There are many ways to get involved at the Newman Center, including Service & Justice ministries and Liturgy & Music ministries. While looking through our site, if you find a ministry that calls to you, please don't hesitate to contact the staff liaison or group leader and ask how you can become involved in that ministry!
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and for the health and safety of our volunteers and all they serve, we're cancelling most volunteer participation in our ministries for now.
Habitat for Humanity
The Newman Center is re-engaging with Habitat for Humanity by supporting the 2020 Faith Build. Come out and participate in the actual home construction by helping the partner family build their home. Skills required – love, listen and learn!! We are looking for a crew of 6-10 people to volunteer on the dates listed below. Please click here to review Habitat's volunteer information and Covid-19 protocols. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome!
Work for Justice
No justice is possible without power! We build our power through our community and relationships. This fall join us in small sacred conversations (happening virtually on Zoom) to share what you are personally concerned about and to engage in what John Lewis calls, “Good Trouble.” B.R.E.A.D. has 24 years of success in acting for justice. These actions have made Columbus and Franklin County a more equitable place. We know there is more to be done and we need you. You are invited to sign up for one of our listening sessions listed below. Sign-up today! You can also say YES when you receive a phone call inviting you to join us in justice. For questions or more information, please contact us at email@example.com or (614) 261-0143.
Save the Date! The Newman Center will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place so sign-up to donate blood and save lives!
Thanksgiving Collection for NSI
The Newman Center is supporting the Neighborhood Services, Inc. (NSI) Thanksgiving basket collection for families in need of assistance in the university area. Through September 2020 NSI has served 509,522 meals which is nearly 30,000 more meals than this time last year. They are anticipating a greater need during this holiday season. Here’s how you can help:
Food Donations The Newman Center has been asked to collect 500 cans of green beans. Please place the cans in the collection cart located in the North Gathering Space (anytime during public hours) or drop your donation directly to NSI at 1950 N. 4th St. E., Columbus, 43201.
Monetary Donations If you’d like to make a monetary donation to this collection, you can send it to the Newman Center at 64 W. Lane Ave. Columbus OH 43201 (checks payable to Newman Center and write "NSI Thanksgiving Collection” on check memo).
Deadline: All donations are needed by Sunday, Nov. 1.
Questions? Please contact Suzana Silva. For more information about NSI, please visit www.neighborhoodservicesinc.org.
Thank you for your generosity to this collection!
Not Sure How to Get Involved?
Are you new to the Newman Center or new to volunteering? Don't know which volunteer opportunity is right for you? Let us help!
Contact Suzana Silva or (614) 291-4674 x107.