West Des Moines
Volunteer

Volunteer

Outreach Night is one of many ways we live out our mission to reach out to the world around us and share the everlasting love of Jesus Christ! Every Thursday night during Outreach Night, we open our doors to people of all backgrounds (regardless of where people are on their spiritual journey) to provide access to a variety of necessary essentials to sustain, grow and succeed in life. Outreach Night is an opportunity to serve others as they get to know and grow with Jesus Christ!

Donations
Donations are accepted Wednesdays from 5:00-9:00 pm and Thursdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the circle drive outside of the main doors. Just look for the blue donation bins!


Clothing Donations (First, third and fifth Thursdays):

Donation check-list:

  • Clean, gently-used and in-season clothing items.
  • Adults, children and infant clothing are all accepted.
  • Accessories like shoes, purses and belts are accepted.

Grocery Donations (Second & fourth Thursdays): 

Donation check-list:
Nonperishable grocery items are accepted! Please be sure to check expiration dates as expired food cannot be distributed.

  • Canned Fruits or Vegetables
  • Canned Meals (stews, hash, chili, ravioli)
  • Canned Meats or Fish
  • Canned Spaghetti Sauce (no glass jars)
  • Canned Soups (including ready-to-eat)
  • Cereal - Cold/Hot
  • Dry Pasta
  • Hamburger or Tuna Helpers
  • Juice (no glass jars)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Plain White Rice
  • Saltines & other Crackers

Hygiene Donations (Fifth Thursday):

In addition to clothing, we collect hygiene items and other essentials to be distributed to families in need.

Donation check-list:

  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Soap
  • Kleenex
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hairbrushes
  • Feminine Products
  • Diapers

Serve

The below volunteers are needed weekly on Thursdays. You can sign up here! (Choose Care Ministry from the drop-down menu, then check the Outreach Night box)

9:00-11:30 am        Sort and set-up donations (Gym)
4:30-7:00 pm          Host/Clean-up for shopping (Gym)
4:45-6:30 pm          Adult table hosts at dinner (Bridge)
4:45-6:30 pm          Greeters (Bridge)
4:45-5:30 pm          Serve meal (Bridge)
5:30-6:15 pm          Serve meal (Bridge)
5:00-6:30 pm          Clean up (Kitchen)

Spanish Interpreters & Bus Drivers (with CDL & chauffer's license) are also needed throughout the evening.

Serving Opportunities