Donate Your Time And Talents
Volunteers are essential in building our community of faith. And for many, volunteering is an essential part of their personal journey of faith. There are many ways for you to volunteer with LOPC. Find your calling. Volunteer with one of our ministries, Seedlings Preschool, or help with general needs. We welcome volunteers of all abilities.
1. Reception Desk Volunteer Team – This talented team of volunteers intermittently helps staff the front desk when the Receptionist is on vacation. Your cheerful attitude is the only requirement!
•Greet visitors and answer the phone; no computer work
•Flexible shifts are generally two to three hours in the morning or afternoon
•Great opportunity to become more acquainted with LOPC programs, LOPC Pastors and Staff
•Provides an invaluable service to visitors and guests
Full training provided! For questions or to volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-283-8722 x223
2. Traffic Directors needed! Training is provided and no experience is required. To help with the traffic flow, please use your turn signal when entering the parking lot. Any suggestions and ideas for traffic control are greatly appreciated and always welcome. Have questions or want to volunteer? Email traffic@LOPC.org.
1. Barnabas Visits – In the Bible, we learn that the name Barnabas means “Son of Encouragement.” We have named our visitation ministry “Barnabas” as it is a ministry of Care and Encouragement. Barnabas visitors are assigned a member of the church who may be unable to come to service or church activities. The Barnabas visitor visits about once a month in their home.
2. Cookie Bakers – Our Memorial Reception team serves cookies at every memorial reception. Every few months, they are in need in cookies. If you’d like to bake, we would love to have your name on our “Cookie bakers” list. When there is a need for cookies, you will contacted by a Deacon.
3. Helping Hands – The Deacons prepare meals every few months and keep them in a freezer here on campus. When church families are facing a transition of some kind and could use ready-made food, we deliver these meals. If you like to cook, we will keep your name on a list and when there is a need for more food, one of our deacons will contact you.
4. Monday Morning Prayer Team – The prayer team meets every Monday morning in the Conference Room in the main office building at 9:30am. The team prays for every request that is received from the Sunday morning worship services. You are welcome to join them!
5. All Together Prayer Team – This prayer team was formed from the All Together Campaign. The team members receive prayer requests via email each week.
Please contact email@example.com to learn more about Care Ministry volunteer opportunities.
1. Sunday Morning Volunteers (9am-10am or 11am-12pm) – Volunteers to assist a group leader in small groups of children, grades PreK-4th. The volunteer’s role is to support the group leader and to build relationships with the children in the group. Time commitment: 1-2 times per month.
2. Wednesday Afternoons (3pm-5:30pm) – Volunteers to assist a group leader in small groups of children (grades 1st-4th). The volunteer assistant will travel with a dedicated small group of kids from activity to activity, providing support for the primary group leader. Time commitment: 2.5 hours a week for a 5-week session.
3. Children’s Choir – Opportunities including weekly classroom set up, managing choir robes, greeting children, helping directors during rehearsal, answering parent questions, and providing snacks. Opportunities are available on Friday mornings and Sunday mornings.
4. The Garden – Opportunities include: Storyteller, Doorperson, Group Leaders, and Hospitality.
5. Vacation Bible Camp – Opportunities range from leading activities with children to behind-the-scenes work. Youth volunteers must have completed 5th grade.
Community Life Ministry
1. Connecting Team Advisor – Do you have a passion for helping members, attendees and visitors connect in the church? We invite you to join the connecting ministry team where we work to find ways for people to connect at LOPC in a meaningful way.
2. Voyager Ships Sunday Morning Coffee Service – Voyager Ships are fellowship groups that also have a service component. On Sunday mornings, shipmates serve coffee after the worship services and are inviting you to join them as new members of LOPC! This is an opportunity to greet and get to know the LOPC community while everyone is on-campus. Contact Ron Louis if you are interested in serving coffee – firstname.lastname@example.org
3. All-Church Big Events Team – Help organize and throw fellowship events for the entire LOPC community! We have service opportunities available such as decorating, hospitality/welcome, ticket distribution, and more!
Have you ever wanted to help out with one of the Children or Youth events but did not have the time to commit to an ongoing program? We could use your help! Family Ministry would like to develop a list of individuals who would be willing to lend a hand for a one-time event. For more details, or to add your name to our list, please email dave@LOPC.org.
At LOPC we strive to be a reflection of Christ’s light in the world through service.
Annual Service Opportunities
- ONE Sunday– A day of service where participants volunteer throughout Contra Costa County with LOPC partners and other non-profits.
- Warm Winter Nights – A two week on-site homeless shelter at LOPC with opportunities to prepare a meal, tutor a child, act as an overnight host and more.
- Christmas Opportunities– LOPC partners with several agencies to fulfill the need that exists annually to help people celebrate in spite of any challenges they may be experiencing.
Please contact email@example.com to learn more about Seedlings Ministry volunteer opportunities.
Senior Adult Ministry
Thursday Fellowship Ministry – We welcome new members to join our dedicated community of volunteers at Thursday Fellowship, our weekly luncheon for Seniors. We share a meal and enjoy fellowship, activities and entertainment. Opportunities to serve include driving a guest to our program, helping serve lunch, greeting and visiting with our guests, organizing a craft, providing a salad, or providing baked cookies. We meet September through June.
For further information contact Julie Peterson – firstname.lastname@example.org or at 925-283-8722 x281
Special Needs Ministry
Please contact email@example.com to learn more about Special Needs Ministry volunteer opportunities.
Spiritual Formation Ministry
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Spiritual Formation Ministry volunteer opportunities.
Worship & Music Ministries
1. Festival Choir – If you are interested in singing in the choir for a set time commitment, your next opportunity might be joining the Festival Choir for the Holy Week to sing at the Good Friday service as well as three Easter Sunday services. The rehearsal will start Wednesday, February 14, right after the Ash Wednesday service. Of course, the door to join the Chancel Choir is always open.
For more information or questions, please contact Worship@lopc.org.
2. Flower Team – You are invited to join the flower team who design and assemble the floral arrangements for Sunday morning worship services.
Contact Sherril Barber if you are interested in serving on the Flower Team – email@example.com or at (925) 283-6203
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Worship and Music Ministry volunteer opportunities.
Disclaimer: All volunteers must experience a background check screening before being allowed to serve our youth.
1. Sunday Morning Youth Alive Leaders (9-10am or 11am-12pm) – Volunteers lead 5th-8th grade youth in weekly Bible lessons and fun activities. Time commitment: twice a month
2. Sunday Morning Book Group Leaders (11am-12pm) – Volunteers lead high school youth in book studies as we read a faith-related book and discuss its themes together. Time commitment: twice a month
3. Sunday Night BTW Advisors (6-8:30pm) – Advisors attend and assist with weekly high school youth group activities and are assigned to lead a small group of youth (divided by grade and gender) in weekly discussions. Time commitment: weekly during the school year
4. Wednesday YOW Advisors (5-7:30pm) – Advisors attend and assist with weekly middle school youth group activities and are assigned to lead a small group of youth (divided by grade and gender) in weekly discussions. Time commitment: weekly during the school year
For more information contact Allison Kunz, Allison@lopc.org or at 925-283-8722 x241