Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer

Saint Paulus is expanding its ministry and community activities! If you would like to see any of the following at Saint Paulus, have any skills or time you’d like to volunteer, or simply to take part, please email us with what you’re interested in at admin@saintpaulus.org

Please look over the following and check what interests you:

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Peace Building (what it is and how to do it)
  • Domestic Violence and Harassment
  • Sexism and the Message to Young Girls (Jennifer Seibel’s movie)
  • Exploitation and Sex Trade (presented by Mary Ritter)
  • Safe Neighborhood (NERT) City of San Francisco Staff
  • Healthy Nutrition, Food sources, and Healthy cooking

DISCUSSION AND STUDY

  • Theology in the Real World
  • Book studies
  • The Lutheran Movement
  • Contemporary issues (Alt-Right, White Supremacy, AntiFa, Political resistance, etc)

ACTIVITIES

  • Movie night
  • Bible Study (Wednesdays at 6:30 PM)
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Personal self-protection

VOLUNTEER MINISTRY

  • Afterschool assistance (homework, socialization, creative activities)
  • Mentoring youth (one on one)
  • Daytime hospitality at 1541 Polk St (Welcome homeless, provide referrals, conversation, coffee)
  • Assist at Friendship Banquet (Old First, on Tuesdays 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM) Serving, cooking, clean up, conversation with clients.

HANDS ON HELP

  • Power wash sidewalk at 1541 Polk St and possible neighbors – bi-weekly
  • Clean windows and doors bi-weekly

WORSHIP ASSISTANCE

  • Set up and care for Altar (communion set up, cleaning linens, candle care, etc)
  • Reading of Scriptures during worship (Supervision required)
  • Singing in choir/playing instruments (audition required)

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Local news reporting and distribution (District 3 issues, SF Supervisors, photo journalism, Middle Polk Neighborhood Association, etc.) Credentials provided upon training
  • Distribution/displaying of flyers, news bulletins, public notice to immediate neighborhood
  • Collecting, sorting, and street distributions of supplies for homeless

PARTNERS (contact the office of Saint Paulus Lutheran Church for further information/referral)

  • SAN FRANCISCO NIGHT MINISTRY (Night Minister – Rev. Lyle Beckman)
  • Night Ministry participation 10 PM-4 AM (Rev. Lyle Beckman, coordinator)
  • Open Cathedral (outdoor worship) (Rev. Monique Ortiz, coordinator)
  • (Ushering, food distribution, liturgical help, welcomers)
  • 2 PM Sunday at Civic Center; 5:30 PM at 16th Street Bart
  • Board Member

ST. FRANCIS LUTHERAN CHURCH (152 Church St., SF 94114)

  • Community meal for seniors – 12 PM Wednesday
  • Food Pantry organization and distribution – Tuesday
  • Breakfast for area community – Sunday 5-9 AM
  • HIV Food distribution – Saturday

SANTA MARIA Y SANTA MARTA LUTHERAN CHURCH (1050 S Van Ness, SF 94110)

  • Delores Homeless Shelter
  • LGBTQ Youth Shelter

SOJOURN CHAPLAINCY (Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital)

  • Volunteer Chaplaincy Training (Spiritual and emotional support to diverse population of patients and loved one, and staff. Chaplains offer compassion and human connection through active listening and genuine presence)

PHYSICIAN’S ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (POC)

  • Mental Health Advocacy in San Francisco

The COALITION OF CONCERNED LEGAL PROFESSIONALS is also partnered with SPLC and is seeking volunteers to serve the needs of those unable to procure legal assistance for themselves.

  • Assistance in Legal advocacy (including housing, evictions, employment)
  • Hunters’ Point housing advocacy
  • Assist in production of The Gavel newsletter

In addition, if you have any ideas of your own for opportunities to help others, please let us know.