Current Volunteer Opportunities
Feeding February:About 16% of the total population– working families, children and seniors– struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food on a regular basis. During the month of February, Christ Church will focus our outreach efforts on feeding others. We invite individuals and families of all ages to join us for our feeding February events.
Wake Relief Food Drive: Wake Relief is an all-volunteer run emergency food pantry that has provided food for those in need in Wake County since 1975. We will be collecting food in the coming weeks to support this organization. Grocery bags with a list of suggested food items will be placed in the pews and in Sunday School rooms on Sundays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2. Please return your donations to Christ Church (Commons or Sunday School rooms) on or before Feb. 16. On Sunday, Feb. 16, our youth confirmands and their sponsors will deliver the food we collect to Wake Relief and help stock their shelves. Thank you for your support!
Rise Against Hunger Packaging Event: On Tuesday Feb. 11, 5:15-6:45 p.m. Christ Church will host an intergenerational outreach project. We will be hosting a packing event with Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) and hope to package 10,000 meals! We will have pizza available in the commons at 5:15 for dinner followed by packaging in the Parish Hall beginning at 5:45pm. This event is partnered with our Kids with Purpose programs who will be packing earlier in the day. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend and nursery will be available. Nursery provided to children of volunteers by RSVP in the registration link. Students who are in 8th grade and above may attend without a parent if we have a medical release on file with the church. Sign Up: http://bit.ly/riseagainsthunger2020
Providing Dinner for SAFEchild Programs:Tuesday Feb. 11, 18 & 25 Christ Church will provide nourishing meals fo the parenting classes provided by SAFEchild programs. SAFEchild (Stop Abuse For Every child) was started by the Junior League in 1992 to provide support to families to help prevent and eliminate child abuse in Wake County. Dinners need to be supplied and prepared by your family and delivered to SAFEchild at 864 West Morgan Street by 5 p.m. the day they are needed. You will need enough dinner for 12 people something simple and filling. The moms enjoy pastas, casseroles, taco bars etc. We offer a salad or veg side, bread if appropriate with the meal and a desert (which is always very popular!) Sign Up: http://bit.ly/dinnersafechild
Family Promise, Upcoming Dates March 8-22:
Christ Church partners with Family Promise to provide housing for up to 5 families, for two weeks, each year. Volunteers play a critical role in the success of providing the families a safe place to sleep, meals, transportation and a sense of community while staying at Christ Church. This ministry offers a wide spectrum of volunteer opportunities. We will host again the week of December 15-22. Family Promise is under the Clark’s Promise “umbrella” at Christ Church. Clark’s Promise is a growing ministry of Christ Church that serves the needs of our neighbors in Raleigh who have no real place to call home. In addition to Family Promise, Clark’s Promise supports Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen and the Street Outreach Team at Triangle Family Services. Volunteer sign ups will be available mid-January. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Maclean Asbill email@example.com or Cason Maddison firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Buddies with Growing Together Preschool – Every Tuesday (Starts October 2019): The church is partnering with Growing Together Preschool, a tuition-free preschool housed right in the Christ Church building, to read to preschoolers at the Cameron Village Library on Tuesdays from 12:45-1:30 p.m.Volunteers will meet the Growing Together bus in the library parking lot and walk in with the class. A volunteer agreement and Safe Church Level 1 (online) training would be required for all volunteers. Email Liz Stroff if you are interested in volunteering.
Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen – Second Wednesday of the month: Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen at Church of the Good Shepherd serves a free, hot and nutritious lunch to more than 275 people Monday-Friday in downtown Raleigh. Christ Church volunteers serve the second Wednesday of each month. Shepherd’s Table is under the Clark’s Promise “umbrella” at Christ Church. Clark’s Promise is a growing ministry of Christ Church that serves the needs of our neighbors in Raleigh who have no real place to call home. In addition to Shepherd’s Table, Clark’s Promise supports Family Promise and the Street Outreach Team at Triangle Family Services. Volunteer Sign Up: http://bit.ly/ccsheptable
Refugee Resettlement Ministry: Christ Church volunteer teams mentor a Syrian family who arrived in Raleigh in 2017 and a Congolese family who arrived in the fall of 2018. Working closely with Lutheran Services Carolinas, a local refugee resettlement agency, the teams function as “circles of welcome” for the two families and connect them with educational, health, employment, and social services as they make the transition to life in Raleigh. Contact: Mary Tucker email@example.com
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County – For more information on upcoming builds or volunteering with habitat please contact Chad Griffith at (336) 250-4994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.