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Serve at Calvary
You can make a difference
See current opportunities

Serve at Calvary

At Calvary, we have unique opportunities to be a light and reach out with love to others!

There are many ways that you can get involved! Below is a list of current and ongoing volunteer needs. You can also check out our Local Outreach for more ways to serve our community.

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    Shoe Distribution for Kids
    Thursday, October 21
    at South Pine Academy

    Let's share God's love by reaching out to the children at South Pine Academy with NEW SHOES & SOCKS! Calvary is partnering with Samaritan's Feet to support these PreK–4th-grade children in our community.

    We need 120 volunteers to help wash the children's feet and outfit them with new shoes and socks. All materials are provided, including masks and gloves for volunteers.

    Volunteer T-shirt Pick-up
    Registered volunteers should stop by Galleria table 3 on  Wednesday, October 20, between 4:00–8:00 PM to pick up a shirt if they haven't received one yet!

    Shoe Distribution Day
    Thursday, October 21  |  9:45 AM–2:00 PM

    • Pre-Event Orientation — We'll meet at the school at 9:45 AM for orientation before we begin with the kids. The school is located at:

    South Pine Academy
    2541 Sandy Porter Road
    Charlotte, NC 28273

    Volunteer registration is now closed.

    Volunteers MUST have a current background check on file. After you register, we'll email you instructions on how to complete the background check form.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com 

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    Blood Drive at Calvary
    Friday, November 5 at 9 AM – 3 PM

    Calvary is hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, November 5. This is a great opportunity for the Calvary family to meet a crucial need in our community! 

    We'll have the "Big Red Buses" parked outside the Calvary Galleria from 9:00 AM–3:00 PM for donations. If you are healthy, age 16+, without a fever, and can donate blood safely, please schedule an appointment.  

    Make your appointment at least 12 hours in advance. Bring a valid photo ID to your appointment. Donors who are 16 yrs old must have parental permission.


    All donors will receive a a OneBlood blanket and a $10 eGift Card. Plus, you will get a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening! 

    Be sure to check out the new My OneBlood Journey program designed to personalize the donation experience for donors. It will bring you a step closer to knowing which hospital your donation is being sent to save a life!

    COVID FAQs — If you have a fever the day of your appointment, you must reschedule. Wait at least 14 days before donating if you have been exposed to someone who has or may have COVID–19, have recently been tested, and are pending test results for COVID–19, or if you have a confirmed active case of the virus.

    What if you've received the COVID–19 vaccine? Get details HERE.

    Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    Veterans Day Remembrance
    Saturday, November 6
    Magnolia Memorial Gardens

    Saturday, November 6, 10:00 AM
    Magnolia Memorial Gardens

    In observance of Veterans Day, Calvary places an American flag at the gravesites of the 119 veterans laid to rest in Magnolia Memorial Gardens.

    The congregation is invited to participate in honoring our veterans at a brief ceremony on Saturday, November 6 at 10:00 AM. The Calvary Military Ministry team will distribute flags to participants to place on the gravesites following the ceremony. Come help us remember these men and women who served in the armed forces.

    "I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also" — John 14:3

    The Veterans Day Remembrance is part of the Calvary Military Ministry which seeks to connect and serve active duty military, Reserve and National Guard members, veterans, and all military family members in our congregation and the greater Charlotte community. 

    Contact: Chuck Robinson, 704.999.3104, ArmyCSMRRobinson@gmail.com or Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Word Room Volunteers
    Help in our bookstore

    Do you enjoy helping people in a retail setting? Could you assist people with selecting and purchasing Bibles, books, sermon sets, cards, and gifts?

    The Word Room bookstore needs volunteers to help on Sundays before and after the worship service, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM. If you're interested, please contact Veda Boyd at 704.341.5363 or wordroom@calvarychurch.com.

    Contact: Matthew Thompson, mthompson@calvarychurch.com

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    Serve with Children's Ministry
    Nursery, Preschool, & The Zone
    Join our volunteer team!

    We always need new volunteers to find their place of service with us!

    If you love the Lord Jesus and love to teach children about Him and His Word, we invite you to partner with us to reach the next generation with the Gospel. 

    There are volunteer opportunities in the Nursery (Sunday AM/PM & Wednesday PM), Preschool, Kid Zone, Zone 345, and the Family Welcome Desk. Complete the registration below to learn more about specific opportunities and select your area of interest.

    • Do you love rocking babies and pushing the buggy? We need volunteers for our Sunday AM/PM and Wednesday evening Nursery! Contact: Jane Jewell, 704.341.5399, jjewell@calvarychurch.com.
    • Do you enjoy meeting new people? Would you like to serve where you can meet new people at Calvary? If so, we would love to talk to you about serving with us on Sunday mornings at the Family Welcome Desk!

    To join our team, volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months, and all teachers must be Calvary members. Background checks are required for ages 18+.


    Find out how you can get involved! Contact: Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com

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    Serve with Children's Bible Clubs
    Awana & Gopher Buddies
    Join our Wednesday team! 

    Our Children's Bible Clubs need many faithful volunteers to join our ranks! Awana and Gopher Buddies meet on Wednesday evenings, 6:30–8:00 PM, throughout the school year.

