Serve Near

SERVE NEAR

Serve Near
Serve Near
Serve Near

Serve Near

God calls us to help our neighbor, and through our opportunities to Serve Near, we want to do just that. Many people in the surrounding communities, and even our own, desperately need the love of Christ. Serve with us in spreading the Gospel and necessary resources to the people in our own backyard.

Interested in serving? Volunteers in any capacity must complete our Serve Application.
 

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    January Food Pantry
    Wednesday | 5:45 - 6:45pm | Elmhurst
    No Friday Set Up
    Saturday | 7am to 12pm | Oak Brook Terrace 

    After a busy holiday season January is the most difficult time of the year to recruit volunteers for our food pantry.  Might your family be the solution to this problem? Please consider volunteering at the Salvation Army with the Christ Church food pantry team on any or all of the following pantry set up and distribution days.

    On Wednesday, January 10th we meet at Life Storage located at 953 S. State 83 (frontage road on the east) in Elmhurst beginning at 5:45 and typically finished by 6:45.

    Friday set-up has been cancelled due to an event taking place at the Salvation Army.  Please join us for early set up at 7a.m. on  Saturday, January 13 at 1 S. 415 Summit Ave in Oak Brook Terrace. From 8 - 12pm we will distribute food to guests, help carry groceries out to cars and  help clean up. 

    Register now and you will be contacted by a Food Pantry team leader to answer any questions you have about the time and date(s) that you are available. 

    Contact: Renee Richel | rrichel@cc-ob.org | 630.321.3921
     

     

     

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    Reclaim13 | Volunteer Engagement Training
    Saturday, January 20 | 9:00 – 11:00 am

    Join Christ Church of Oak Brook’s Domestic Mission Partner, Reclaim13 for a Volunteer Engagement Training on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).

    Date:  Saturday, January 20, 2018

    Time:  9:00am-11:00am

    Location:  Peace of Christ Church
                     The Commons
                     
    117 N. Cass Avenue, Westmont
     

    RSVP:       Sarah at sarah@reclaim13.org

     

     

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    Roosevelt Road Initiative: Childcare Volunteers Needed for PTA Meetings
    Volunteer Opportunities Available from January 10 - May 9, 2018

    Childcare volunteers are needed at each York and Stevenson PTA meeting on Wednesday nights throughout the school year to allow parents to play a more active role in their child's education. Help our neighbors by serving at one or more PTA meetings.

    • January 10 | 4:30 pm | York Center School
    • March 14 | 6:00 pm | Stevenson School
    • April 11 | 4:30 pm | York Center School
    • May 9 | 6:00 pm | Stevenson School


    All volunteers must complete our volunteer application process before serving.


     

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    Roosevelt Road Initiative: Kids Hope 
    Mentor Local Students

    Kids Hope is a strong nationwide organization dedicated to helping children. Christ Church members Ellen Jurkonis and Ruth Vanderlaan are looking forward to leading a group of volunteers into the important roles of mentoring elementary aged school students or being a prayer partner to a mentor. Additional volunteers are needed for mentoring and being a prayer partner to a mentor.  Mentors will meet weekly at either York Center School or Stevenson School. Prayer partners will not meet with students weekly but will provide important spiritual support for their mentor. Both schools are in District 45 and are located near Westmore/Meyers Road and Roosevelt Road.  

    Contact: Renee Richel | rrichel@cc-ob.org | 630.321.3921

     

     

     

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    Roosevelt Road Initiative: York Community Resource Center
    Mentor Local Students

    York Community Resource Center (YCRC) restores hope and provides opportunities for children, youth, and families to reach their fullest potential. Through after school programs, tutoring, and parent groups, YCRC works in Villa Park and Lombard to advance the academic skills of youth and increase opportunities for all.

    Serve your community and make a lasting impact at YCRC by becoming a tutor or a classroom aide. Join the arts and recreation team or assist with special events and field trips. Find joy by sharing your time, talents and energy. After registering, a representative from York Community Resource Center will contact you to further explore your desire to serve.
     

     

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    Pacific Garden Mission
    Saturday, January 27 | 9:00 - 11:00 am | Pacific Garden Mission

    Help the homeless find God's love, warmth, food and more at Pacific Garden Mission. Volunteers are needed to pray, talk, listen and encourage transient guests. Volunteers will work in pairs, women will speak with women, and men will volunteer on the men’s side. Pacafic Garden is located at 1458 South Canal Street, Chicago.  

    Contact: Renee Richel | rrichel@cc-ob.org | 630.321.3921