Volunteers Packing Food

Outreach

 

The Outreach Ministry sends God's love out into the community and the world. The ministry is comprised of several community programs that are supported by A&HT. For any questions or for more information about a particular program, please contact the outreach member in charge of that program.

 

Community Programs

Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center, 420 Wyoming Avenue, Lockland
A&HT is a founding supporter of this ministry, which has grown into a lifeline for 12 zip codes in the Mill Creek Valley. It provides food, household essentials, and emergency assistance, connecting people to essential social services and the skills and mutual support to build the futures they want. Current volunteer roles are limited for safety reasons, but absolutely vital. Contact Melissa Monich at monich.melissa@gmail.com for more information.
 
Tikkun Farm, 7941 Elizabeth Street, Mt. Healthy
A thriving hub where people of all backgrounds from urban teens to Bhutanese refugees come together to garden, prepare food, and grow in physical and emotional wholeness. Many roles available from planning logistics to chopping ingredients at home for community crockpot meals. Contact Robyn Gibboney at robyn.gibboney@gmail.com for more information.

Habitat for Humanity + HOPE Coalition
The Episcopal team of Habitat of Greater Cincinnati, will welcome A&HT volunteers for a new build this summer at 1803 Baymiller Street near Findlay Market in the West End. To get in shape, sign up for Rock the Block on April 10 to work in small, socially distanced groups on projects throughout Greater Cincinnati. Click here to volunteer at a work site. Email Christina Brandewie at cabbrandewie@gmail.com if you can help organize and deliver lunches to volunteers.
 
Heartfelt Tidbits
Heartfelt Tidbits is an extraordinary network of volunteers inspired by Wyoming resident Sheryl Rajbhandari to welcome immigrant families to Greater Cincinnati and help them navigate a new culture, language, schools, jobs, and friendships. COVID-safe volunteer opportunities include Virtual Buddies (weekly conversations with a school child), tutoring adults in English, or helping people prepare for their citizenship exams. Sign up here.
 
Matthew 25 Ministries
M25M is our major way of supporting Sustainable Development Goals projects abroad. It is a logistical miracle, and a joy to be part of it. A&HT’s volunteer day is the third Wednesday of the month. Learn more about volunteering and the COVID safety protocols, including the need to pre-register. Contact Mary Melville at marymmelville@gmail.com for more information.
 
St. Paul Village
St. Paul Village is one of Episcopal Retirement Services’ affordable senior housing communities, and our parish volunteers have a monthly commitment of serving lunch, organizing games or entertainment, and conversing with the residents. Volunteers sometimes also serve at monthly parties for residents which can include bingo and hilarious contests, or special event parties such as a Halloween Costume Party or a “Senior” Prom. St. Paul Village is in Madisonville and Wyoming parishioners usually carpool there. Contact Noel Horne at anghorne@aol.com or Kathy Kessler at kak318@aol.com for more information.
 
Mill Creek Valley
As one of four Episcopal congregations near the Mill Creek, we are teaming up with Lincoln Heights parents to document the environmental dangers (lead dust, toxic sound) created by 300 days a year of gunfire on the Cincinnati Police Firing Range as the stakeholder municipalities continue negotiations to implement their commitment to relocate it. We’ll keep you posted on opportunities to learn and help build safe and healthy ground. Contact Ariel Miller at arielmillerwriter@gmail.com for more information.

 

Current Outreach Events

Valley Interfaith

Back To School Volunteers

There are two fun ways to volunteer at Valley Interfaith:

July 19 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: 5-7 volunteers to help pack backpacks
Aug. 7 & 14 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm / 12:30-4:00 pm: Distribute backpacks

Please email Alicia Stollenwerk at AStollenwerk@vicrc.org to sign up to volunteer for the distribution dates!

St. Paul Village

Volunteer Opportunities with Low-Income Seniors

Since 2013, we at A&HT have provided volunteer support for the mission of Episcopal Retirement Services in creating an enriched quality of life for the low-income senior residents at St. Paul Village in Madisonville. Our normal monthly commitment is serving lunch, organizing games or entertainment, and conversing with the residents. Sometimes we are called upon to assist with special events such as a Halloween Costume Party or a “Senior” Prom. COVID-19 disrupted this volunteer ministry following our early March 2020 visit.

Happily, St. Paul Village is opening up for visitors again and so, starting Tuesday, August 3rd, we are renewing our monthly volunteer-support commitment. Generally, our stint at St. Paul Village runs from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm, and we carpool from A&HT for those volunteers who find this convenient. In advance of each monthly commitment, once we learn the planned activity and how many volunteers are needed, we poll our established list of volunteers to see who is available.

More volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, or if you would like more information, please contact Noel Horne [anghorne@aol.com] or Kathy Kessler [kak318@aol.com].