Generations Christian Church

Serving Opportunities in our Community

Do you have a few extra hours to give to help make a difference in someone’s life? You can be a part of something greater than yourself when you serve others. Below are just a few of the current needs within our community. 


One Community Now Hunger Walk

3/11 @ 9AM | Gulf High School
onecommunitynowhungerwalk.org

Fight hunger in Pasco County by participating in the One Community Now Hunger Walk. Bring your GROW Group, your kids or your neighbor and sign up to walk on the GCC team. Click here to join the walk against hunger! Click here to volunteer.

Habitat for Humanity 

Volunteers are needed to help with building of new homes for low income families or gardening. 

  • Construction: Drywall & Framing 8:00AM–2:00PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 
  • ReStore: 4 hour shifts, Monday thru Saturday, 10:00AM–5:00PM. 
  • Gardening: Wednesday's from 9AM-12PM 

Habitat For Humanity ReStore welcomes donations of furniture, appliances and other household items. Drop off items at 4131 Madison Street, Elfers or call (727) 843-8786 to arrange for a truck to pick up your donations.  

For more information on serving, contact (727) 859-9038.


Metropolitan Ministries

Kitchen Shift - We cook about a thousand meals every week and we cannot do it without volunteers to serve and help with food prep and clean up. Up to five volunteers every day needed for breakfast 6:00-8:00AM, lunch 11:30AM-1:00PM, and dinner 5:30-7:30PM. Minimum volunteer age is 14 years old unless noted otherwise.

Resident Service Assistant – Assist our staff RSA’s in supporting our resident programs at our Miracle Place front desk. Volunteers needed to fill 3 hour shifts from 6:00AM through midnight every day. Minimum volunteer age is 18 years old.

Click here to sign up to serve today!


Guardian Ad Litem Program

The Guardian Ad Litem program directly helps abused and neglected children in the Pasco County Court system by providing a volunteer who represents the child's best interest. There is a huge need for Guardian advocates who become the voice for the child in the courtroom. A 30 hour training course is required to become a Guardian Ad Litem. For more information please contact Richard Crist at (727) 834-3493 or by email richard.crist@gal.fl.gov.


Take Stock in Children

Take Stock in Children in Pasco County is a non-for-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pasco Education Foundation to provide scholarships, mentors, and hope to high school students. Their vision and mission is to provide a solution for economically-disadvantaged students to break the cycle of poverty through education. When students are accepted into the program, their agreement states they must maintain good grades, attendance, demonstrate good behavior and meet with a mentor on a regular basis. That's where they need YOU!

The goal of a mentor, other than being a trusted guide and friend, is to help prepare them for college and career. Students range from 9th grade to 12th grade, and mentors meet with students 2-4 times each month on the school campus (normally during lunch time).
· If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out the application here
· Further information about Take Stock in Children & its mentor program along with resources can be found at: www.takestockinchildren.org
Currently, we have 33 new students in West Pasco County that are in need of mentors. Please contact me by phone or email and/or fill our online application if you would be willing to mentor one of our deserving students.



Knitting Through Faith

Do you have a love for knitting or crocheting and a desire to help others in need? Then you will love Knitting Through Faith. Whether you’re an expert at knitting/crocheting or you are ready to learn, we would love for you to join this new ministry. Our mission is to bring joy into the hearts of others in need and share our love for Jesus Christ, one stitch at a time. Contact Nicole Worley (727) 831-2505.


Support Our Troops

Support Our Troops in Wesley Chapel provides opportunities for groups to serve together while making care packages for active duty service men and women who are serving over seas. Offered only on Saturday mornings from 8:30 -11:30 AM. Children ages 8 and older can participate. Space is limited, no more than 12 people can serve at one time.

More more information or to serve contact Mark at (813) 991-4256 


 

Transformational Learning Center

By coming together as the body of Christ, together we can “rebuild the streets we live in". TLC is a program based on Godly principles and values that teaches, trains and equips individuals to become self-sufficient.

Needs List: Life Skill leaders, used Christian books, unique items to resale

To volunteer or donate, call (727) 869-6042. Located at 7919 New York Ave., Hudson, FL 34667. Hours of operation: Tuesday - Saturday 10AM-4PM.


Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay

Junior Achievement is looking for volunteer role models to inspire 7th grade students to stay in school, through the presentation of Junior Achievement’s Economics for Success curriculum. A volunteer role model may be a business owner, professional, company employee, parent, or community leader. No experience is required.

All volunteer role models are required to complete a registration form and attend a 1.5-2 hour training session. Click here to complete form.


 

Kiddy Up Ranch 

Therapy that involves the whole family, including the siblings! Designed specifically for children/students affected by Autism or ADD or ADHD to learn in an interactive way, Kiddy Up Ranch offers horse trails with a sensory course and sensory garden, playground, petting zoo (goats, pigs, ducks, chickens, and more), horseback riding and more.

