Opelika-Auburn Newcomers Club
The Opelika-Auburn Newcomers Club provides a variety of community and assists women transitioning into the Opelika-Auburn area.
- Churches & Places of Worship
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Support Groups
- Parenting Groups
- Hobby Groups & Clubs
Auburn United Methodist Church – Auburn
(334) 826 – 8800 • 137 S. Gay Street, Auburn
The mission of Auburn United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by offering Christ, nurturing others and serving all. Established in 1837, Auburn UMC has grown along with the city – our roots run deep within the city of Auburn and our steeple stands tall. Centrally located on Gay street, we offer several different worship services with a variety of styles – both traditional, blended and contemporary. But don’t let that confuse you—our message of Christ’s love and forgiveness is the same no matter which service you attend. We invite you to try several services and find the one that helps you express your worship to our Lord the way that suits you! We have an active children’s and youth program along with many different adult small groups and ministries to get involved. We hope that your first visit to Auburn United Methodist Church will be a great experience – a place to meet the God who loves you and some people who will love to meet you too.
Parkway Baptist Church – Auburn
(334) 887-3782 • 766 East University Dr
You are invited to join us at Parkway Baptist Church! Our goal in everything we do is to glorify God, nurture His people, and show His love to a lost world. Whether you worship with us on Sundays at 8:30 or 11 am or attend one of our Bible study opportunities throughout the week, you’ll find a church on mission to lead
people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Faith Radio’s Mission is to serve the Christian Community and strengthen the local church and family unit as we provide spiritual encouragement and a personal challenge with a Christ centered focus, through Biblical teaching, relevant information and uplifting music to the Glory of God. Listen at 89.1 FM in Montgomery, 94.1 FM in Alexander City, or download the Faith Radio App for listening on the go.
Auburn UMC Food Pantry – Auburn
The Auburn UMC Food Pantry is an all-volunteer organization that serves approximately 75 families each week, providing them with dry goods, dairy products, meats, and toiletries. An important outgrowth of the Auburn UMC Food Pantry is the Homebound Ministry in which volunteers take boxes of food to homebound senior citizens one week each month.
Food Bank of East Alabama – Auburn
Volunteer opportunities at the Food Bank include repacking bulk foods in the warehouse, packing boxes for programs, office tasks, sorting product, stocking shelves, and more.
Lee County Humane Society – Auburn
(334) 821-3222 • www.leecountyhumane.org/volunteer
To become an LCHS volunteer you must be at least 16 years old and prepared to make a minimum commitment of two hours per month. Volunteer duties include dog walking, cat socialization,
bathing dogs, greeting adopters, and more.
I Am My Brother’s Keeper – Auburn
(334) 728-0309 • iambkinc.org/volunteer/
Volunteers and docents can serve as guides and program leaders, groundskeepers and gardeners, as administrative support, or by assisting with fundraising, marketing, and public relations initiatives.
Storybook Farm – Opelika
(334) 444-5966 • hopeonhorseback.org/volunteers/
Walk alongside riders and their horses, or volunteer to assist with non-riding activities and barn maintenance. Barn maintenance includes essential tasks such as cleaning pastures, filling water buckets, grooming horses, cleaning tack, small repairs, and prepping arts and craft activities.
Volunteer AO – Auburn/ Opelika
(334) 391-2527 • www.aotourism.com/Volunteer
The Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau offers area residents opportunities to serve through its newly launched volunteer program, known as Volunteer AO. Examples of volunteer events include Auburn’s SummerNight Art Walk and Opelika’s Christmas Parade.
Auburn Public Library – Auburn
Library volunteers help in many areas, from providing assistance with crafts and programs and shelving books to assisting with department maintenance.
East Alabama Medical Center – Opelika
EAMC Auxiliary volunteers staff the information desk, escort patients and visitors throughout the hospital, and help in various waiting rooms.
Lee County Literacy Coalition – Auburn
(334) 705-0001 • www.leecountyliteracy.org/become-a-tutor
LCLC volunteers are needed as tutors and supporters during annual events and community activities. Training will be provided as applicable.
