Serving within the church community is a great way to live our your faith. Our church offers many different volunteer opportunities across all ages. We also have options for those willing to contribute their time to our partnerships outside of OCF.
Ways to Serve Others… from Home
During this time of isolation, the elderly community has been hit hard. Many seniors find themselves at-home feeling terribly lonely. An OCFer works for a homecare program that serves the elderly, and she’s hoping to collect 500 letters to pass out to patients. If you would like to write a letter, please drop it off in our mailbox outside the OCF Office, or mail letters to: Salus Homecare, 630 Roosevelt, Irvine, CA 92620.
Considerations for Letters:
- Letters must be legible (large print), and handwritten.
- Exclude the date.
- Embrace creativity (feel free to use colors and draw pictures).
- Be thoughtful – this is a one-way letter exchange. Remember, you will not get a letter back. The goal is to lift up spirits and help our senior friends feel thought of.
- Put your letter in an envelope. It’s more fun to open up a letter.
For more information, please contact Nicole Dunaetz.
Participate in outside church activities
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 and will be hosting families for one week every three to four months. There are various ways you can serve from providing food to serving as an evening or overnight host. For more information about this program and to find out how you can be part of our next hosting, please contact Shannon Ferguson.
HAVEN ACADEMY OF THE ARTS
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, founded on Judeo Christian values, with an emphasis on character development. For more information about Haven Academy, please visit their website or contact Rebekah Kellaway.
PREGNANCY HELP CENTER
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.
YOUNG LIFE LAX
Young Life is a high school outreach ministry here in the LAX area with a passionate belief that every kid deserves to know about Jesus. Young Life pursues today’s local youth with endless opportunities to “come as you are” and meet Jesus including club, bible study, camp, and on-going outings. Young Life’s El Segundo Club meets on Mondays at 7:27pm. If you’d like more information about Young Life and the ways you can partner with this ministry, please contact David Brewster.
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. 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.