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The Bible calls each of us to serve and we invite you to partner with Good Shepherd in making Christ known through serving others.

In order to serve the local community, we partner with organizations in the area and strive to meet the needs they identify that would have an impact on the populations they serve. Watch for events throughout the year such as food supply drives, Christmas Outreach for underserved populations, 5% All Church Serve Days and more!

Ministry Contact

Erin Steinhouser
(949) 398-5187

Ways to Serve with Good Shepherd

Monthly Tangible Asks

Pick up additional items on your next trip to the store and support a variety of local and global outreach initiatives. For specific drop off dates, see below.

Christmas Serve: Gifts for Families
Adopt a Family Gifts due December 8 Shepherd's Tree Gifts due December 17

In a season of thanks and celebration, we want to share the love of Christ with others. We are partnering with Families Forward, Ronald McDonald House, Path, Salvation Army and Laura’s House to gather gifts to support those in need. To adopt a whole family click the button below. To purchase a gift or two - pick an ornament in the Church Narthex for the specific gift need.

For questions, contact Erin Steinhouser at

Local Serving Opportunities

Pick a cause or organization you are passionate about, gather your Life Group or family, and serve!

Increasing access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating Social Enterprises, mobilizing volunteers and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigma and limitations for women and girls. Good Shepherd has made 300 kits this past year – 150 were sent to Ecuador, 100 went to women in Thailand, and 50 went to El Salvador in August 2022.

Support this ministry by gathering with us on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Youth Room as we sew and assemble kits.

For more information, contact Adalmina Sarkar at

We prepare meals every Wednesday at 4:30 pm at Yale Navigation Center in Santa Ana. This is a great way to get to know other members of our church while serving those with housing insecurity. You can join every week or every once in a while. There are many different volunteer opportunities within this ministry (18+).

Contact Hugh Chewning at to volunteer.

Families Forward relies on community volunteers to expand their reach and serve more vulnerable families. Last year more than 2,000 volunteers contributed approximately 21,000 hours of service. Your time will help change the life of a family in need.

Click here for more information.

We are looking for passionate volunteers, schools, businesses, clubs, individuals, and groups to share their talents and skills with the community experiencing homelessness in Orange County.

Click here to learn more.

Volunteer with us at our Distribution Center in Irvine! Participants assist in a variety of projects that help us process food to send out to our community. When partner distribution sites need additional volunteer support, we assist by making those opportunities available.

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LSS has a legacy of meeting needs…of the poor, underserved and powerless regardless of race, creed or orientation. Today we serve more than 30,000 individuals and families providing tangible goods and services such as food pantries & hot meals, clothing, emergency vouchers for hotel, bus, gas and utilities, housing and rental referrals, eviction prevention and prescription assistance, holiday, school or hygiene packs, humanitarian response during times of natural or man-made disasters and other short-term assistance programs.

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Whether you wish to volunteer at our shelter in Orange County or would like to explore remote opportunities to donate your time, talent, and treasure, we welcome your support as we work to end homelessness for unaccompanied women.

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Wonderful things happen when people with hearts of compassion act upon a call to make a difference in children’s lives. Security is renewed. Hearts are mended. Families are transformed. That is what Faith in Motion is all about. Faith-based organizations have the power to dramatically improve children and families’ lives in Orange County.

Click here to learn more.

Laura’s House encourages volunteer involvement and the development of community resources to enhance our programs and build closer ties with the community. In addition to providing support to clients and their families, volunteers help increase the knowledge and understanding of domestic violence our community.

Click here to learn more.

A nonprofit resource building safer communities by helping people find their way. Whether redirecting youth offenders, helping sheltered children get back on track, unifying troubled families, resolving community conflicts or empowering victims of violence, Waymakers clears the path so clients can advance beyond crisis.

Click here to learn more.

OneOC has a variety of volunteer opportunities located in Irvine and Orange County that cover various needs. The OneOC website lists each event and gives information if you would like to participate.

Click here to learn more.

Located just outside of artsy downtown Santa Ana, The Orchard is an adaptive reuse and rehabilitation project, completed in December 2017 as Santa Ana’s largest Permanent Supportive Housing project to date. They are looking for volunteers to plant their edible garden for the residents. Volunteers will be treated to a lunch prepared by the site’s talented chef as a thank you for your hard work.

Contact Erin Steinhouser at to volunteer.

Help improve elderly lives throughout Southern California. The Council on Aging’s ability to provide free services is dependent on the generosity of over 400 volunteers who help to meet the growing needs of the older adult community.

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Every year, hundreds of volunteers participate in the work of our organization in a variety of ways. Our volunteers serve as our representatives in the community and as valuable members of our AlzOC team assisting us with our many programs, services and events.

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Volunteers assist staff in implementing the center’s programs and goals. Volunteers contribute to a variety of important tasks, including keeping the facility clean, helping visitors, providing animal care, and socializing adoptable animals. Areas of service include cat, dog, rabbit, foster care, animal transport, and community events/outreach.

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Irvine Meals on Wheels’ mission is to assist eligible homebound senior residents in maintaining their independence by providing nutritious, healthy, great-tasting meals delivered to their homes.

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Join the City of Irvine in “Serving Up Smiles” to our community’s seniors by becoming an Irvine Senior Services volunteer. Those interested in volunteering can learn more at free volunteer orientations held in-person at Lakeview Senior Center as well as virtually.

Click here to learn more.

If you love nature and enjoy helping others discover its beauty, Irvine Ranch Conservancy and other partners offer the ultimate outdoor volunteer opportunities throughout the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks. Become an ambassador of the land and play an important role in introducing visitors of all ages and backgrounds to the beauty and special nature of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks.

Click here to learn more.

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