Hands on Ministry

Bluff Park UMC provides its members with volunteer opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. Whether you like to tutor children, provide food to the hungry or build things, there are opportunities to serve at all times.

Below are some suggested ministries, ministry organizations, and assistance organizations for you to contact should you choose to get involved as a volunteer. Contact information is provided, but should you have any questions, feel free to contact Tom Duley at (205) 822-0910 ext. 112 or tduley@bpumc.org for more information.
  • Meals on Wheels
    Deliver hot meals to the homebound in Bluff Park.
    Contact: Robin Martin – Bluff Park UMC Route Coordinator: (205) 822-0910 ext 112
  • United Methodist Volunteers in Mission
    Local, national and international volunteer opportunities usually (but not exclusively) focusing on construction.
    Contact: Tom Duley (205) 822-0910 ext 112 or tduley@bpumc.org
  • Urban Ministry Inc.
    Various ministries including community garden, children’s program, house painting.
    Contact: Danny Jones – Volunteer Coordinator danny@urban-ministry.org (205) 781-0517
  • First Light Women’s and Children’s Shelter
    Night-time shelter staffing and preparing and serving meals.
    Contact: Betsy Britain Brtnb@aol.com
  • Old Firehouse Men’s Shelter
    Night-time shelter staffing meal preparation & serving
    Contact: Volunteer Opportunities: cdm-shelter@prodigy.net  (205) 252-9571
  • McCoy Older Adult Day Care
    Support daytime caring ministry with older adults
    Contact: Betty Lee  (205) 251-2178
  • United Community Center
    Various ministries including , children’s program, ACT Prep. classes, Food Pantry.
    Contact: Theresa Richerson theresaricherson@gmail.com
  • Under the Bridge
    Meal preparation and service for homeless men and women in Birmingham. Second and Third Tuesday evenings.
    Contact: Tom Duley (205) 822-0910 ext 112 or tduley@bpumc.org
  • Bluff Park UMC Food Pantry
    Providing food for low-income households. Packing on the Sunday prior to the first Wednesday of each month. Distribution on the first Wednesday of each month.
    Contact: Theresa Richerson theresaricherson@gmail.com