Covid-19 Volunteer

COVID-19 RESPONSE: Volunteer Opportunities

UBC is looking for volunteers to help us serve our neighbors during the Covid-19 pandemic in our area. Please find some of our volunteer opportunities below. Questions? Contact Jerimiah at  


seminary Hills Park Elementary Mentorship program:


UBC is partnering with Seminary Hills Park Elementary to provide students with mentors during the 2020-2021 school year. Many of the students are learning English as a second language and need extra support. Mentors will meet with students virtually.

Time Commitment:
1 hour a week - Two 30 minute sessions
The sessions will be after school hours. 

Key Dates:
Sunday, September 13: Sign up deadline
Monday, September 14: Mentor Zoom Meeting 7:30PM
Tuesday, September 22: First Day of Mentoring

Details & Requirements for Mentors:
* Must be 18 years of age and completed high school
* Submit an application to volunteer with FWISD on Voly
* Background check performed by FWISD
* Complete a UBC Application to work with minors
* Complete the Protect my Ministry Child protection training 
* Complete mentor training
* We'll be using a variety of methods to conduct the meetings - Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp depending on family preferences and access.

If you are interested in volunteering, please submit the form below:
https://forms.gle/yTsDWqmTGjFmFeCZ9


FOOD DONATIONs

UBC is continuing to provide for the immediate needs of food for many of our community partners at Morningside Apartments and Seminary Hills Park Elementary. We are collecting donation of groceries on Mondays from 9 - 10 a.m. in the Preschool Drive-Up Area and asking for 4 volunteers to join us for packing groceries between 9 - 11 a.m. To sign up to serve, please use the link here:

Food Sorting & Distribution Sign-Up

Groceries Needed:

  • Box of cereal
  • Loaf of bread
  • Apples
  • 4 cans of vegetables
  • 4 cans of fruit
  • Canned Chicken/Tuna
  • 4 cans of soup/stew
  • 2 boxes of mac n’ cheese
  • 2 cans of beans
  • 1 box of granola/cereal bars
  • 1 box of crackers
  • 1 small bag of rice
  • 4 cans of evaporated milk

Presbyterian Night Shelter

The Presbyterian Night Shelter is facing unprecedented challenges brought on by necessary responses to COVID-19, including providing daily health screenings to the 700 homeless individuals they serve. They need 12 volunteers a day between 7:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

The following requirements must be met for those that would like to volunteer:

  • In good health
  • Pass the COVID-19 health screening and temperature requirements each day
  • Between the ages of 18-55
  • Volunteer to only do health screenings and refrain from doing other volunteer activities or individual advocacy
  • May volunteer up to 3 times per week

Interested individuals must complete the volunteer application and agree to online release of liability: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=355761115

Shift Scheduling is done via Signup Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044eaba628a0fc1-pnsguest

Questions: Contact Jerimiah at  


Masks for Medical Workers

We have an urgent need request from Presbyterian Night Shelter. The staff and clients there need face masks. They are requesting masks made from blue shop paper towels. These fit well and are disposable. 

Use the link below to watch a short tutorial video on how to make these masks. 

Mask-Making Tutorial 

We have mask kits available for pickup on the UBC Preschool Porch Monday - Friday. This is also where you can drop off the completed masks in a ziplock or other sealed bag. If you pick up a mask kit, the only supplies you will need are below:

Supplies needed:

  • tape
  • stapler

If you have questions, please contact Debi at or Chris Whitt at


Care Portal 

CarePortal is an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Caseworkers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. Please continue to check for needs here as the days unfold, as many families may be struggling to meet the needs of their children. 

CarePortal


 We are also needing volunteers to help with grief care, online tutoring for refugee children, support for medical care workers and unemployment relief/rent assistance.  If you are interested in helping in any of these areas, please contact any of our ministers to see where you can plug in.  


Interested in attending worship with us in-person or inviting a friend? Please review our Covid-19 Worship Attendance Guidelines at the link below:

Covid-19 Worship Attendance Guidelines