Ways to Get Involved

Reach Local: In the Community

"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 

To learn more about ways to serve in our community, contact Reach Pastor Matt Doan at 714.550.2378 or  

Learn about how you can serve at Calvary


Operation Christmas Child

After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said, "Go and do likewise." That is the mission of Samaritan's Purse- to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel. This Christmas season, you can join up in that mission by getting involved with Operation Christmas Child. OCC reaches children, their families, and communities for Christ in over 150 countries by partnering with churches and ministries to send "shoebox" gifts around the world. Here are some ways you can get involved here at Calvary: 

  • Take and fill a box: Every Sunday in November, come to the Worship Center lobby to pick up a shoebox and brochure to fill with gifts for a child around the world!
  • Take a Shift at the Processing Center: In the Worship Center Lobby, you can sign up to work a shift at OCC's new Processing Center in Fullerton. You'll be able to help pack boxes, distribute gifts, and organize shipments to bless our international community.
  • Come to Calvary Christian School's Operation Christmas Child Chapel: This year, CCS is excited to hear from Mr. Hollis, who will be sharing about his personal experience with OCC and how it has impacted both his life, and the lives of children around the world. Join us on Wednesday, November 14 at 8:30am in the Chapel or 10:00am in the Student Underground. 

Contact Barbara at  


Orphan Care Gathering

1st Sunday of the month | 9:00am | W-209 
On the fist Sunday of each month we invite anyone who is interested in supporting or being involved in Orphan Care (foster, adoption, Safe Families, etc.) to gather to network, learn about resources, support, upcoming events and to pray together. Contact Matt at  for more info. 


Faith and Public Policy

Last Sunday of Each Month | 12:15-2:30pm | W-209 (Upstairs Worship Center)
The last Sunday of each month, the Faith and Public Policy Ministry meets to discuss ideas and plan ways to engage our Church family in the public square (register to vote, voter guides, how to pray, etc.) Free lunch provided. Contact Matt at  for more information. 


Volunteer with Obria (Birth Choice) Medical Clinics

Thursdays | 6:00 pm | Calvary Church North Nursery
Obria (BirthChoice) is a pro-life medical clinic specializing in well woman and prenatal care for woman at risk.  Each Thursday evening, Obria (Birth Choice) hosts a “Beginnings” class at Calvary designed to encourage and support pregnant moms 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 or 714.550.2356.


Reach Retirement Home Ministry

2nd Saturday each month | 9:30 am | The Groves Senior Living (Tustin)
On the 2nd Saturday of every month, a team from Calvary Church visits the Groves Retirement Community in Tustin to sing songs, read the Bible and visit with residents with memory loss. It is a wonderful time of connection and a great family volunteer opportunity. For more info, contact Bob Browning at or 714.345.7435


Help Serve Teens with Disabilities at Tustin Capernaum

(providing & serving dinners, organizing and providing crafts, building friendships, etc.) 

Two Fridays per month | YoungLife Capernaum | 7:00-9:00 pm 
In Young Life, we believe in the power of presence. Kids' lives are dramatically influenced when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them. Young Life leaders have the privilege of knowing and sharing their lives with teenagers and young adults with disabilities.

While all Young Life activities are open to every high school student, many Young Life areas have dedicated programs for students and young adults with disabilities, typically referred to as Young Life Capernaum.

Young Life Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp and other exciting activities.

For more info, contact Alyssa Burgess at  .


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,  or  (714) 237-1444.


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.


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,  or (714) 237-1444.