Ways to Serve Others Locally
Open Hand Kitchen – As a ministry of St. Vincent de Paul, the Open Hand Kitchen serves free meals to shelter clients as well as the poor and working poor in the community. It is a family friendly service opportunities. While 15+ are eligible to serve food, there are roles for younger volunteers. Learn more and sign-up for the next opportunity on the Sign-up/Forms page.
Kentucky Refugee Ministries Book Club – A group of woman from Highland Presbyterian Church and refugee women from Kentucky Refugee Ministries gather for refreshments, reading, and conversation. Women grow to learn language with great strength through conversation, refreshments and relationships. Book Club meets Thursdays (starting October 23) at 12:45 to provide a safe, comfortable place for learning. Learn how to participate from Linda Raymond-Ellison at email@example.com or 458-7445.
STITCH – Through STITCH, refugee women who are clients of Kentucky Refugee Ministries’ have an opportunity to learn to use an electric sewing machine. They learn to make clothing or items for home. Volunteers help teach sewing and/or organize donated sewing machines, fabric, patterns, and supplies. For more information, contact Anna Gray Slagle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portland Avenue Mobile Pantry – On the First Tuesday of each month a Dare2Care mobile pantry provides food assistance at Portland Avenue Community Trust. HPC is among many groups to provide volunteers for this great ministry. Learn more about supporting PACT by contacting Bill Wade at Bill Wade at email@example.com
Kentucky Refugee Ministries – KRM offers many ways to support refugees in Louisville. From Citizenship Mentoring and ESL Tutoring to Youth Programs and Family Support, there are many wonderful ways to be involved. New Volunteer Orientations are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Allyson Ferry at 502-479-9180×57 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fill out an interest form online.
Refugee Family Co-Sponsor Team – Each year a team welcomes a refugee family to Lousiville through Kentucky Refugee Ministries’ Family Co-Sponsor Program. The team assists a family as they learn a new city, culture, and language with the goal of self-sufficiency. It is an incredibly meaningful experience. To learn more contact George Holmes at email@example.com.
Habitat for Humanity – Each Summer HPC participates in the Presbyterian Habitat Build. A group of Presbyterian Churches join together to build a house with Habitat for Humanity for a family. Get out to help build, contact Andrew Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org. Some church members also volunteer at the Re-Store and as Home Ownership Mentors and as Crew Leaders. For more details contact Volunteer Coordinator Bill Jewell email@example.com or 502-805-1665.
For more information on ways you can put faith into action and volunteer through Highland Presbyterian Church, reach out to the listed contact or communicate with Rev. Matt Nickel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-451-2910