WAYS TO SERVE LOCALLY

It is our desire to love and serve others by coming around communities in tangible and practical ways.

Please scroll down for current serve opportunities and to learn more about our local ministry partners!


Looking for additional ways to use your specific gifts and abilities? 

Click below to see volunteer opportunities in a variety of ministry areas and sign-up to learn more!

New Life Family Services | September 19

The JBF (Just Between Friends) sale held at the Health East Sports Center in Woodbury (consisting of mostly children’s clothing/maternity clothing) has chosen New Life Family Services as a charity partner. This is an amazing way for NLFS to collect TONS of baby clothes to fill their clothing closets, and bless their clients.


Volunteers needed for two shifts on the September 19
Health East Sport Center | 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129
12PM – 3 PM and 3PM – 6 PM
 
Volunteers will be sorting donations, taking pins off clothing, bagging, loading, and transporting donations. (Large vehicles are desired for transporting donation). Please note that volunteers will be bending, lifting, and sitting on the floor for long periods of time. If you can’t serve a full three hours, that’s OK! Any number of hours is helpful. 


Anyone interested can contact traci@nlfs.org

or reach out to Tina Hoversten with any questions.

Hospitality house for Youth Development | monthly Meals

Hospitality House for Youth Development (HHYD) is a Christian ministry that has served the youth and families of North Minneapolis with education and sports programming for over 60 years. 


They host several Bible Study groups where students meet each week to learn God's word and share community. Hospitality House is looking for small teams of volunteers to host dinners for these groups. (Teams could be small groups, families, neighbors, etc!)  HHYD has found that offering food helps keep students coming to these studies. 


It's easy to serve...

  1. Choose (based on the availability of your group*) either the 1st Wednesday of the month or the 2nd or 4th Thursday night each month (they ask for a 3-month commitment). 
  2. Contact Tina Hoversten to coordinate with HHYD.
  3. Prepare a meal for 20 teens (plus your group)
  4. Bring the meals to HHYD at 1200 Logan Ave N.
  5. Serve the meal at 5:30 on Wednesdays or 6:00 on Thursdays
  6. Pray with the teens and clean up (you can also share an optional short lesson or testimony if you want)

*If you would like to serve but don’t have a “group”, please let Tina know. We will try to help form a team based on interest and availability.

FreedomWorks | blessing closet

September 2021

FreedomWorks Blessing Closet  

(Needs are for men only)


Clothing*

Tennis shoes (especially large sizes, 11-13)

Jeans and work pants | Sizes 32, 34, 46, 48 and 50 waist (no dress pants or Dockers)

Athletic shorts and t-shirts (no swim trunks | no company, alcohol or charity logos)

Hoodies (sizes XL and larger)

Shirts | long and short sleeved (sizes 3X-6X)


*MUST BE CLEAN AND IN GOOD CONDITION


No other clothing items needed at this time. Please drop off donations during regular business hours inside Door #1. Items will be delivered to FreedomWorks throughout the month.


The FreedomWorks program focuses on creating a safe and encouraging living environment that guides men into new relationships, positive support systems, and Christ-centered studies. 

Mentoring (males only) and other volunteer opportunities available.


every meal | Food Packing | Nov 6th


Every Meal focuses on the food gaps when children aren't able to receive free and reduced meal programs. They serve over 10,000 children across 300 locations. Volunteers are always needed to help pack bags of food at their on-site location in Roseville. Adults and children (age 8 and above) are invited to participate. Daytime and evening shifts are available. It's a great way to serve individually, or as a family or small group.


Click here to find out about volunteer options.


We will have a Wayzata Free Church "team" packing event on November 6, from 10-12 pm at the Every Meal location in Roseville (open to ages 8+). Click here to register.


Questions? Email tina.hoversten@wayzatafree.org


Join our vision to serve the West Metro in the name of Jesus

LOCAL MINISTRY PARTNERS


CHRIST FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

christforpeople.com

Meets at Wayzata Free Church every Tuesday evening to share the love and word of God with people with developmental disabilities. Help is always needed.

// contact Don

don@christforpeople.net

763.422.1369

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EVERY MEAL

everymeal.org

Provides nutritious meals to children and families facing food insecurity throughout MN. Currently, we are partnering with Every Meal as a sponsor of two local elementary schools as well through team food packing events.

//contact Tina

tina.hoversten@wayzatafree.org


FREEDOMWORKS

myfreedomworks.com

Helping men released from prison reconcile to God, family and community. Mentors are always needed.

// contact George  

612.522.9007

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HAMMERS OF HOPE

hammersofhope.wayzatafree.org

Offering hope and demonstrating Jesus’ love using our tools, time and talents. Volunteers assist with minor home repairs for families in need, military families, and emergency needs.

// contact

hammers@wayzatafree.org

612.568.8740




HOSPITALITY CENTER FOR CHINESE

hcchinese.org

A community of Chinese and American people passionate about serving, exchanging culture, friendship and faith. Volunteers participate in Bible studies, helping new U of M students adjust, friendship dinners, holiday meals and building relationships.

// contact Sai

sai.wang@wayzatafree.org

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INTERFAITH OUTREACH & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

iocp.org

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners is a human service nonprofit serving struggling families living in eight west Hennepin County communities since 1979.

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MOBILE HOPE

mobilehopemn.org

Building a culture of achievement in mobile home communities across Minnesota and beyond. There are a variety of opportunities to engage with this community in Corcoran including homework help, mentoring, teaching English, summer VBS and much more. Click here to learn more about Brian and Jill Dejewski and their commitment to bringing life change to Maple Hill Estates through Mobile Hope.

// contact Jill

dejewskijill@gmail.com




MINNESOTA ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE

mntc.org

Helps clients gain hope, healing and freedom in their lives. Volunteers can mentor clients, provide Christmas gifts and other support for clients.

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NEW LIFE FAMILY SERVICES

nlfs.org

Exists to honor the sanctity of human life by assisting clients with life-affirming decisions with the love and compassion of Christ. Volunteers help on site or with diaper drives.

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TREEHOUSE

treehousehope.org

A faith based organization offering hope, guidance, and unconditional love to at-risk teens. Volunteers are needed in Plymouth for all kinds of projects including: drivers, mentors, prayer team, support group assistants. 

//contact Denise Rene

dhannah@treehousehope.org

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Panera & Chipotle distribution