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Service to the World

Our Service to the World Volunteer Coordinator - Mark Johanson

"We strive for justice through service to the world."

One of our core values as a community is the way work together for the common good.  Below you will find the latest opportunities to give of your time to make a diffence in the world.  If you don't find what you are looking for or want to let us know of oppotuniuties that you would like to explore, simply email our Volunteer contact person.  We trust that something inside changes as we give of ourselves. It seems both our inner world and the world we share is transformed through acts of compassion and kindness.  So, jump in!

Email Mark

Program Calendar

Volunteer Opportunities

August 20th 2016 - YEAH! Shelter Project Day

I will be leading a service opportunity at YEAH! in Berkeley on Saturday, August 20th, 9am to 12pm. YEAH! supports young adults (18-25) in Berkeley who are currently homeless. Our Tasks: washing mats, cleaning the shelter lobby area, and sorting clothing closet. Children welcome. To sign up, just send me an email with the names of your volunteers. YEAH! is located at 1744 University Ave, Berkeley, 94703. Meet me at the site. Contact Mark for more information.


Thank You. Eleven OSLC Volunteers participated!

November 5th 2016 - Project Peace Day of Service

A Day of Service is a volunteer service opportunity coordinated by Project Peace East Bay to bring together local faith-based groups, non-profit organizations, and East Bay social service providers

Register online using the link below and pick the location you would like to work, time is 9am to 12noon. Among others, two sites in Moraga. Children welcome! 

Daffodils Planting-Moraga

Volunteers will be planting 2,000 daffodil bulbs along Moraga Road. Volunteers should bring gardening gloves and bulb planting tools.

Nov 5, 2016 Free  

Volunteers will be working alongside YoungLives staff to create gift baskets for teen moms. Supplies provided. YoungLives is a Christian outreach and mentoring program to teen moms.

Nov 5, 2016 Free  


Trinity Center Winter Nights Shelter @Walnut Creek Armory - November 12th 2016 to March 30th 2017 


The Trinity Center Evening Program will house 30-50 people at the Walnut Creek Armory.
We need lots of volunteers to help with meals, drivers, overnight monitors.



  • Walnut Creek Armory, 1800 Carmel Drive, Walnut Creek

  • Members will be transported to and from Trinity Center to the Armory daily.

  • Email Nora Hudson -  norah@trinitycenterwc.org

  • Or, Call Trinity Center at (925) 949-8712.


Prepare and deliver dinner daily

Prepare and deliver breakfast and lunch bags for weekends deliver Friday evening or Saturday morning

Drive: 6-7 Drivers with Van or large SUV: Drive to and from Trinity Center daily.  Two shifts:  6:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.

Overnight Monitor: 4 volunteers at the Armory each night.  Two on each shift: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Task Descriptions

Floor Monitor Tasks:

1.Evening Floor Monitor Early Shift: Arrive at Armory at 5:30 pm.  Help setup tables, chairs for check-in and dining.  Help setup sleeping area with mats and blankets.  Monitor the interactions of members and ensure safety is met; assist with check-in, dinner, evening activities, log incidents. Participate in shift change debrief at 11:00 p.m.

2.Evening Floor Monitor Late Shift:  Arrive at 11:00 p.m. to debrief with Early Shift. Monitor the interactions of members and ensure safety is met.  All members should be sleeping at this time.  Lights out is 10:00 pm.  Log any incidents.  6:00 a.m. assist with wake-up and clean up and storing of blankets and mats.  6:45 a.m. assist with loading vans.

3.Dinner Support: dinner is setup and served. This role is also responsible for cleanup of areas used for evening meal 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

4.On call: available to assist with any of the roles as necessary 


Meals should be simple but healthy.  Main dish, bread, vegetable/salad, fruit and/or dessert, beverage.

Target enrollment is 38 but enrollment will vary.  For meal planning, plan on 36 servings.  Meals may be done by an individual for all 36 meals or by a team.  The meal coordinator will notify food preparers of the enrollment for the week.

It is helpful if a team takes one week and prepares all dinners to avoid too many chili or lasagna nights.

Meals may be cooked, frozen and brought to Trinity Center up to 3 days in advance. Use disposable containers.  Be sure to label dishes with your name, date, contents, reheat directions if appropriate.  If delivering the day the meal is cooked, the meal must be delivered between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm at the Armory or delivered to Trinity Center by 5 pm for transport.

Plates, cups, utensils:  disposable plates, cups and utensils delivered with the food is appreciated.


Urban Farmers - Fruit Picking

Coming soon!




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