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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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    Easter Volunteers
    Childcare, Ushers & Greeters

    Help welcome Easter guests to Calvary by volunteering as an usher or serving in the Nursery!

    Ushers & Greeters 

    We need additional ushers and greeters to welcome guests and assist with seating on Easter Sunday. Greeters and ushers arrive 45 minutes before the start of the service. 

    Calvary members may sign up by emailing the contacts below:

    Ushers: Malcolm Weeks, malcolm.weeks58@gmail.com 
    Greeters: Natasha Komlev, natk614@gmail.com

    Nursery Volunteers

    • Good Friday, April 7 | 7:00 PM
      Thank you, this need has been met!
    • Easter Sunday, April 9 | 9:00 & 11:00 AM
      Consider attending one service and volunteering for the other!

    Nursery and Preschool classes (through Kindergarten) will be provided on Easter Sunday. New and one-time volunteers are welcome. Ages 18+ must have a background check on file. Volunteers must arrive at least 30 minutes before the service starts. 

    Please contact the coordinators below to sign up:

    Nursery: Jane Jewell, 704.341.5399, jjewell@calvarychurch.com
    Younger Preschool: Susan Grigg, 704.341.5356, sgrigg@calvarychurch.com

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    Special Needs Respite Night
    Volunteer on May 6

    Calvary has many children, students, and young adults with special needs who participate in our growing ministry. 

    Volunteer at Respite Night
    Saturday, May 6 | 4:00–7:00 PM, Calvary Life Center

    We need 30 volunteers to serve at our "Spring to Life" Respite Night! Please help Special Needs families take a break from caregiving by providing our students with dinner, games, crafts, and lots of fun activities.  

    Volunteers should arrive 30 minutes before the event for orientation and instructions. Ages 18+ must have a background check on file. 


    Will you help by serving as a Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Friend/Buddy, or Parent Partner on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings?

    • We need new volunteers to serve on a monthly rotation on Sundays at 9:30–11:10 AM or 11:15–Noon on the 1st & 3rd Sundays or 2nd & 4th Sundays. A background check is required for those ages 18+. 
    • Looking for "buddies" to assist students who need special attention in Awana Sparks on Wednesdays, 6:30–8:00 PM.
    • We also have volunteer opportunities at events throughout the year.

    Please contact us to get involved!

    Contact: Dawn Clark, Special Needs Coordinator, 704.341.5413, dclark@calvarychurch.com

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    Children's Ministry Volunteers
    Nursery, Preschool, & Gradeschool

    We are growing! We 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. 

    Current needs:

    • Nursery — 4 volunteers for Sunday AM
    • Preschool — 7 volunteers
    • KidZone — 4 volunteers
    • Family Welcome Desk —2 volunteers

    Complete the registration below to learn more about specific opportunities and select your area of interest.

    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+.


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

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    Student Ministry Leaders
    Join our volunteer team on
    Sundays or Wednesdays

    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!

    NEW! — Sunday PM Event Volunteers
    Selected Sundays, 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, 6:30–8:00 PM in the CLC

    • 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, 11:15 AM–12:30 PM in the CLC

    • 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. Currently, our most significant need is female leaders. 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 a Calvary member, complete the training and approval process, and pass a background check.

    REGISTER to serve

    Please contact Beau Abbott for more information.

    Student Ministry Office Contacts: Beau Abbott, 704.341.5354, babbott@calvarychurch.com, Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com, & Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com

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    Coach with CHAMP Sports
    Spring 2023 Season
    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. 

    Contact: Kelly Lamb, 704.887.3689, klamb@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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    Children's Bible Clubs Volunteers
    Awana, Gopher Buddies, C-Track
    Join our Wednesday team! 

    Our Children's Bible Clubs need many volunteers to join our ranks! Awana, Gopher Buddies, and C-Track 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 also need  Activity & Game leaders, Tech Team, 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+. Teens may serve as a Leader in Training (LIT) while participating in C-Track.

    REGISTER to volunteer

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

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    ESL Volunteers
    Teachers & Assistants Needed
    for Spring Semester

    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 developing their English skills. Teachers must be Calvary members.

    Spring Classes will meet on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM–Noon, from March through May.

    We invite you to join our ESL volunteer team! Please contact Vince Eaton with questions or to get involved.

    • Get more information about Calvary's ESL classes HERE

    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    Food Pantry Donations
    Drop-off in the Galleria
    Help replenish our shelves!

    The Calvary Food Pantry provides for families in need at Calvary and throughout our community, including children in elementary schools. We especially need these non-perishable grocery items before our next Food Drive:

    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 in the Galleria.

    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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    Good News Clubs
    Help start after-school clubs!

    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.

    We need additional volunteers to serve in a variety of roles. 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 1.5 hours per week for six weeks during the school year, 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!

    Men and women, do you have general household repair skills and a heart to serve?

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

    Please contact us about joining a Hearts & Hammers team.

    Contacts: Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com & Pastor Rob Reece, 704.887.3696, rreece@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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    Jail Ministry
    Local jail outreach

    Did you know we have the opportunity to lead Bible study with inmates at Mecklenburg Jail Central at least once a month for men and weekly for women? 

    Do you have a heart to share the Gospel? Interested in learning more? 

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

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    Prison Ministry
    Outreach to area prison inmates

    Calvary Prison Ministry provides opportunities for men to share the Gospel and pray with inmates at the Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, SC.

    All volunteers must attend an orientation and have a background check at least four weeks in advance in order to serve in the prison. 

    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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    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 the meal 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
    Camera operators needed!

    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 need additional faithful technicians! 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 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