Hands On Service


Are you looking for ways to provide practical experience and serve by putting your hands and feet to work?

Check out the suggestions below for ways that people in the West Virginia Conference Area are already building bridges by contributing tangible assistance in their communities.

Engage in one of these important ministries or let it inspire you to find what works in your context.

So that we may celebrate with you the ways Christ calls us to serve, please follow this link to let us know about the project your faith community is going to engage in.

Host a blood drive (Learn how to host with American Red Cross here)

Spring Heights Camp and Retreat Center

Build steps and ramp on the office porch.
Stain porches on the camp store and office
Cut up trees in the villages that are down
Replace beds in the lodges
Pressure wash sidewalks and buildings.

Contact to sign up
Amy Mullins, amy@springheights.org or 304-927-5865


Partner with one of our Mission projects:

New Vision Depot
House of the Carpenter
Burlington (Keyser/Beckley)
Ebenezer (Huntington)
Upshur Parish House
Volunteers in Mission: David Stilgenbauer
Heart + Hand - South Charleston

Specific Opportunities below:

Scotts Run (Morgantown)

On-site, materials provided
Pack food bags for seniors

On-site OR off-site, will need to provide materials
Pet food drive and bagging
Have a pet food drive and then gather to bag pet food into plastic grocery bags and/or XL Ziplock bags
Hygiene and cleaning drive and bagging
Collect the following items and gather to pack into plastic grocery bags:
Bar soap, shampoo, tooth brush, tooth paste, dish soap, and a sponge

Contact to sign up
Courtney LaFollette, clafollette@srsh.org, (304) 599-5020

Heart and Hand Philippi

Thrift Store Sorting: our Belington Thrift Store can always use a helping hand in sorting, separating, hanging and displaying items for sale. Current store hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
General cleaning: volunteers who are willing to help with some general cleaning chores at our various ministry sites -- sweeping, dusting, mopping, washing windows, etc. -- are always appreciated. This could also include vacuuming and washing vehicles.
Throughout the year:
Summer Feeding Program - packing bag lunches and delivering to feeding sites three days a week, June-August (right now there are only two locations, but that may be changing this summer).
Backpack Feeding Program - packing backpack food bags and delivering to six county schools by Thursday of each week, September-May.
Belington Thrift Store -  sorting, separating, hanging and displaying items for sale; Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monthly Food Pickup - loading and unloading food delivery from Mountaineer Food Bank; fourth Friday of every month around 11:30 a.m.
Christmas Basket Program - sorting, separating and packing items for our annual Christmas distribution in December.

Contact to sign up
Brenda Hunt, brenda@heartandhandhouse.org , 304-457-1295


Work in the Thrift Store sorting and hanging clothes and general cleaning.
Our yearly spring cleaning on the outside of the buildings  (scrubbing and spraying off the winter dirt)
Sorting tools and lumber supplies in our maintenance building.
Church groups could collect food, office supplies and school supplies and bring them to Tyrand that day and they would receive a tour of our facility.
Pray for Tyrand and all the mission projects.

Contact to sign up
Belinda Toms, tcm@frontiernet.net , 304-335-2788