Service Opportunities

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. – Matthew 25:35

At LOPC we strive to be a reflection of Christ’s light in the world through service.

At LOPC

 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.

 

In the Community

Summer Food Boxes! This Summer help Monument Crisis Center by filling a Summer Food Box for families in need in Contra Costa County. We know that hunger does NOT take summer vacation and the Center provides food year-round. Many of MCC’s clients are at-risk families who experience added food insecurity in the summer when children aren’t in school and don’t have access to free or discounted lunch programs.

How can you help? Pick up an empty box with instructions and food list from the LOPC Ministry Center from June 3rd through June 17th. Fill the box with requested items. Deliver completed box to Monument Crisis Center by July 22nd. Drop off times will be listed in the instructions. Click here for more information!

Questions? Email Danny Scherer at dscherer@monumentcrisiscenter.org or Alexa Gambero at mccpantryservices@gmail.com.

Monument Crisis Center Summer Fun! MCC provides the opportunity for its client’s children to experience summer camp.  To help support this effort they are asking for the following sponsorships for summer campers; bus transportation, Oakland Zoo admission for 70, t-shirts, hats & visors, beach towels and snacks. Contact Cheryl DeSimone to help at mccfaithcommunity@gmail.com.

Interested in helping run a summer day camp for one week?  CCIH is currently putting together summer programming for kids (toddler through middle school), and we need your help.  Many of these kids are formerly homeless or very low-income.  In the past, volunteers (teens and adults) have organized small groups to host different “camps”.  These activities take place at various housing sites (Pittsburg & Concord) for a couple hours/day for 3-5 days during the week.  Some examples include:  hosting a day dance camp; art camp; putting on a science camp; hosting a music camp; theater/improv; Tai Chi camp.  Feel free to call and discuss ideas or just offer general help to an already formed camp week.  All camps are supervised by on-site CCIH staff. Email gloria@ccinterfaithhousing.org for more information. Use this link to sign up to help: http://tinyurl.com/y8cdcj2l

Shelter Inc.’s Mountain View Emergency Family Shelter needs people to provide, prepare and serve meals for approximately 30 people. If you are interested call (925) 228-6920.

Contra Costa Interfaith Housing needs help!
Provide a meal for approximately 50 residents of Garden Park Apartments in Pleasant Hill.  Please visit this website to volunteer:  www.tinyurl.com/ovepnva

Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa
The mission of Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa is to provide community-based food programs and partner services that focus on basic needs. Minimum age to serve with supervising adult is 12 years old, volunteers must be able to stand 3-4 hours and lift up to 25 pounds, and there are opportunities to volunteer in several Bay Area locations. Click here for more detailed information on how you can help.

Share your garden’s abundance this Summer!
Monument Crisis Center will accept donations of fresh produce Mon.-Wed. during donation drop-off hours 9am-noon and 1:30-4:30 pm.