Basic Needs

Breakfast on Beech Street (B.O.B.S)

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What: Help set up, prepare and serve breakfast to homeless/lower income folks (and possibly talk with those in attendance).
  • Arrive at 5:00 or 5:30am (see start times below) to help prepare. 
  • Serving time is from 6:30 to 7:15 am - cleanup follows. You should be out the door no later than 7:30 am.

Note: Visit during the daylight so you know where to go in the dark early a.m.; Park at the rear of the building. Ring bell (under handle) on well lit back door. 

  • You may wear a baseball cap/bandana for head covering in place of a hair net. Please call ahead! First Christian Church has more information on this program. 

Location: First Christian Church on 3rd St. and Beech St. (Downtown)
Contact: Depends on which day(s) you are interested in. Must schedule service time in advance.

Updated: 10/1/13



Christian Ministries Food Pantry

What: Assistance is needed with the interview process (computer skills), assisting with shoppers; bagging flour, sugar, etc., clean-up and stocking shelves. They are looking for a commitment of 1 to 3 hours per week. 
Date: January 2013 - December 2013 
Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9 am - 12 pm and Monday, Friday 1 pm - 3 pm. 
Location: Christian Ministries Food Pantry 701 Walnut 
Contact: Becky Almanza 325-673-5295 
Date Updated: 1/13



Christian Service Center

What: The Service Center has become a significant provider to low-income people in Abilene who are in need of the basics of life.  
Date: Ongoing
Time: Flexible
Location: 901 Mesquite Street, Abilene TX 79601
Contact: Jim Clark; 325-673-7531;
Date Added: 9/13



Food Bank of West Central Texas

What: We need help sorting food and stocking shelves. There is a short training film, and staff is present to answer questions.
Date: Ongoing
Time: Flexible
Location: 5505 N First Street, Abilene, TX 79603
Contact: Janice Serrault; 325-695-6827;
Date Added: 9/13



International Rescue Committee (IRC)

What: Volunteers and interns at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Abilene help refugees on their journey from harm to home by providing refugees the support they need to rebuild their lives and become self sufficient. There are a variety of opportunities for volunteers and interns at the IRC, including but not limited to family mentors; interpreters; case management, employment, immigration, civics and donation interns and office volunteers.
Date: Monday-Friday
Time: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Location: 3303 N. Third St. Suite D Abilene, TX 79603
Contact: Lisa Marciniak; 325-675-5643 ext. 12;
Date Added: 9/13



Love & Care Ministries

What: Feed, clothe and medically help the homeless and poor.
Date and Time: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. & Friday 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Location: 233 Fannin
Contact: Mark Hewitt; 325-670-0246;
Date Added: 9/13



Meals on Wheels Plus

What: We need volunteers to deliver meals to the elderly and medically needy in the Abilene area. Also, we need volunteers in our kitchen.
Date and Time: Drivers needed Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kitchen helpers needed Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: 717 N. 10th St., Abilene, TX 79601
Contact: Jessica Stewart; 325-672-5050;
Date Added: 9/13



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Please Note: Due to the volume and breadth of opportunities we post, Ministry & Service cannot screen off-campus host sites, their work environment, or the content of the activities offered. Therefore, before volunteering off-campus, it is essential for each student to (1) evaluate whether his or her goals can be achieved through the experience; (2) assess his or her mental, physical, and academic readiness for the opportunity; (3) research the safety of the environment and activity; and (4) assume all risk involved with the opportunity.