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
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.)
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 for a fee of $15 per person, per day, or groups may bring their own food.
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.
Tampa International Airport
Air mattress or cot
Visit Busch Gardens or spend a day at the beach.
For more information, contact the Volunteer Engagement Program staff.
If you would like to learn more about the RCA's short-term mission opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.
Coordinator for Short-Term Mission
Short-Term Mission Placement Specialist
Cultivate is a program for 18- to 25-year-olds to partner with RCA missionaries for a summer or a full year and see how God is at work in another part of the globe.