Christ the King Community Outreach Ministries

A faith- based Program of Service complimentary to the Mission of Christ the King (CTK) Parish, leveraging the charitable efforts of its parishioners in support of Tampa Bay Non- Profit Programs and Services.

For information on how you can be of service please contact Katie Holland, Director of Pastoral Ministry and Outreach at Christ the King at



Community Outreach Programs and Partners:

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities, an accredited Non-Profit agency since 1945, is a leader in serving the poor and vulnerable within Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties. Under the auspices of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, it serves between 10,000 and 20,000 people annually through three umbrella Ministries of Mercy – Foundations of Life, Friends in Need and Shelters of Hope – with services including but not limited to providing food and shelter for the homeless, affordable housing for the elderly, migrant farm worker and low-income families, immigration and citizenship assistance, respite care and basic medical screening and care, and pregnancy and adoption assistance. Learn more at

We also have 4 other websites: (Catholic Charities Foundations of Life Pregnancy Centers) (Catholic Charities Adoption Services) (Catholic Charities Homeless Shelter located in Clearwater, FL) (Catholic Charities Perinatal Comfort Care program)

Catholic Charities mission and value statements:

Catholic Charities serves with charity and compassion to promote the sanctity and dignity of all people with God. As a member of the Church, Catholic Charities offers hope by helping those in need and unites with others in service.

Catholic Charities makes a commitment to serve all people with Respect, Compassion and Cooperation in the spirit of a unifying God.

Learn more at

Faith Café

Serves our neighbors in need with lunch Monday through Saturday, located at 1340 N Clearview Ave, 33607. Volunteer sign-up is available at For more information contact Jackie Peterson at 8135030131


Feeding Tampa Bay

Volunteer opportunities for packing and sorting essential food at the warehouse. Distribute fresh groceries and serve prepared food at Trinity Café. For more information visit or contact the Volunteer Services Team at 8132541190 Ext. 270


Home Makers of Hope

“Because no child should sleep on the floor.” Home Makers of Hope collect donated furniture and gently used household items to furnish homes of low-income families. Volunteers are needed to do pick-ups, organize goods in the warehouse, deliver and put together furniture, decorate homes and more. To learn more visit To schedule a pick-up or to volunteer contact


Mary Help of Christians Center

Mary Help of Christians Center is a Catholic and Salesian center that aims to serve all people in the Tampa Bay area, especially the young and the poor, with complete dignity and respect.  Through the Center’s work, people have experienced the love, service, and joy that guides and moves the Salesian mission at Mary Help of Christians.

Our mission is to evangelize and educate young people, especially those who are poor and at risk, in the image of St. Don Bosco.

Our retreat center, located in Hillsborough County, Tampa, spans over 140 acres and is surrounded by nature.  We are conveniently located off I-4 at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  Our property is blessed to include a parish, school, dormitories, gymnasium, pool, soccer fields, basketball courts, and a barn with a variety of family friendly animals, all located on a beautiful lakefront campus.

For more information contact Kay Conroy at 8136266191 or


Meals On Wheels of Tampa

Meals On Wheels of Tampa is a local, privately funded organization which prepares and delivers hot, nutritious meals to Tampa’s homebound and senior neighbors.  Persons quality for the service if they are 62 or older and/or they have difficulty leaving their homes and are challenged to prepare meals.  Hot meals are delivered to recipients’ homes 5 days week, between 10am-2pm by a friendly volunteers.  Frozen meals for the weekend are delivered on Friday.  There are 3 menus to select: Heart Healthy, Diabetic and Renal.  Nourishing meals are prepared daily with fresh ingredients that meet senior nutritional standards and dietary guidelines.  A volunteer driver delivers meals and provides a friendly check-in on each person, to positively impact a recipient’s well-being.  The cost of the meals is determined using a sliding scale based on income and expenses.  An affordable meal plan can be established through a telephone intake interview.  The process to get on the program is quick and easy.  Call the Meals On Wheels of Tampa office, 813-238-8410.  Meals service may begin 1-2 days after intake process is complete.

The need for Meals On Wheels of Tampa volunteers is growing!  Want to be part of a great community volunteer opportunity?  Join the team to deliver meals to senior and homebound neighbors in Greater Tampa.  Volunteer as often as your schedule allows.  Convenient pick up locations are spread throughout Tampa.  A volunteer shift takes about 60 to 90 minutes to complete.  Monday through Friday opportunities for individuals and/or groups are available.  Volunteer drives must be 18 years of age, complete an application, and attend a short orientation (in person or virtually).  Volunteer drives use their own vehicle and gas.  Community service hours are available for students delivering with an adult.

When you are a Meals On Wheels volunteer, you are delivering much more than a nutritious meal—you are delivering human connection, care, and compassion.

