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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 reach out with love to others and share the Gospel!

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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    Marriage Conference Volunteers
    Friday & Saturday, June 14–15
    Register to serve!

    Join our conference volunteer team 

    Friday evening, June 14

    Saturday, June 15


    We're looking forward to hosting the Calvary Marriage Conference, "Tending the Garden of Your Marriage," on June 14–15.

    CHILDCARE — There are opportunities to provide childcare for infants/toddlers, preschoolers, and grade school children through age 10. Join our team and help the children feel welcome and loved while couples attend the conference. A background check is required for volunteers ages 18+.

    Shifts available — You will select the shifts you wish to serve when you register:

    • Friday, 5:00–9:00 PM
      Arrive by 5:00 PM at the Crown Room for orientation.

    • Saturday, 7:45–10:45 AM
      Arrive by 7:45 AM at the Crown Room for orientation.
    • Saturday, 10:45 AM–1:45 PM
    • Saturday, 1:45–3:30 PM

    GREETERS — We also need 10 greeters for the event. You will select the shifts you wish to serve when you register:

    • Friday, 5:00–7:00 PM
      Arrive by 5:00 PM at the Crown Room for orientation.
    • Saturday, 7:45–9:30 AM
      Arrive by 7:45 AM at the Crown Room for orientation.

    Please register below to serve:


    Contacts: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com or Trish Ullmann, 704.341.5330, tullmann@calvarychurch.com

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    Cricket Volunteers
    Saturdays, July 13 – August 17
    Choose your dates & role!

    Saturdays, July 13 – August 17

    Do you want to engage our community and share your faith in Christ? Cricket is a great way to reach internationals and their families!

    Serve with us this summer at the Freedom Cup Cricket Tournament.

    We'll host four 2-hour matches each Saturday between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Volunteers should arrive at the Rea Road sports field 15 minutes before game time.

    Here's how you can help:

    • Hospitality Volunteers (Need 3 per game / 12 per Saturday)
      Greet players as they arrive; welcome and engage families and spectators. Serve water/Gatorade to the players and keep coolers filled and ready.
    • Field Crew (Need 3 per game / 12 per Saturday)
      Help team and field captains prepare the field pitch for every match. Assist with boundary/pitch marking and retrieve the ball during play. Run errands and clean up the area after matches.
    • Game Coordinators (Need 2 per game / 8 per Saturday)
      Must be a Calvary member or regular attendee and have basic knowledge of cricket. Coordinate each match. Welcome the teams, assign dugouts, introduce the devotional speaker, and gather teams for devotions and prayer.

    Register to volunteer for a specific role on specific dates and times. Instructions are in the registration form:

    Volunteer REGISTRATION

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




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    Calvary Prison Ministry
    Outreach to area prison inmates
    Bible Study leaders needed!

    Calvary Prison Ministry provides volunteers with opportunities to share the Gospel and pray with inmates at the Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, SC, and the Kershaw Correctional Institution in Lancaster County, SC.

    We have an ongoing ministry through the chaplains at these facilities.

    Current Opportunity:

    • We need men to lead Bible studies at Kershaw Correctional Institution every Tuesday from 2:00–3:30 PM.

    To serve in the prison, all volunteers must be Calvary members, attend an orientation, and undergo a thorough background check at least four weeks in advance.

    Kershaw Correctional Institution
    4848 Gold Mine Hwy
    Kershaw, SC 29067

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



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    Sports Camp Volunteers
    at South Pine Academy
    July 12 & 13
    Training: Sunday, July 7

    Serve with kids at South Pine Academy


    Friday, July 12 |  5:30–8:00 PM
    Saturday, July 13  |  8:00 AM–12:30 PM

    Do you have a desire to share the Gospel with elementary school kids through sports? 

    Calvary Church is partnering with South Pine Academy (public school) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes to offer this FREE Summer Sports Camp for ages 5–12. Activities will include soccer (girls) and flag football (boys), team devotions, plus meals and snacks.

    We need volunteers to serve as:

    • Coaches
      Teach soccer and football to kids — run activities, drills, and games, while building relationships!
    • Hospitality Crew
      Welcome campers and families, assist with food prep, and help serve meals and snacks to the kids!

