Local Service Opportunities

Looking for a place to be the love of Jesus by serving others in and around Tacoma? Checkout the many ways you can serve through UPPC’s Local Mission Partners. 

Want to serve globally? Check out UPPC’s Global Mission Partners.  

FAMILIES UNLIMITED NETWORK (FUN) Located on UPPC’s premises, FUN volunteers honor and strengthen families through teaching, supporting essential needs and building relationships out of love for God and neighbor. Donate food, serve in the Food Bank, or volunteer in the Spot After-School Tutoring Program. More information at www.familiesunlimitednetwork.org.

Learn about the Food Bank and SPOT Mission Groups.  

YOUTH FOR CHRIST Bring God’s hope and love to 11-19 year olds across Pierce County through loving relationships founded in YFC’s City Life, Campus Life, Parent Life and Juvenile Justice ministries. Volunteers are especially needed in Parent Life and A•NEW, a Juvenile Justice Ministry for teens who are affected by Sex Trafficking. More information at www.tacomayfc.org.

Learn about the Parent Life and Human Trafficking Mission Groups.  

SAFE HAVEN REFUGEE MINISTRY Befriend a refugee; help children and adults practice their English; teach refugees job search and interview skills; serve on a Good Neighbor Team. More information at safehaventacoma.org.

Learn about the Safe Haven Mission Group.  

OLIVE CREST Become a foster parent or assist families in crisis through mentoring, transportation assistance, babysitting, or short-term care for their children.  More information at www.olivecrest.org.

Learn about the Foster & Adoptive Parents Mission Group.  

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Participate in a UPPC home construction event in the fall or spring. More information about Habitat at www.tpc-habitat.org.  Volunteer by contacting Jim Goertz, UPPC Ministry Liaison, 253-241-9000; jlgoertz@gmail.com.

FAMILY RENEWAL SHELTER Bring healing and hope to victims of domestic violence by assisting with property maintenance, providing administrative assistance, or preparing a home cooked meal.  More information at www.domesticviolencehelp.org. Volunteer by contacting Barry Carlaw, UPPC Ministry Liaison, 253-564-8106; bcarlaw@yahoo.com

REACH MINISTRIES Provide hope to children and their families who are stigmatized with HIV by serving at a REACH camp or retreat, mentoring those affected by HIV, interning with REACH or preparing encouraging gift baskets or gift cards.  More information at www.reachministries.org.

YOUNG LIFE Serve at a Young Life club or camp, become a committee member or assist with fundraising projects.  More information at www.upnt.younglife.org.

READING BUDDIES Provide reading support to kids in UP schools who need extra assistance. For more information, contact Elizabeth Brant, UPPC Ministry Liaison, elizandy2@ymail.com.

ALIVE! 9-5 Encourage and mentor adults facing career transitions. For more information, contact Jim Lineweaver, UPPC Ministry Liaison, jimlineweaver@aol.com.

THE KINGDOM STORY MINISTRIES Equip leaders to impact God’s kingdom by mentoring a Leadership Institute participant, housing an intern, being a guest speaker.  More information at www.thekingdomstory.org.