Service in Partnership” (SOOP) provides service opportunities for families and adults of all ages, provides short-term service opportunities in the Tucson metropolitan area.
Each year approximately 20 individuals, mostly elders, come from all over the U.S. and Canada to spend 2-8 weeks in the Tucson area, serving the community while also enjoying the beautiful Sonoran Desert.
Most bring RVs which they park in the designated spaces south of the church, or stay in other housing as available. These persons also often bring their spiritual gifts that they share with the Shalom congregation and with each other.
SOOP volunteers contribute their time to various organizations including the local food bank, community home repair, soup kitchen, various school libraries, thrift stores, adaptive technology, etc.
To learn more, go to Mennonite Mission Network’s webpage on SOOP.