volunteer

What makes the vision of Greater Faith Community Action Corporation come to life is the hard work and dedication of the volunteers. With over 250 part-time volunteers, GFCAC provides valuable services on a daily basis to the homeless, hungry and needy.

Volunteer activities include food preparation and serving at The Master’s Table Soup Kitchen, transporting meals, taking individuals to/from work and appointments, assisting with special events such as the Thanksgiving Day community meal, in-home counseling, coordinating clothing donations, and other community services.

The volunteer staff are from various churches throughout the community, civic clubs, school groups, and individuals. With the rapid growth in the soup kitchen alone, currently 40-45 a day, more volunteers are needed to serve the guests. Anyone interested in volunteering please contact Carolyn Woodard at GFCAC, 615-384-3730 or 615-384-8682. Volunteers can serve as little as two hours per week. Every person can make a difference, so please – get involved!

Master’s Table Volunteer:
“I volunteered at the Master’s Table because I needed to write a paper for my college class. I wanted to conduct a study about the hungry or homeless. I believed that this is America and no one is hungry. Then, I watched the people as they entered the restaurant. Some were dirty…but I had to humble myself. Then I served them with a smile and had a conversation with them. Now, I am volunteering, and not just to pass my college class. I have become a better steward.”Master’s Table Volunteer/Thanksgiving:

“This was so much fun! I can’t wait to do it again. I’m going to bring my family and volunteer every Thanksgiving Day!”

Isaiah 58 Men's Home Volunteer:
“I just love counseling these men. They just don’t know how much I personally get out of it. It does much more for me than it probably does for them. I really look forward to it each week.”;

Sheltering Arms Women's Home Volunteer:
“I just love sharing with the women. Just to see their faces light up when I talk to them and they can see that I care…the time just goes by so quickly. I thought I would have had to be on drugs to have anything to talk to them about, but I quickly learned that they don’t all have a drug problem. These are people just like you and me who have just had some bad turns in life. They just need to know somebody cares.”

Master's Table Volunteer/Thanksgiving:
“It was just awesome! Just to see so many people working together – and so organized. I’ll never forget the expressions on the people’s faces when we gave them food and blankets. One lady said ‘I can’t believe you’re doing this. This is so nice of you.’ To see the tears – it was worth it all! I’m definitely coming back next year.”"

opportunities

There are many ways to give back to the community by volunteering. Each one brings a rewarding experience of its own. Just find something that fits your personality and give us a call. You won’t be sorry!

  • Master’s Table Soup Kitchen
  • Cashier (for pay restaurant hours only)
  • Food server (all hours)
  • Dishwasher ( for in-restaurant dining)
  • Driver/deliver plates to elderly and homebound
  • Assistant cook
  • Solicit/coordinate food donations

  • Home Ministry
  • Christian Counselor, one night per week
  • Driver – take individuals to/from work and appointments
  • Special events (fundraisers, festivals, clothing drives, etc.)
  • Grantwriting & research
  • Donor management – maintain database, solicitations, thank-you letters
  • Job placement assistance
  • Evangelism and recruitment
  • On-call/emergency response
  • Storage – pickup, delivery, storage of furniture & appliances

  • Community Center (Opening 2010)
  • Assist with recovery support services
  • Set-up for AA/NA, substance abuse recovery meetings
  • Answer phone, greet visitors, filing
  • Graphic design – Newsletter, fliers, posters, promotionals
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Phone solicitations and fundraising
  • Transportation

Remember -
Anyone interested in volunteering please contact Carolyn Woodard at GFCAC,
615-384-3730 or 615-384-8682.

Volunteers can serve as little as two hours per week. Every person can make a difference, so please – get involved!

phone: 615.384.8682 or 615.944.7041 | email: inquire@greaterfaithaction.com | po box 215, springfield, tn 37172
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