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Hands Up Outreach

Hands Up Outreach sponsors Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC) and Christian Men's Job Corps (CMJC) of Rankin County.  These faith based, non-profit ministries are where men and women in need are equipped for life and employment.   Services offered through these ministries are Jobs for Life classes, computer classes, GED tutoring and testing, Bible study and mentoring.   Other available classes include English As A Second Language (ESL), Citizenship Classes, and opportunities for tutoring children.

Hands Up Outreach is a ministry of Rankin County Baptist Association and the North American Mission Board.   The driving force behind Hands Up are Rev. Roy and Mrs. Mary Callahan.  Roy spent 24 years in the U.S. Navy and during his time in the service they ministered to military families, particularly during the Iraq War.  Roy is an ordained minister and earned a Master's Degree in Christian Education from Mid-America Theological Seminary.  Mary holds certification in Women's Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Get Involved Through Volunteer Opportunities

Hands Up Outreach relies on more than 100 volunteers to accomplish its mission and serve its students.  Volunteers are able to help in multiple ways: serving as an ongoing volunteer; volunteering for a one-time specific task or project; volunteering as a group to serve.  Click one of the areas below to find out more about how you can volunteer today. 

Individual Ongoing Volunteer Roles

In addition to the volunteer roles below, our Prayer Partners are our most vital.  Our Prayer Partners commit to pray for Hands Up Outreach each week.

The administrative aspect of the ministry helps everything to run smoothly.   This volunteer helps with organization and/or clerical duties as requested.

The encourager/mentor will meet with a student for one hour each week for a one year period of time.  They will cultivate a listening and supportive relationship in which a student can feel comfortable discussing his or her life situation and personal goals.

Our teaching volunteers teach a group of students in a specific class for which they are qualified. Current class offerings include GED, HISET, Job Skills, Life Skills, English As A Second Language, Citizenship, Tutoring Children, Computer, and Finance.

Volunteers serving as tutors assist students one-on-one or in small groups with preparation for the GED or HISET test by studying math, english grammar, and writing.  The preparation and studying are done using materials provided by Hands Up Outreach.

To Volunteer OR Become A Student

Contact Roy and Mary

Hands Up Outreach (CWJC & CMJC) of Rankin County
Grace Center at FBC Richland's Grace Campus
155 Brandon Avenue
Richland, MS 39218
Phone: 601-826-0442 OR 601-826-0449 

Visit the Hands Up website