Christian Service Credit Opportunities

Students are encouraged to work toward earning their required Spiritual Life Credits as their availability allows. While we would love for you to join us on one of our WJU Local Outreach events we recognize that not everyone’s schedules will allow for participation. To help you find other ways to earn Spiritual Life Credits please refer to the list of approved opportunities below. If you are interested in volunteering at any one of these organizations please feel free to contact them, knowing that your service with them will be approved for Spiritual Life Credits in the category of Christian Service.  Christian Service completed at your local church may also apply if your church aligns in doctrine and practice with Jessup’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant.  See our Christian Service policies for more details.

If you have questions about the Spiritual Life Credits or want to know if a volunteer opportunity that is not listed below will be approved please contact the Campus Ministries Coordinator, Mandy Schmidt, or refer to the Spiritual Life Credit Form.

If you have a service opportunity that you would like to be included in a list of Christian Service Credit opportunities, please fill out this form.

Approved Christian Service Credit Opportunities

Church Volunteer Network

Church Volunteer Network exists to share the love of Jesus with the hurt and forgotten. We do this through gospel sharing outreaches in care homes, apartment complexes, and on the streets of Sacramento.On the fourth Saturday of the month, volunteers distribute food and toiletries, wash the feet of the homeless, and provide pedicures and fresh socks to the homeless at a multi-church outreach event on North B Street. This outreach begins at 9:30am and lasts until about noon.

Dates: Flexible during the school year

Location: 1200 North B Street, Sacramento CA 95811

Contact: Megan McCleary (megan@churchvolunteernetwork.org)

 

Nor Cal Juvenile Justice Ministries

Nor Cal Juvenile Justice Ministries visit the Yuba County Juvenile Hall in Marysville, CA where approximately 35 youth are incarcerated.  Volunteers visit the detention center to lead Bible studies and fellowship with the youth. Students can participate to whatever extent they are comfortable. At a minimum, a positive, friendly, and engaging attitude is a must. Just being a positive and friendly face making small talk can go a long way.
Students can teach lesson or lead the entire bible study if they have prayerfully considered this.

Dates: Tuesdays, 3:00 – 7:00 pm

Location: Yuba County Juvenile Hall

Contact: Justin Arnest (justinarnest@gmail.com)

 

Parkside Church

The Parkside Church children’s department is looking for volunteers for our Wednesday night services. The kids’ ages range from infants-5th grade, and the volunteers would be asked to interact with the kids by playing games, helping with crafts, serving snacks, and sitting with the kids during the services. Volunteers may be asked to lead discussion groups based on the Bible story as well.

Date: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: 3885 Richardson Drive, Auburn, CA 95602

Contact: Katlynn Chamblessm (katlynn@parksideauburn.com)

 

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army serves the community by helping those in need. Mondays and Wednesdays we host local elementary and middle school students for our after-school tutoring program so volunteers would help tutor. Thursdays we hold our Bible-based youth program. Fridays we host a community lunch and Saturdays a breakfast. We also could use assistance in our food pantry from 10 am-3 pm every M-TH. Any volunteers who work with youth would need to fill out forms ahead of time.

Dates: Flexible during the school year

Location: 100 Lincoln Street, Roseville 95678

Contact: Nicholas Cross (nicholas.cross@usw.salvationarmy.org) at (916) 865-6259

 

Team Celebrate

Team Celebrate serves the community by  caring for children in foster care. While every child has a birthday, not every child has an opportunity to celebrate. Foster children often have birthdays that are forgotten or it’s a burden on their caregivers to provide an adequate party. Team Celebrate provides personalized birthday celebrations to children in foster care to provide them joy, a special memory and an opportunity to build their self esteem! Join our team and create birthday boxes for children in foster care! Help us shop for party supplies, assemble birthday boxes, wrap and decorate the boxes and make birthday cards! Check out our Facebook or website to sign up to make a box, and we will email you the details!

Dates: Flexible during the school year

Location: Can be done from your own home

Contact: Lizzie Allison (lizzie@teamcelebrate.org) at (916) 299-8900

 

Young Life Greater Roseville/Antelope

Young Life introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. We accomplish our mission by praying for young people. Going where kids are. Building personal relationships with them. Winning the right to be heard. Doing weekly clubs and bible studies. Volunteers would be leading weekly clubs, bible studies, and going to the schools to meet kids and cheer them on.

Dates: On-going throughout the school year from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Location: Local High Schools and Kids’ Homes

Contact: Alyson McCann (alysonmccann@comcast.net)