Auburn Area Community Theatre – Auburn
(334) 356-1084 • auburnact.org/volunteer-2/
Volunteers are needed for each show in roles such as directing, producing, costume design, set design, hair and makeup, and more.
Auburn-Opelika Habitat for Humanity
(334) 745-2123 • www.auburnopelikahabitat.org
By building with volunteer labor and offering zero-interest mortgages, Auburn-Opelika Habitat for Humanity partners with low-income families to help them build equity towards stable futures. The organization welcomes all people to join in and build simple, affordable houses in partnership with those in need of adequate shelter.
Caregiver and Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group – Auburn/ Opelika
(334) 749-5264 • www.eamc.org/services/support-groups/
This is a support group for caregivers and those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. It meets at the Opelika SportsPlex on the last Monday of each month at 12:30 pm and at Magnolia Place in Auburn on the last Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am.
Compassionate Friends – Opelika
(334) 663-4141 • www.eamc.org/services/support-groups/
Compassionate Friends is a support group for parents who have lost a child. The group meets the first Thursday of each month at the EAMC Education Center.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) East Alabama – Opelika
(334) 745-5611 • www.eamc.org/services/support-groups/
For families of the mentally ill, this group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at BancorpSouth in Opelika. An open group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at BancorpSouth in Opelika.
Breastfeeding Support Group – Opelika
(334) 527-3709 • baby.eamc.org
This group provides a comfortable place for breastfeeding mothers to share ideas as well as seek emotional support. An infant weight scale is available at each session for mothers who wish to track their baby’s weight gain. It meets each Thursday at noon in the third floor day room at East Alabama Medical Center.
Family Guidance Center Kids & Kin Program – Lee County
(334) 465-0036 • familyguidancecenter.org/programs/early-childhood-services/kids-and-kin-program
The Kids and Kin Program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of relative child care providers and to raise their level of awareness about the importance of their roles. Kids and Kin includes a Voluntary Certification Program through which providers earn health and safety items, books, and learning materials for attending free training sessions related to quality child care enhancement.
Family Guidance Center Child Financial Assistance – Lee County
(334) 737-7820 • familyguidancecenter.org/services/child-care-financial-assistance
Subsidized child care makes it possible for parents to work or attend school, and thereby meet their goals of self-sufficiency. Each year, Family Guidance Center helps more than 9,000 families pay for child care in 41 counties.
Auburn/Opelika MOPS – Lee County
MOPS and MOMSnext help moms make friendships that will help guide them through the phases of motherhood. MOPS and MOMSnext meet together on the first and third Thursday of every month. Meetings feature speakers, creative activities/crafts, and small groups. Meetings last from 9:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.
Auburn Board Gamers – Auburn
Whether you are interested in the more traditional board games, card games, tabletop strategy, or RPG’s— all are welcome.
The Genealogical Society of East Alabama – Opelika
By joining the GSEA, you can find the stories of your ancestors and gain knowledge and experience through various programs, publications, and guest speakers.
Lee County Master Gardeners of Alabama – Lee County
The Master Gardeners Program educates volunteers in science-based gardening and landscape practices and helps them effectively extend research-based information to the public as Master Gardeners.
Smiths Station Ruritan Club – Smiths Station
Ruritan members believe the most important benefit of membership is the opportunity to work in fellowship with people who, like them, have a desire to make their community a better place in which to live.
Opelika Kiwanis Club – Opelika
The Kiwanis Club aims to serve the children of the world— one child and one community at a time. It meets each Thursday at 12 pm at the Saugahatchee Country Club.
Auburn Rotary Club – Auburn
(334) 739-3441 • www.auburnrotaryclub.com
Members of Rotary International are committed to humanitarian service, high ethical standards in all vocations, and goodwill and peace in the world. Auburn Rotarians represent a diverse group of professional leaders working to address local and international service needs. The club meets for lunch every Wednesday at the Saugahatchee Country Club.
Auburn Lions Club – Auburn
The Kiwanis Club of Auburn is dedicated to serving the local community through various service and fundraising projects.
Opelika Rotary Club – Opelika
This is a small but growing group committed to serving the people and communities of the East Alabama Region.