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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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    Hearts & Hammers
    Information Meeting, August 13

    Men and women, do you have general household repair skills and a heart to serve?

    Calvary Hearts & Hammers teams will serve one Saturday morning each month tackling basic household repairs and home maintenance for those in our congregation who need a helping hand on an ongoing basis. 

    We are rebuilding this ministry and need your help! Please contact us about joining a Hearts & Hammers team.

    Information Meeting
    Saturday, August 13
    9:00 AM, Room 401

    Join us for this informative meeting about the Hearts & Hammers Ministry! Come hear about the vision and have your questions answered!

    Contacts: Debbie Bordwine, 704.341.5328, dbordwine@calvarychurch.com & Pastor Nathaniel Pearce, 704.341.5424, npearce@calvarychurch.com

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    ESL Volunteers
    Teachers & assistants needed
    Fall Semester begins September 19

    Interested in serving in our English as a Second Language ministry? 

    We need additional teachers and assistants to provide a welcoming and high-quality ESL program to international students of all backgrounds who are interested in building their English skills. Teachers must be Calvary members. We invite you to join our ESL volunteer team!

    • New Teacher Training: Thursday, August 25
      9:30 AM–1:00 PM, Room 300
    • Teacher Orientation: Thursday, September 8
      9:00 AM–2:00 PM, Banquet Room

    For more information about Calvary's ESL classesclick here

    Questions? Interested in joining our team? Contact: Vince Eaton, 704.341.5322, veaton@calvarychurch.com

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    Food Service & Hospitality
    Serving Opportunities
    Join our team!

    Have a heart for hospitality? Calvary Food Service is looking for year-round help with table setting, buffet attendants, servers, preparation helpers, and dishwashers to support our many special ministry events. We are flexible and will work around your schedule. Day and evening opportunities are available.

    We'd love to have you join our team!

    Contact: Calvary Food Service, 704.887.3663, foodservice@calvarychurch.com

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    Children's Bible Clubs Volunteers
    Awana, Gopher Buddies, C-Track
    Join our Wednesday team! 

    Our Children's Bible Clubs need many volunteers to join our ranks! Awana, Gopher Buddies, and C-Track meet on Wednesday evenings, 6:30–8:00 PM, throughout the school year.

    If you love the Lord Jesus and desire to help kids develop life-long Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture verses, and learn to apply God's truth to their lives, please consider becoming part of our team.

    There are volunteer opportunities to serve as leaders or mentors for C-Track, T&T, Sparks, and Gopher Buddies. We also need  Activity & Game leaders, Tech Team, and Student Leaders-in-Training for Gopher Buddies and Sparks. Plus, we need Substitutes to fill in where needed. You may choose your area of service or club when you register below.

    To join our team, volunteers must have attended Calvary for at least six months. Background checks are required for ages 18+. Teens may serve as a Leader in Training (LIT) while participating in C-Track.

    REGISTER to volunteer

    Bible Club Information Night
    Wednesday, August 31
    6:30–8:00 PM, Crown Room

    Volunteers should plan to attend the Bible Club Information Meeting at 6:30 PM to learn specific information about all clubs. Training will immediately follow this meeting.

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

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    Children's Ministry Volunteers
    Nursery, Preschool, & Gradeschool
    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, the Family Welcome Desk, and Special Needs. 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+.

    REGISTER to volunteer

    Volunteer Training
    All current and potential volunteers should plan to attend one annual training session. Please choose one date to attend:

    • Tuesday, August 16
      6:30–8:00 PM, Crown Room
       A ​​​​light snack will be served.
    • Sunday, August 21
      12:45–2:30 PM, Crown Room
      Pizza lunch will be provided.

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

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    Special Needs Volunteers
    Come serve with us!
    Rotating Sunday schedules

    Calvary has many children, students, and young adults with special needs who participate in our growing ministry. 

    Will you help by serving as a Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Friend/Buddy, or Parent Partner on Sunday mornings?

    • We need new volunteers to serve on a monthly rotation on Sundays at 9:30–11:10 AM or 11:15–Noon on the 1st & 3rd Sundays or 2nd & 4th Sundays. A background check is required for those ages 18+. 
    • We also have opportunities for volunteers to serve at Special Needs Ministry events throughout the year.

    Please contact us to get involved!

