We Want to Make Serving Others Easy

That’s why we created this page. Below you’ll find all current and ongoing volunteer opportunities available at Parker UMC. We all have gifts and talents that God intends for us to share with others. Do you have a servant’s heart?…A welcoming personality?…a love for teaching, comforting, healing? If you feel called to volunteer your time to share those gifts and talents then we have a place for you.

Offering Plates Are Back and We Need Your Help to Pass Them

USHERS NEEDED: We’re passing the offering plates again and we need some more ushers! We could use your help once a month (or more if you’d like) with ushering. If you are interested or would like more information please email April Kauffman at April@ParkerUMC.org.

Driving By Dunkin’?

We could use some help picking up donuts on Sunday mornings. Can you help once a month or less? All you do is walk in and pick them up and get them to the church no later than 9:30. Yes, they can arrive earlier! If you’re able to help, please reach out to April at April@Parkerumc.org

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for DONUTS!

Yes, we all like our donuts and coffee! More and more people back in church and we could use some more help setting out donuts and pushing the button to make coffee (literally, it’s that easy!) Serving the church is such a wonderful way to give back. If you could help every other month (or 6 times a year), please reach out to April and let her know. Timing is flexible and we can work with your travel schedule. (It’s also fun to do with a friend so you have someone to talk to while coffee is brewing!) Please email April@Parkerumc.org if you are able to help us with church hospitality!

Caring Ministry

Sometimes when bad things happen it’s a huge comfort to have a meal delivered, receive a visit, get a card in the mail. Our Caring Ministry is in place to offer those services to families who are struggling with grief, loss, illness, etc. If you would like to prepare a meal, make a visit, or help in some other way with those who need to see God’s Love the most please email Nancy Smith or Associate Pastor, Cody Anderson

We Could Use Your Sparkling Personality!

As we welcome new and previous members of our church family into our building, the hospitality team is so important to the life of our church. We are greeters, ushers, visitor guides, and the donuts and coffee team. 

If you are interested in joining this amazing team of people, you could count on being on the schedule once a month (unless you really want to volunteer more often). We want you for the PUMC Hospitality Team! Please email April Kauffman to sign up or ask any questions. April@Parkerumc.org or call the office at 303-841-3979.

Share Your Welcoming Personality With Our Online Community During the Live Stream

As some of you may know, there’s a live chat feature available when we stream our service to YouTube and Facebook. We’re looking for friendly volunteers who can welcome new online visitors as they join the stream. Engaging in small talk and answering questions about PUMC can be very helpful to members of our online community, especially when they’re joining for the first time. At the moment volunteers are needed from 9 am – 10 am. If you’re good at chatting and texting, have a friendly personality, and are passionate about welcoming others, please email Jason@ParkerUMC.org. This is a great way to get involved, on site on Sundays, or from your home watching remotely.

Volunteers Needed for Our Tech Team

Come be a part of our growing volunteer tech team! We are live streaming service each week for our online community, traveling church family and shut ins. Thanks to generous donations we have some really cool cameras, camera switcher, and streaming system. But we need help operating those systems on Sundays.

If you’re interested in technology, have a background or experience with computers, cameras, switchers, video equipment, etc., or know someone who does,  please email Jason@ParkerUMC.org. We provide training and would love to have you.

Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed

Children’s Ministry is creating monthly Sunday kits for children to be able to learn and share God’s Great Big Love. We could use your help to build these kits.  Please email Noelle Allison for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities to Help Isolated Individuals

Though many of the social distancing and COVID precautions have been lifted there are still older congregation members that were isolated before the Pandemic, due to existing health conditions, mobility issues, transportation issues, etc. These folks may not feel safe, or be able to, to go out into the community to get things they need, such as food and medicine. We have created a team that will respond to these needs.

We’re also looking for people to make phone calls to folks who are isolated. You’d be amazed at the joy a phone call can bring to people who get few visitors. This is a great way to connect with our members who are in nursing homes.

Do you know someone who could use a call? Let us know, and we’ll connect them with someone.   

If you would like to be apart of our care team, helping those who aren’t able to go out into the community, please email email our care team to join!

Let’s Work Together to Create Some Amazing Spaces

Since Advent of last year, we’ve been decorating the stage in the Sanctuary to create interesting and inspiring spaces that work well for in person worship, as well as our online church family.We’re continuing that work and need help from folks who are creative, handy, artistic, and work well taking direction as part of a team.Our next big design is coming toward the end of May but we’d like to have the components made and have help assembling them.

It feels good to share our talents with others, especially when we’re using them for God’s Glory. If you’d like to be a part of this new volunteer team, or learn more about the projects,  please email Jason@ParkerUMC.org.

Manna Bags

Manna Bags provide essential items for homeless individuals. It’s helpful to have a few of these bags with you to give to to those individuals when you meet them in parks, stop signs and city streets.  With the issues that many of us are facing now, the need may be urgent.

We still have bags available at the church just inside the upper door by the office. If you wish to pick up one, or more, to have in your car, just buzz in at the church office entrance between 10 am and 4 pm M-F and someone will let you in to pick them up.

We also invite you to put your own bags together at home, either to give out yourself, or to bring to the church for others to give out. It’s not hard to do, but it takes a little time and money to put together. All bags don’t have to be identical in their contents, but a general item list is below. Most of the items were purchased at Walmart or Sam’s Club.

Item List (all items should be non-perishable)

  1. Paper Bag (needs to be strong enough to withstand time in the car before handing out)
  2. Protein: we use vienna sausage
  3. Fruit Cup
  4. Bottled Water
  5. Pudding
  6. Plastic Ware (fork, knife, spoon) need to be in a baggie for sanitation
  7. Napkin
  8. Moist Towelette
  9. Crackers
  10. Granola Bar
  11. Gum
  12. Prayer (optional) I have a slip of paper with a short prayer for the recipient from ______. A place to be signed or initialed.
  13. PUMC Card (optional)

Memorial Service Set Up and Clean Up

When things happen in life, we need help.  It takes a village.  Our church is our village.  Would you be able to help a few times a year set up tables or put out food for our memorial services?  It takes a village, and our team needs more names on our volunteer list (men and women).  Email Judy Stephens at or call (303) 478-3558 or email Pat Chase.