Helping Hands Tutoring and Mentoring
Volunteers tutor or mentor 3rd-5th grade students of Williams Elementary School in Reading and Math on Tuesdays from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in the Atkin Learning Center, FUMC. Volunteers also read in 3rd-5th grade classrooms any day of the week during the school day.
Faith in Action Georgetown
Faith in Action Georgetown is an interfaith volunteer organization that provides transportation and other supports for seniors who are no longer able to drive. The mission of the group is to help seniors remain independent and enhance their quality of life. FUMC is one of the sponsoring congregations and has representatives on our Board of Directors.
Volunteers pick up clients at their homes , drive them to their appointment or errand, and return them to their homes. All clients are Georgetown residents and most trips are in Georgetown. Some medical trips are to locations in Round Rock, Austin or Temple. Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm
- Contact: Vickie Orcutt, Director at 512-868-9544 or Rex Cloud.
Getsemani Neighborhood Garden
Founded in 2012, Getsemani Neighborhood Garden provides food for those in need, neighbors a place to garden, and lessons on how to garden. Garden volunteers meet Tuesday and Friday mornings at Getsemani Community Center, 412 E. 19th St, 9am-noon.
- Contacts: Peggy Schrott, Donna Connor at 512.863.5297 or Dick Pearce at 512.863.2186
Quail Valley Neighborhood
The Quail Valley Neighborhood mission work, which is a partnership between FUMC and The Salvation Army Georgetown Service Center, is focused on providing meaningful recreation and socialization opportunities for kids and families within the greatest area of need in the Williams Elementary attendance zone. Food, fun and fellowship are the priorities, with highlights including lively kids’ soccer games, dinner, distribution of children's books, visits from local authorities (fire, police, EMS), and craft opportunities.
Activities occur at the corner of Quail Valley Drive and Katy Lane in Georgetown. The gatherings are monthly, but the dates vary. Check out the dates here and sign up to participate!
- Contact: Bob Kalka at 512-413-5268
Eat lunch once a week with a Williams Elementary School student offering friendship and a listening ear. Get to know the student and the student's family and build a relationship based on trust, care and concern for the student. Takes place in the cafeteria during the lunch hour each day of the week.
- Contact: Susan Turley at 512.864.7270
Back Pack Buddies
This is a totally volunteer organization that provides food each weekend to students who are needy. In collaboration with the GISD administration, counselors at each elementary and middle school determine which students are in need of food on weekends and invite them to apply. Over 52% of the students in GISD are on the free and/or reduced lunch program so there is a real need for this service. In the spring of 2015, we are currently serving 886 students in Georgetown. The volunteers who participate in this program are giving of their time in an effort to make the world a better place. They are fellowshipping with other Christians as they place the food in bags to be sent home each Thursday at Williams Elementary School.
- Contact: John Carnes at 858.204.8675
The Caring Place
Our church supports The Caring Place with our financial contributions and member volunteers who donate hours of service on a regular basis. There are many volunteer opportunities available including cashier, food pantry, reception, pricing, casework, data entry, vintage store and more. Shifts are available Monday through Saturday, 8am-4pm, either morning or afternoon.
- Contact: Lucile Byerley or Ann Cain
Provide respite for caregivers of Alzheimers and Dementia-related patients. Volunteers are paired with a participant for four hours of fellowship, devotions, singing, games, crafts and exercise. This allows the caregivers to enjoy some important downtime and take care of personal errands or appointments. Takes place Mondays 10am-2pm at the McKinney Christian Ministry Center.
- Contact: Barb Twyford at 512.863.3935
Meals on Wheels
Deliver hot meals to senior citizens. Meals are delivered between 10:30am and 12pm, Monday through Friday. Our church is responsible for delivering meals every ten weeks, five times a year. Substitute deliverers are asked to fill in for regular deliverers whenever needed. Meals are prepared and picked up at the Madella Hilliard Senior Center on Eighth Street near downtown Georgetown.
- Contact: Holly Garner, Coordinator for Meals on Wheels at 512.422.9095