OCF Serves

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 a volunteer, you’ll have the rewarding opportunity to meet the specific needs of others, embodying OCF’s mission as an extension of the Gospel. Our aim is for everyone we serve to feel valued and supported, so we approach each task with humility, kindness, patience, and adaptability, viewing it as our personal ministry to glorify God and foster closer connections with Him and the Christian community.

Learn more about our service 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 a service 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.

In-House Ministries

Children’s Ministry

Serve our younger attenders (nursery through 5th grade) during Sunday morning services. For more information, please contact Brenda Fukuda or Adriana Johnson.

Setup & Takedown Team

Our Set-Up & Take Down team help with parking signs, umbrella and event set-up (as needed). If you’re available to serve one Sunday a month, please contact Shannon Ferguson.

Student Ministries

Work with 6th-12th graders during Sunday evening (high school) or Wednesday evenings (middle school) activities. For more info, contact Ryan Guzman or Hannah Mansour.

Production Team

Our church services rely heavily on our media department, particularly in video and lighting. We provide training, so no prior experience is necessary! If you’re interested in serving, please contact Ian Liu.

Coffee Kitchen

Most church members and guests enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning and we like to make sure we have plenty to serve. If you’d like to serve at one of our services, please contact Theresa Schlueter.

Hospitality team

We’re always looking for volunteers as greeters, ushers and helpers at our information counter. If you have a hospitable spirit and can commit to one Sunday a month, please contact Shannon Ferguson.

Community Ministries

Family Promise of the South Bay

Family Promise of the South Bay is a community-based approach to solving homelessness, engaging both the local community as well as faith-based organizations in an effort to effectively remedy family homelessness. OCF has partnered with Family Promise since 2015, originally as a host church for rotational stays, then in 2022, we purchased the York House which currently serves as a transitional home for families.

Love Life: House of Refuge

Love Life unites and mobilizes the Church to end abortion and the orphan crisis by supporting those facing unplanned pregnancies. In 2022 OCF became a House of Refuge in partnership with Love Life to actively removes barriers to choosing life. We offer mentorship, baby showers, and resource connections, both within and beyond our church community, including support near abortion clinics. Join our House of Refuge team today!

Haven Academy of the Arts

OCF has a longstanding partnership with Haven Academy of the Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing character in future leaders through performing arts, equipping them with life skills and purpose to make a lasting impact in our community. Haven Academy offers high-quality performing arts training for youth aged 3-21, prioritizing character development.

Pregnancy Help Center

The Pregnancy Help Center in Torrance offers a safe, confidential, and compassionate space for women navigating unexpected or crisis pregnancies. Providing practical support such as counseling and various services, the center aims to empower women to make informed decisions for themselves and their babies. We welcome volunteers to serve as lay counselors, RNs, or office assistants.


S.A.Y. Yes! accompanies youth and families from 1st grade through high school, offering role models, love, school support, and encouragement for personal growth. Every Tuesday through Thursday, the structured youth center is active at 1st EV-Free Church of LA in Pico Union. Our focus is not just on providing a safe place for our kids after school, but on making a deep relational investment in their development as people. Volunteering provides a firsthand understanding of our mission. For further details and volunteer opportunities, please contact Stan & Wanda Yetter.