Word for Children:
Share the Sunday Gospel with our children during the 9:00 am Sunday Masses.  Lesson plans are provided, time commitment is minimal (15-20 minutes once a month) but rewarding.  Volunteers needed for the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month.  Contact Denise Gruender at http://dgruender@carolina.rr.com

On-going:  Cluster Leaders and Co-leaders 
Coordinate social and service opportunities for neighborhood and/or other groups of fellow parishoners.  Contact Denis Murphy at dmurphy@stgabrielchurch.org

On-going:  Stuffing Volunteers
Volunteer on an "as - needed basis" stuffing Welcome Packets and other office type tasks.  Contact Karen Brown if you would like to add your name to the list to be contacted when these types of requests are needed at http://kbrown@stgabrielchurch.org






*Volunteer opportunity is appropriate for youth/teens.



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