Bus Stop Volunteer Program
Bus Stop After-School Program serves children who live in the apartment buildings near Walnut Creek United Methodist Church. All the children attend Pleasant Hill Elementary School and are in grades 1 through 5. Many of the children come from recent immigrant and/or low-income families.
We provide assistance in completing their homework, arts enrichment activities, as well as a nutritious snack and supervised playtime.
Bus Stop is held during the school year on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:45 – 4:45 pm. Volunteer assistance is needed throughout, although we need extra help from 3:30 – 4:45 while we are doing homework and arts enrichment. If you love working with kids, you’re an adult or youth 15 years or above, and you can make a commitment for several months, you’re the ideal Bus Stop volunteer! We’d love to have you apply.
Questions? Contact Corrie Binker, Director of Children's Ministries at 925-934-4208 x211 or via email.
Extended Family Volunteer Program
When Lyle Morris began the Extended Family Program at this Church about seventeen years ago, even he might not have imagined how successful and exciting this program would be. His vision of partnership with Shelter, Inc., to provide a reunited family transitioning out of homelessness with the furniture and furnishings for a “turn key” new home was as exciting and challenging then as it is now.
To date, the church has assisted 165 families (and growing) through this program. That represents a lot of beds, couches, dressers, kitchen tables and chairs, linens and kitchenware. And that represents hundreds of different people from this Church and dozens of different trucks, vans and cars sharing their time and energy with a family to make a new apartment or house a “home” for them.
This is the best way this Church has to offer for your entire family to participate in a wonderful service in a couple of hours on a Saturday morning. You won’t know how rewarding, and how much fun it is, until you’ve tried it.
Anyone interested in knowing more about the program, or how you can help (it’s not all “heavy-lifting” – there are phone calls to be made, dusting and cleaning, shopping – lots of things that can be done other than on Saturday mornings – please contact the church office.