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Volunteer Opportunities Serving the Community

A free community breakfast open to anyone.
Restaurant-style service
Tuesdays & Fridays 7:00-8:00 am
First Church, Downtown Brady Hall
946 Vermont St 66044.

Volunteers help with cooking, plating, serving and clean-up.
Volunteer Hours  5:45-8:00 am.
No training necessary. Please sign-up in advance.

Outdoor mobile food pantry that provides
nutritious, fresh food to people in need.
2nd Saturday Every Month 10:30am-12:30pm
First Church, West Campus 867 Hwy 40, 66049

Volunteers help load food into vehicles
as they drive through the serve line.
(must be able to lift 5-20 lbs. repetitively)

A faith community partnership, hosting families experiencing homelessness.

First Church will provide volunteers and food to host families for one week every few months. 


Volunteer needs include: food & supply donations, overnight hosts, kitchen & evening hosts, and set-up and clean-up assistance.  Volunteer Sign-up opens a few weeks before we host.


We are currently seeking volunteers.  Please complete the Family Promise Volunteer Interest Form to indicate how you might want to participate.


Contact Dave Ruhlen at with any questions. 

L.I.N.K. (Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen)

A free community hot lunch for those in need.
First Church serves 1:00PM on 3rd Sundays every other month 
First Christian Church 10th & Kentucky 66044

Volunteer needs: Food Donations and Volunteers
to help prepare & serve food to approx 150-200 LINK guests.

2022 DATES: JAN 16, MAR 20, MAY 15, JUL 17, SEP 18, NOV 20

New Sign Up Link will be posted a few weeks before serving.

Learn about LINK donation requirements:

Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry

Providing food for people
in Lawrence & Douglas County
part of a local church partnership

Grocery carts are located at both campuses

to collect non-perishable food donations

April, July, and October are special food collection months.

For further information, contact Stan Hughes.

TIFP needs plastic gloves for volunteers to distribute food. If you help, email:

Prison Ministry
Clothing Closet

This ministry housed at First Church provides women

being released from the Topeka Correctional Facility

clothing and a purse to empower a fresh start.

Volunteers are needed once a month to select clothing from our clothing closet and package it for delivery to the prison. 
Flexible Hours / Training Provided

Prison Ministry Volunteer Sign-Up

Seasonal Ministries

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