Training at MHC
You have to complete the following requirements prior to signing up for ministries. Volunteer Requirements:
- Fill out Volunteer Form/bring to training session (download)
- Attend specific ministry training (i.e. Food Pantry, Housewares, or others)
- All volunteers must have attended the Diocesan protocol training within the last five years. Protocol training may be completed by visiting the Diocesan website at: http://www.dol-in.org/online-safe-environment-training.
Upcoming Volunteer Training Dates
Thurs. September 3 Baby Gabriel 7:00p.m.
Thurs. September 10 Housewares 7:00 p.m.
Mon. September 14 Food Pantry 6:30 p.m.
Wed. September 16 FBM Receptionist 1:00 p.m.
Thurs. September 17 Undie Sunday 7:00 p.m.
All of the trainings are held at the Merciful Help Center.
Click below to sign up for a training session
HELP Food Pantry
We need volunteers
to take names, verify client information, fill requests of each individual, and record what and when the clients receive assistance. You may volunteer once a year or once a week, by either calling 663-4039 or coming to the Merciful HELP center and signing up on the calendar. Volunteers may bring children ages 8 and up to help, but are limited to one child per adult.
Teens ages 16 or older may volunteer alone, and up to 4 teens per week can sign up on the clip board from 7 am to 10 pm in the Donation Drop Off room to work on Saturdays from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Click below to volunteer for the MHC Food Pantry
Furniture Delivery **Has the biggest need for volunteers**
We need strong volunteers to make pick ups from donors and make deliveries to the poor. It can be a great father-son activity. You pick your own date and time, once a month or as often as you like, and we will schedule a trip for you. You can use our truck once approved, and up to three people can work together at a time. Drivers must be 25 years or older, hold a valid drivers license and have protocol training. Please contact Furniture@mercifulhelpcenter.org.
Click below to volunteer for Furniture Delivery
We need volunteers to receive and organize donations from parishioners weekly. We also need volunteers and subs to meet with clients and distribute items for two hour shifts on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 5-7 pm.
Click below to volunteer for the Baby Pantry
Gabriel Project Angels
Become a Gabriel Angel who is responsible for ongoing contact with a mother both during pregnancy and after delivery. Just attend a short training session where you will learn about how to meet the clients and assess their needs, how to connect them with community resources and real life experiences in a scenario format to gain insight into how to deal with issues that may arise with clients. Please print and fill out the volunteer form and return it to the Parish Office. Gabriel Project Volunteer Form (pdf)
We need volunteers to receive and organize donations from parishioners weekly on Tuesday or Friday for about an hour, or for a scheduled day (family event) after we put out a request for items needed in the bulletin. We also need monthly volunteers and subs to meet with clients and distribute items for two hour shifts on Thursdays 9-11 am and Saturdays from 1-3 pm. Please contact Housewares@MercifulHELPCenter.org.
Tools for School
It takes more than 900 volunteers to accomplish Tools for School! We need your help to contact clients, gather school supplies, count and organize, distribute the supplies, and guide families as they shop during the last weekend in July. We also have a need for Spanish translators. Teen helpers 7th grade and older are also welcome! ToolsforSchool@mercifulhelpcenter.org
From mid-October through the end of January we need volunteers to collect, sort, clean, and distribute winter wear. The first weekend in November volunteers are needed to work at the coat giveaway at Carmel United Methodist Church.
Twice a year near Memorial Day and Labor Day we need volunteers to receive and organize donations at the Goodwill truck parked in the lot near the athletic fields.
Thanksgiving Basket Drive
Sign up to hand out turket tags, collect/sort donations, assemble baskets and deliver food.
Christmas Adopt An Angel
We need volunteers to organize packages and food, carry boxes to the Parish Hall, and deliver gifts and food to families.
Christmas Adopt A Family
The sponsor family personally contacts the recipients to find out the exact sizes and needs of each child. They shop for the children. Each child receives 2 complete outfits, 2 or 3 toys or needs, socks and underwear. Families receive food for Christmas dinner and other staples, paper products and cleaning supplies. If you would like information please email MercifulHELPCenter@olmc1.org or call 663-4039.