    If you love the Lord Jesus and desire to help kids develop life-long Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture verses, and learn to apply God's truth to their lives, please consider becoming part of our team!

    There are volunteer opportunities to serve as leaders or mentors for C-Track, T&T, Sparks, and Gopher Buddies. We need  Activity & Game leaders, Tech, and Student Leaders-in-Training for Gopher Buddies and Sparks. Plus, we need Substitutes to fill in where needed. You may choose your area of service or club when you register below.

    To join our team, volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months. Background checks are required for ages 18+.


    Contact: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com
    Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com

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    Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center
    Volunteers needed!

    The new Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center is seeking volunteers. The center plans to open in November 2021.

    Calvary Church desires to be on the front line when it comes to standing for the life of unborn children — and evangelizing and discipling families affected by pregnancy. 

    Volunteers will serve at the Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center and lead their Adult Life Groups to provide care and support for those who come to the center. Our goal is to share the love of Christ with these moms, dads, and families. Please let Pastor Cashwell know if you're interested in more information about this ministry.

    Calvary Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwelljcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    Auto Repair Ministry Volunteers
    Join our team to relaunch ministry

    We're currently gathering volunteer support to relaunch the Calvary Automotive Repair Ministry.

    If you are a professional mechanic or a skilled DIYer with experience in repairing and maintaining automobiles, please reach out and help us rebuild this ministry to our congregation and community.

    Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com & Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    Coach with CHAMP Sports
    Training Provided

    Interested in being a CHAMP coach? We offer seasonal youth leagues for soccer (ages 3–18), flag football (6–17), T-ball (5-6), baseball (7–8), and basketball (ages 5–18).

    Just three hours a week can make a huge impact on the lives of our CHAMP kids and families! No prior coaching experience is necessary and training is provided!

    Visit the CHAMP website at champsportsinfo.com for full details. 

    Contact: Kelly Lamb, 704.887.3689, klamb@calvarychurch.com

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    ESL Volunteers
    Teachers & assistants needed

    Interested in serving in our English as a Second Language ministry? 

    We need additional teachers and assistants to provide a welcoming and high-quality ESL program to international students of all backgrounds who are interested in building their English skills. Teachers must be Calvary members. We invite you to join our ESL volunteer team!


    Fall term ESL classes will meet on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM, September 23 – November 18.

    • Introductory and Level 1–4 will meet in person at Calvary (with masks & social distancing)
    • Level 5 and Advanced classes will meet on via Zoom.

    For more information about Calvary's ESL classesclick here

    Questions? Interested in joining our team? Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    Food Pantry Donations
    Drop-off in the Galleria
    Thank you for your support!

    The Calvary Food Pantry provides for families in need at Calvary and throughout our community. Currently, we are supporting many families of children in local elementary schools. Thank you for sharing non-perishable grocery items as listed below.


    You may drop off donations at Calvary at the Food Pantry cupboard in the Galleria.

    Thank you for your generosity and support!

    Contacts: Valerie Ahearn, 704.787.4784 & Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, srajappan@calvarychurch.com


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    Good News Clubs
    Bible teachers at area schools

    Calvary currently partners with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to lead 10 Good News Clubs in five public elementary schools.

    If you can commit three hours per week for eight weeks during the school year, we need your help as a Bible teacher, assistant, or administrative helper. Training is provided.

    We hope to resume after-school clubs in Spring 2022, so we'll need additional volunteers. Join us to share the Gospel with kids in our community!

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, Pastor of Outreach, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Martha Ministry

    Our Martha Ministry team supports Calvary families by providing a meal at the church before or after the funeral of their immediate family members. Volunteers are assigned to rotating groups and might serve three or four times per year by preparing a covered dish and delivering it ready to serve.

    Contacts: Dalene Ingle, 704.573.0491, digiolde@carolina.rr.com and Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Senior Adults Telecare

    Be an encouragement to our senior adults by making regular phone calls through our Senior Telecare ministry. Callers share Scripture and pray with people over the phone. A great opportunity for those with a flexible schedule!

    Contact: Pastor Jim Pile, 704.341.5359, jpile@calvarychurch.com

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    Special Needs Serving
    Sunday mornings

    Calvary has many children, students, and young adults with special needs who participate in our ministry. Will you help by serving as a Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Friend/Buddy, or Parent Partner on Sunday mornings?

    • Our current need is for new volunteers to serve on a monthly rotation on Sundays at 9:45 AM: 1st & 3rd Sundays or 2nd & 4th Sundays. A background check is required. 

    We also have opportunities for volunteers to serve at Special Needs Ministry events throughout the year. Thank you!

    If you're interested in serving or have questions, please contact Mia Beal, 704.341.5413, mbeal@calvarychurch.com or Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com.

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    Street Ministry
    Serving breakfast Uptown
    on Saturday mornings

    Calvary Street Ministry volunteers serve breakfast to hundreds of homeless neighbors every Saturday at Hal Marshall Annex, 618 N. College Street.

    Participate in food preparation at Calvary, or help deliver and serve the meal Uptown. New volunteers are always welcome! 

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com