"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Mark 10:45
At CPC, we want to be a church that is present in our community, showing the love of Jesus, and giving of our time and resources. Our tri-valley and beyond is growing with need and we believe God has called us to help our community beyond the walls of our church building.
Through our partnerships with great local nonprofits and our church's initiatives, we provide opportunities to meet the real needs of our community as we serve together. If you are interested in serving locally, check out the below opportunities!
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE IN OUR COMMUNITY:
Monument Crisis Center: Monument Crisis Center is a community-based non-profit family resource center for Central and East Contra Costa County. Located in Concord, the Center offers nutritious food, quality resources and referrals to low-income individuals and families in order to help them become stable and secure in our community.
Faith Network of the East Bay is in the prevention business in Oakland/East Bay. Join existing CPC tutors to help a young child reach his/her potential. Opportunities abound in reading, math, and science.
Upcoming New Tutor Trainings: Saturday, Sept. 8, 29, Oct. 20 (9-11:30am), Oct. 9 (3-5:30pm). Contact Louann Jensen or John Tonge for more information.
Habitat for Humanity: Habitat is a nationwide Christian non- profit organization that builds new homes for low-income families to buy. Even in high-cost areas like ours, Habitat is able to make decent and safe homes practical thanks to donations, no-profit mortgage loans, and most importantly, volunteers!
Shepherds Gate: They have provided Christ-centered services and housing to over 11,000 battered and homeless women and children! At this site you will help organize and sort the clothes in the Thrift Store.
Blue Star Moms: Following in the footsteps of our grandmothers and mothers, Blue Star Moms have mailed “a little bit of home” to our sons and daughters serving around the world.
Town of Danville: We live in a beautiful place! The town of Danville has ongoing volunteer opportunities and are always looking for people to help.
Kids Against Hunger: Every hour of every day 10 children per minute die of starvation or malnutrition diseases. Kids Against Hunger feeds families around the world…and around the corner. Located in Pleasanton, there are always opportunities to serve here! Perfect for families, small groups, sports teams, etc. They even do parties! The cost is $20 per person.Restore: Restore exists to transform the lives of the addicted poor by breaking destructive cycles and creating healthy lifestyles. Currently RESTORE operates a 9-12 month Men’s Recovery Home and a Men’s Aftercare Recovery Home and a Women’s Aftercare Recovery Home in Concord, CA. They are able to serve 17 men at a time and 6 women who are coming out of the destructive cycles of addiction.Valley Pregnancy Center: Their goal has been and remains today to empower women, to help them understand they are not alone and need not feel rushed into making a decision. Her decision is not for others, but needs to reflect what she truly believes is best for her. Their local center is in Pleasanton.
Shelter, Inc.: Shelters, Inc. in Pittsburg, provides families a safe place to live while offering services such as education, employment, development and counseling.
City Team: is a non-profit Christian organization in Oakland that serves the poor, homeless and the lost. CityTeam needs help with: Volunteers for meals, spiritual mentors to men, maintenance/plumbing/floors/painting, clothing drives and donation of kitchen items. Contact Cara Iverson if you can help.
San Francisco City Impact: SFCA is a Christ-centered organization that provides relief programs such as feeding, health care and social services while breaking unhealthy cycles through education, leadership training and spiritual transformation. Volunteers are currently needed to help mentor the children at the Academy. Join us as we carpool together on Mondays and Thursdays from 8AM – 1PM. Contact Merri Dillow at
Bay Area Rescue Mission: BARM shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the homeless and needy and empowers them to change their world. They provide means and lasting change through: emergency shelter, meals and food distribution, job training, education, medical assistance, and much more. BARM is one of our 4 Richmond partners here at CPC.
Reviving Hearts//Renewing Dreams: It's difficult to believe that sex trafficking occurs right here in our valley. But we can do our part to end it by bringing awareness & prevention, as well as restoration to the victims. Using YOUR unique skills, whether in business, technology or event-planning, there are all sorts of ways you can team up with Revive//Renew - check out the opportunities on our website!