The Urban Mission was started in 1972 when the congregation of Second Presbyterian Church was dissolved. Trustees of the property decided to leave the building as a type of neighborhood outreach center. In 2000, The Urban Mission moved to our current location at 3737 N. Portland. This move gave the organization the space to help many more people. The Urban Mission has come from serving a few families each month to assisting 20,000 people each year in the Oklahoma City metro area. The Urban Mission operates on a budget of $600,000 a year. These funds are mainly secured from private individual and church donations. The Urban Mission also has secured small grants from foundations in the past.
Volunteers are are truly the life-blood of their organization.l They could not serve our community without their help. Here are some ways you can help them:
Shopping Helper: Assist clients with making their food choices in the food resource center. This can include helping push their cart or helping bag items. But most importantly, it is about being a friendly helper while they shop. Monday - Thursday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Volunteers may come and go as they please during this time.
Stocker: Un-box food and organize it on the shelves. Make sure that the shelves are full and look nice. this would include making sure everything is located in the proper section and facing the correct direction. With this position there is some heavy lifting. We need help from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday - Thursday. Once again, you may come and go as you please during this time.
Waiting Room Host/Hostess: Keep client paperwork in order while clients wait for their turn to shop. This position is from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday.
If you are interested in being a volunteer with Urban Mission please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.