Pictured above is our own Rob Armajani who at the time was a member of Disciples Ministry Church Mission. He is prepping roasted turkey for our one and only Thanksgiving Meal served on Thanksgiving Day in 1986. Because we had a Holiday GiveAway on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving that included turkeys, we discontinued the Thanksgiving Day Meal. Rob has continued to serve the church as a volunteer member of the Board of Directors today.
Throughout the years, 32 years to be exact from 1980-2012, Volunteers have always been the greatest source of encouragement to the ministry. Until the church had the needed funds to pay staff, it relied on volunteers to do the work. Most of the staff started as volunteers. Most of the staff started as volunteers became staff members. Some staff members who changed employment came back to volunteer! Mission work at the church was always a blessing that people realized and needed to give back by working again and again.
Pastor Paul's Mission Teamwork
Are You Experienced? Do You Have Special Skills?
-These are some of the areas that we need your help-
Building & Grounds Maintenance
Office & Administrative
Volunteers- keep expenses- down
Volunteer Registration Call 612-521-4665
Monday thru Friday
Daytime Volunteer Hours 9am-12pm 12-2pm 2-4pm
Wednesday Evening 6:30-8:30pm
Many church youth groups volunteer Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30pm. Community groups, employee groups, families and individuals are among the volunteers who help Pastor Paul's Mission. They also do grounds and building maintenance. Volunteering is an opportunity to learn about the poverty in our community and help to meet those needs, as well as, networking with other volunteers.
The building is open for order assembly, order pick-up and donation deliveries. Customer's service requires order taking and answering questions about the online store and registration process. Answering telephone inquiries is from 8:00am-5:00pm CST Monday-Friday. Calls received by voicemail after 5:00pm CST are followed up the following day. The building is not open to the public at this time except for order pick-ups that are scheduled. Order pick-up is scheduled from 9:00am-1:00pm Monday-Friday at this time. Wednesdays are late nights where volunteers are scheduled from 6:30-8:30pm.
Expect To Work Hard-Build Lasting Friendships-And Have Fun!
THAT KEEPS THE BODY STRONG
Share Your Life-Give of Yourself
10 Most Frequently Asked-Volunteer Questions
What type of work will we do?
We will do building & grounds maintenance. Gardening as weather permits.
What ages are your volunteers?
13 years and older are the age requirements for volunteers.
What size group can you take at one time?
We can take from 1 person-12. We require 1 adult to 6 youth in the group to help supervise.
What are your volunteer hours?
Monday-Friday 9am-12pm 12-2pm 2pm-4pm Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30pm
Do you have a minimum time limit?
Yes 2 hours.
How should we dress?
Work clothes and casual clothing suitable for the season; jeans & sweatshirts, T-shirts & shorts, and comfortable tennis shoes.
Will we be working with the
Not at this time.
Will someone from the Pastor Paul's Mission talk to our group?
If requested beforehand to schedule the time (10 min). Pastor Paul will talk to your group.
Can we schedule to volunteer in advance?
Yes, some schedule for the year, and others schedule a week in advance if space is available
Can we take pictures of our group volunteering?
Yes, take pictures to show your family and friends
Here are some flickr pictures showing summer youth group volunteers!
Makes the Difference
Consider your skills
Get new experience
Gain exposure to poverty issues
Combine your skills with goals
Do not over commit your schedule
Do not commit your family and friends
Bring your energy and open mind
Follow directions and do your best
Share experiences with others
Enjoy helping people
Plan Today -Volunteer Tomorrow!
Volunteers USE Teamwork- TO GET WORK DONE
It's a Labor of Love
Top-In 1986 Pastor Paul's Thanksgiving Dinner- Rob Armajani, Church and Board Member, volunteers by slicing turkey for the one and only Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner. In 1986 Rob, Board Member, carved turkeys for Thanksgiving Dinner served to hundreds for the holiday. The dinners for the holiday were discontinued because people received turkeys in their grocery bags for Thanksgiving.
Above-In 1988 Pastor Paul's Historic Senior's Day- Our dedicated volunteers, Charity Daniels, Attorney General Skip Humphrey, and his assistant, Bill, prep lunch trays on St Patrick's Day on March 1988.
Above-Grocery Shelf Order Purchased Turkeys- Pastor Paul's Mission frozen turkeys were distributed in the Thanksgiving GiveAway Grocery bags. Fresh meats are a staple in Pastor Paul's Grocery Orders.