One of the most rewarding things you can do is volunteer at your church. In your membership vows, you pledged to support the church with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. The Volunteer Ministry at First Methodist Houston provides an avenue for you to serve in love and help others while receiving a blessing to yourself and growing in your relationship with God.
Be a part! We want everyone to join us in serving God in the church and in the community. There’s a place for everyone!
Opportunities To Serve In The Church
Golf Cart Driver | Ushers | Greeters | Main Street Indoor Park Greeter | First Kids Greeter | Wedding Volunteer | Lifeline Volunteer | Lifeline Sunday School | Hospital List Volunteer
Tuesday Shepherd’s Staff
Join our Tuesday Shepherd Staff. We do various office-type tasks and database work.
For more information contact: Karen Kent, [email protected]
Serve on Sundays by interacting with the congregation by providing bulletins, assisting with seating, parking walkers and passing collection plates.
Time commitment: Anywhere between one and all Sundays of the month
- For more information on being a usher for the downtown campus or west campus, please email Ruthie Estes [email protected]
Time commitment: Varies from Special Occasions or 5th Sundays or one Sunday a month. Shifts run 30 minutes.
- For more information on being an greeter for the downtown campus or west campus please email Christina Maley [email protected]
Main Street Indoor Park Greeter
Set out toys, table activities, and start the music for children who come to the Indoor Park with their parents or nannies. Greet them as they come and go, then do minor clean-up and straightening afterward.
Time commitment: Tuesday and/or Thursday from 9 a.m. – noon
For more information on being a usher for the downtown campus, please email Courtney Hutchins [email protected]
First Kids Greeter
Greet children and families as they arrive in the Children’s areas on Sundays. Need two volunteers on first floor and two on second floor. Welcome new families and walk them through the first time visitor process. Assist children and parents in check-in using the REALM system. Must pass a background check and complete Safe Sanctuary training.
Time commitment: Minimum of two Sundays a month commitment. 9:30 am to 11:15 am.
- For more information on being an first kids greeter for the downtown campus, please email Courtney Hutchins [email protected]
- For more information on being an first kids greeter for the west campus, please email Mandy Jones, [email protected]
Wedding Guild Volunteer
Time commitment: 1-hour commitment on the day of rehearsal (typically Friday) and 4-hour commitment the day of the wedding (typically Saturday). Need 2 volunteers per wedding.
- For more information on being an greeter for the downtown campus or west campus, please email Laura Aldis, [email protected]
Lifeline To The Homeless Volunteer
Help serve our homeless clients. Volunteers typically will work the desk and help clients individually with food, clothing and other items we provide. In addition to this, there is sorting of clothing, making lunches, and miscellaneous duties.
Time commitment: Lifeline hours are 9:15 – 11:30 am, Monday – Thursday.
For more information on being a volunteer for Lifeline at the downtown campus, please email Alexis McCarty [email protected]
Lifeline Sunday School Volunteers
Volunteers are in need of volunteer leaders and volunteer support for Lifeline Sunday School at the downtown campus.
Lifeline Sunday School Volunteer Leader: Lifeline is looking for 2-3 people who would be willing to teach the Lifeline Sunday school class on Sunday. The leaders would only be responsible for 1 Sunday a month. There will be a curriculum provided.
Lifeline Sunday School Support Volunteer: Lifeline is looking for 2-3 volunteers to attend the class, help organize, welcome class members, and aid in the clean-up of the space at the end of the class. We will need 2-3 volunteers each Sunday.
To volunteer or for more information, contact Alexis McCarty at 281-924-9085 or [email protected].
Hospital List Volunteer
Volunteers take one day per week sending out the Healing and Caring Report about members who are in the hospital, in rehab or hospice. Orientation, training, and standby help are available. Depending on how many people are in the hospital and whether missing information must be tracked down, as well as your own work speed, the task takes anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Volunteer will be able to work from home and choose the day.
Time commitment: Choose from Monday, Tuesday, or Friday
- For more information on being a hospital list volunteer, please email Nancy Jenkins, [email protected]
Family Service Project: STAAR Test Bags
Join at 10am us for a Family Service Project as we pack STAAR Test snack bags to encourage the kids of Port Houston Elementary, Sneed Elementary, and Westchase Neighborhood Schools. West Campus in the 3663 Building Downtown Campus on the 2nd floor
Volunteer – Sewing Classes
Join us and volunteer to help with our sewing classes. Sewing classes began Tuesday, January – March from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for 6 weeks. For more information, contact Paula Niz at [email protected]
ESL Classes Volunteers
ESL Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30PM, 3663 Westcenter Dr. Houston 77042, March 21-May 25 For information on how to volunteer, contact Paula Niz at [email protected]
Golf Cart Drivers
We are looking for volunteers for our Golf Cart Ministry. Drivers are the first to welcome guests and members to our church with a warm and friendly greeting and a ride to the door. If are interested in being a part of our team, please contact Ruthie Estes [email protected] for more information.
Volunteer for NIA’s Children’s Bible Studies
Neighbors in Action is looking for volunteers for our weekly Bible study programs starting Pre -1st grade on Mondays at 6 p.m. 2nd – 3rd grade on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. High School and Middle School on Thursdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. Please contact Kathrin Meier for more information: [email protected]
Register For 3663 Food Pantry
Do you need assistance with food? First Methodist Houston Missions’ Ministry has opened 3663 Food Pantry at 3663 Westcenter Drive in Houston, TX. 3663 Food Pantry is here to help serve our community families and to those are in need of food. If you feel like you are in need of food assistance please register […]
Come join our Lifeline Sunday School Breakfast every Sunday. We are looking for volunteers to sign up to provide breakfast for our Sunday school class. For more information or to volunteer, contact Alexis McCarty at 281-924-9085 or at [email protected]
Lifeline Sunday School
Come join our Lifeline Sunday School at the Downtown campus. Volunteers are needed to lead and support. Lifeline Sunday School Volunteer Leader: Lifeline is looking for 2-3 people who would be willing to teach the Lifeline Sunday school class on Sunday. The leaders would only be responsible for 1 Sunday a month. There will be […]
Lifeline is accepting donation items for the winter season. We accept the following items: Hygiene Items New Socks New Underwear Reading Glasses Backpacks/Sturdy Bags Belts T-shirts Unstained/Unripped casual clothing Items may be placed in the donation bins on Sunday mornings or brought to the welcome desk Monday – Thursday. For more information, contact Alexis McCarty […]
Volunteer 3663 Food Pantry
Volunteer 3663 Food Pantry. FMH West Campus’ 3663 Food Pantry is open for service to anyone in the community that are in need of food. Volunteer shifts are available every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday The Current Volunteer Schedule: Sundays 10AM – 11AM | Thursdays 8AM – 10AM Click Register to join our volunteer team! If […]
Other volunteer opportunities
Pew guild, communion stewards, registration pad collectors, sewing ministry, prayer shawl ministry and letter writing team.
If you have any questions or concerns about other opportunities to volunteer for the church, please email Ruthie Estes [email protected]
Spiritual Gift Assessment
Have you asked yourself what kind of gifts has God blessed me with to share? On the other hand, maybe you have noticed a gift but, you are not sure how to use your spiritual gifts. We encourage you to take the time to find out now. The two main purposes of spiritual gifts are to equip God’s people to do His work in and through us and to serve people.