Looking for a meaningful place to serve? The Mosaic Center, Inc. offers Christians an opportunity to use their talents, gifts and resources to serve on the “local mission field.”
- Prayer Partners: We would love for you to join us in praying for The Mosaic Center. Pray for the building, that is stands strong and stable as a safe place, full of the Holy Spirit. Pray for the teachers, receptionists, and other volunteers. Pray for the sweet hands that prepare and serve lunch. Pray for the staff, for protection against the enemies attacks. Most of all, pray for each woman who calls in; that The Lord would send us each woman who needs to be here at just the right time. This is the most important thing we can be doing! Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16
- Classroom Instructors: All of our teachers are volunteers. Each semester, we provide teaching on computer skills, math, Bible study, resume writing and interview skills. We like to provide nutrition classes, exercise, cooking, parenting, money management, and other classes that set our students up for success. We also need volunteers for our GED program and English as as Second Language (ESL) program. If you have a skill set for a certain area of teaching and are interested in volunteering, we would love to speak to you!
- Mentors: Mentors work hand-in-hand with the students enrolled in our Core Program. Each day, we have two mentors attend all classes with our students. They offer support, a listening ear, encouragement, and mentorship to all students. Mentors only serve one day a week, but are consistent to that day for the duration of the 12-week course.
- Receptionists: Receptionists are the friendly face all of our guests see when they enter the building. Receptionist responsibilities include answering the phone, monitoring who comes in the back gate by watching the video camera, and greeting all who enter the building. They serve one day a week for 4 hours, either 8:00-12:00 or 12:00-4:00, and they serve consistently on that day each week.
- House Moms: House Moms set the dining room, receive food donated, serve lunch, and clean up kitchen after lunch. They provide a kind smile and set the air of hospitality and warmth that goes so far for the meals shared here. The minimum commitment is for our lunch hour: 12:00-1:00. House Moms serve 1 day a week, and are consistent to that day for the duration of the 12-week course.
- Lunch Providers: For the duration of the 12-week Core Program, lunch is provided free of charge to the students enrolled. This is only possible due to the generosity of others! If you or a group you are involved in (church, Bible class, club, small group, restaurant, game group, etc.) are interested in providing a meal for lunch, please contact Paige Pate (firstname.lastname@example.org or 936-639-5068). Lunch needs to provide food for 30, and must arrive by 11:00 pm on the day you are providing it. We do have a refrigerator and oven to keep things at the appropriate temperature until they are served.
- Special Projects: Of course needs arrive throughout the semester that we need volunteers for. Some examples of these include work needed around the house, tech support, fundraising events, our annual Hearts for Hope Dinner and Auction, graduate events, and things like it. We also would love mentorship in business administration, marketing, and public relations. If you are interested in volunteering for The Mosaic but cannot do so on a consistent, weekly basis, we still need you!
- Community Partners: The Mosaic is blessed to be supported by so many organizations in the community. If you are a part of an organization that could provide services to The Mosaic, we welcome your donation! Check out this list of community partners we have worked with.
Why serve at The Mosaic Center, Inc?
“Since moving to Lufkin 9 years ago after marrying the love of my life, I began volunteering at The Mosaic Center. Over the years, I have served as House Mom and then, later, became a Mentor. Each Student that has committed to the Life and Job Skills class has touched my heart as no paycheck ever did. I wake up each day blessed for so many reasons but mainly because I can continue to help others.” Deb Medford
“Since moving to Lufkin 9 years ago after marrying the love of my life, I began volunteering at The Mosaic Center. Over the years, I have served as House Mom and then, later, became a Mentor. Each Student that has committed to the Life and Job Skills class has touched my heart as no paycheck ever did. I wake up each day blessed for so many reasons but mainly because I can continue to help others.”