Volunteers – we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Bailey JH Avid (April 8th, 2016) (1)

Students from Bailey Junior High’s Avid program, here this past week, helping us unpack, move, and store plastic Easter eggs. A huge group of these students came to help us get the work done.

Volunteers make a huge difference.

Volunteers are an important part of Mission Arlington®‘s work here every day. No matter the age or background, and no matter how much time a person has to give, whether a little or a lot, we value the partnerships with people. Without their help, our ministry wouldn’t get done.

Volunteers come as individuals and in groups, and they come from all walks of life, such as corporate families, civic groups, church teams, students from every age group, and so many more. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

UTA Big Event -April 9, 2016

A student from UTA rakes leaves to help clean up a yard for Mission Arlington in conjunction with “The Big Event” this past Saturday.

A flexible and fun family

When volunteers come through this place, they are already eager to serve, and ready to make a difference in someone’s life.  Sometime the tasks are simple, but not necessarily fun – say taking donated clothes, putting them on hangars and getting them ready to give away. Sometime the tasks are more difficult, like loading couches into trucks for delivery to a home. Sometimes the need demands means that jobs start and stop and start again in a new direction.

Our observation over time is that people volunteering here 1) flex at a moment’s notice; 2)  work hard at every task; 3) and appear to enjoy their assignments. Right around 2,500 volunteers serve here each week, and it is so much fun. In fact, working together often feels like family.

Surrounded by your Support

There probably isn’t much way that volunteers would know how often their service here is a direct answer to our prayers.  Last week, when we needed to get quite a bit of work done – work that would have taken us a long time to accomplish – a group of 147 people showed up at our door.  We knew in those moments that they had been sent by the Lord to help – in answer to our prayers.

This past week, we had a big group of students here from Bailey Jr. High, and a big group from the University of Texas at Arlington in conjunction with their “The Big Event” – and that’s just to name a few.

All of this is to say “thank you” for the way you give your time to serve here.  We are open from 7 to 7 Monday through Saturday. You don’t need an appointment. Just drop in, and we’ll get you going.  You’ll be glad you did, and so will we.  We wouldn’t have it any other way.

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