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Service Opportunities


Service Opportunities

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

Select Saturdays: June 8 & 22 and July 20
Pepper Place Market
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables at a Farmers Market

IPC members have the opportunity to volunteer with the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) Alabama Gleaning Network at the Pepper Place Farmers' Market on June 8, June 22, and July 20. At least six volunteers are needed each date from 11 am to 1 pm to gather, weigh, and organize leftover produce from the farmers. This is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity to help reduce food waste while providing for our neighbors in need.

Thursday, June 13, 2024Friday, July 26, 2024
The Children's Fresh Air Farm

Birmingham City children come to the Farm each summer for six weeks of reading, writing, and mathematics in the mornings, as well as afternoons filled with art, music, drama, science, and swimming.

We need your help!
Please consider signing up to volunteer. Find links to tutor or lead chapel below.

Each Summer Sunday beginning June 2

We need adult volunteers to support our Sunday morning programming during the summer. Sign up to help us lead our preschoolers and children.

IPC supplies, packs, and delivers 320 snack bags monthly. Groups and individuals are welcome to contact Nick Mathes at 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

IPC Community Ministries' entrance on 31st Street South

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! Childcare is an essential part of IPC's Children Ministries on Sunday mornings and helpers are also needed on Sunday Mornings in the Atrium.

i3 Academy Learning Lounge

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.

Coming back in the Fall
Hayes K-8

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. In the fall, we will seek 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. 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.

Sunday, September 15, 2024Saturday, September 21, 2024

Volunteer with your family or a group to provide evening meals for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing evening meals each night for the week of September 15-21.

Sunday, November 3, 2024Saturday, November 9, 2024

Volunteer with your family or a group to provide evening meals for the women and children staying at First Light. IPC will be providing evening meals each night for the week of November 3-9.