The Sheltering Tree


"The really cool thing about it is the people who come and volunteer who have no church affiliation and really don't even consider themselves Christians," says Rev. Terry Wines. "They just come here because they want to do what's right."

It's the volunteers who make the homeless shelter at First UMC, Bunnell, the welcoming place that it is – a place where thousands of homeless folks have been cared for with warm hearts and open arms. Through "Volunteer Connect," the Florida Conference wants to make it easier for ministries and volunteers to connect with each other.

Click here to get started on "Volunteer Connect."


Hurricane Irma - Hurricane Michael recovery: Volunteer to bring yourself or a team to help with the recovery.


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The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011