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There are many opportunities to serve God and God’s people through Holy Trinity, and there is a place and a need for the unique gifts of every member. The organizations listed below are supported by Holy Trinity financially and with volunteers. For more information about these and other service opportunities, contact Mark Lile-King, Minister of Welcome, Engagement and Pastoral Care, at 336-272-6149 or mark .

For a list of opportunities for service within the Church, please visit Volunteering Inside the Parish.

Current Projects

Short-term and seasonal outreach projects such as Thanksgiving’s in the Bag, the Angel Tree at Christmas, and Summer Sunday Outreach events are listed in the upcoming events calendar and in the weekly emailed newsletter, The ePistle.

Community Organizations

Disabilities

Horsepower’s mission is to provide therapeutic benefits through the use of horses in a safe and controlled atmosphere for people who are mentally, physically, emotionally, and/or socially challenged. www.horsepower.org

Education/Jobs

The Augustine Literacy Project helps low-income children and teens improve their skills in reading, writing, and spelling. Holy Trinity volunteers attend an intensive two-week training, then commit to tutoring a child one-on-one twice a week for an hour each session during the school year. Volunteers use the Orton-Gillingham approach. www.augustineproject.org

StepUp Ministry Greensboro provides job skills and life skills training to struggling individuals and families. The organization helps participants secure jobs and build financial literacy, physical and mental health, and healthy relationships. www.stepupministry.org/about-stepup/greensboro

Triad-Rowan Continentals is a chapter of Continental Societies, Incorporated, an international public service organization dedicated to the socioeconomic and cultural welfare of underprivileged children and youth. www.continentalsocietiesinc.org

Elderly

Mobile Meals Program delivers a nutritious mid-day meal to home-bound senior adults age 60 and older who cannot prepare a meal for themselves or have no one available to assist them. Volunteers work in pairs to deliver the meals, which are made by a local caterer, and check on the senior they visit. Holy Trinity provides volunteers the third Monday of each month from 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. www.senior-resources-guilford.org/mobilemeals

Senior Wheels Medical Transportation Program provides rides for ambulatory seniors age 55 and over to medical appointments in Guilford County and to regional medical facilities. Volunteer drivers from the faith community provide the transportation. The program is organized by Senor Resources of Guilford. www.senior-resources-guilford.org/medtransportation

The Servant Center is a non profit outreach ministry that offers services that address the needs of the most vulnerable, particularly the homeless, the disabled, and those living in poverty. The Servant Center is the lead agency for the AmeriCorps Partnership to End Homelessness program and a community partner with Partnership to End Homelessness. www.theservantcenter.org

Healthcare

FaithAction International House runs a medical clinic for immigrants in space provided by Holy Trinity in a house on Simpson Street. Volunteer doctors provide basic evaluations, diagnosis, and treatment of common health issues. To volunteer or learn more, contact FaithAction international. www.faithaction.org

Higher Ground, originally established by Holy Trinity and a coalition of churches and now operated by Triad Health Project (www.triadhealthproject.com), is a retreat and resource center for people infected or in any way affected by HIV/AIDS. Holy Trinity volunteers serve a monthly lunch and assist with workshops, gardening, transportation, and office work. www.triadhealthproject.com/higherground

Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro provides care and support for terminally ill patients and their families. Various volunteer opportunities are available, from clerical assistance to public speaking to visiting families. Training is offered. www.hospicegso.org

Knit One, Pray Too makes prayer shawls, preemie caps, and other items for people who are in crisis or who have lost a loved one. A collaborative ministry of Holy Trinity and Healing Ground, Knit One, Pray Too meets the first Monday of each month from 2-4 p.m. in Smyth Library at Holy Trinity. Materials are provided, and all levels of knitters are welcome.

Winter Walk for AIDS takes place the first weekend in December. It is a short walk that raises vital funding for Triad Health Project’s direct client services and prevention education programs. Holy Trinity supports the walk by providing a water station for walkers on the day of the walk and by encouraging parishioners to walk and recruit sponsors. www.triadhealthproject.com/events/winterwalk.php

Housing

Barnabas Network, which Holy Trinity was instrumental in starting, provides gently used home furnishings to pre-screened clients who might be victims of fires, families moving from homelessness, mothers and children fleeing domestic violence, and families and individuals recovering from a major setback. Volunteers staff the warehouse, answer phones, file, and do computer entry. Training is provided. www.thebarnabasnetwork.org

