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Serve at Calvary
You can make a difference
See current opportunities

Serve at Calvary

As authentic followers of Christ, we want to be active in our faith and serve Christ by serving others.

It’s easy to get involved! Below is a list of current and ongoing ministry needs and outreach opportunities. You can also check out our Local Ministry Partners for additional opportunities to serve.

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    ESL Volunteers
    Teachers & assistants needed
    Sign up for Orientation & Training

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

    To start our fall classes, 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!

    New Teacher Orientation
    Thursday, August 20
    9:30 AM–1:00 PM  |  Crown Room

    Teacher & Staff Training
    Thursday, August 27
    9:00 AM–2:00 PM  |  Crown Room
    (Includes training for using and teaching with Zoom)


    Fall term ESL classes will meet on Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM, September 21 – November 19.

    • Introductory and Level 1 & 2 classes will meet on campus at Calvary.
    • Classes for Levels 3–6 will meet online using Zoom video conferencing.

    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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    @Home Bible Clubs
    Awana & Gopher Buddies Volunteers
    Register now for Fall season!

    Do you have a passion for sharing Christ's love and the life-changing message of the Gospel with children?

    Our Children's Bible Clubs — Awana & Gopher Buddies — are Scripture memory programs for children age 3 through 5th grade. We also offer C–Track for students in grades 6–12. In these programs, kids develop life-long Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture verses, and learn to apply God's truth to their lives.

    Parents will work with their children on club materials at home this fall, September 16 –November 18. We need adults age 18+ to serve as mentors! This involves contacting a child weekly to review material and listen to their Scripture verses. When you register to volunteer, you'll choose a club (age level). We'll contact you about attending a virtual training session. Join our team!

    volunteer TO BE A MENTOR

    Contacts: Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com, & Su Trull, 704.341.5458, strull@calvarychurch.com

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    Food Pantry Donations
    Drop-off on MWF, 9:00 AM–Noon
    Thank you for your support!

    The Calvary Food Pantry provides for families in need at Calvary and throughout our community.

    Currently, we are supporting over 150 families with children in local elementary schools where we host Good News Bible Clubs during the school year. These families rely on the meals provided for their children at school, which are unavailable when schools are closed and during the summer months.

    We need your help to support these families through the Calvary Food Pantry.


    You may drop off donations at the Calvary Galleria on the carts outside under the awnings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9:00 AM and noon. Or drop off at the pantry cupboard in the Galleria on Sunday mornings.

    Thank you for your continued generosity and support!

    Contacts: Crystal Crawford, sccrawfords@yahoo.com & Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, srajappan@calvarychurch.com


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    Backpack Drive
    School Supplies & Backpacks for Kids
    Thank you for your generous support!

    Galleria Collection: August 2–10 

    Thank you for generously providing much needed school supplies this fall! Our team of volunteers will sort and stuff the backpacks for distribution this week.

    It's back-to-school time! Let's share God's love and support families in our community by providing kids with the school supplies and backpacks they need to begin the new school year!

    Calvary reaches out to children in our local public elementary schools through CEF Good News Clubs. Your donations will provide these families with the specific items their kids need at their schools. 

    Check out the shopping list below. Or download and take it with you HERE.

    Drop off items on the racks in the Galleria by August 10. Volunteers will sort and stuff the backpacks for distribution before school begins!

    • Backpacks & Bookbags (standard size 17")
    • 3-ring Cloth Zipper Pouch
    • Primary Lined Composition Notebooks (Unruled top half, ruled bottom half pages)
    • Primary Lined Composition Notebooks (Ruled pages)
    • Pencils
    • Hand-held Pencil Sharpeners
    • Crayola Crayons — 24 pack
    • Spiral Notebooks — Single-subject
    • Spiral Notebooks — Multi-subject
    • Dry Erase Whiteboards (9X12" or 8.5X11")
    • Fine Tip Black Expo Markers
    • 3-ring Notebook Binders —1.5"
    • 3-ring Notebook Binders — 2"
    • Wide-ruled Notebook Paper
    • Earbuds or Headphones with Microphone
      (or any headset with a microphone & 3.5mm plug for a computer)
    • Laminated Hundred Boards — Learning resource from Amazon

    If you are interested in volunteering, please contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com 

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    Coach with CHAMP Sports
    Training Provided

    Interested in being a CHAMP coach? We offer 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 www.champsportsinfo.com for full details. 

