In addition to the ministries we serve with weekly, ORU Missions & Outreach partners with organizations in Tulsa that you have the opportunity to reach out to and establish your own involvement with. Find an organization whose mission sparks your interest and get involved!
*Transportation and team leadership are not provided for volunteer outreaches.
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Little’s”), ages 6 through 18. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Yearlong commitment required.
Contact: Chase Mowrey; (918)728-7932; email@example.com
Burmese Refugee Soccer: Spend your Saturday morning on campus with Refugee families! Students who love sports can spend the morning playing soccer and teaching Biblical life lessons for the kids. Note that when the kids have games, the times and locations of the outreach will change.
Contact: Sam Lian; (321)704-6723; firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Samaritan Medical Clinic: Good Samaritan Health Services depends on medical and non-medical volunteers to staff and coordinate their free health clinics and support other vital areas of their ministry. Spanish speakers, Junior/Senior Nursing majors are especially encouraged to use their passions at this outreach. *bilingual preferred
Contact: Tyrone Tolberst; (918)710-4222
Girls 101: An after school program for middle school girls, promoting healthy friendships and strong identity. We work with local at-risk schools to show them love and guidance.
Commitment: 5 week commitment, 1-2 hours per week.
Contact: Holly Tumpkin; (918)520-7081; email@example.com
Grace Hospice: The mission of Grace Hospice is to provide compassionate hospice services in a professional and ethical manner, earning the complete respect and trust of our patients, their families and the communities we serve.
Contact: Livian; firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Gardens: Our mission at Global Gardens is to empower low-income students to be agents of change in their own lives and communities through hands-on science and peace education. Volunteers help students create a garden not only to assist them in learning about science, health and the environment, but also to challenge them to become caring, forward-thinking and confident individuals. There are also in-depth educational volunteer opportunities with our students in after-school programming.
Commitment: Background check required. Processing volunteer applications will take 1-2 weeks.
Contact: Faith Hailey; 918-878-0556 x713; email@example.com
Hillcrest Behavioral Health Center: Hillcrest's Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health offers high quality inpatient psychiatric care for children 4 years old to adolescents age 18. The program is housed on the 8th floor of the OSU Medical Center campus.
Contact: Kelly Evans; (918)599-1795; Kelly.Evans@hillcrest.com / Kristina; (918)579-7500
Habitat for Humanity: Every Saturday morning, you have the chance to help build houses for people in need all over the Tulsa community. HFH builds houses for low income families, and are completely constructed by volunteers. Come be a part of a fun and exciting way to reach people in need of a home!
Hospitality House: The Hospitality House of Tulsa is a faith-based organization that desires to serve all families in need during a medical crisis regardless of religious preference or background.
Contact: Karen Streeter; (918)794-0088; firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope Pregnancy Center: Hope Pregnancy Centers were established in 1986 and exists to help those experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
Contact: Kylee Abel; (918)622-3325; email@example.com
Little Light House: Take care of precious children with Down’s Syndrome while their parents receive support and resources about raising a child with special needs.
Commitment: Background check required. Commit to one shift per week.
Days/Times: Shift possibilities are Mon-Thurs, 8:15am-1:15pm.
Contact: Maddie Owens; (918)664-6746; firstname.lastname@example.org
Maplewood Care Center: Partnering with Maplewood Care Center is an opportunity to reach out to Tulsa’s senior citizens and provide life-enriching activities such as parties, cookouts, socials, individual activities, devotionals, etc.
Days/Times: M-F Afternoon/Evening
Contact: Pam; (918)494-8830
Man 2 Man Project: The Man to Man Project hosts a weekly educational outreach that partners with Tulsa Public Schools after school, providing tutoring and mentorship to at risk minority males in Junior and Senior High Schools. Man to Man was founded by ORU Alum, Dexter Sullivan, during his senior year as a business student.
Contact: Jelani Matthews; (248)467-4773; email@example.com
One Hope Tulsa: One Hope Tulsa seeks to build literacy skills, foster creativity and compassion, create an environment of excitement about learning, provide wraparound support that promotes success at school, develop long-term mentoring relationships, share hope and growing confidence, and love in a way that opens the door to the Gospel in children through tutoring and mentoring.
