Volunteers Needed for Family Promise
Want to help homeless families from L.O./Sherwood/Tigard/Tualatin bridge the gap until they are in housing again? Volunteers are needed to help us as we partner with Calvin Pres in Tigard. All adult and student volunteers are required to attend a 1-hour training session prior to helping.
Click HERE to see the easy ways to serve with our partner church, Calvin Pres in Tigard. Next times to help are August 18-25; training is required in advance. We’re making the training easy by offering two 1-hour sessions Sunday, August 11th, here at Lake Grove in the Courtyard Room at 10:45 and 12:15. Just attend one and decide if you want to sign up. Individuals, couples and families are all welcome to serve!
Care & Share Food Distribution
Monthly, Food Packing 4th Friday, Food Delivery 4th Saturday
Our Care & Share Team distributes food once a month to 12 households who have been referred to them through Clackamas Women’s Services, Raphael House, and our local Community Center (for seniors). LGPC pastors have also made referrals as needed. The distribution is on a one-time-only basis and not to be considered as ongoing (the list changes each month). The people helped are those who have experienced loss of employment or a change in their income due to difficulty or crisis. Our monthly food packing/distribution happens on the 4th Friday and Saturday of each month. Shopping and packing occurs on Friday, distribution on Saturday. Packers and drivers are always needed and welcome. If you would like to serve on a regular basis or sporadically to fit your schedule, we would love to have you join our team. It is our prayer that the gift of food be used by our Lord to turn some people toward Him and strengthen faith in others!
Habitat for Humanity
Build dates for 2019 are 9/28, 10/12, 10/2,6 which are on Saturdays from 8 AM – 1 PM.
Volunteers must be age 16 or above. No skills or tools required. We need volunteers for:
Miscellaneous tasks on the job site.
Someone to bring snacks and/or lunch for the workers on the build dates.
Serve on a leadership team to help coordinate details.
Would you like to help with New Student Outreach (NSO)?
Ways to help could involve:
helping a student move into their dorm
provide transportation to the store
provide a meal or cookies to a student gathering
donate funds for students to attend our annual Fall Retreat and be introduced to Jesus
Lake Oswego Transitional Shelter Ministry
Lake Grove’s commitment is on a revolving 2-week time period
Volunteers provide direct support services to the guest families during our revolving 2-week periods; currently this works out to about 6 shifts per year. Volunteers are trained and monitored to work with guest families to encourage their self-sufficiency goals and support their transition toward independence. The time spent by individual volunteers supporting guest families varies widely and is based upon the availability, willingness, and skill set of the volunteers. Exhibiting good and careful listening skills is very important.
Our Manna volunteers glean baked goods weekly from several local LO grocers and restaurants. Pickup, sorting/bagging and delivery schedules streamline the process making this ministry accessible for people who have limited time to help. These goods are then donated and distributed to people in need through low income housing, food pantries, Dept. of Human Resources, Job Seekers and Deacons of LGPC.
During School Year
Love kids? Have some extra time? Miss teaching? As part of LGPC’s local outreach, the Pink Eraser Project, has started a PALS Homework Club at River Grove Elementary. We are looking for volunteers who would like to work with students to provide encouragement and math/reading homework support for one-hour time slots at the school during the school year. We also need volunteers for the SMART reading program (Start Making A Reader Today) at Oak Creek Elementary. The requirements to volunteer for SMART require an online background check (which costs $19), watching a 20-minute online orientation video, and attending a 1-hour onsite orientation training.
Salvation Army West Women’s & Children’s Shelter
4th Monday each month at Lake Grove Church Kitchen
Once a month (4th Monday) the LGPC volunteer group prepares a meal from start to finish - shopping, cooking, delivering - for the group of women and children sheltered by the Lord’s people of the Salvation Army (approx. 60 women and children).
We would love to have you help with this ministry and it is only once per month. Let us know how you would like to participate!
Cookie Bakers Needed Too!
Are you a cookie baker? This is one way to get involved by baking and providing cookies for the shelter residents. This is a ministry you can provide right from your own home and as you have time to help. Cookies can be frozen and held until our monthly meal delivery.
Monthly Meal Prep 4th Saturday
If you would like to join our team, we meet once per month (4th Saturday) at Shepherd’s Door and prepare a meal for the residents and typically provide a craft for the children. Must be age 16 and above.