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

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    Good News Clubs
    Bible teachers needed 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 this coming fall, we need your help as a Bible teacher, assistant, or administrative helper. Training is provided.

    We hope to start five new after-school clubs, so we'll need 25 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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    3rd Saturdays at 1 PM
    Postponed until further notice

    GO2Proclaim Conversational Evangelism
    3rd Saturdays at 1:00 PM

    Interested in fulfilling the Great Commission? Learn how to engage people in Gospel conversations with grace and love. Join our GO2Proclaim team on the third Saturday of each month for training at the Calvary Café at 1:00–1:30 PM. Then we'll head out to nearby walking trails and parks for conversational evangelism. 

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


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    Hearts & Hammers
    Serve one Saturday a month
    Postponed until further notice

    The men on Hearts & Hammers teams serve one Saturday morning each month tackling general household repairs and home maintenance for Calvary members who need a helping hand on an ongoing basis. 

    Important: Please read our update regarding current services and activities.

    Ready to join us? Training sessions are scheduled at 8:45–9:30 AM in Room 226 on select Saturdays. To allow for preparation and any real-time updates, online registration is required at least two days prior to the training date.

    Upcoming Serving Saturdays:
    Thank you for your interest! Future dates will be listed when available.

    Questions about Hearts and Hammers? Contact: Gary Keller, 803.487.0062, garyin0830@gmail.com

    Contact: Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com or Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com

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    Jail Ministry
    Male Bible teachers needed
    Postponed until further notice

    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? We have a current need for men to teach and ongoing opportunities for women.

    Do you have a heart to share the Gospel? Interested in learning more? Contact: Judy McElhaney, judyb.mcelhaney@gmail.com

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

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    Martha Ministry

    Our Martha Ministry team supports the Calvary family by providing a meal at the church before or after the funeral of immediate family members. Volunteers are assigned to rotating teams and might serve 3-4x per year by preparing a covered dish and delivering it ready to serve.

    Contact: Dalene Ingle at 704.573.0491 or digiolde@carolina.rr.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

    Special Needs Ministry
    Sundays mornings

    Calvary has been blessed to receive several new families and students into our ministry. Will you help our Special Needs Ministry by serving as a Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Friends/Buddy, or Parent Partner on Sunday mornings?

    • Our current need is for four new volunteers to serve in our Preschool–1st grade class: two on the 1st & 3rd Sundays and two on the 2nd & 4th Sundays. A background check is required. 

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

    Contact: Rebekah Sanders, 704.341.5413, rsanders@calvarychurch.com

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    Street Ministry
    Serving breakfast uptown on Saturdays AM 
    Postponed until further notice

    Calvary Street Ministry volunteers serve breakfast to hundreds of homeless neighbors every Saturday in uptown Charlotte at Hal Marshall Annex, 618 N. College Street. Participate in food preparation at Calvary, or help deliver and serve the meal. New volunteers are always welcome! 


    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com or Pete Mayo, 704.778.1346, pete.mayo@yahoo.com 

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    Stuffing Team

    Our Stuffing Team faithfully inserts flyers and handouts into our Looking Up newsletter for distribution every Sunday. They meet on Saturday mornings from 8:00–9:45 AM.

    Serve as needed or volunteer as a backup for the busy holiday seasons.

    Contact: Wanda Moen, wsmoen@gmail.com


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    Worship Ministries
    Choir, Orchestra, Band & Tech

    Our Calvary Choir, Orchestra, Band and Tech Team are made up of Calvary members of all ages who serve on Sundays in our worship service. We prepare each week during "Wednesday Worship" where we not only rehearse, but also grow together through prayer and rich community.

    We invite everyone who might be interested in any capacity to attend rehearsal and explore serving in worship. Extensive musical experience is not required and training is provided for all tech team roles. The most important qualification is having a heart for Christ-centered, God-glorifying worship!

    Click here to learn more about Worship Ministries or email Christy Driscoll at cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com to sign up for a rehearsal. (Rehearsals typically run 6:30–8 PM on Wednesdays.)

    Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com