Reaching Beyond Ourselves: Local Outreach Opportunities
African-American Museum of Southern IllinoisExists to identify, preserve, and portray outstanding achievements of African-American citizens.
Centerstone (Formerly The H group)Provides a myriad of services to the communities in Jackson, Perry, Franklin, and Williamson counties. Broad service areas include: developmental disabilities, mental health, substance abuse, youth and family.
Boys & Girls Club of CarbondaleOffers a positive environment for children providing educational, recreational, and social activities.
Feed My Sheep: Bethel AME ChurchProvides free meals at Bethel AME Church and delivers meals to those who cannot attend.
Fellowship of Christian AthletesChallenges coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ.
Good SamariTan MinistriesEmergency Shelter, Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry: Provides free, safe, and temporary housing to homeless individuals; provides meals 3x/day, every day, to residents of the emergency shelter; provides canned goods and perishable foods to people who are in need.
Hospice of Southern IllinoisProvides palliative (comfort) care in the patient's home or in a home-like setting.
Jackson County Health Department
Jackson-Union County Habitat for Humanity
Works in partnership with working poor families, utilizing donated or discounted materials and services, to help them become first-time home owners. Provides a service for minor home repairs. Through this program, local low-income homeowners are able to apply for assistance with necessary minor home repairs.
P.O. Box 1064
Carbondale, IL 62903-1064
Volunteer Coordinator: Barbara Rester, 618-521-5900
Southern Illinois Hispanic MinistryJesus es el Señor: Provides for the spiritual, social, and physical needs of Hispanics residing in southern Illinois.
Lifesavers of Southern IllinoisTrains high school students how to identify students who are depressed or suicidal and how to make a referral for that student.
Little Grassy United Methodist CampOffers camping programs for children of all ages as well as year-round retreat facilities for many other groups.
Meals on WheelsDelivers approximately 260 meals per day homebound residents in Carbondale, DeSoto, Dowell, Elkville, Murphysboro, and Union County. The only guidelines to receive a meal is that the person be 60 years of age or older. The First United Methodist Church delivers meals on the first full Tuesday of each month, coordinated by two of our church members.
Midwest Mission Distribution CenterThe Center's mission is "to compassionately and joyfully support God's mission of helping the less fortunate throughout the midwest, the nations, and the world."
Pastor's Benevolent FundUsed by our pastors to give emergency assistance to local residents.
The Salvation ArmyMission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
906 Tower Square Plaza
Shawnee Alliance For OLDER ADULTS
Since 1983 the Shawnee Alliance for Older Adults program, has served persons over the age of sixty (60) and their caregivers. Program goals include providing access to services which enable older adults to maximize their independence and remain in the community, advocating for the rights of older adults and their quality of life in the community and in nursing homes, and protecting older adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
EGYPTIAN AREA AGENCY ON AGING
Helping people age 60 and older & their caregivers, people raising the children of their relatives, people with disabilities, volunteers, and veterans.
Serving the Illinois counties of Alexander, Franklin, Hardin, Gallatin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson. Offers Retired & Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Illinois funded by a grant from Senior Corps RSVP through the Corporation for National and Community Service to support at least 100 volunteers serving in the southern twelve counties of Illinois.
200 E. Plaza Dr.
Carterville, Illinois 62918
618-985-8311, ext. 101
Toll-Free: 888-895-3306, ext. 101
Special OlympicsProvides activities and events for disabled individuals.
The Thrift Shop (Church Women United)Provides affordable used clothing and household goods and free clothing/goods to people in need.
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church (UMC). Compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.
UMCOR’s work can be categorized into three major areas:
1) Humanitarian Relief / Disaster Response
2) Sustainable Development
3) Global Health (in collaboration with Global Ministries)
spero family services (formerly United Methodist Childrens Home)
Spero Family Services offers hope, help, and healing by providing Christ-centered human services to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals, families, and communities. Spero has a longstanding affiliation with the United Methodist Church.
Wesley Foundation @ SIUCSupports college students in their personal, physical, and spiritual growth.
The Women's CenterProvides services and support to children and women who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
MS WalkGet involved with the local chapter of the MS Society. Help raise money AND get fit in the process! Several members of FUMC have participated walks to raise funds for the MS Society.
A church, food pantry, youth center and community center, provides
for the spiritual and physical needs of those in the community. Every week food
is distributed to families in need, and multiple services and classes are
offered for those looking for a deeper connection. Reality Youth Center, a program of Victory Dream Center, began in 2006 and
has reached over 3,000 students in its 12 years of operation. Reality Youth
Center is committed to: