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Serve at Calvary
You can make a difference
See current opportunities

Serve at Calvary

At Calvary, we have unique opportunities to be a light and reach out with love to others!

There are many ways that you can get involved! Below is a list of current and ongoing volunteer needs. You can also check out our Local Outreach for more ways to serve our community.

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    Street Ministry
    Serving breakfast Uptown
    Saturday AM, June 4
    Register to volunteer!

    Calvary Street Ministry volunteers will serve breakfast every Saturday to homeless neighbors in Uptown Charlotte, beginning June 4.

    We're excited about resuming this ministry after a two-year hiatus due to COVID.

    Our team needs many new volunteers to participate in food preparation in the Calvary kitchen. Plus, we need a crew to deliver and serve the meal at the Hal Marshall Annex, located at 618 N. College Street.

    Please register below or sign up in the Galleria on May 22 & 28.

    VOLUNTEER registration

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


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    Cricket Tournament Volunteers
    Information Meeting
    Sunday, May 22, 12:30 PM

    Saturdays, July 9–August 13
    8:00 AM–2:00 PM, Rea Road Field

    Do you have a desire to engage internationals in our community and share your faith in Christ? Serve with us this summer at the Freedom Cup Cricket Tournament. Cricket is a great way to reach internationals and their families!

    Here's how you can help:

    • Hospitality Volunteers (need 2 per game) — Greet players as they arrive, welcome and engage families and spectators. Serve water/Gatorade to the players and keep coolers filled and ready.
    • Field Crew (need 2 per game) — Help prepare the pitch for every match. Retrieve the ball during play. Run errands and clean up the area after matches.
    • Game Coordinators (1–3 per Saturday) — Coordinate each match. Welcome the teams, assign dugouts, introduce the devotional speaker, and gather teams for devotions and prayer.

    Get detailed volunteer descriptions HERE.

    volunteer registration

    • Volunteer Info & Orientation Meeting
      Sunday, May 22  |  12:30–2:00 PM, Room 401

    Come learn more about this outreach and have your questions answered!

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

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    Blood Drive
    Friday, May 27
    8:30 AM–1:30 PM
    Make an appointment now

    Calvary is hosting a Blood Drive on Friday, May 27. This is a great opportunity for the Calvary family to meet a crucial need in our community! 

    We'll have the "Big Red Buses" parked outside the Calvary Galleria from 8:30 AM–1:30 PM for donations. If you are healthy, age 16+, without a fever, and can donate blood safely, please schedule an appointment.  

    Make your appointment at least 12 hours in advance. Bring a valid photo ID to your appointment. Donors who are 16 yrs old must have parental permission.


    All donors will receive a OneBlood T-shirt and a $20 eGift Card. Plus, you will get a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening! 

    Be sure to check out the new My OneBlood Journey program designed to personalize the donation experience for donors. It will bring you a step closer to knowing which hospital your donation is being sent to save a life!

    COVID FAQs — If you have a fever the day of your appointment, you must reschedule. Wait at least 14 days before donating if you have been exposed to someone who has or may have COVID–19, have recently been tested, and are pending test results for COVID–19, or if you have a confirmed active case of the virus.

    What if you've received the COVID–19 vaccine? Get details HERE.

    Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    Food Pantry Donations
    Drop-off in the Galleria
    Help replenish our shelves!

    The Calvary Food Pantry provides for families in need at Calvary and throughout our community, including children in elementary schools. 

    • We are currently experiencing a shortage, and we need your help to prepare for our next Drive-Thru Grocery event on May 26.

    We especially need these non-perishable grocery items:

    Canned & Dried Beans
    Soups with meat
    Canned meat of any kind
    Canned vegetables (with the exception of green beans & corn)
    Peanut Butter & Jelly


    You may drop off donations at Calvary at the Food Pantry cupboard in the Galleria.

    We appreciate your generosity and support!

    Contacts: Valerie Ahearn, 704.787.4784 & Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.907.7497, srajappan@calvarychurch.com


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    VBS Volunteer Team
    June 27 – 30
    Training Provided
    Sign up now!

    Rock Solid Faith VBS
    Monday – Thursday, June 27–30
    9:00 AM–1:30 PM, Crown Room

    Our volunteers help make VBS great! This year, we bring back traditional VBS with a smaller group of kids and more time for connection, play, worship, learning, and games. We need enthusiastic and energetic volunteers (adults and teens in 8th grade and up) to serve with groups of ten kids. Plus, there are opportunities to help with music, crafts, snacks, recreation, tech, and preschool childcare.

    Training is required. All volunteers ages 18+ must have a current background check on file.

    Please register below to be part of our VBS team!


    VBS Volunteer Training
    Choose one to attend:

    • Thursday, May 26, 10:00–11:30 AM, Room 222
    • Thursday, June 2, 6:30–8:00 PM, Banquet Room
    • Sunday, June 5, 12:30–2:00 PM, Banquet Room

    VBS Volunteer Meeting — mandatory
    Sunday, June 26  |  12:30 PM, Crown Room

    Childcare provided for VBS volunteers' children ages three and four or currently in TK. Children must be completely potty trained and not in a pull-up.

    Contacts: Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com & Jennifer Groseclose, 704.341.5349, jgroseclose@calvarychurch.com

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    Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center
    Volunteers needed!

    The new Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center is seeking volunteers as it opens to serve our community.

    Calvary Church desires to be on the front line when it comes to standing for the life of unborn children — and evangelizing and discipling families affected by pregnancy. 

    Volunteers will serve at the Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center and lead their Adult Life Groups to provide care and support for those who come to the center. Our goal is to share the love of Christ with these moms, dads, and families. Please let Pastor Cashwell know if you're interested in more information about this ministry.

    Calvary Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, jcashwell@calvarychurch.com

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    Good News Clubs
    Help start new clubs!

    Calvary currently partners with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to lead 10+ after-school Good News Clubs in local public elementary schools. These fun, fast-paced Bible studies introduce God's Word and the Gospel to kids in our community.

    We want to launch NEW CLUBS this fall! So we'll need additional volunteers to serve in a variety of roles. As a volunteer, you will build relationships with the children, pray for them, help teach the Bible, and share the Gospel. 

    • If you can commit at least two hours per week for six weeks during the school year, we need your help as a Bible teacher, assistant, or administrative helper. Training is provided.
    • Please contact us to learn more about how you can make an eternal difference in a child's life!

    Contacts: Judy Myers, judithbmyers@aol.com & Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Joni & Friends Retreats
    Serve a week at summer camp

    Do you have a heart for special needs families? Consider serving at a Joni & Friends Retreat this summer. Volunteers provide assistance to special needs families so they can relax, enjoy a week away, and participate in activities carefree. Training is provided!

    • ​​​​​Joni & Friends Family Retreat | July 17–21
      This retreat is held at the Fort Bluff Camp in Dayton, TN. 
    • Joni & Friends Family Retreats | August 1–5 & August 8–12
      These retreats are held at the Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. 

    Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    Children's Ministry Volunteers
    Nursery, Preschool, & The Zone
    Serve with our team!

    We always need new volunteers to find their place of service with us!

    If you love the Lord Jesus and love to teach children about Him and His Word, we invite you to partner with us to reach the next generation with the Gospel. 

    There are ongoing volunteer opportunities in the Nursery (Sunday AM/PM & Wednesday PM), Preschool, Kid Zone, Zone 345, and the Family Welcome Desk. Complete the registration below to learn more about specific opportunities and select your area of interest.

    To join our team, volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months, and all teachers must be Calvary members. Background checks are required for ages 18+.


    Contact: Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com

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    Student Ministry Leaders
    Join our volunteer team on
    Sundays or Wednesdays

    Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of the next generation? Consider volunteering with our Student Ministry team! There are many different opportunities to serve: teachers, greeters, floaters, and substitute teachers.

    Our most pressing need is for male and female leaders for grades 9–11. 

    Volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months, be a Calvary member, complete the training and approval process, and pass a background check.

    Please contact Beau for more information.

    Student Ministry Office Contacts: Beau Abbott, 704.341.5354, babbott@calvarychurch.com, Jennifer Porras, 704.341.5320, jporras@calvarychurch.com, and Pastor Cameron Engle, 704.887.3678, cengle@calvarychurch.com

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    Auto Repair Ministry
    Join our team!

    The Automotive Repair Ministry (ARM) exists to assist with auto repairs and maintenance primarily for Calvary members and attendees who have financial needs due to limited or fixed income. Volunteers provide these services so that “they may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). The team of volunteers consists of committed volunteers who have automotive repair experience and a desire to share their skills with the Calvary community.

    If you are a professional mechanic or a skilled DIYer with experience repairing and maintaining automobiles, please reach out and help us in this ministry!

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

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    Coach with CHAMP Sports
    Training Provided

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

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

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    Martha Ministry

    Our Martha Ministry team supports Calvary families by providing a meal at the church before or after the funeral of their immediate family members. Volunteers are assigned to rotating groups and might serve three or four times per year by preparing a covered dish and delivering it ready to serve.

    Contacts: Dalene Ingle, 704.573.0491, digiolde@carolina.rr.com and Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.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

    Calvary has many children, students, and young adults with special needs who participate in our ministry. Will you help by serving as a Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Friend/Buddy, or Parent Partner on Sunday mornings?

    • Our current need is for new volunteers to serve on a monthly rotation on Sundays at 9:45 AM: 1st & 3rd Sundays or 2nd & 4th Sundays. A background check is required. 

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

    If you're interested in serving or have questions, please contact  Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com.

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    Tech Team
    Providing audio & video support
    Camera operators needed!

    It takes a great volunteer team of sound, lighting, and video technicians working together to produce our worship services and support the many ministry events at Calvary.

    Current Need: We have opportunities for camera operators. Training is provided! Please contact Christy.

    If you have skill or aptitude in sound, lighting, or video, this is a great opportunity to serve! 

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

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    Word Room Volunteers
    Help in our bookstore

    Do you enjoy helping people in a retail setting? Could you assist people with selecting and purchasing Bibles, books, sermon sets, cards, and gifts?

    The Word Room bookstore needs volunteers to help on Sundays before and after the worship service, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM. If you're interested, please contact Veda Boyd at 704.341.5363 or wordroom@calvarychurch.com.

    Contact: Matthew Thompson, mthompson@calvarychurch.com