Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, Inc.

Country: 
USA
Location: 
Wimauma, Florida

Beth-El Farmworker Ministry brings the love and hope of Jesus Christ to farm workers and their families in Wimauma, a community just south of Tampa. Beth-El helps people with their day-to-day needs and assists them in becoming self-sufficient.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.—John 15:5, NIV

Opportunity type: 
Group
Student
Volunteer opportunities: 

Volunteers serve in teams, engaging with the community surrounding Beth-El. They meet workers in the field, build relationships with area families, and help repair community members’ homes.

  • People of all ages are welcome.
  • Volunteers must be able to do manual labor or host a vacation Bible school.
  • Specific tasks are assigned once group size, schedule, and ministry and community needs are determined. (May include packing food for the food pantry, assembling student backpacks, leading children and youth programs, sorting thrift store donations, interior or exterior painting, yard maintenance, and minor repairs to homes/trailers.)
Accommodations: 

Groups sleep in the air-conditioned sanctuary and are encouraged to bring cots or air mattresses. There is a new shower facility that has a men’s and women’s side, (four stalls total), and includes hot water.

Food: The kitchen staff can provide meals, or groups may bring their own food.

Group size - maximum: 
25
Cost notes: 

There will be a charge of $10 per person per day to stay. Your group might want to consider a donation to assist Beth-El in supporting the area’s Hispanic farmworker communities.

If your group chooses to work out in the community and there is construction work, your group will be asked to cover up to 50 percent of the costs of the project. There is a maximum cost of $15 per person for the week (or shorter period). Beth-El assigns community work projects to groups based on the skills, financial support, and amount of time needed to complete each project.

Nearest airport: 

Tampa International Airport

Packing suggestions: 

Air mattress or cot

Free day suggestions: 

Visit Busch Gardens or spend a day at the beach.

Contact information: 

For more information, contact the Volunteer Engagement Program staff.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

The best way to reach our team is to email volunteer@rca.org or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement

Molly Towne

Volunteer Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant


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