Opportunities for Service in Wilmington, NC

St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church works with the following organizations to improve the lives of Wilmington residents. Some of these groups may need assistance from a mission team only rarely, while others may be very hungry for help on any given date and time.

CAPE FEAR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is a Christian housing ministry that aims to eliminate poverty housing by working in partnership with God and our community to build simple, decent and affordable homes. SACPC regularly participates. Volunteers are needed to work at the site, provide lunches and help with scheduling. Stephen Spain, Director (910-762-4744)

CAPE FEAR LITERACY COUNCIL provides individualized literacy services for adults and youth at educational risk so they are able to meet their goals and develop their potential. Susan Pomeroy, Director (910-251-0911)

CAROUSEL CENTER, INC. provides a child friendly environment to meet the needs of abused and neglected children and supports child abuse prevention efforts in Southeastern North Carolina. Amy Feath, Director (910-254-9898)

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER provides comprehensive educational and therapeutic services to children challenged with difficulties in learning and social development. Nancy Haddock, Director (910-343-4224)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER & SERVICES, INC. works toward the elimination of violence and oppression against women and their children and provides emergency and support services for victims/survivors of domestic violence. Volunteers are needed to cook casseroles occasionally. Mary Ann Lama, Director (910-343-0703)

ELDERHAUS, INC. provides qualified and caring daytime supervision and socialization to adults in a safe and secure setting, and provides respite for caregivers, serving as an alternative to inappropriate and unnecessary institutionalization of the elderly in long-term care facilities. Trudy Tan, Acting Director (910-343-8209)

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES presents to “athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.” Hal Hiatt, Director SE Region (910-762-4322)

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER plans, develops, and maintains an ecumenical and social ministry to meet the needs of the hungry, homeless, and jobless in our community. Volunteers are needed to serve dinner. Katrina Knight, Director (910-763-4424)

HAVEN MINISTRIES provides for people suffering the effects of trauma, mental illness and substance abuse access to compassionate comprehensive evaluation, treatment and healing that is Christ-centered, Gospel-oriented and worship-focused. Dwight Lysne, MD, MDiv (910-399-3927)

HOSPITALITY HOUSE provides lodging and support service to patients and family members in medical crisis. Lynette Tharp, Manager (910-815-5313)

INTERNATIONAL SEAMEN’S SERVICE CENTER offers hospitality, friendship, and service, demonstrating the love of God to seamen of many nations who come to the port of Wilmington. Chaplain Richie Wammack (910-762-3792)

INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP establishes a Christian community for students and faculty at UNC-Wilmington. Andrew Givens, Advisor (540-798-5153)

LOWER CAPE FEAR HOSPICE provides professional health care and comfort to the terminally ill and offers hope, support, and education to patients, families, and the community. SACPC contributions support the Sunrise Kids Programs that support children who grieve loss or face terminal illness. Laurie Bystrom, RN, MSN, MPH (910-796-7900)

PHOENIX EMPLOYMENT MINISTRY helps homeless and near homeless people find and keep meaningful employment. Rev. Donald Skinner, Director (910-343-8469)

PORT CITY YOUNG LIFE is a non-denominational Christian ministry to high school students, seeking to bring young people to Christ through fellowship at weekly club meetings, Bible study, and outings. Sam Kennedy, Director (910-392-5551)

PRESBYTERIAN COUNSELING CENTER provides pastoral counseling, therapy, and education to clients and the community. Jonathan Kelly, Director (910-452-7370)

RESCUE MISSION OF CAPE FEAR offers physical and spiritual assistance to the hungry, hurting and homeless, providing Christian worship and Bible study, as well as meals, shelter, and clothing. Larry Clopton, Manager (910-343-0366)

SALVATION ARMY, an international movement, is an evangelical service agency committed to sharing the word of Christ and meeting human needs in His name without discrimination. Major Richard Watts, Director (910-762-7354)

SECOND HELPINGS is a food reclamation program through the Good Shepherd Center which gathers food from area restaurants, grocery stores, produce vendors and small farmers to be distributed to various non-profit organizations. Volunteers are needed to pick up donations. James Williams, Director (910-763-4424 x 112)

SHELTER CARE is a St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church outreach that builds wheelchair ramps for the poor, elderly or handicapped in our community. Volunteers are needed on a random basis. Joe Mitchell (910-799-8504), Tom Lubbers (910-686-2040)

WILMINGTON AREA REBUILDING MINISTRY (WARM) serves low-income homeowners in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties (NC), many of whom are elderly and/or disabled.  WARM helps people age in place safely – preserving their dignity and independence.  Lindsay Miles, Volunteer Coordinator (910-399-7563).  www.warmnc.org

WILMINGTON INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK (WIHN) provides homeless families with emergency shelter and other programs to assist in their transition to independent living. Volunteers are needed to serve a meal as well as overnight hosting duties. Anne Best, Director (910-762-0339)

WRAAP (WILMINGTON RESIDENTIAL ADOLESCENT ACHIEVEMENT PLACE) provides after-school enrichment supervision to elementary age students. Daryl Dockery, Director (910-520-9286)

YAHWEH CENTER CHILDREN’S VILLAGE serves to house, heal, and find homes for some of North Carolina’s worst child abuse cases. Carla Roberts, Director (910-675-3533)