Habitat for Humanity

habitat for humanity logoThrough volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with Habitat homeowner (partner) families and volunteers. Habitat homes are sold to partner families at no profit and are financed with affordable, zero-interest loans. The homeowner is responsible for the monthly mortgage payment. The revenue received from the mortgage payments is used to support Habitat programs. For more information please see Habitat for Humanity’s website at www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org

To volunteer contact Brenda Roe.

American Association of Caregiving Youth

aacy logo circleAmerican Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY) is the national resource for the support of children who are caring for ill, injured, elderly, or disabled family members.

Do you know a caregiving youth? If you know a young person who is caring for a family member, encourage them to contact us at 1-800-725-2512.

Would you like to help a caregiving youth? If you would like to volunteer with AACY and help a local caregiving youth, please call 561-391-7401 or email info@aacy.org.

An estimated 1.4 million U.S. children take care of ailing parents, grandparents, and siblings. The United Methodist Church has created a video about AACY and Connie Siskowski, a United Methodist and member of our church, who was inspired to create this organization to support child caregivers. Connie was also named one of CNN’s 2012 Heroes (video.) A more detailed video about what AACY is all about can be seen here.  For more information, please go to www.aacy.org or call 561-391-7401.

Love Boca Outreach Ministries

homeless outreach FUMC 2014 logo onlyLove Boca Outreach Ministries – Resources and Inspiration for the Homeless Population of Boca Raton. WATCH OUR VIDEO!

Love Boca has a multi-faceted approach to helping the homeless community.  There is an initial interview with each individual to asses their needs and abilities, determine medical needs and basically try to figure out who they are and how they are doing.

Everyone is different and is “living on the street” for different reasons.  Love Boca starts with addressing the basic needs, providing a meal, giving them someone to talk to and help them to feel human again.

How Love Boca helps:

  • Food/Clothing
  • Substance Abuse Treatment/Counseling
  • Employment/Skills Workshops
  • Emergency Shelter/Transportation

If you have any questions or you are willing to help, please contact Anne Cann, Program Coordinator at 561-674-3378.

Sunday Morning Greeter

Volunteers are needed for our Welcome Wagon on the East Campus to greet and assist visitors with information about our church. Can you be a greeter once a month after the service you attend? It’s easy and fun! Contact Jill Haire 561-395-1244 x123 for more information or to volunteer.

The Veranda Club

Activity Assistants Needed

The Veranda Club is looking for energetic, permanent volunteers to assist with programs for the residents. The volunteers are needed one day a week to oversee and run programs such as Current Events, Book Discussions/Reviews, and Games (cards & bingo). The Veranda Club is located off Palmetto Circle in Boca Raton with both independent-living and assisted-living residents. To learn more about how you can volunteer, please call Ida at 561-348-0581.