“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Jesus in Matthew 5:16
1. Join the Lake Dianne Apartment “Cares Team”
Monthly Events – Lake Dianne Apartments – Santa Ana
Calvary Church, Apartment Life Ministries and Lake Dianne Apartments partner together to provide a “Cares Team” at Lake Dianne Apartments, one block to the southwest of the Calvary Church campus. This team provides Biblical hospitality to the neighborhood and creates a culture of good neighbors through hosting 3-4 monthly events and weekly visits to welcome new residents. The Cares team needs volunteers to help at the monthly events which often involve setting up tables and chairs, cooking or barbecuing and helping run games, crafts and fun activities for kids. For more info or to volunteer, contact Victor at email@example.com or 714.550.2316.
2. Volunteer with Birth Choice/Obria Health Clinics
Thursdays – 6pm – Calvary Church North Nursery
BirthChoice/Obria is a pro-life medical clinic specializing in well woman and prenatal care for woman at risk. Each Thursday evening, BirthChoice/Obria hosts a “Beginnings” class at Calvary designed to encourage and support pregnant Mom’s and their families. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate the course and donations of baby items are needed to provide tangible support to each mom. Contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714.550.2356 for more info.
3. Become a Safe Families for Children Advocate
Safe Families is a grassroots, local Church based program supported locally through OliveCrest. This ministry exists to provide temporary housing to children (0-18) whose families are facing a sudden crisis or loss of housing. You can sign up to offer your home as a temporary place for a child to stay. The average stay is 1-40 days. For more info contact Jenn at email@example.com
4. Join the “Love Santa Ana Initiative”
4x a year | At Risk Neighborhoods in the City of Santa Ana
The “Love Santa Ana Initiative" is a collection of 10 Santa Ana churches (including Calvary). They are commited to show the love of Jesus to at-risk neighborhoods in Santa Ana by providing Serve Days that aim to bless one neighborhood at a time, strengthen the local neighborhood association and plant seeds for a future neighborhood Church plant. To get involved in the next Serve Day, contact Calvary Reach Pastor, Matt Doan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714.550.2378.
5. Mentor a Prisoner through Letter Correspondence
Calvary’s Prison ministry has partnered with a national correspondence Bible Study course to reach incarcerated men and women with the love of Jesus Christ. All mail is sent to a Calvary PO Box and the then distributed to volunteers who correct lessons and send additional lessons via the mail. For more info or to volunteer, contact Liz at email@example.com
6. Easter Egg Outreach *Family Friendly
Saturday, April 4 | 8:00am | Cabrillo Park (Santa Ana)
Join us at Cabrillo Park, two blocks west of Calvary Church, as we reach out to our local neighborhood with our annual Easter Egg event. We will distribute over 10,000 candy filled Easter Eggs to children, 0-12. Enjoy live music, face painting, breakfast and a Gospel message sharing what Easter is truly about! Invite family, friends and neighbors! Volunteers needed at 8:00am at the park, the program begins at 9:00am. For info or to volunteer, contact the Reach Offices at 714.550.2310 or JFitzGerald@calvarylife.org
7. Reach Retirement Home Ministry *Family Friendly
2nd and 4th Saturday each month | 10:00am | The Groves Senior Living Home (Tustin)
Join our convalescent home ministry, serving seniors with memory loss. For more info, contact Bob Browning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714.345.7435
8. Mary’s Kitchen
4th Saturday of each month | 8 -11 am & 10- 2 pm | (Orange)
Volunteers are needed each month to prepare, cook and serve a hot breakfast and lunch to go for homeless men and women, living here in Orange County. For info, contact Sheri at email@example.com or 714.550.2302.
9. Prepare Food Backpacks for Homeless Families (Buena Park)
Mondays-Fridays | 9:00am to 4:00pm (*Family Friendly)
Giving Children Hope is looking for volunteers to help with the “We Got Your Back” program feeding homeless families with children here in Orange County. Volunteers are needed to sort donated food, stock shelves and refill backpacks. Contact Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714.523.4454.
10. Organize Clothes at the Sheepfold (*Family Friendly)
All proceeds from the Sheepfold Thrift Store help provide shelter and programs for abused woman with children. Duties include moving merchandise from the warehouse to the store, cleaning and organizing aisles and clothing racks. To volunteer contact, email@example.com or (714) 237-1444.
11. Sheepfold Nights
1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
"Sheepfold Nights" is a time when women who have experienced domestic violence from all of the Sheepfold locations in Orange County come together for fellowship and support.
This night also welcomes past residents to come and participate, keeping them connected and in community if they choose to be. Volunteers arrive at 6:30 pm for a briefing, and then from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The women go to their support group and the children stay with the volunteers. Fun games and creative crafts are scheduled for the children. Volunteers needed for childcare: infants, preschoolers, and crafts for children ages 6 to 12. This is a great opportunity for small youth groups and families to serve together and for high school and college students needing hours. To volunteer contact, firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 237-1444.
12. Operation Love: Serving Elderly Widows thru Yardwork
Saturday, April 18th | 8:00am to Noon | Meet in Fellowship Hall at Calvary
Calvary Men’s Ministry calls all men to join us for breakfast at 8:00am, then join a small team of men from 9:00am to Noon to help with yard work and light maintenance at homes of local elderly widows. Sign-up with Lauren at email@example.com or 714.550.2356. Learn more...
13. Bring Pizza to the Next Teen Students with Special Needs Event
Two Fridays per month | YoungLife Capernaum | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to build self-esteem. For more info, contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org
14. School Supply and Backpack Drive (*Family Friendly)
Sunday, August 9th | 8:00am to 1:00pm | Calvary Church Parking Lot
Each summer, we collect backpacks and school supplies on a Sunday before the beginning of the school year to help support local foster kids at Olive Crest returning to school, low-income Santa Ana elementary students in our local school district and students in South Africa without parents through our partnership with Acres of Love. For more info, contact Janice at JFitzGerald@calvarylife.org or 714.550.2310.
15. Sponsor a Birthday Party of a Person Recovering from Homelessness
The Orange County Rescue Mission ’s “Village of Hope” in Tustin, hosts monthly birthday parties for their residents, in which they celebrate all the residents (men and women) who have had a birthday that month. This is a great group activity, and would involve bringing cakes, and a birthday card with a $15 Starbucks gift card for that month’s resident birthdays. There are usually 8-12 adult birthdays per month. (The overall cost is about $300.) Your group can come and join our staff and the residents for dinner in our dining hall, and then celebrate the birthdays for dessert! Contact 714-247-4368 for more info.