Contact: Carrie Tabor; (630)621-8827; firstname.lastname@example.org
New Hope Mentoring: New Hope serves children of prisoners ages 5 through 17 by providing school-based and community-based after school programs: weekend retreats, holiday gatherings, monthly family social events, and residential summer camps. This social support is put in place to break the cycle of generational incarceration in the state of Oklahoma.
Contact: Caitlin Dryke; (918)359-9024; email@example.com
Reading Partners: We envision a future where all children have the reading skills necessary to reach their full potential. Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.
Contact: Rebecka Jiminez; (918)949-1979; firstname.lastname@example.org
South Tulsa Community House: Help with clients who come in the door for services M-F 8:30- 1:00 pm. Students can help with food distribution, resume writing, on-line job finding, etc. Help tutor GED clients from the community on Tuesday and Thursday.
Contact: Lanny Endicott; (918) 495-6543; email@example.com
Seasons Hospice: We wish to bring exceptional hospice care to all those in need; regardless of religion, race, creed, or ability to pay. We have a commitment to provide care with dignity, while administering physical comfort, compassion and spiritual support to both paticent and family during this season of life.
Contact: Greg; (918)745-0222
Transitions LifeCare, LLC: Our volunteers help adults and children focus on quality of life when dealing with serious illness, grief and loss.
Contact: Katherine Nemeth; (918)551-6879 firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Challenge: A new Teen Challenge home for men 18+. We are looking for ministerial students who would assist us with the day to day activities and in exchange.
Tulsa Area United Way: This program offers free tax preparation service to lower income individuals/families. The primary audience is to working families with children who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Commitment: Training is required and provided. Volunteers can choose the hours they want to work.
Days/Times: M-F 9am-4pm
Contact: Furzanna Iqbal; (918)295-6630; email@example.com
Tulsa Boys Home: Come impact the lives of young men in the Tulsa area. These boys are 8-17 years old in an all-boys home, due to foster care issues or drug abuse. You have the opportunity to influence these boys and make a lasting difference in their lives.
Contact: Jeffrey L. Johnson; (918)245-0231 x5090 / (918)557-9010; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tulsa Hope Academy: Tulsa Hope Academy is an alternative high school committed to bringing excellent educational opportunities to urban youth in the greater Tulsa area. We are a technology-driven, teacher facilitated, student-centered secondary school founded in 2005 to address the escalating dropout rates in the Tulsa community.
Contact: Debra Mann; (918)398-8192; email@example.com
Tulsa Day Center: An average of 400 people seek shelter and services each day at the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, which is the only day time shelter in Tulsa for people who are without a thome or in need. We seek to protect the dignity of each person by providing food, warmth, shelter, and safety to meet immediate and pressing needs.
Contact: Colleen Helms; (918)583.5588; firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Rogers College High School and Jr. High School: CIS is committed to 1. Keeping kids in school, 2. Doing whatever it takes to eliminate barriers, 3. Never giving up, on anyone. The Foundation exists to provide opportunities for students and a margin of institutional excellence unavailable with state funds alone.
Website: www.willrogerscommunityfoundation.net www.cismidamerica.org
Contact: Johnnie Egbert & Susan Mulvaney; (918)698-9878; email@example.com
Victory Mobile Kids Club: Victory Mobile Kids Club allows ORU students to pour into and disciple children in the Tulsa community through an exciting experience every Saturday morning. Victory Sunday School vans give volunteers the opportunity to reach impoverished neighborhoods by sharing the Gospel and building relationships with children.
Contact: Jason Nussbaum; (918)520-7057
Young Life: A High School ministry for non-churched/disinterested kids. Grades 9-12. Come build relationships with students and walk with them, earning the right to be heard and eventually the Gospel.
Commitment: Background check required. 6 weekly trainings, but may be shorter.
Days/Times: Tues 6-10 pm, Lunch 10-12:30pm.
Contact: Jay Robinson; (918)231-9005; JayHartRobinson@gmail.com
Youth at Heart: Youth At Heart is a leader in providing programs in education, recreation and social development to youth living in Tulsa. Since 1976, YAH has provided youth living in Tulsa’s socio-economically challenged neighborhoods a variety of after-school and summer programs. The Youth At Heart mission is to provide opportunities that develop character, instill values, and equip youth for success.
Contact: Rodney Gray; (918)-493-7311 x16; firstname.lastname@example.org