Ways To Get Involved: Service


First Presbyterian supports Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD) by preparing and serving hot food and by prepping bag lunches for their walk-in cafeteria. UMD (https://umdurham.org/) is the primary point of connection for those who are homeless, hungry, or in need in Durham. We have committed to providing volunteers for 3-4 shifts every month and we are always looking for new folks to join us! A monthly email details opportunities to serve at UMD, and you can reply to sign up.
If you have an interest in volunteering with UMD, contact Jen McGonigle at 202-421-5870 or [email protected].


We have two opportunities to serve with our sister church at 2504 N Roxboro Street, Durham 27704.

Food Pantry: Join other volunteers from all over the community to help fill bags and boxes with lots of nutritious food for families facing economic hardship. We work in 2-hour shifts every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. An average of 620 families receive food every single week. It takes a lot of energetic and dedicated volunteers to keep this food pantry going strong. If you are not able to volunteer in person, we would welcome your donations of food, or rice and beans that you bag from home. Come be part of this special ministry!

Tutoring Program: The Iglesia Emanuel Learning Center offers one-on-one tutoring for Hispanic students from 1st grade through high school. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening, 6-7pm. Tutors have the opportunity to help change the educational outcomes for children who suffered disproportionately with the challenges of virtual learning during the pandemic. The students come eager to learn and grateful for the care and attention they receive. All tutoring is done in English.
For more information, contact Margaret Rubiera at [email protected], or 919-358-2346.


Help refugee families adjusting to a new life in Durham, NC.
For more information contact, Gordon Campbell, [email protected]