Volunteer Opportunities

We have lots of volunteer opportunities! This page will feature our most up-to-date needs.  You can learn more about our local global mission on the Missions page. Read more below about how you can help or email Pam Parmley and she can help you find a place. These opportunities may change as the situation changes, and those updates will be shared via The Echo and the News + Events page.
RESPITE @ THE HUB 2024 every Friday – 6:00-8:00 pm
Summer is heating up, and our unhoused neighbors downtown need your help! Each Friday this summer until mid August, we will open our doors and offer a meal, fellowship, games and a few hour of relaxation in cool conditions inside the HUB.
How can I help???
· Bring part of a meal or dessert. We typically have 25-30 folks join us! Sign up for a meal here!
· Bring cases of bottle water or Gatorade for us to distribute. Sign up to bring supplies here!
· Volunteer to assist in serving the meal
· Play a game of dominoes, cards, or a board game with those who join us!
· Volunteer to make all those who join us feel welcome and visit with them!
If you can help in any of these ways or have any questions, please contact Lauren Simpson.
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH WITH CALDWELL ELEMENTARY!
This year we will invite children and their families to church on August 1st from 4:30-6:00 to celebrate the beginning of the school year! There are 125 students in need of back-to-school items this year. Each child will receive a backpack, lunchbox, a new pair of jeans, a Caldwell School Spirit shirt, new socks, headphones, a shoe store voucher, a homework kit (basic supplies to complete homework), a dental kit, and school snacks!  We have also ordered all their school supplies to be delivered to the school.
You can help by:
Picking up a card at church to adopt a child.
Visit the Caldwell page to learn more!
Compassion Closet: Clothing distribution at Feeding Friends and Family
 
Compassion Closet has SPECIAL REQUESTS ONLY at this time!   
 
We need summer clothing for men and kids- especially boys! We need shoes for men, women and children. No swimsuits please.
 
Please HOLD all other items until after the summer season is over! Please no household items – we can only distribute clothing and have limited storage.
 
You can drop by Mission Headquarters at the church to sort clothes any time the office is open.  You can also volunteer to work on Saturdays.
Lunch Bunch packs lunches each week for our unsheltered friends.  They need donations of food items to prepare the meals.  We have created a sign up form with needs for each month.  SIGN UP HERE to bring items. You can email Caitlin with any questions.  
GATEWAY MINISTRY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS*! This dynamic ministry needs volunteers who could dedicate two hours each month to offer fellowship and fun programming for young adults with special needs.
Volunteers assist in these ways:
· Help provide a meal for the group
· Help serve the meal and assist members to make choices
· Help members enjoy the activity and assist them through any challenges they may have
· Laugh with, visit with, and have a great time with these young adults!
*any experience in educating or assisting children or adults with special needs is perfect , but not required!
Introducing One-Day Missions!  These are opportunities that you can do in one day!  Please check the missions to make sure you have completed any registrations in advance.
 
Food Drive for Community Lifeline Center.  CLC is in desperate need of cereal and peanut butter.  You can drop these items off at the front bins at the church all month.
 
Community Garden KitchenWe are excited to continue volunteering with Community Garden Kitchen. They are an amazing group that prepares and serves healthy meals daily. YOU WILL NEED A BACKGROUND CHECK before you volunteer. Please complete the CGK volunteer application and background check before your group can be scheduled. You can learn more about what to expect here. We are forming a team to serve together. Once you get registered, email Pam Parmley to find out dates.