OCF Serves is an opportunity for our radical hospitality to leave the church building and show up in the lives of those who need it most. As an OCF Serves volunteer you have the wonderful opportunity of meeting a specific need in someone’s life. And as you do so, you have a special Gospel opportunity to be an extension of OCF’s Mission.

We want everyone we serve to feel loved, known, and cared for. So, when we serve, we seek to be humble, kind, patient, and flexible. We treat each opportunity as our personal ministry for the glory of God because we desire to see those we serve to be drawn closer to the Lord and Christian community.

Our teams

General automotive service which would include changing the oil, changing filters, rotating tires, replacing brake pads, installing windshield wipers, and basic diagnostic of car problems.

Assisting individuals with basic household budgets and financial management.

Being able to go to the supermarket and pick up weekly groceries for people who are incapacitated or unable to transport themselves. There is not an expectation to pay for the groceries.

Provide general handyman skills that are involved with the maintenance and upkeep of a home, these might include changing electrical outlets and fixtures, installing plumbing fixtures, unclogging sinks, painting, repairing or replacing fences, installing or repairing irrigation systems, and other minor home repairs.

Willingness to use your pickup truck to haul or move various items that are too big for a car, such as sofas and dressers. This might also require some moderate to heavy lifting.

Being able to come and clean the home of someone who is incapacitated.

Assisting individuals with constructing or updating their resume. This also might include providing some coaching on basic interview skills.

Being willing to act as a translator on special occasions for certain individuals with limited English skills. Assisting with ESL skill acquisition would be an additional benefit.

Coming to the home of an individual who is not physically able to walk their dog and provide walking sessions of 20-40 minutes. This is typically a one or two week commitment, while the individual is recovering from illness or surgery. Frequency of walks will be arranged between owner/volunteer.

A willingness to provide one or several meals to individuals with various short-term limitations.

Being available to transport certain individuals to doctor/dentist or other important appointments. Volunteers must have a safe driving history and a reliable car.

Provide basic yard work, including mowing grass, racking up leaves, trimming small trees and shrubs, planting flowers, and clearing debris.

To be part of an OCF Serves team, please fill out the form below and our coordinator will be in touch.

If you have a need, and would like to request an OCF Serves team to come help, please fill out the form below.

Serve with one of our in-house ministries

Be a light in our community


Family Promise of the South Bay is a network of local churches working together to support homeless families as they seek employment and housing. OCF is part of this network there are various ways you can serve from providing meals to serving as an evening or overnight host at the respite center. For more information about this program, please contact Shannon Ferguson.


OCF’s relationship with Haven Academy of the Arts goes back many years. Haven Academy is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop character in future leaders through the performing arts and give them the tools, life skills, and sense of purpose they need to leave a legacy in our community. Haven Academy provides quality performing arts training for youth ages 3-21 with an emphasis on character development. For more information about Haven Academy, please visit their website or contact Rebekah Kellaway.


Love Life is uniting and mobilizing the Church to create a culture of love and life that will result in an end to abortion and the orphan crisis by coming alongside those who find themselves in unplanned pregnancies. In 2022, OCF became a House of Refuge in partnership with Love Life, which means we will do everything in our power to remove whatever obstacles stand in the way of a woman having her child. We are a church praying for those who find themselves pregnancy and considering abortion today. We’re here to mentor, throw baby showers, and connect the women and men who need help with resources inside and outside of our church. We also pray and provide resources outside our local abortion clinic. There are many ways you can be part of our House of Refuge team. Visit our House of Refuge page or contact Betty Freitag for more information.


The Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance exists to provide a safe, confidential and caring environment for women facing challenges related to an unexpected or crisis pregnancy. The center offers women practical help through counseling and other services leading to an informed choice in hopes that they will make a viable decisions for themselves and their baby. The center is always looking for new volunteers to serve as lay counselors, RN’s and office help. If you would like more information about the center and how to get involved, please contact Chris LeBlanc.


S.A.Y. Yes! exists to walk with youth and their families from 1st grade through high school providing role models, love and nurture, school support, and encouragement to believe in who they are becoming. S.A.Y. Yes! provides a structured elementary and teen youth center every Tuesday through Thursday at 1st EV-Free Church of LA in Pico Union. It’s focused not just on providing a safe place for our kids after school, but rather in making a deep relational investment in their development as people. Getting involved as a volunteer is a great way to see first-hand what the S.A.Y. Yes! center is all about. For more information about S.A.Y. Yes! and becoming a volunteer, please contact Stan & Wanda Yetter.