Volunteer Opportunities

Hurricane Response

“We are especially mindful of those who are living through storms and the debris that they can leave behind. We pray for the millions affected by Hurricane Harvey – that they may find courage and comfort. Ease their worry, O God, and give them faith for a better tomorrow. We... read more

Bus Ministry Volunteer

Category: Congregational Care  

Volunteers are needed to serve our FirstSeniors at C.C Young. Interested drivers: should be between age 25 and 65 need a valid driver’s license with a good driving record (commercial license not required) will typically drive one direction (to/from C.C. Young) one Sunday per month will receive an orientation to... read more

Austin Street Center

Category: Mission & Outreach  

For over 30 years, Austin Street Center has been committed to providing emergency shelter, food and clothing to the most vulnerable homeless men and women in Dallas. Through crisis intervention, case-management, transitional housing and work readiness programs, Austin Street Center exists to provide the support and life skills necessary to... read more

J.J. Rhoads Volunteers

Category: Mission & Outreach  

Would you like to make a difference in a child’s life?   You can by partnering with us at JJ Rhoads Elementary.  Tutoring, teacher appreciation days, field trips, and a petting zoo are a few of the volunteer opportunities available. read more

5th Sunday Mission Presentations

Category: Mission & Outreach  

This speaker series focuses on church missions and is hosted by United Methodist Women, Mission & Outreach and Church & Society every 5th Sunday of the month at 9:45 a.m. in the Fiedler Atrium. Come and be inspired by stories of transformation. Open to all. read more

FirstGifts Christmas Market

Category: Mission & Outreach  

A showcase of FUMC’s “Ministry through Missions” featuring local and global mission opportunities, unique Christmas gifts, and mission-specific gift cards to honor family and friends. Booth proceeds benefit local and global mission projects organized by members.  All are invited to volunteer for many activities the day of the market, and... read more

Wesley-Rankin Community Center

Category: Mission & Outreach  

Offers a wide variety of programs to support disadvantaged children, youth, adults, and families in West Dallas. Volunteer opportunities include after-school tutoring programs, a Senior Citizen Program, B3X Summer Camp (Math, science and art for 1st-6th graders), and assistance with building maintenance and repair. A UMW mission. www.wesleyrankin.org read more

Project Transformation

Category: Mission & Outreach  

Sponsored by the United Methodist Church, PT offers Christian influenced, community oriented programs in low-income neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed for after school tutoring programs, computer lessons, summer reading programs and more. FirstChurch sponsors two PT college interns during the summer to help lead these programs, and also provides dinner at... read more

Methodist Dallas Medical Center Auxiliary (includes Golden Cross Ministry)

Category: Mission & Outreach  

Supports Methodist Dallas Medical Center in numerous ways including medications for those unable to afford them; therapeutic pillows for heart surgery patients, layettes for Neo-Natal unit, scholarships in Nursing, Paramedical and Pastoral Care. A UMW mission. www.methodisthealthsystem.org read more

HIV/AIDS Supper Club

Category: Mission & Outreach  

Families serving families through monthly Supper Club, providing hot meals for residents of the Ewing and Revlon Housing facilities of AIDS Services of Dallas. Men, women and their children coping with HIV/AIDS, and living below the federal poverty line, receive a potluck dinner prepared by Supper Club volunteers and the... read more

Family Gateway

Category: Mission & Outreach  

Helping homeless families with children become self-sufficient. www.familygateway.org read more

Dallas Bethlehem Center

Category: Mission & Outreach  

Bethlehem Center was founded in 1946 to provide kindergarten programs to financially disadvantaged children in the South Dallas community. Opportunities to help include chaperoning field trips, assisting children with homework as well as building maintenance and repair. A UMW mission. read more

Crossroads Community Services (CCS)

Category: Mission & Outreach  

For over 16 years, CCS has been at the forefront of nourishing those in need and powering change in downtown Dallas. From volunteering to donations, there are many ways you can help serve our neighbors in need. Operating under the non-profit status of First United Methodist Church of Dallas, CCS... read more

C.C. Young Retirement Center (a UMW Mission)

Category: Congregational Care  

C.C. Young is a non-profit, multi-service retirement community supported by the United Methodist Church. Volunteer opportunities include leading discussion groups, book clubs, parties, technology support, office help, and assisting with arts and crafts or games. Three beauty shops on campus, staffed by volunteers, provide opportunities for hair styling, manicures, or... read more

Aldersgate Project

Category: Mission & Outreach  

The Aldersgate Project, a program originally established by the Aldersgate Class over 25 years ago, supplies ushers from the church for events at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium. The funds earned are used to support mission projects.  Over the years, this program has generated over $500,000 in funds to support programs that otherwise would not... read more

AIDS Care Team

Category: Mission & Outreach  

The AIDS Care Team has offered compassionate care through companionship for over 10 years. Volunteers assist persons living with HIV/AIDS with meal preparation, light housekeeping, shopping and errands. Six hours of required training provided by AIDS Interfaith Network. Volunteers commit to a minimum of 8 hours of service per month... read more

Insiders Visitation Ministry

Category: Congregational Care  

The purpose of the Insiders Visitation Ministry is to provide the continued love of Christ through contact and support to members who may no longer have the ability to attend worship every Sunday. Volunteers for this ministry have the unique opportunity to bring the love of FirstChurch to our Insiders... read more

Media Volunteer

Category: Media  

The Media Ministry strives to be a visual embodiment of God’s Word. It is our goal to spread the love and words of God to those in need of hearing them beyond our walls. Camera operators, sound engineers, video editors, light board operators, technical directors and production coordinators are needed... read more

Note Writers

Category: Congregational Care  

Note writers at FirstChurch write a variety of notes of congratulations, bereavement, encouragement, and remembrances. Each week note writers receive a list of names and assignments conveyed by telephone or email. Notes of sympathy are sent to members who have lost loved ones. Notes of encouragement are mailed to members... read more

Prayer Room

Category: Congregational Care  

Our Prayer Room volunteers spend two hours once a month in the Meditation Room at the church, praying, making telephone calls and writing notes to those who are ill or have experienced particular joys or sorrows. An information sheet is provided each day with the names and addresses of those... read more

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Category: Congregational Care  

Volunteers make prayer shawls to deliver to members who are homebound, have had surgery, suffered a loss or have other care needs. Meet two Saturday mornings a month at church, and one Monday night a month at C.C. Young. read more

Worship Follow-Up Calls

Category: Congregational Care  

Volunteers in this ministry contact persons who have missed three consecutive Sundays in worship attendance. The volunteer can either make a phone call or send a note letting the member know that they have been missed. The lists are provided by the church’s membership office and any follow-up information is... read more