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Outreach & Missions

The Bible calls each of us to serve – within our church, within the community and throughout the world. Partner with Good Shepherd in making Christ known through serving others.

Local Outreach

We strive to create sustainable, long-term change and restore hope for at-risk youth, families, and communities.

Tangible Asks

We collect tangible goods monthly to support a variety of local and global initiatives.

Global Missions

We collaborate with the global church to catalyze the expansion of God’s Kingdom around the world.

Global Partnerships

We partner with organizations and communities who are invested in God’s ongoing work around the world.

Ways to Serve Locally

We prepare meals every Wednesday at 4:30 pm at Yale Transitional 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.

Contact Hugh Chewning at hughchewning@gmail.com 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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OneOC has many volunteer opportunities located in Irvine and Orange County. The OneOC website lists each event and gives information if you would like to participate.

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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 Anjie Ponce at anjieponce01@gmail.com to volunteer.

Help improve 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.

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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.

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Are you not seeing an organization on this list where you’d like to serve? Share with us an organization or service need you are passionate about!

Contact Anjela Ponce at anjieponce01@gmail.com to learn more.

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.

Collecting Sunday, September 11 & 18
8:00 to 10:00 am on the Church Patio

1 in 5 children are food insecure in Orange County, unsure of where the next meal will come from. 50% of students qualify for free or reduced-priced lunches, an indicator of poverty. We ask our Congregation to support a different local ministry each month as part of our Outreach Asks and this month we’re featuring Families Forward. We invite you to participate by dropping off any of the items below.

Requested Items: Cereal, rice (1-2 lb bag), canned soups, canned beans, peanut butter, canned veggies, canned pasta, canned meats, mac n cheese, pasta (dry), and pasta sauce

Collecting Sunday, November 6 and 13
8:00 to 10:00 am on the Church Patio

Details to come

Collecting Sunday, December 4 and 11
8:00 to 10:00 am on the Church Patio

Details to come

Upcoming Outreach Events

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