United Ministries

United Ministries works to make a reality its vision that every citizen of Greenville County will meet the needs of self and family in healthy and edifying ways. Located at 606 Pendleton Street, United Ministries provides life-changing opportunities for people in Greenville County who lack education or employment skills, who are in financial crisis, or who are homeless.  United Ministries is supported by over 75 congregations in Greenville County. Westminster has supported United Ministries financially and with volunteers since 1984. United Ministries believes that volunteers are their strength.  United Ministries encourages innovation and commitment. Involvement activities are open to groups and/or individuals and can be as creative as the talents you bring.  A one-time introductory training is required for all volunteers.  Call 232-6463, ext. 20 to find out the next workshop date.

Services include:

Emergency Assistance: Providing hopeful options, strong encouragement, and a measure of stability to people finding themselves in a financial crisis.

Place of Hope: A day shelter to guide people who are homeless on their journey to having a home.

Adult Education: Improving the quality of life for individuals and their families through education.

Employment Readiness: Removing barriers for individuals who are motivated to improve their employment situation.

 

Ministry Opportunities:

  • Donate canned goods 
    • Flexible hours
  • Staffing reception area/answering phones
    • 2 hours/week
  • Sorting, organizing & collecting non-perishable food items
    • 2 hours/week
  • Interviewing participants in Emergency Assistance (training provided)
    • 3 hours/week
  • Teaching application and interview skills to Employment Readiness participants
    • 2 hours/week
  • Locating employment opportunities for Employment Readiness participants
    • Flexible hours between 1:30 4:30 p.m.
  • Teaching and/or Tutoring in the Adult Education program
    • 2 hours/week
  • Meeting participant needs at Place of Hope
    • Flexible hours between 8:00 11:00 a.m.
  • Labeling newsletters
    • 2 hours/month
  • Walk for Hunger
  • Secure sponsors
  • Participate in the four-mile walk
    • Flexible hours
  • Assist in a Poverty Simulation as part of our Eyes Were Opened
    • 4 hours/simulation
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