What We Do
These Things We Do, That Others May Live!
We want to draw people toward Christ as the ultimate provider of their needs, and guide them in transforming their lives as well as those people around them. We want to use the gifts and talents God has provided us with, as well as the resources that already exist in order to do that. We want to use our local resource center and mobile relief bus to connect us to the people that have needs, and connect them to organizations and people who have the resources to meet those needs.
As an organization, we want to be strong in being able to provide hospitality with grace, and do it in a dignified manner. We want to be financially responsible and generous at the same time. We want to offer training and job resources. We want to tear down walls that have traditionally held back The Church from being able to work together in service to transform the world. We want to be able to maximize our footprint locally and regionally as we try to help those that find themselves in need. We seek to ‘raise up’ people who catch this vision and wish to take it with them, as our experience is meant to be shared. Above all, we want to point people to God.
We believe that our success will be determined not by our own abilities, but by The Power that transforms all of us, and allows us to see real change in communities throughout the DFW Metroplex. We believe that if we stay an organization that values the ability to serve others to empower them to serve others. We will accomplish our mission.
We have chosen to be a 501-C3 Non-Profit Organization as we use the funds we are given in service of the community we are looking to transform. Our staff raises their own support with some administrative support from the organization.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metro Relief. Click here to see our scheduled volunteer spots.
It is important to arrive on time. If you cannot arrive at the scheduled time, please consider rescheduling for a different date or discuss with the Volunteer Coordinator.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE 17 YEARS OF AGE TO VOLUNTEER INDEPENDENTLY. CHILDREN 16 AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
Volunteer Dress Code
Volunteers are expected to carry themselves in a professional manner at all times. Our dress code is casual; however please keep the following in mind:
The following will not be permitted:
- Ripped, patched or stained clothing
- Clothing with offensive language or displays of alcohol/tobacco
- Exposed midriff/tops or spaghetti strap shirts
- Excessively short, tight or revealing clothing.
- Shorts must have a 4” inseam. Miniskirts are not permissible.
- Wear comfortable shoes. You will be on your feet a lot.
Grooming & Hygiene
- Long hair must be tied back.
- Bring a baseball cap or scarf to wear around food.
- Keep fingernails clean.
- Minimize – or eliminate – use of perfume or cologne
- Wear the minimum amount of jewelry needed. No dangling jewelry.
VERY IMPORTANT: While you are working…
- No Cell phones.
- Avoid touching your face with your hands.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Don’t “hold” your pen or pencil over your ear or in your mouth
- Food Servers must wear gloves and hat or hair net.
- Do not touch the tops of glasses or cups.
- Do not lick your fingers!
Minors Service Policy
It is our goal that each and every time our bus leaves, our clients and volunteers will have a safe and positive experience. It is for this reason, effective 8/1/2014, we have enacted the following rules in regard to minors who serve on the bus outreach:
- Children 17 years old and over may serve without accompaniment of a parent or guardian.
- Children 16 years and younger may serve only if a parent or guardian is present. Children must stay in the proximity of the adult who accompanies them.
- On any given outreach, we will allow only one minor serving court-ordered community service.
- Any child who is legally required to be in a car seat or booster seat will NOT be permitted to ride the bus.
- Exceptions: Mission teams, service groups