Glory Ridge is a non-denominational Christian camp founded in 1973. Located in the mountains of Madison County, N.C., Glory Ridge is used by groups as a retreat and work camp to reach out to the surrounding community. Holy Trinity youth and adults have spent a week at Glory Ridge repairing homes for families in need every summer for nearly 30 years. www.gloryridge.org

Greensboro Housing Coalition’s mission is to advocate for fair, decent, affordable housing for low and moderate income people and those with special needs. The organization offers referrals, information, and education to assist clients with a variety of housing problems. www.greensborohousingcoalition.com

Habitat for Humanity brings together people of all faiths to build quality, affordable homes and thriving neighborhoods where families can create better lives. Laborers of all skill levels are needed. Training is provided. Volunteers can help on Saturdays and during the week. The Habitat ReStore, which sells donated merchandise, also uses volunteers. www.habitatgreensboro.org

Jericho House is a residential transitional home serving men just released from prison. This ministry assists former prisoners in stabilizing their lives through gainful employment and daily support, Bible study, and transportation, clothing, and other life necessities. To contact them, please call 275-9625.

Mary’s House provides transitional housing for women with children while they recover from addiction and establish stable lives and find jobs. Volunteers are needed to baby sit for the children on weekday evenings so that the residents can attend support groups. To contact them, please call 275-0820. www.onlinegreensboro.com/~maryshouse

Partnership Village, a part of Greensboro Urban Ministry, is a transitional housing community for formerly homeless individuals and families. There are 32 studio apartments, 12 two-bedroom family apartments, and 24 three-bedroom family apartments. The goal of Partnership Village is to help clients become self-sufficient with permanent housing within two years through case management and supportive services. Holy Trinity volunteers provide a tutoring program for children living at Partnership Village. www.greensborourbanministry.org/services/housing-assistance/partnership-village

Hunger

CROP Walk is a 3.1-mile community walk sponsored by Greensboro Urban Ministry and Church World Service, Inc., to raise money to fight hunger locally and globally. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised go to Potter’s House Community Kitchen at Greensboro Urban Ministry, and 75 percent goes to Church World Service to meet human needs and foster self-reliance in more than 80 countries. Members of Holy Trinity serve as sponsors and/or walkers. www.greatergreensborocropwalk.org

Food for the Hungry collects non-perishable foods, powdered milk, paper products, cleaning products, light bulbs, and toiletries for distribution to the Grocery Assistance Program (GAP) at The Servant Center, the food ministry at Greensboro Urban Ministry, and the food pantry at Triad Health Project. Items may be placed in baskets in the Narthex at Holy Trinity any Sunday.

Greensboro Urban Ministry offers a variety of services. Programs include: emergency assistance, food bank, winter emergency shelters, Potter’s House Community Kitchen, Partnership Village transitional housing, Pathways Center temporary housing, Weaver House shelter, and a chaplaincy program to provide a ministry of presence. Holy Trinity volunteers help serve meals on a regular basis. www.greensborourbanministry.org

Hot Dish & Hope has served a meal each Tuesday and Thursday since 2008 in First Presbyterian Church’s Mullin Life Center. Anyone who is hungry is welcomed between 6 and 6:30 p.m. The meals include a brief program of music and/or a message of God’s love and grace. The event needs volunteers to help serve meals and to provide other support. www.fpcgreensboro.org/serve/hot-dish-hope

Refugee/International

FaithAction International House serves thousands of new immigrants while educating and connecting our diverse community across lines of culture and faith — turning strangers into neighbors. Its goal is to help Greensboro become a model multicultural, interfaith, and immigrant-friendly city. Holy Trinity provides space in a house on Simpson Street for a medical clinic, staffed by volunteers, that serves FaithAction clients. www.faithaction.org

Holy Trinity Transitional Housing supports refugees from foreign countries and has supported local families who have lost their homes. Holy Trinity volunteers help the families integrate into the community. Support might include food, furniture, clothing, and assistance in referrals to proper day care, health care, education, and vocational training. Holy Trinity owns and oversees two buildings: a single family dwelling on Simpson Street and a duplex on West Smith Street.

Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories, and gift items from across the globe. Holy Trinity was instrumental in getting a Greensboro store established and provides volunteers to work in the store. Hours are variable, with people needed for all shifts. www.greensboro.tenthousandvillages.com

Church World Services works with new refugee arrivals. The Cone Foundation has awarded a grant to Holy Trinity for the Parish Nurse to work with refugees through Church World Services to provide services to those refugees who live in apartments at Glen Haven.