    Contacts: Joy Mayo, 704.341.5413, jmayo@calvarychurch.com & Sue Ridge, 704.887.3695, sridge@calvarychurch.com

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    Festival of India Outreach
    Saturday, August 27
    Training on August 24

    Festival of India Outreach
    Saturday, August 27
    Uptown Charlotte, 12:00–8:00 PM

    Join our Community Outreach and GO2Proclaim teams to share the love of Christ at the annual Festival of India, on Saturday afternoon, August 27, in Uptown Charlotte. Teams of two or three will reach out to festival-goers, engage in Gospel conversations, pray, and invite people to visit Calvary on Sunday.

    Festival Location: Belk Theater
    130 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202

    All volunteers should plan to attend the mandatory training session with Pastor Sibu Rajappan.

    • Outreach Training
      Wednesday, August 24
      6:30–7:30 PM, Room 242

    For more information, contact Sibu Rajappan, Director of Community Outreach, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Good News Clubs
    Help start new clubs!
    Training, Saturday, August 27

    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 1.5 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!

    Volunteer Training
    Saturday, August 27
    9:00 – 11:30 AM, Banquet Room

    All new volunteers should plan to attend this important training session. Come get equipped and have your questions answered! Register below or sign up on Sundays in the Galleria.


    Contacts: Judy Myers, 704.953.7867, judithbmyers@aol.com or Chuck Robinson, chuck.calvary.gnc@gmail.com, or & Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@calvarychurch.com

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    Choir, Orchestra & Band
    Choir now accepting new members


    Interested in joining the Calvary Choir?

    Lift your heart and voice in worship with us! If you'd like to serve in the Calvary Choir, please schedule a Wednesday rehearsal visit now by contacting Christy Driscoll in the Worship Ministry office at 704.887.3687 or cdriscoll@calvarychurch.com. 

    Our Calvary Choir, Orchestra, Band, and Tech Team are comprised of Calvary members who serve on Sundays in our worship services. We sing and play a wide variety of musical styles and strive for excellence in all that we do (Colossians 3:23). We prepare each week during "Wednesday Worship," where we rehearse and grow together through prayer and rich community. 

    We accept new members in August and early September, then again in January. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, a member of Calvary Church, have some skill in either vocal or instrumental music (orchestra or band), have a worshiping heart, and a desire to serve in a dynamic worship team, we invite you to join us!

    "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!" — Psalm 103:1

    Worship Ministry Office Contact: Christy Driscoll, 704.887.3687, cdriscoll@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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    Coach with CHAMP Sports
    Sign up for the Fall Season
    Training Provided

    Interested in being a CHAMP coach? We offer seasonal youth leagues for soccer (ages 3–18), flag football (6–18), 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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    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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    Cricket Tournament Volunteers
    Saturdays, July 9–August 13

    Cricket Tournament Volunteers

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

    Do you have a desire to engage 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.

    To volunteer, contact Pastor Sibu.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@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.

    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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    Martha Ministry
    Help provide a meal at Calvary
    for bereaved families

    Do you have a heart for serving those who are grieving? 

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

    We need additional volunteers! Contact us to get involved!

    Ministry Coordinator: Dalene Ingle, 704.573.0491, digiolde@carolina.rr.com
    Administrative Coordinator: Dianne Miller, miller1994@aol.com
    Jennifer Sharpless, 704.341.5417, jsharpless@calvarychurch.com

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    Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center
    Local Ministry Partner
    Volunteers needed!

    Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center

    The Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center is a Calvary-supported local ministry partner. We desire 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.

    • Queen City Pregnancy Resource Center
      1508 E. 4th Street
      Charlotte, NC 28204

    Volunteers are needed to help serve our community at the QCPRC. They will also help lead 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 contact Pastor Cashwell for more information about this ministry.

    Calvary Contact: Pastor Jim Cashwell, jcashwell@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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    Street Ministry
    Saturday breakfast Uptown

    Calvary Street Ministry volunteers serve a full breakfast every Saturday morning to our homeless neighbors in Uptown Charlotte.

    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 Homeless Resource Center (Hal Marshall Annex), located at 618 N. College Street.

    To volunteer, contact Pastor Sibu.

    Contact: Pastor Sibu Rajappan, 704.341.5336, srajappan@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 throughout the week at Calvary.

    We need additional faithful technicians! We can train you to operate the audio consoles, operate cameras, run the video switcher, use presentation software, and run the lighting console. If you have an interest and aptitude in these areas, please contact us about current opportunities.

    Contact: Brian Harrison, 704.341.5463, bharrison@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