LOCAL MISSIONS SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
You can be used by God to make a difference in Huntsville, Alabama
how you can serve God here in Huntsville, Alabama!
LOCAL MINISTRY PARTNERS
Eighty-nine percent of children raised in poverty will graduate from high school if they learn to recognize on sight 300 words by the end of second grade. Arise2Read envisions a community where every child is literate, feels valued, and can realize their God-given potential. You can make a difference in a child’s life in just one hour a week.
- Commit to coaching students one-on-one just one hour a week during school hours (typically after lunch).
- Get started with just one hour of initial training on the simple sight word approach at our partner schools.
Interested? Reach out to Arise2Read’s Mission Lead, Barbara Whitcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Care Center
The CARE Center of New Hope exists “to share the love and hope of Christ while empowering our neighbors in Southeastern Madison County through education, employment, and crisis support.” They currently serve the communities of Owens Cross Roads, Brownsboro, New Hope, and Gurley. Using a highly developmental and individualistic approach, the CARE Center supports local schools through high-quality summer and after-school care programs, Bags of Blessings, and ongoing academic enrichment. Additional programs include GED classes, college/career counseling for ages 17-24, a food pantry, Faith & Finance classes, recovery support, and three thrift store locations.
- School-day tutoring
- Delivering Bags of Blessings on a Friday
- Helping in the garden that provides fresh produce for the food pantry
- Working in the food pantry
- Mentoring for Faith & Finance clients
- Volunteering at the thrift stores
- Supplying toiletry items for the food pantry or new toys for the Christmas shop
Interested? Reach out to The Care Center’s Mission Lead, Debbie Looper at email@example.com
Huntsville Learning Center
The Huntsville Learning Center is a Christ-centered organization partnering with schools, families, and the community to help students with limited opportunities become life-long learners, responsible citizens and high school graduates. They provide children K-12 with highly structured, disciplined after-school programs from 3-6pm, Monday – Thursday. Through consistent mentoring and tutoring, students grow in these areas: homework, reading, math, health and fitness, biblical knowledge, and gardening. The daily goal of the center is to provide children with a safe environment that is enriching and conducive to learning. Motto: Love God, Love Learning.
- Tutors/mentors to coach students, help with homework
- Provide healthy, hearty snacks for around 87 children
- Help with gardening maintenance throughout the year
- Help with front door and outside security 5:45-6:30pm
Interested? Reach out to Huntsville Learning Center’s Mission Lead, Debbie Looper at firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALS is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing accessible, quality, school-based primary health care for under-served and under-insured children within the Huntsville City and Madison County school systems.
- Simple outdoor landscaping/gardening at MXR Clinic
- Painting and minor carpentry repairs at the clinics
- Donate supplies for dental and hygiene kits, OTC medications, toy “prizes” for clinic visits, and new tennis shoes for each child’s annual physical
Interested? Reach out to the HEALS Mission Lead, Alice McDuffee at email@example.com
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Northeast Alabama FCA’s vision is to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
- Help lead local coach huddles/Bible studies.
- Summer camp volunteers needed for camps in Huntsville and Madison. Help needed for a variety of tasks, including registration, serving meals, and assisting with sports.
- Summer camp internships to serve in our camps in three counties in Northeast Alabama. Available for young adults from rising 11th grade through college.
Interested? Reach out to the FCA Mission Lead, Jamie Strange at firstname.lastname@example.org
Graces of Gurley
Through the love of Christ, Graces of Gurley fosters generational and socioeconomic change by loving the people of Gurley where they are, cultivating authentic relationships, discipling with biblical truth, and empowering spiritual, personal and professional growth.
- MENTORS for students (K-12th grade). Many of our students come from single-parent, low-income families. They can use an advocate. They need people praying for them, reaching out with encouragement and giving them godly advice. Some need help with school work and many just long for loving relationships. There is no set time commitment for mentors, The requirements are simple: Love for Jesus first and His children second. Mentors must also pass a background check and have multiple references. We do ask that mentors occasionally attend our events with their mentee and try to see them monthly.
- HELPERS to assist with after school programs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. No need to prepare or do anything; just be an extra kind face in the room to help with kids that may need assistance.
- Someone with a heart for grandparents raising grandchildren, to help with follow-up, have a bi-weekly meal with these grandparents, and pray for them regularly.
Interested? Reach out to Graces of Gurley’s Mission Lead, Debbie Looper at email@example.com
For Life Ministries
For Life Ministries’ mission is to help ease the financial burden of low-income families, develop relationships at fellowship times, and provide life coaching to discuss goals and resources available to achieve those goals.
We provide the families that we serve:
- Monthly assistance that includes fresh food, gas vouchers, and one of the following: paper towels, toilet paper, or cleaning products
- Educational scholarships
- Help with unexpected living expenses, such as car and home repairs and medical emergencies
- Monthly fellowship times
- Life Coaching and Personal Growth Groups.
- 1-2 people to pull food items at Walmart on the fourth Friday of the month. A For Life staff member will be there to assist and pay. Items will then be unloaded in the Willowbrook Huntsville kitchen.
- 1-2 people to bag the food for each family on the fourth Friday from 6-7pm in the kitchen at Willowbrook Huntsville.
- 3-4 people to provide dinner or breakfast at fellowship times four times a month (at locations in Owens Cross Roads, Gurley, and Huntsville).
- 2-3 people to provide childcare during the fellowship time on the fourth Friday of each month from 6-7pm at
- Someone who can take pictures at any of the fellowship times.
Interested? Reach out to For Life’s Mission Lead, Jennifer Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Manna House provides food assistance to those in need.
We are supported by contributions from individuals, churches, civic groups, and businesses.