    All volunteers must have a background check and attend training.

    REGISTER to volunteer

    Volunteer Training
    Sunday, July 7
    12:30–2:00 PM, Room 242

    Volunteers should plan to attend this important training and information meeting in preparation for the event.

    Sports Camp Schedule

    FRIDAY NIGHT, July 12

    • 5:00–5:30 PM — Camper Drop-off/Check-in
    • 7:45–8:00 PM — Pick-up
    • Dinner and snacks are included!


    • 8:00–8:30 AM — Camper Drop-off/Check-in
    • 11:30 AM — Families arrive for lunch
    • 11:30 AM–12:30 PM — Free Cookout Lunch for everyone
    • Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are included!

    Camp Location
    South Pine Academy Sports Fields
    2541 Sandy Porter Road, Charlotte, NC  28273

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com & Stuart Ramirez, 704.724.4400, sramirez@fca.org






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    VBS Volunteer Team
    June 24–27
    Register now!

    The Great Jungle Journey

    Program Dates: Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27

    Kick-off Meeting & VBS Set-up: Sunday, June 23

    • VBS Program Hours: Volunteer call time will vary

      Monday: 8:30 AM–12:15 PM  early first-day check-in
      Tues/Wed: 9:00 AM–12:15 PM
      Thursday: 9:00 AM–12:30 PM  closing program 12:15–12:30 PM

    Our volunteers help make Calvary VBS great! We need enthusiastic and energetic adults and teens to serve with small groups of ten kids. Plus, there are opportunities to help with VBS music, crafts, snacks, recreation, tech, and preschool childcare.

    Training meetings are required; see details below. 

    All volunteers ages 18+ must have a current background check on file. Students may volunteer if they will enter 8th grade or higher in the fall. Rising 7th graders may serve if a parent or grandparent also serves at VBS.

    Please register to be part of our VBS team!

    REGISTER to volunteer

    VBS Volunteer Training

    Please choose one meeting to attend in the Banquet Room:

    • Sunday, June 2  |  12:45–2:30 PM
    • Wednesday, June 5  | 10:00–11:30 AM 
    • Tuesday, June 18  |  6:30–8:00 PM

    Mandatory Kick-off Meeting & VBS Set-up
    Sunday, June 23
    12:45 PM, Crown Room

    Receive final instructions, get your official VBS T-shirt, hear a preview of our VBS songs, and help decorate your small group space!

    Preschool VBS is provided only for VBS volunteers' children ages three and four or currently in TK. Children must be completely potty trained and not in a pull-up.

    Contact: Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com 



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    Children's Ministry Volunteers
    KidZone Teachers & Nursery
    Serve on a rotating schedule

    Children's Ministry at Calvary is growing, with more new families joining us each week! We need additional 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. You may serve as a teacher, assistant, leader, or partner — all are important to the success of our ministry. Many volunteers serve on a rotating monthly schedule.

    Immediate Needs:
    Nursery — Volunteers to serve Sunday mornings and selected
    Sunday evenings: 6–8 individuals needed!
    KidZone —  Sunday AM & PM4 teachers to serve twice per month with 2nd graders!

    • Nursery — Sunday AM & PM, and Wednesday PM
    • Preschool — Sunday AM
    • Zone345 — Sunday 11:15 AM
    • Special Needs — Sunday AM
    • Family Welcome Desk — Sunday AM

    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+.

    Complete the form below to let us know you're interested. We'll be in touch about opportunities to serve!


    Interested in serving with our Children's Bible Clubs — Awana, Gopher Buddies, & C-Track? Learn more HERE.

    Contact: Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com & Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com



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    Food Pantry Donations
    Replenish our shelves for those in need!

    The Calvary Food Pantry provides for families in need at Calvary and throughout our community. We need a wide variety of non-perishable grocery items to distribute at upcoming drive-thru events. Please donate foodstuffs packaged in boxes, cans, or plastic containers; no glass bottles or jars. We always need:

    Canned or Dried Beans & Peas
    Canned Vegetables of any variety
    Peanut Butter
    Canned Meat of any kind
    Canned Spaghetti Sauce

    You may drop off donations at Calvary at the Food Pantry cupboard at Entrance 1.

    We appreciate your generosity and support!

