Paula Niz | Missions Coordinator |

God changes our lives when we follow Him and partner with Him in His work. 

We not only take Him but we find Him when we step out and serve others. 

“For we are God’s co-workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.” 

1 Corinthians 3:9

Below are some of the current serving opportunities, both local and/or global.

Please contact us with any questions and/or concerns. 


The following are a list of available volunteer opportunities

Neighbors in Action



The Children’s Ministry would love volunteers to help literacy at Port Houston Elementary once a week (you must be there at least once a month). This is a full school year commitment in order to effectively help kids who are struggling with literacy improve in this area, and to build relationships. Tutors are needed for 1st-5th graders in reading and math, from 3-4 PM every Wednesday.


Bible Study Leaders, Assistants, and Drivers

NIA needs volunteers who can teach, people who can assist, and people who can drive the van and pick up children/teens for the following Bible Studies:


·         Mondays from 5:45 – 7:30 for children ages 4 to 2nd grade

·         Tuesdays from 5:45 – 7:30 for children 3rd through 5th grade

·         Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 for Middle School

·         Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 for High School

·         Friday Worship Nights from 5:45 – 7:30pm for ages 4 through 11


Meal Donations

Meals are needed for our Monday through Friday weekly Bible studies.


Sunday Van Drivers

NIA needs van drivers who can take NIA teens to First Methodist Houston Downtown on Sunday mornings and back to Port Houston after church. Pick-up is at 9 AM and drop off is after the 11 AM service. 


The following volunteer opportunities need a regular commitment of at least once a month. 

Prayer Volunteers

Pray for the children and families of Port Houston. Pray that God would be present, and pray that the people of Port Houston would be strengthened, encouraged and comforted by His presence.


To volunteer, or for more information, visit our contact page.



to the Homeless


Refugee Ministry

Volunteer to serve in our Refugee Ministry

Wednesday Nights from 5:30pm-7:00 PM. 

There are several ways to be involved with refugees through First Methodist. One is to pray for our refugee families, and the global refugee crisis. In addition, we can use our voices to advocate for refugees – advocate for our city to absorb more refugees, and advocate for the rights of those living here.


Use your voice to create change by visiting the World Relief site. Or, get involved with our Wednesday night tutoring program, where we love on kids and build relationships through tutoring and educational activities. 


Volunteers are needed to serve our students in homework help, tutoring, and to aid our elementary students with literacy skills.


To volunteer, or more information, visit our contact page.

Lifeline is open Monday – Thursday mornings from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

The following are ways to serve our Lifeline friends

· Work the client desk

· Pray and minister with our clients

· Make sack lunches

· Grocery shop

· Sort and organize clothing donations

· Provide occasional transportation



Men’s Clothing Donations
T-Shirts (L, XL, 2X, 3X)

Jeans (sizes 30 – 38)

Underwear (sizes M, L, XL, 2X)
Sweatshirts w/ Hoods (L, M, XL, 2X, 3X)

Tennis Shoes (sizes 8 ½ – 12)
Khakis or black (Dockers style) pants (sizes 30 -38)
Polos (L, XL, 2X), Button up dress shirts
Belts & Work Boots


*We do accept used clothes and shoes, but we humbly ask that you only donate items that are in good condition and are free of rips, tears, and stains. Undergarments should only be new.

Personal Care Donations

Travel size Shampoo & Conditioner, Lotion
Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes
Razors, Deodorant, Reading Glasses
Toilet Paper, Feminine Products, Backpacks


Food Donations

(Canned, Jarred or Dry Goods Only Please)

Vegetables, White Rice, Tuna Fish, Beans

Chili, Instant Potatoes, Soup, Spaghetti/Pasta

Spaghetti Sauce, Crackers, Chicken, Instant Oatmeal (packets)

Fruit Cups, Granola Bars, Apple Sauce & Peanut Butter OR $5 gift cards to McDonalds, Subway, etc.

To volunteer, or for more information, visit our contact page.

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