We offer a daily provision of food for individuals, families, and the homeless in our community. We welcome anyone in need every time we are open. Primary foods available include canned goods, bread, breakfast items, and desserts. We run a backpack program, providing snacks and ready-to-eat foods for elementary school children who lack adequate food supplies on the weekend.
We also have a hydroponics garden that produces 6500 quality heads of lettuce per month, which are distributed to the local community.
- Help with Food Distributions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3-6pm.
- Help with Mom-to-Mom Program, which provides diapers, wipes, clothing, equipment and lots of love and encouragement to expectant mothers, new moms, and preschool moms. Held during Food Distribution times.
- Help packing food packs for the Back Pack program on Wednesdays from 2:30-6pm.
- Volunteering at the hydroponic garden.
Interested? Reach out to the Manna House Mission Lead, Bill Brewster at email@example.com
Christian Job Corps
Christian Job Corps is a faith-based, non-profit where women and men are equipped for life and employment. Those chosen to participate in this free program attend intensive courses that teach life and work skills needed to build a firm foundation and successful career. Individuals are assigned a mentor who is committed to help build the student’s confidence, self-esteem, and abilities essential for reaching their gaals. Classes taught include Career, Computer, Money Management, GED Tutoring, and Bible Study.
- Mentors, Computer Teachers, GED Tutors, Guest Speakers, Prayer Partners, and Grant Writers
- Provide meals for students on class days
Interested? Reach out to the Christian Job Corp Mission Lead, Debbie Looper at firstname.lastname@example.org
Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center
HPRC, a ministry of Choose Life of North Alabama, provides free and confidential help for those facing pregnancy-related decisions. HPRC gives volunteers the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus. When a woman joins “Life Choices,” she is given the gospel, practical life advice, godly wisdom, and a new baby gift.
- Women who can commit to volunteering once a week for four hours a day as an Advocate, to work with the women. HPRC needs ten Advocates every day.
- Men who can mentor fathers.
- Donations of baby gift items or larger items such as car seats, strollers, and pack-and-plays.
Interested? Reach out to the HPRC Mission Lead, Delma Hollister at email@example.com
Willowbrook participates in the Alabama Southern Baptist Disaster Relief ministry through the Madison Baptist Association. When tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters strike within Madison County, and throughout the United States, teams are mobilized to meet the physical and spiritual needs of shattered families and communities.
All Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are trained and credentialed in one or more of the following disciplines: chainsaw, clean up/recovery, administrative/logistics, chaplaincy, mass feeding, laundry units, shower units, childcare, communications, and assessments. What attracts many to this outreach is its effectiveness in reaching adults for Christ. When all that you have accumulated is gone; when hope is lost, we are there to bring them hope and introduce them to Jesus Christ.
- Request training to become a Disaster Relief Volunteer (you are not required to make every deployment).
- Give financially to the Willowbrook Disaster Relief fund.
- Donate gift cards to be used on deployments to help the families we assist.
- Pray for us when we deploy.
Prison Ministry’s mission is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women, and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.Kairos of Alabama operates as a State Chapter and serves in prisons and jails through a contractual agreement with the Warden and Chaplain of each unit. At present, we are in 16 units (prisons & jails) across the State of Alabama. We also are opening more units from time to time. We are blessed to minister to family members with Kairos Outside Ministries.
- Our greatest need is for prayer partners.
- Join the Kairos team.
- Provide support from the outside by baking cookies, writing letters of encouragement, making place mats and posters, or preparing meals for special events.
Interested? Reach out to the Prison Ministry Mission Lead, Jerry Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oil Change Ministry
The Oil Change Ministry is a free service to widows, single moms, and wives of deployed soldiers. This ministry occurs two times a year (weather permitting). Women can call the church office with their current contact information to be added to our notification list.
- Volunteers to service the cars. Experience not required.
- Hostesses to interact with the women while their cars are being serviced.
Interested? Reach out to the Prison Ministry Mission Lead, Wayne Stevens at email@example.com
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels provides one nutritious meal daily Monday – Friday year round (excluding some holidays) to seniors age 60 or over who are unable to cook for themselves or are housebound within the Huntsville city limits. The meals include an entree, vegetable, fruit, bread, and milk. Meals are provided by a registered dietitian at the Senior Center. Volunteers deliver meals to the client’s home between 11am – 12:30pm. Willowbrook’s delivery day is the first Monday of each month.
- Help with a route.
- Sign up for the substitute list to fill in when someone is unable to deliver.
Interested? Reach out to the Meals on Wheels Mission Lead, Delma Hollister at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Network of Youth Ministries
NNYM desires to step out and work alongside youth leaders and other caring adults locally and nationally to reach and equip young people for Jesus Christ. Networking means leveraging our efforts – working together.
Robert Norton serves as the North Alabama Area Coordinator. For more than 25 years, Robert has been following the model of ministry from the life of Christ, which has resulted in him being used to build and strengthen disciple-making movements in multiple communities. At the heart and focus of Jesus’ relational disciple-making is unity experienced through our identity as children of God.
- Help with maintaining database on Youth Pastors in the area.
- Help with Ministry Partner mail-outs a few times a year.
- Help with tracking campus ministries in the area.
- Adopt a school to pray for at everyschool.com/adopt-your-school.
- Teachers to help with campus ministries at their schools.
- Taking prayer requests and praying with area youth pastors.
- Help hosting occasional events for area youth workers.
Interested? Reach out to NNYM’s Mission Lead, Robert Norton at email@example.com
Church in Huntsville, AL
Sunday Service Times
8:00, 9:15, & 10:45 AM
9:15 & 10:45 AM