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!

For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinators, Carolyn Harris for Downtown and Celecia Martinez for Westchase.

Golf Cart Volunteers

Golf Cart Driver

Drivers are the first point of contact for visitors and members attending church by providing rides from the parking lot to the front door of the church. This service is provided before and after the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. service every Sunday – weather dependent. Volunteers are scheduled by church service time, so there are separate drivers for each church service. Drivers must be at least 21years old to 75 years.  Prospective volunteers are always welcome to do a ride-a-long with a current driver to see if this is a way they can help serve the church drivers to provide before/after service rides to/from the parking lot to Church. Texas Driver’s License &  proof of insurance required.
Time commitment: 1 hour before church and 15 minutes after church service at least once a month

More information here to sign-up.

Church Ushers


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

Church Greeter


Time commitment: Varies from Special Occasions or 5th Sundays or one Sunday a month. Shifts run 30 minutes.

Main Street Indoor Park Greeter

Main Street Indoor Park Greeter

Downtown Campus

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 Carolyn Harris , [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.

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.

Lifeline To The Homeless Volunteer

Downtown Campus

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

Lifeline Sunday School Volunteers

Downtown Campus

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

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 Carolyn Harris, [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.

Take the spiritual gift assessment here.