Local Outreach Opportunities

Looking for a place to be the love of Jesus by serving others in and around Tacoma? Checkout the many ways you can serve through UPPC’s Local Mission Partners. 

Want to serve globally? Check out UPPC’s Global Mission Partners.  

FAMILIES UNLIMITED NETWORK (FUN) Located on UPPC’s premises, FUN volunteers honor and strengthen families through teaching, supporting essential needs and building relationships out of love for God and neighbor. Donate food, serve in the Food Bank, or volunteer in the Spot After-School Tutoring Program. More information at www.familiesunlimitednetwork.org.

SAFE HAVEN REFUGEE MINISTRY Befriend a refugee; help children and adults practice their English; teach refugees job search and interview skills; serve on a Good Neighbor Team. More information at safehaventacoma.org.

OLIVE CREST Become a foster parent or assist families in crisis through mentoring, transportation assistance, babysitting, or short-term care for their children.  More information at www.olivecrest.org.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Participate in a UPPC home construction event in the fall or spring. More information about Habitat at www.tpc-habitat.org.  Volunteer by contacting Jim Goertz, UPPC Ministry Liaison, 253-241-9000; jlgoertz@gmail.com.

REACH MINISTRIES Provide hope to children and their families who are stigmatized with HIV by serving at a REACH camp or retreat, mentoring those affected by HIV, interning with REACH or preparing encouraging gift baskets or gift cards.  More information at www.reachministries.org.

COFFEE OASIS PIERCE COUNTY Provide love and support to homeless youth by becoming a youth center volunteer, mentor, or street outreach volunteer at the Coffee Oasis Tacoma Shelter.  More information at thecoffeeoasis.com/volunteer.

FAMILY RENEWAL SHELTER Bring healing and hope to victims of domestic violence by assisting with property maintenance, providing administrative assistance, or preparing a home cooked meal.  More information at www.domesticviolencehelp.org. Volunteer by contacting Barry Carlaw, UPPC Ministry Liaison, 253-564-8106; bcarlaw@yahoo.com

YOUNG LIFE Serve at a Young Life club or camp, become a committee member or assist with fundraising projects.  More information at www.upnt.younglife.org.

THE KINGDOM STORY MINISTRIES Equip leaders to impact God’s kingdom by mentoring a Leadership Institute participant, housing an intern, being a guest speaker.  More information at www.thekingdomstory.org.