Serve Tampa Bay
Even in this time of COVID-19, we can serve our city in creative ways! Check out these opportunities to make a difference. And make sure you use the hashtag #lovingtampabay so we can celebrate the impact you’re making!
These are a few elderly homes where GFC partners by sending volunteers during our Serve Saturday events. Even though we can’t visit in person, we know that these notes will bring a smile to their faces! Thank you for taking the time to send a note of encouragement!
Liberty Manor Home for Veterans
10015 N. 9th Street
Tampa, FL 33612
The Colonnade at Carrollwood
13550 South Village Drive
Tampa, FL 33618
Angels Senior Living
3330 S. MacDill Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629
Centro Place Apartments
1302 East 21st Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
We have amazing local partners that are feeding our neighbors in need. Here are the links to their volunteer calendars so you can register yourself for an opportunity that works for you!
At Trinity Cafe, you’ll help serve guests in a restaurant like setting. They’ve adjusted to a grab and go model for now, and would love your help: https://volunteer.feedingtampabay.org/calendar
At Feeding Tampa Bay, you can serve in the warehouse by sorting donations, or at one of their mobile food pantries: https://volunteer.feedingtampabay.org/calendar
At Metropolitan Ministries, you can volunteer in their warehouse: https://www.metromin.org/individual-volunteering/hillsborough-county/
Hope Rising Prison Ministry is a local outreach that serves incarcerated individuals and their families. Our Mission is to Initiate Hope, Awaken Purpose, and Restore Families. Due to the pandemic, we are not able to serve in the facilities, however, if you would like to learn more about prison ministry and be added to our waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Soup Kitchen meets in the University area community, every Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:00 PM, where we serve a hot dinner to our hungry and homeless neighbors in Tampa. Children ages 10 and up are welcome to serve alongside their parents or guardians. Please register to find out more.
Supporting Foster Families
Grace Family Church loves our Foster, Kinship and Adoptive families! We want to support them in tangible, yet practical ways. We also seek to serve local struggling families to help them overcome a potential family disruption into foster care. With opportunities ranging from simply praying over needs, or responding to meet the incidental requests that come up in times of transition, to committing to walk closely alongside these families in their journey, we have ways for everyone to get involved!
If you are currently fostering, we would love to connect you to this support ministry.
To learn more about volunteering or if you are fostering, please email email@example.com.
Thirty minutes a week can make a huge difference in a child’s life! We have mentorship teams active at Lanier Elementary and Buchanan Middle School. Come to one of our upcoming Interest Meetings, where you’ll learn more about mentorship and how to get involved. Please register, so we can plan for you!