School supplies will be too expensive for many families this year. We can be a blessing to them through a School Supply Drive, starting Sunday, July 24. Look for backpacks that will be displayed in the narthex and foyer at both campuses. Each backpack will have a list of school supplies that you can purchase. Take as many as you want, fill them with those supplies, and return them to either campus. The Drive will end on August 8 so all the backpacks can be delivered by the start of school. Donations can also be made to support this project by texting STL School to 73256.
St. Luke’s is committed to be the hands and feet of Christ in our local community. We offer a variety of opportunities to serve.
St. Luke’s partners with a number of schools in the Oklahoma City metro area to help students and teachers. One of the ways we partner is through Reading Buddies. We currently have sponsored programs at Coolidge Elementary in Oklahoma City and Will Rogers Elementary in Edmond. But Reading Buddies are needed in Oklahoma City Schools and you can volunteer with the OKC Public Schools Foundation.
St. Luke’s is committed to the arts and has many events throughout the year; from concerts at each campus to musicals in the Poteet Theatre. Volunteers can help with productions throughout the year. To learn more about upcoming shows, visit the Arts @ St. Luke’s page.
Event Volunteers Volunteers are needed at every arts event; from serving as greeters and ushers to box office and concession stand help, there are a number of ways that you and your family can serve together in the arts.
Prop Crew Each show that is performed needs special props to help tell the story. The Poteet Theatre has a vast inventory of props, but a team of volunteers works to pull these props together for each show.
Set Crew Volunteers are needed to help create the set for each play or musical in the Poteet Theatre. If you are proficient in woodworking, or a good painter, your skills can be used in this ministry area.
Tech Crew A musical is not complete without sound and lighting. Volunteers are needed for each event, so if you have a passion for lighting or sound engineering, we have a place for you. Training is provided.
El Sistema Oklahoma is an after-school program serving over 200 underserved public school children in the heart of Oklahoma City by engaging children within an ensemble-based music program so they can share the joy of music making and grow as responsible citizens. Learn more about the program on the El Sistema website.
El Sistema Oklahoma needs volunteers every day, Monday through Friday between the hours of 2:00pm-6:00pm. Volunteers set their own, flexible schedules. Come every day or only one day a week. Come for the entire time or only an hour. Every bit of time spent volunteering with us is valuable to our children. We do find that our most successful volunteers serve on a regular schedule, as this helps you learn our program and develop relationships with the children, faculty and other volunteers.
Neighborhood Services Organization NSO serves the at-risk and homeless of the OKC community. They provide housing solutions, teach daily living skills, provide a free dental clinic and WIC clinic to those in need. You can volunteer as a group to be an apartment sponsor for a new family, put together hygiene kits for the homeless, create welcome baskets for those in transitional housing.
Rebuilding Together Participate in our annual Rebuilding Day program each spring and help repair and restore a neighbor’s home. Rebuilding Together is focused on repairing homes, revitalizing communities and creating a safer space for needy homeowners in our community.
Sisu Youth Services Sisu Youth Services provides shelter and care for homeless youth. We help them by being a part of their weekly mealtime. Volunteers help by preparing or proving a weekly meal. This is a great project for a class or family to serve together to help others.
Local Schools Volunteer to help students with reading or provide mentoring and support to elementary aged children. Volunteers work with students in person and online to help them improve their skills. Additionally, volunteers support the students and teachers with school supply drives, teacher appreciation events and other activities throughout the year.