    Contacts: Sam Robinson, sammcdowell99@gmail.com & Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, srajappan@calvarychurch.com


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    Auto Repair Ministry
    Join our team!

    The Automotive Repair Ministry (ARM) exists to assist with auto repairs and maintenance primarily for Calvary members and attendees who have financial needs due to limited or fixed income. Volunteers provide these services so that “they may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). The team of volunteers consists of committed volunteers who have automotive repair experience and a desire to share their skills with the Calvary community.

    If you are a professional mechanic or a skilled DIYer with experience repairing and maintaining automobiles, please reach out and help us in this ministry!

    Contact: Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com or Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    CancerCare Volunteers
    Support Ministry

    Calvary Support Ministry offers support to women in our congregation who are facing a cancer diagnosis or undergoing cancer treatment.

    If you are a female cancer survivor or healthcare professional with intimate knowledge of cancer, its symptoms, types of treatment, and some of its effects, please pray about joining our CancerCare team to encourage women with practical and spiritual support.

    Volunteers may assist with transportation needs, accompany them to doctor's appointments or hospital visits, and provide prayer support.

    Please contact Helen Stewart at 704.887.3681 or hstewart@calvarychurch.com to learn more about serving in this ministry.




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    Changed Choices
    Local Ministry Partner
    Sign up to mentor by mail!

    Changed Choices

    Changed Choices provides mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual assistance to motivated women during their incarceration and as they transition back into society.

    You can help by becoming prayer team members, writing notes of encouragement as pen-pals, serving with projects at the Changed Choices house, hosting parties for children, and serving as mentors from the comfort of your own home.

    Current needs:

    • Bible Study Correspondent Partners
    • Mentor-by-Mail (Pen-Pals)

    Volunteers must attend a 90-minute virtual orientation.

    Sign up with Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

    Changed Choices Contact: Diane Hunt, diane@changedchoices.org 

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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 (6–18), 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 and to register! 

    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 teachers and assistants to provide a welcoming and high-quality ESL program to international students of all backgrounds who are interested in developing their English skills. Teachers must be Calvary members.

    Classes meet on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM–Noon, on a semester schedule: Fall, Winter, and Spring. 

    We invite you to join our ESL volunteer team! Contact Pastor Sibu Rajappan for details.

    • Get more information about Calvary's ESL classes HERE

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com or Kelli Van der Hoeven, ksvanderhoeven@gmail.com

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    Food Service & Hospitality

    Have a heart for hospitality? Calvary Food Service is looking for year-round help with table setting, buffet attendants, servers, preparation helpers, and dishwashers to support our many special ministry events. We are flexible and will work around your schedule. Day and evening opportunities are available. We'd love to have you join our team!

    Please contact Cathy Golden in Calvary Food Service at foodservice@calvarychurch.com to sign up. Thank you!

    Contact: Calvary Food Service, 704.887.3663, foodservice@calvarychurch.com

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    Good News Clubs
    Afternoons in public schools

    Calvary currently partners with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to lead 10+ after-school Good News Clubs in local public elementary schools. These fun, fast-paced Bible studies introduce God's Word and the Gospel to kids in our community.

    As a volunteer, you will build relationships with the children, pray for them, help teach the Bible, and share the Gospel. 

    • If you can commit at least two hours per week for six weeks during the fall and spring semesters, we need your help as a Bible teacher, assistant, or administrative helper. Training is provided!

    Please contact us to learn more about how you can make an eternal difference in a child's life!

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

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    Hearts & Hammers
    Lend a hand one Saturday each month

    Men and women, do you have general household repair skills and a heart to serve? We are recruiting new volunteers!

    Calvary Hearts & Hammers teams will serve the second Saturday morning each month, tackling basic household repairs, home maintenance, and yard work for those in our congregation who need a helping hand on an ongoing basis. 

    Please contact us about joining a Hearts & Hammers team!

    Contacts: Jeff Edwards, jte8771@gmail.com, Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com & Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@calvarychurch.com

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    Jail Ministry
    Local jail outreach
    Bible study teachers needed!

    Do you have a heart to share the Gospel? We need Calvary members to teach one-hour evening Bible studies for men or women in the Mecklenburg County Jail. Monthly opportunities are available. 

