This site has been CONFIRMED for 2019.

  • Serving Time: 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
    • Arrive at the Site:
      • Morning Volunteers: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
      • Afternoon Volunteers: 11:45 a.m.-Noon
  • Lunch for Volunteers:

Why are we serving here?

One of the ways ForColumbia strives to love and serve our neighbors is by serving those non-profit organizations that are actively working every day in the lives of people in Columbia. Wilkes Boulevard UMC is home to more than one non-profit effort; both Turning Point and Loaves and Fishes work out of this church’s property. Turning Point and Loaves and Fishes both focus on the needs of the homeless population in our city, providing meals nightly as well as other practical services such as laundry facilities and the ability to shower, in addition to other support and advocacy services. When we give our time for the benefit of people in our community who are marginalized, we send the message that they are valuable.

What can I expect?

ForColumbia volunteers will be working inside Wilkes Boulevard UMC to deep clean the kitchen and eating area for Loaves & Fishes.

Don't forget to wear your T-shirt!
Don’t forget to wear your T-shirt!

What should I bring?

  • Volunteers should bring work gloves, and be prepared to work outside.
  • If sunny, we encourage you to consider bringing sunscreen and/or a hat in case you are assigned to the outdoor work.
  • We encourage all volunteers to wear close-toed shoes.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2019 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, we encourage families to bring older children who can assist in the listed projects.