Volunteer at Solomon’s Porch

“Beginning on Christmas day, 2004 with 42 meals in the back of our car and a directive from God, we began to reach out to the homeless and hurting on the streets of Dallas. Our hearts were filled to overflowing with Gods love and compassion for them. The love affair for Gods work began”.

Solomon’s Porch occurs on Saturday mornings from 8:00am to 2pm. This is where we provide a hot breakfast and lunch, clothing, hygiene, prayer, teaching, preaching and evangelism to the homeless.

Step One

Fill out the Volunteer Application / Agreement form. (ATTACH LINK TO .PDF VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT – DISABLE FILLABLE FORM) Parents must fill out form and sign on behalf of children attending. Bring this form along with you on the day you serve.

Step Two

Secure an available date to serve. Please refer to the Calendar of Events for dates available, and then contact volunteer@handshearts.org to get on the calendar.

Step Three

Each volunteer coming must select one item to contribute from the following supplies. Bring items along with you when you come to serve. These are consumable weekly needs and are necessary to be able to continue to reach the homeless. Keep in mind we serve an average of 200 meals, twice a day, every Saturday:

  • Large cans of coffee
  • Large powdered coffee creamer or 6 packs of pre-filled shakers
  • Large package of Sturdy paper or Styrofoam plates
  • Large package of Sturdy paper or Styrofoam bowls
  • Large package of 10 oz. Styrofoam Cups
  • Large box of plastic forks or spoons
  • White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Raisins
  • Large containers of instant quick oats oatmeal
  • Napkins
  • Paper Towels

If cash donations are easier for you, we can always use financial support to keep the ministry going.

Donate here: Financial Donations

Step Four

Select the duty you want to serve in and share with your group so they can see the opportunities to serve. We will do the best we can to be sure you are able to serve in the area you prefer, however, some adjustments may be necessary due to crowd size.

Click Duty Roster for an overview of each area of service.

If you are coming alone, with your family or friends, or leading a group, please email your best estimated head count by 9am Tuesday prior to your Saturday to serve to Volunteer@handshearts.org.

Step Five

Share this general information with your team before arrival:

Rules and Guidelines – Click to download some basic rules to be aware of to help be “street savvy”. Please share with your team.

Prayer Points for Solomon’s Porch – Click to download our Prayer Requests. This ministry is completely dependent upon the hand of God. Please click the link above and add these prayer points to your prayer list!

Arrival Time, Schedule, Parking:

Volunteers report at 8am – 2pm. Tent City Under the Bridges. We will be on the green lot at 2803 Cleveland St. Dallas, TX 75215. In case of rain, we will relocate under the bridges. Parking is readily available under the freeway bridges and is easiest accessible from the 2600 Hickory gate or at 2600 Dawson.

  • 7:30 am – Leader Prayer & communion
  • 8 am – Porch set up
  • 8 am – Volunteer Check In
  • 8:30 am – Volunteer Orientation & Welcome
  • 9 am – Breakfast & Clothing Ministry
  • 9 am – Intercessory Prayer rotates at 30 minute intervals
  • 10 am – Street Crews and Prayer Walks
  • 10 am – Camp Ministry
  • 10 am – Bible Study
  • 10:45 am – Mercy Seat Worship Service
  • 11:30 am – Lunch
  • 1 pm – Tear Down