    Volunteers must complete the required orientation and training. Please contact Pastor Sibu to schedule a meeting.

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

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    Martha Ministry
    Help provide a meal at Calvary
    for bereaved families

    Do you have a heart for serving those who are grieving? 

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

    We need additional volunteers! Contact us to get involved!

    Ministry Coordinator: Dalene Ingle, 704.573.0491, digiolde@carolina.rr.com
    Administrative Coordinator: Dianne Miller, miller1994@aol.com
    Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Parking Lot Volunteers
    Help with Sunday traffic

    During the Reach Welcome Grow building expansion, the Calvary deacons need additional help on Sundays with directing traffic and greeting guests in our parking lots.

    If you have experience or are willing to learn, please contact Chris Eddings at christophereddings@gmail.com.

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

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    Rebound Men's Recovery 
    Lead a monthly men's Bible study

    In partnership with Charlotte Rescue Mission, Calvary needs men to teach Bible studies at the Rebound Recovery program on the first Thursday of every month from 7:00–8:00 PM. 

    Rebound Recovery
    907 W. 1st Street 
    Charlotte, NC  28202

    Please contact Pastor Sibu to learn how you can make an eternal impact in these men's lives!

    Contact:  Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@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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    Student Ministry Leaders
    Learn more about our team!  

    Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of the next generation? Consider volunteering with our Student Ministry team. As our ministry grows, there are many opportunities to serve!

    Sunday PM Event Volunteers

    Selected Sundays during the school year, 5:30–7:30 PM
    Locations include the CLC/Gym/Fields

    • Student Ministry offers a fellowship and outreach event during selected Sunday evening worship services each month. Students participate in a short devotion and enjoy organized games and competitions, usually planned around a fun theme. It's so important to have responsible adult volunteers to help activities run smoothly and monitor crowd control. We need more volunteers to support this fun outreach time!

    IGNITE Small Group Leaders

    Wednesdays during the school year, 6:30–8:00 PM
    In the Calvary Life Center

    • In this role, you will guide a weekly conversation with a group of students and help them apply truths from the message at IGNITE. We provide discussion questions beforehand to help you. You’ll need to spend about 30 minutes reviewing the Scripture passages and questions each week. The small group time lasts about 20 minutes. A short training is provided.

    Student Life Group Leaders

    Sundays year-round, 11:15 AM–12:30 PM
    In the Calvary Life Center

    • Adults who feel called to disciple students are encouraged to teach a Student Life Group. This role requires an hour or two of preparation each week, studying the curriculum and Bible lessons. Most SLG teaching schedules are set so that leaders may still attend an Adult Life Group regularly. Mandatory training is provided.

    In each of these roles, your ministry is to share God's love and model a Christ-transformed life as you care about Calvary students and build relationships with them. The hours you invest will have an eternal impact! 

    Volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months, be Calvary Church members, complete the training and approval process, and pass a background check. 

    Please let us know if you're interested! 

    Student Ministry Office Contacts: Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com, Pastor Micah Burdett, 704.341.5327, mburdett@calvarychurch.com, Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, or Beau Abbott 704.341.5354, babbott@calvarychurch.com

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    Calvary Street Ministry
    Saturday Breakfast Uptown

    Calvary Street Ministry volunteers serve a full breakfast every Saturday morning to our homeless neighbors in Uptown Charlotte.

    Our team needs many new volunteers to participate in food preparation in the Calvary kitchen. Plus, we need a crew to deliver and serve meals at the Homeless Resource Center (Hal Marshall Annex), located at 618 N. College Street.

    To volunteer, contact Pastor Sibu.

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

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    Tech Team
    Providing audio & video support

    It takes a great volunteer team of sound, lighting, and video technicians working together to produce our worship services and support the many ministry events throughout the week at Calvary. 

    We can train you to operate the audio consoles, operate cameras, run the video switcher, use presentation software, and run the lighting console. If you have an interest and aptitude in these areas, please contact us about current opportunities.

    Contact: Brian Harrison, 704.341.5463, bharrison@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 services.  

    If you're interested, please contact Veda Boyd at 704.341.5363 or wordroom@calvarychurch.com.

    Contact: Matthew Thompson, mthompson@calvarychurch.com