Ministry at Salem Alliance Church doesn't happen without the amazing support from partners who serve with us each and every week. When we serve each other, we develop a unique community where the gospel is brought to life and we have the opportunity to trust and depend on those around us. If you are new to serving with Salem Alliance, take a moment to review some of our upcoming service opportunities that are kicking off this Fall.
Little Hearts — (Has immediate need)
Little Hearts, the children’s ministry for Hearts at Home, needs volunteers to work with birth–five-year-olds on Thursday mornings so that moms can attend weekly Bible Study. The time commitment is 2.5 hours on Thursday mornings from October through May. Volunteers can commit to helping weekly or monthly. For more information or to volunteer, contact Susan Irwin, email@example.com.
C1 Greeters and Small Group Leaders
Children’s Ministries is looking for a few more greeters and small group leaders to add to our C1 (Kindergarten–2nd grade) serve family this fall. C1 volunteers have the opportunity to serve children as they continue to grow a deeper a relationship with Jesus through worship, games, Bible stories and connecting activities. For more information, contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OMNI Parent Serve
Parent Serve is a way for you to join us in your child’s spiritual development in OMNI. It allows you to be a part of what your child is learning at church, meeting their friends and getting to know their teachers. A team of Parent Serve volunteers in each classroom helps us meet our goal of providing a safe environment and effective teaching for your children. For more information, contact Cindy at email@example.com.
Cross Prayer Ministry Opportunity
Our cross prayer ministry is building a team of volunteers who will pray with new believers who have decided to follow Jesus and nailed a ribbon to the cross during one of our weekend services. The commitment for this team is simple: volunteers will make themselves available for a few minutes after the service they choose to attend. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Needed to Provide Simple Hospitality
We are looking for volunteers who would be available 30-minutes per month to setup food/drinks/decorations on a table at one of our neighborhood schools for their staff meetings. Volunteers would pick up supplies from church, deliver to school, setup and leave – this is during school hours/days. Community Impact would provide all the supplies. If you’d like to help put a smile on the faces of school staff members who are working hard to serve kids in our neighborhood, please contact Melanie Pfaff email@example.com or 503-581-2129.
Lead Teacher with Broadway Life Center (BLC) Kids
This volunteer role helps provide a safe and fun environment for children whose parents attend one of the BLC learning communities. Lead teachers will have the pleasure of working with toddlers, preschoolers and/or children in grade school. They will also provide leadership to our BLC Co-Teachers. The time commitment for this role is one to two evenings per week (Monday or Thursday), from 5:45–8:15 pm during our 12-week term. For more information, contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Hall Mentor with Broadway Life Center (BLC) Kids
Study Hall mentors help teenagers with homework and lead engaging activities throughout the evening. The vision of this role is to create an environment of safety and connection—talking, asking questions, listening and building relationships with teens. We’re looking for mentors who are comfortable pushing past the initial quietness and breaking down walls in order to build self-value and self-confidence as well as exemplify the love of Christ. The time commitment for this role is one to two evenings per week (Monday or Thursday), from 5:45–8:15 pm during our 12-week term. For more information, contact Jessica at email@example.com.
Transition and Transformation
This ministry matches a mentor with a man or woman who has a history of incarceration and/or addiction, helping them to experience hope and health in Christ. The mentors meet with their mentee weekly for friendship, study and life processing. The time commitment is about two hours per week. For more information, contact Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Upper Room Hosts
The Upper Room is a place of prayer where ordinary people experience the extraordinary power, unusual love and unmistakable presence of God. Hosts serve to create a welcoming atmosphere, pray with people, keep the daily operations running smoothly and are available to assist anyone who comes to pray. Hosts serve specific shifts each week or as substitutes. The time commitment is one to two hours per week. For more information, contact Gordon at email@example.com.
Sawyers, Splitters & Stackers Needed for the Royal Order of Red Suspenders (RORS)
Our firewood ministry, RORS, is currently preparing firewood for this upcoming fall when they will provide dry firewood to members of our community who need help heating their homes. If you love to wield your chainsaw, enjoy the rhythm of running a splitter or have a knack for the sublime art of stacking wood, we would love to hear from you. For more information or to register as a volunteer, please contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://salemalliance.tpsdb.com/OnlineReg/419 to complete an application online.
Worship Center Ushers
Beginning in September, our ushers are moving to a new schedule and will only be serving one service a month. We are looking for additional ushers to help us fill our new volunteer schedule. Serving as an usher is a great way for families to serve together side by side and to meet new people at Salem Alliance. For more information, contact Laurel at email@example.com.
Each week we deliver homemade bread to our first-time visitors. We are looking for teams of people to deliver bread in the following neighborhoods: West Salem, Keizer and South Salem. Teams deliver bread one week out of the month, and they can deliver bread any day during the week they are scheduled. For more information, contact Laurel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donate Restart Kits
Most refugees arrive to the United States with next to nothing, but you can help them rebuild their lives by putting together a Restart Kit. The hope is that these kits will bring honor to refugees coming to Salem, reflect their dignity, and meet tangible needs. We also encourage you to include a hand-written, unsealed note welcoming the family. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends, work teams or small groups to build a kit together. For more information and a list of items, please visit salemforrefugees.org
Support a child with special needs as a one-on-one buddy during weekend services. This important volunteer role allows families with children with special needs to attend and be a part of weekend services. The time commitment is one service hour per weekend. For more information, contact Jessica at email@example.com.