Volunteers are needed to help with projects around the Ranch. For information, email info@kiddyupranch.org or call Brianna at (727) ­637-­3878. Like Us on Facebook: Kiddy Up Play Dates


 


Holiday Lake Estates - Hot Meal Feeding Site

Team members are needed to help set up, serve and clean up at a hot meal feeding site at the Holiday Lake Estates Civic Center every Thursday evening from 5:30-6:30.

  • Meal prep and serving team: 4:45-6:00 PM
  • Serving and clean up team: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Assist with activities for children and families: 6:15-8:30 PM. A background check will be required.

Click here to sign up to serve during the HLE Meal Program



Good Connections Thrift Shoppe

Good Connections Thrift Shoppe is looking for team members to help with daily activities, including sorting and checking out donations. 

Good Connections Thrift Shoppe
6636 U.S. 19
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Store Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 10:30am to 3pm

Please contact Jennifer or Ann at 727-849-4724 for volunteer opportunities and applications. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters 

Interested in becoming a mentor?Join us for our BIG ORIENTATION!
Learn about:

  • Our mission and goals
  • The positive impacts of having a mentor
  • Who are the children we serve
  • The variety of programs we offer
  • What’s required to become a Big
  • Volunteer commitments and expectations
  • How to handle cultural differences
  • Do’s and Don’ts of being a Big

Contact Deb Kristol-Irwin, Director of Partnership Development for Pasco County at
813-997-6881

Bring Smiles to Forgotten Seniors, Inc.

We are a not for profit 501c3 organization that works to connect the circle of life by working with schools and organizations to decorate cards for seniors that are in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior communities and those that are homebound.  

Click here to see Agency Needs

A Door of Hope

Every day throughout Tampa Bay there are 6-8 children who are removed from their home due to being abused, abandoned or neglected. Whether you live in Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco County there is a severe shortage of foster homes to take these children in. A Door of Hope is a Christian Foster Care Agency that exists to recruit, train, license, and support Christian Foster Homes.

 Click here for more information or to register or call 727-322-7640


Be a Life Changer

Gulfside Elementary is looking for people to give one hour of their time a week to help a child in reading or math, or to assist a teacher with some administrative tasks. By becoming a mentor to a child you could change their life. To find out more on how to become a mentor please contact Michelle at (727) 774-6000.

The Pasco County School Board requires all volunteers to fill out a volunteer application.


Shepherd Center

The Shepherd Center provides food, clothing and other resources for homeless and at-risk families. At this time, they need volunteers in the following capacities:

  • Outreach Workers -work with our clients (elderly poor, low income families, homeless) and refer them to resources in the community to help with their need. Training is provided. Hours are between 9am and 1pm, one (or more) days a week.
  • Soup Kitchen Volunteers - help with cooking or serving food one (or more) days a week between 9am and 1pm.  Food served seven days each week in the Tarpon Springs area feeding over 100 people daily.  
  • Thrift Store - volunteers are always needed to help sort through the many donations of clothing, furniture and other items we receive at the Thrift Store, determine pricing and process them before they are brought to the store for sale.  We also need ongoing help on the floor of the store to tidy the shelves and prepare floor space for new items that are up for sale.  Store hours are from 9AM-5PM Monday through Friday, and 9AM-2:30PM on Saturday. Training is available.
  • Medical Helpers - nurses and other medical professionals needed to work on Mondays (only) doing blood pressure screenings, help with eyeglasses and dental hygiene. 

Anyone who would like to volunteer can call (727) 939-1400, or just drop by the Shepherd Center (780 S. Pinellas Avenue) to fill out an application form. 


Pasco County Elderly Nutrition Program

The Pasco County Elderly Nutrition Program provides nutritious meals and senior services to the food insecure seniors of our county, however they only reach 8% of that needy population. With more volunteers and by creating more community partners, they will be able to serve more hungry seniors.

Will you consider giving just a minimum of one (1) day a week for two to three (2-3) hours of your time to deliver meals to the most vulnerable elders in our community? Several other volunteer positions are available and listed below: 

  • Kitchen Aides – sort and package meals for delivery; serve food at an Elderly Nutrition Dining Site, clean-up.
  • Home Delivery Drivers – deliver meals from any one of the eight Nutrition Dining Sites located throughout Pasco County. Mileage reimbursement is available from the County. A valid Florida driver’s license and Level II background check are required.
  • Clerical Assistants – greet visitors, answer the telephone, make copies, basic computer/typing skills, filing.

Interested in bringing smiles and camaraderie while serving seniors? Contact Diane Cunningham, Assistant Elderly Nutrition Manager, (813) 929-1231 or dcunningham@pascocountyfl.net