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Volunteer at FUMCR

And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” - Matthew 25:40

Current Volunteer Needs

This is NOT an exhaustive list of the myriad volunteer opportunities through FUMCR. This is a list of actual volunteers needed NOW or VERY SOON. If you can help or have questions, click I'm interested! to send an email to the coordinator. You should be contacted within two business days.

For other volunteering suggestions, visit ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES or fill out our VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM.

Does your group need volunteers? Submit the form at WWW.FUMCR.COM/ADDNEED.

Meals on Wheels Delivery

Deliver meals to homebound individuals in the North Dallas area on the 3rd Thursday each month.

Nursing Home Visitors

Visit one or more church members who live in a nursing home or retirement center on a recurring basis, once or twice a month. Submit a brief report of each visit via form on FUMCR website for Caring Ministry records. Completion of Ministry Safe program is required.

Habitat for Humanity Spring Build

Spend one or more Saturdays, Apr 7 - Jun 9 (except May 26), building a house for a deserving family. Bring a regulation size hammer, pencil, retractable tape measure, and wear sturdy shoes. Meet in the First Center parking lot (across Custer from the church) at 7:20 any Saturday of the 10-week build to ride the bus to the building site. Breakfast, snacks, lunch, and water are provided. Participants will return to the church about 4 pm. The minimum age is 16 years old. Anyone 16-17 must have a parent or other adult with them.

Tasks include rough framing and roofing, ground carpentry work, and painting.

Please sign up online by picking the "I'm Interested" button and following these instructions:
- Click “register”
- Create a username and password *Returning volunteers can sign in with their username/password from previous years.
- Join Code – please skip this step
- Check "I am interested in construction."
- Enter all personal information (name, phone number, email, emergency contact, etc.)
- Confirm all information
- Click “sign up” to the right of Richardson Area Interfaith Habitat
- Review registration information
- Review confirmation

Summer work days, June 2 & 9, 6:30 am - 12 noon. No lunch on these days.

Questions? Contact Ed Murray,, 972.301.2794.

Richardson Area Interfaith Habitat has supported Dallas Habitat for Humanity since 1991 in building homes and hope anchored in affordable home ownership opportunities. The Spring 2018 House Build will be at 1511 Dennison St., Dallas.

Rio Texas Workcamp Participants

A team from FUMCR will go to the Rio Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, which is in the coastal bend area of south Texas, to help with rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey. Work will be primarily residential and could include installing sheetrock, insulation, cabinets, roof work, painting, or cleanup. Skilled and non-skilled volunteers are needed.

Dates: June 10-16, 2018
Open to: Adults, 18+
Cost: $125 per person to help defray costs of food and transportation
Lodging and showers: Team will stay at Sinton UMC in Sinton, Texas. Air mattresses are needed for sleeping
Transportation: 12 passenger vans
Food: Cooks have been recruited to plan and prepare the meals
Vaccinations needed: Current tetanus

Homebound Communion Server

The Homebound Communion team needs three new members. Members of this team serve communion each month to people who are unable to attend church. Each team member is assigned 1-3 people to serve and serves the same people each month, often establishing long-term relationships. If you feel this important and much appreciated ministry might be for you please contact Debbie Hoff at or (214) 546-1720 for more information.

Congregational Care Caller

Volunteers call church members to see how they are doing, if all is well and if they have any needs the church should be aware of. We are a big church that strives to feel small, and to let members know they are cared for. We are in need of 2 - 3 more volunteers willing to make 12-15 calls a month. Calls can be made at your convenience and from the comfort of home. Training is available. For more information or to become a part of the congregational care calling team, contact Kay Schafer at 972.996.0138 or

Kairos Inside Team Members - Beto, May 16-20

Kairos Prison Ministry brings positive and negative leaders together, in both male and female prisons, for a 3 ½ day weekend designed to build a Christian community inside the institution through a structured program of talks, meditations, chapel visits, music, and a lot of listening and loving.

A team is forming for a Weekend at Beto Prison, May 16-20. Required training dates are 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5.

Training promotes team building and spiritual readiness for this mission, as well as safety and policy guidelines while inside the prison. All volunteers are trained to "Listen. Listen. Love. Love."

Pew Stockers

Work with a group to help keep pew backs stocked neatly with information brochures, pencils, hymnals, and Bibles. Mondays, 8-9 am. Once or more per month commitment preferred.