Ready to Serve
Independent Presbyterian Church believes strongly in continuing to carry out Christ's ministry in Birmingham and the world through acts of service. Learn more about IPC Community Ministries' service opportunities, and how you can live out your faith in the community. The large range of opportunities allows for all ages and skill sets to participate!
Current Service Opportunities at IPC
Discover service and giving opportunities through IPC that make a difference at our church and in our community. All volunteers with Children or Youth must follow the requirements of the Child & Youth Protection Policy.
STAIR 3.0 is an incredible program that continues to yield amazing results! This bi-weekly program offers one-on-one tutoring sessions to 3rd-graders at Hayes K-8 to help improve their literacy skills. We are currently seeking volunteers for Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm. You can sign up for either day or both days.
If you're looking to make a difference in a child's life, consider signing up for STAIR 3.0 today. Students genuinely look forward to these encounters, and word is spreading—more children are clamoring to know more about this empowering experience! For further information, please contact Becky Wright, Children’s Fresh Air Farm Director.
IPC supplies, packs, and delivers 320 snack bags monthly. Groups and individuals are welcome to contact Sarah Scruggs at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what is needed to pack bags! What goes in a Buddy Bag?
- Hearty/Chunky Soup
- Microwaveable Mac and Cheese
- Microwaveable Chef Boyardee
- Fruit Cup
- Packets of Grits/Oatmeal
- Breakfast/Protein Bar
- Peanut Butter/Cheese Snack Crackers
Donations can be dropped off or sent via a delivery service Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm to IPC Community Ministries' entrance on 31st Street South. Our current items needed include food and hygiene items.
Volunteers are needed to deliver Meals on Wheels in the Kingston neighborhood, where a significant part of our local community outreach is focused. Volunteers work in pairs delivering meals on the same day every other week. Meals are picked up at United Way on Clairmont Ave. Clear directions to each recipient's home is provided, and the total time from picking up the meals to completion of the delivery route (10-12 stops) is about one-and-a-half hours. Interested volunteers should sign up directly with Meals on Wheels.
Join us in shaping joyful experiences and meaningful growth for young hearts at IPC this winter! Worship Care is an essential part of IPC's Children Ministries of Sunday mornings and helpers are needed on Sunday Mornings @ 11am.
New Volunteer Opportunity with i3 Academy’s Mobility Mentor Program! IPC Discernment Committee funds are supporting this new and highly successful international program, which helps low-income families reach the middle class and beyond. It is EMPath, Inc.’s coaching approach – based on science – that gets breakthrough results. i3 Academy leaders, Dr. Tommy Bice and Mobility Mentor Coordinator Ebone Kimbre, have begun offering this dynamic program to elementary and middle school families. They are seeking dedicated mentors, who will partner with individual families to assess their family’s life, health, finances, education, and career. Interested in joining IPC’s two volunteers in training? i3 has several families waiting on collaborative partners.
Join us for an upcoming Global Mission Journey! Deadlines are approaching for three of our international mission journeys travelling to Chiapas, Mexico, May 25-31; Nairobi, Kenya July 8-20; and Mwandi, Zambia August 15-28. Don't miss out on these amazing opportunities to learn more about yourself and IPC's mission partners while making a difference in the world!
Please apply by March 1, due to airfare coordination. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Melissa Self Patrick.