Metropolitan Ministries

Provides care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in our community through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency. Volunteer opportunities available in Hillsborough and Pasco counties for food distribution, warehousing and thrift store services. For more information visit or contact Christina Moore at 8132091239 or by email

Seniors in Service

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At Seniors in Service, engaging volunteers is our specialty. Seniors in Service volunteers make a difference in a variety of ways. Whether you’re interested in serving remotely or in-person, tutoring children, senior companionship, serving veterans, or reducing hunger, Seniors in Service has a volunteer opportunity for you. Contact


Volunteer Program Descriptions

Health Buddies

Provide support for homebound Tampa Bay seniors suffering from chronic illness. Loneliness can take a real physical toll, equated to smoking 16 cigarettes a day. Loneliness compounds the effects of chronic illness, increasing anxiety and causing hospital readmissions that would otherwise be preventable. Telehealth Buddies are trained to provide support and companionship through telephone reassurance. Join Health Buddies to enable seniors to self-manage their health and live independently, with dignity. For more information contact Aria Garling at 8134928931 or


Support isolated and homebound Tampa Bay seniors through regular telephone calls. It’s easy to underestimate the danger of isolation: loneliness eclipses obesity and even smoking as a factor contributing to poor health outcomes. Luckily, friendships may be a cure! TelePals keep people socially connected while staying physically distant. Regular phone calls say: “You have a friend who cares.” Make a connection, build a friendship. Join TelePals today! For more information contact Nora Mederios at 8134920725 or

Foster Grandparents (FGP)

Tutor children in literacy and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) with Foster Grandparents! A Foster Grandparent volunteer is someone who is 55+ with time, love, and understanding who enjoys connecting with children. Receive training on virtual platforms with likeminded volunteers and become that extra special support system that children need. Each year independent assessments of student progress – performed by teachers, not by Seniors in Service – consistently show that at least 95% of children we serve improve literacy and/or social-emotional skills. Join Foster Grandparents today to make an impact on children’s education! For more information contact Pam Danwing at 8134928927 or

Retires & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Support your community through volunteer opportunities! Our Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) matches volunteers who are passionate about using their skills and experience to make a difference in their community. From tutoring children, to addressing food insecurity, to helping veterans, our service opportunities are as diverse as our volunteers. Not only will you help your community, you will also help yourself. Volunteering and connecting with others increase social interaction and decreases feelings of depression and anxiety. Join Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) today to find the volunteer opportunity of your dreams. For more information contact Chris Noble at 8134928916 or


Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul enables members to put the Gospel message into Christian action within out parish and community area. Members are called to increase their own spirituality through the mission of serving those in need with material aid, encouragement and prayerful support. This includes providing financial assistance for rent, utilities, food, clothing, medicine and other supportive services.  

Monthly physical monetary donations are collected on the 3rd weekend of the month after each mass. If you would like to help with our collection, please contact Pat Henderson @ 

Non perishable food items are collected for the SVDP food pantry on the 1st weekend of the month. Volunteer opportunities are available at the SVDP Food Pantry and Thrift Store serving those in critical need with food, clothing and other necessities. Contact Donna Shirah @ or Nancy Jones @

To learn more about volunteer opportunities and/or about joining our Vincentian team contact Patricia Cianfrocca @ 

* If you would like to make a donation, please visit or deposit it at the Poor Box in the church. Thank you for the continuing support of this mission


Tampa Hope

Tampa Hope is Catholic Charities’ new transitional housing community for Tampa’s homeless. Located in Ybor City, it currently has 125 tents and a common area, where residents live safely with access to meals and social services on their way to permanent housing and work. Volunteer needs include meal pickup and delivery, Saturday service days, hosting resident activities, donating meals, and more as they grow. Donations of personal items, outdoor games, and small kitchen appliances are also welcomed. Contact Brooke Melendi at to get involved, and to learn more.


THORN Ministries

We are a ministry which feeds the homeless in Tampa and works internationally in Samoa with the disabled.  MERCY ….is a reflection of love for Jesus.

Feeding the Homeless… love them back to life one at a time.

We are a ministry which feeds the homeless in Tampa on Sundays throughout the year.  We also try and provide other things they may need like clothing, hygiene supplies, over the counter meds and lots of LOVE. We believe that the homeless should be treated with love and respect.  We look at them as family members who have been injured and we try to love them back to life.

“These are true servants of God, having given 20+ years to find and feed people in the streets.” Volunteer

Make a difference with LOVE.

Contact Kristin Taylor at 8132394259 or


Trinity Café

Provides lunch for those in need Monday through Friday, located at 2801 N Nebraska Avenue, 33602. Volunteer opportunities include serving, hosting tables, pouring drinks, cleaning tables and more. Visit to sign-up.

For more information contact Cindy Davis at 8137109010 or or

Foreign Outreach

Nicaraguan Christian Relief Ministries

The mission of NCRM is to provide educational opportunities for the poor children in Nicaragua in order to give them a better life and future. With the current government persecution of the poor and the Catholic Church there, it is more important than ever to help improve the life and prospects of the poor in Nicaragua. Contact Amanda Valle-Peters at 8132949426 or by email or visit our website to learn more.

Renew Haiti

Renew Haiti is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization and an outreach ministry of CTK.

The purpose of this ministry is to build a bridge of God’s love to our sister parish in Sainte Suzanne, Haiti and the community that it serves. This is accomplished by awareness, solidarity through frequent visits between the parishes, spiritual growth, and support for the parish, health clinic, three schools and other areas of community development.

Donations can be made through online giving. For more information contact Katie Holland at

Teens for Haiti

Founded in 2012, Teens for Haiti is teen-run 501c3 charity under Renew Haiti, Inc.  These teens have accomplished much since its inception, most recently providing a water purification system and a computer lab for the people of Sainte Suzanne. To learn more about this organization and their annual fundraiser, Dance for Haiti, visit