BIRDS in India

BIRDS vision is “a world where all its inhabitants live in complete harmony with each other to maintain and benefit from balanced eco-systems.” BIRDS mission is to create platform for people from all walks of life so that they are able to take necessary action for ensuring ecological stability, safeguarding human dignity, reducing poverty, ensuring minimum standard of living, and bringing in social justice (on account of differences based on gender, disability, social and economical marginalization and displacement). United Presbyterian Church mission teams have visited Bharati Integrated Rural Development Society in Andhra Pradesh, India several times in the past few years to help build the orphanage, create clean water and sanitation projects, in addition to bringing internet-based education to this remote area. Our women’s ministry group sponsors a child.

Albany Young Life

Young Life shares Jesus with kids & helps them grow in their faith through four ways—contact work, club, camp and campaigners. They want to make a difference at every middle school, high school, and college campus and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with kids. They encourage involvement in a local church, so as kids fall in love with Christ they can take steps to find their place in the Body of Christ, expressed in a local faith community.


(Court Appointed Special Advocate program)

CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. CASA is a federally- and state-mandated, non-profit organization that recruits, trains and supports community citizens to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are under the protection of the Juvenile Dependency Court. In an overburdened social welfare system, many of these children will “slip through the cracks” among the hundreds of open dependency cases.


Love, INC of Linn County

Love INC (In the name of Christ) of Linn County is part of a nationwide network of Love INC affiliates. Launched in 2009, we are comprised of 30 partner churches in Linn County and numerous Christians who are mobilized to see the love of Christ in action. They offer many services and act as a clearing house for volunteers to meet people’s needs in the community.

Fish of Albany

Fish’s principle purpose is to provide temporary services, including shelter, to persons in need. They provide clothing, food, housing, medication and transportation.

Habitat for Humanity

Their vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Their mission is seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Mid-Willamette Family YMCA
For youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Tabitha’s Society

Mission Sewing for the Poor around the World meets downstairs in Tabitha’s Place monthly between 9 am and 12 Noon. “Fellowship with a Purpose”.