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.
A New Leaf: A New Leaf is a nonprofit organization determined to provide individuals with development disabilities with vocational and residential services to increase their independence and individual choices.
Days/Times: Call for more information about when you can serve
Contact: Paige Morie; (918) 451-1491; firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters: Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), 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
CARA Cares: CARA provides a safe environment where children will be tutored, mentored, and trained. The children CARA serves range from Pre-K to 6th grade and most of the children they serve are raised by single parents or other family members such as grandparents. Help CARA serve these students by helping with homework, serving hot meals, mentorship, and Bible studies.
Days/Times: Monday–Thursday; 3:00–5:00 PM
Contact: Pastor Lewis Bumpers; (918) 428-5255; email@example.com
CURA Hospice: Volunteers at CURA Hospice help provide the heart of their services. Volunteers can help out in many different capacities. Whether that is spending time with the residents, helping with clerical and administrative work, baking, etc. you can help make a tremendous impact on the lives of many individuals.
Days/Times: Call for more information about when you can serve
Contact: Pam Buffington; (918) 884-8311; 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
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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; email@example.com
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
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; email@example.com
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
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
Pathways Adult Learning Center: Pathways Adult Learning Center is a Christian enriching day program that serves adults with intellectual disabilities. At Pathways, students grow spiritually through daily Bible study and worship, continue their education, volunteer in their community and practice an active lifestyle. Help serve alongside of Pathways as they seek to make a Kingdom impact on the lives of adults with disabilities here in the city of Tulsa.
Days/Times: M–F; During regular business hours
Contact: Katie Groke; email@example.com; (918) 859-0060
The Penguin Project: The Penguin Project provides an opportunity for children with disabilities to develop creative skills related to the theatre arts. Serve as a mentor for their artists with special needs in the theatre productions throughout the year.
Days/Times: Monday; 7:00–8:15 PM; Seasonal Depending on Need
Contact: Sofia Brennecke; firstname.lastname@example.org; (918) 289-3103
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; email@example.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Serve Tulsans: Serve Tulsans is a volunteer initiative created by the City of Tulsa in an effort to build up and coordinate local human capital to address public problems. You can join other local Tulsan’s at various non-profits to make an impact in the city of Tulsa.
Contact: Joel Hensley; (918) 576-5634; email@example.com
Stand In The Gap Ministries: SITG serves orphans, widows, and prisoners in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. They arrange for a team of mentors for youth aging out of the DHS system to overcome the negative statistics and become independent. They also work with ladies transitioning out of prison to educate and mentor them how to successfully return to society rather than prison, and in many instances, reunite them with their children. Join this dynamic ministry as they engage multiple groups of people in great need.
Days/Times: Monday–Thursday; 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thrive Center: A part of the International Gospel Center, the Thrive Center after-school program includes classes, events, and activities that include S.T.E.M., dance, sports, arts and crafts, group piano lessons, cooking, educational games, tutoring, and more. Join the Thrive Center as they seek to make an impact here in Tulsa.
Days/Times: M–F; 3:00–6:00 PM
Contact: Lajeane Cooke; (918) 851-4104; 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 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; email@example.com
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; 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
Tulsa Newcomers Services: Tulsa Newcomer Services works to ensure that the growing population of immigrant and refugee students are receiving the education that they deserve. They believe that the most diverse students often face the most challenges or have to overcome the most barriers academically. Join them in serving the growing immigrant population right here in the Tulsa community.
Days/Times: Any day besides Friday
Contact: Maria Fedore; (713) 724-5189; email@example.com
Unlock Freedom: Unlock Freedom stands to combat human trafficking and fight for freedom. Join them as they seek to connect with women being trafficked right here in Tulsa. You can help build relationships, provide gifts, and help connect the women with vital resources if they are in need of help or a way out of their situation.
Days/Times: Wednesday and Thursday; 1:00–3:00 PM
Contact: Andrea Graver; (9180)430-5169; firstname.lastname@example.org
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
WAVE: The WAVE Project is a nonprofit, charitable organization that encourages, equips, and empowers women to improve their lives and achieve their vision through personal mentoring relationships.
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.
Contact: Johnnie Egbert & Susan Mulvaney; (918)698-9878; email@example.com
World Baseball Outreach: World Baseball Outreach’s mission statement is to “guide youth on a path that balances the mind, body and spirit.” They use baseball and softball as a tool to spread the word of God. Whether you are a baseball fan or not, join WBO as they seek to bring the Gospel through the avenue of sports.
Days/Times: Monday–Saturday; 6:00–9:00 PM
Contact: Holly Moreland; (918) 893-4772; firstname.lastname@example.org
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