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Opportunities to Serve

Refugee Ministry

The Cedar Springs Refugee Ministry has both immediate and ongoing volunteer needs:  
- Click here to see this week's immediate needs.
- Click here for a list of ongoing ways individuals, families, and small groups can serve Christ by serving refugees.  


KICKO (Knoxville Inner City Kids Outreach) is a para-church ministry focused on taking the Gospel to children living in our urban communities. They are starting their Fall Semester August 7th, and are looking for volunteers to build relationships as they share the love of Christ in a fun and powerful way through their Sidewalk Sonday School program (visit www.kicko.org). Email info@kicko.org or call (865) 523-4956 for more details.

Mission of Hope

Mission of Hope needs strong volunteers to help in their warehouse, truck drivers, and office help during normal business hours Monday to Friday. Please call 865- 584-7571 for more details. Click here for more info about them and their mission.

Deacon Car Care

Deacon Car Car is offered quarterly and is available at no charge to widows, single moms and others who may have financial difficulties. To schedule an appointment or to volunteer, call Bill Jacks (693-0502). The next Car Care is tentatively planned for Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Beaman Imports, 217 Sherway Road.

Compassion Coalition "Taking It To The Streets"

  • Hear all about the Compassion Coalition, what they do, the training they provide, and tour their new offices in the old Regas building. Lunch provided, and you do need to sign up. Click here for their calendar to see scheduled times.

Compassion Coalition Bulletin Board

  • Click here  for the link to the list of current community-wide needs and volunteer opportunities that the Compassion Coalition maintains. 

 KARM Encounter

  • At the KARM Volunteer Encounter, you’ll learn about their programs and services, tour the facilities, discover current volunteer opportunities, and find out exactly what to do to get started volunteering. Go here for more information and to sign up.

"Every Bed Every Day" at KARM

  • This is a wonderful opportunity for you to bring your children from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Fridays and pray over each bed that the homeless sleep in at night.  Let the children make cards of encouragment to leave on the beds. Call Dana O'Kelley at 805-4380 to schedule a time.

FISH Food Pantry

  • Volunteer to deliver food on the second Friday of each month at 12:30 or 5:30 p.m. Contact Duffy Stowers dufstow@bellsouth.net

Under the Bridge

Samaritan Ministry

  • Deliver groceries to those living with HIV. Contact Wayne Smith, smithmw@usit.net 

 FOCUS Prison Ministries

  • Donate items for Welcome Home Baskets; click here for more information.