We offer ways for parishioners to engage in our community as a way to live into the promise in our Baptismal Covenant, "to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves." (Book of Common Prayer, p. 304) The Mission & Outreach Committee's community engagement team is integral to this effort. Contact Rev. Serena here if you have any questions.

Shower Up Nashville

We offer regular volunteer opportunities to welcome and care for guests at Shower Up, a mobile shower site for persons experiencing homelessness.  In addition to volunteering through St. B's, you may also volunteer directly on Shower Up's website.

Our next volunteer date is July 14. Sign up here..

Our remaining 2024 volunteering dates are:

Sept 8, 2024

November 10, 2024

The Branch of Nashville

We offer regular volunteer opportunities to pack food boxes for distribution at The Branch of Nashville, a faith-based food distribution and language resource center in Antioch. There are also opportunities to welcome, register, and deliver food boxes to guests of The Branch. In addition to volunteering through St. B's, you may volunteer directly through The Branch's website.

Our next volunteer date is June 8 from 9:30am-12pm. Sign up here.  You must also complete the volunteer registration form for the Branch on the Sign-Up Genius page.

Our remaining 2024 volunteering dates are:

August 10, 2024

October 12, 2024

December 14, 2024

St. Luke's Pantry

We provide items for the St. Luke's Pantry each month. St Luke's Community House creates a community where children, families, and seniors from different backgrounds can easily access the resources needed to live fulfilling lives.

They are always in need of;  Diapers (all sizes welcome but children’s sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6 are our most urgent need), Non-perishable food, Hygiene products (toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, deodorant, lotion etc.) Feminine hygiene products, Household cleaning supplies (detergent, cleaners, bleach, etc.), Baby formul, Pet food. You can also donate through their AMAZON or TARGET wish list. Please leave collections for St. Luke's food pantry in the cabinet beside the doors to the gym. 

St. Luke's especially needs at this time diapers for babies and children and diaper wipes.

Thistle Farms Graduation Baskets

Thistle Farms is one of our Mission & Outreach Partners. Their Residential Graduation is held in May each year and St. B's supports the women graduates with gift baskets with household goods so they can their new lives.  

The baskets for 2024 have already been prepared and more information will be posted in April 2025. 

Contact Mavis Harrop if you have questions at 615-662-1984 or mavise@me.com.

Room in the Inn

St. B’s volunteers host 12 carefully screened guests that are homeless every Saturday evening through early Sunday morning from November through March.  Various helpers are needed to:

  • Team up with other volunteers to purchase and prepare a hot dinner plus sack lunches for Sunday
  • Host the guests overnight by sleeping at St. B’s. Hosts usually drive the church vans to and from the Campus for Human Development downtown to pick up and take back our guests. 
  • Provide breakfast foods (grab and go foods such as granola bar/fruit/juice in a paper bag) for the overnight hosts to serve (do not have to be present to serve)
  • Do 3 - 4 loads of laundry (St. B's linens and towels) each week. 

Volunteers may choose to help with one or all of these tasks.  Males and females are equally encouraged to volunteer with each of the tasks. Families are invited to sign up together as well. 

Click HERE to learn more.

Refugee Response Teams

We are grateful to the many parishioners who signed up to volunteer with Siloam Health through their Nashville Neighbors program. We have three (3) teams of individuals and families who have been trained and are providing health information and building relationships with newly arrived Afghan refugees. Contact Doug Heimburger for more information.

Other volunteer opportunities

Many of our mission partners and other organizations offer volunteer opportunities. Here some options recommended by members of our Missions & Outreach Committee where they volunteer.