Community Volunteer Opportunities

Good Shepherd's ministries and missions are still happening, though they look a bit different these days.

We've identified a few ways our church family can help make an immediate impact in our local community.

SERVE our local neighbors

Good Shepherd hosts up to 14 neighbors struggling with housing insecurity on Fridays / Saturdays this winter through the Room in the Inn program. We have a number of opportunities to serve including meal prep/serve, bed making, leading activities and more! We'd love to partner with you to make an impact in the Charlotte area.

 

SERVE with our partners

NEW Fostering the Family 

In conjunction with our marriage ministry, we are launching a pilot program to support foster, adoptive and kinship families. Please come to our information meeting at the church on November 15 at 6:30 to find out more. Sign up to help.

 

NEW Lake Wylie Elementary Lunch Buddies

Build a relationship with an elementary student at Lake Wylie Elementary School. Lunch Buddy sessions are flexible (days and grades) and are 30 minutes each. Find out more.

 

Nursing Home Bingo

Join us in blessing the residents of Mecklenburg Rehab with Bingo, socializing and prizes for all. We serve on the first Saturday of the month (holiday adjustments) from 9:45 AM – 11:30 AM at Mecklenburg Rehab on Sandy Porter Road. Appropriate for individuals and families with children 8 and older. Sign up or find out more.

 

Nursing Home Visitation

Do you have the gift of conversation and want to bless a senior? Share conversation with a selected senior resident at Mecklenburg Rehab. Many residents don’t have family or visitors and would be blessed by your presence.  You can pick your own schedule. Sign up or find out more.

 

Samaritan’s Feet

Samaritan’s Feet serving on the 2nd Saturday of the month is great family fun for kids 10 and older. Sort or repackage shoes to be shipped to children world-wide and in the Charlotte area.Sign Up or Find Out More.

 

Dove's Nest Desserts

We provide desserts to the ladies at the  Dove’s Nest Ladies Rehabilitation Center on the first Saturday of the month. Dessert donations can be dropped off in the church front office lobby from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on the first Saturday of the month. Find out more.

 

Dove's Nest Lunch Serving

We are back in person to prepare and serve lunch at the Dove’s Nest Ladies Rehabilitation Center on the first Saturday of the month. We meet at 12 pm at the facility and we are currently limited to 10 volunteers. Find out more.

 

Rebound Lunch Serving

We are back in person to prepare and serve lunch at the Rebound Men's Rehabilitation on the first Saturday of the month. We meet at 9:30 am at the facility and we are currently limited to 10 volunteers. Find out more.