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

AboutKidz

AboutKidz is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Fair Oaks that was founded in 2010. The organization runs multiple programs designed to meet the needs of low-income and at-risk families in the community. William Jessup student volunteers would be assisting in the Graduation Day program, tutoring children at the Sayonara Community Center and aiding them in reaching graduation.

Dates: Every Monday (5:30 – 6:30 PM) and Thursday (4:30 – 5:30 PM)

Location: Sayonara Community Center- 7836 Sayonara Dr, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Contact: Matt Caspar (matt@aboutkidz.org)

 

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s Association has a vision to see a world without Alzheimer’s. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. There are many ways in which to get involved at the Alzheimer’s Association, including working in the following departments: Office Volunteers, Event Committees (The Longest Day and Walk to End Alzheimer’s), Community Outreach Volunteers, Media Relations, and Advocacy.

Dates: Flexible during the school year

Location: 1455 Response Road, Suite 190, Sacramento, CA 95815

Contact: Katie Curler ( kcurler@alz.org)

 

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)

 

K-LOVE and Air1 Radio

K-LOVE and Air1 Radio are non-commercial, non-profit radio stations completely supported by our listeners! Our goal is, through music and ministry features, to encourage and inspire our listeners to have a meaningful relationship with Christ.  Student’s will helping engage with listeners at community events and concerts. This might include assisting with setup and tear down of our booths, walking out activities, sharing information about our station, or just serving the community in general at service project events.

Dates: Flexible during the school year

Location: Rocklin to Sacramento

Contact: Lara Albrecht (Sacramento@KLOVEAir1.com)

 

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 Church on Cypress

The Church on Cypress is a local church that is wanting to reach our community with the love of Christ. They are looking for volunteers to help in the following areas: Sunday Morning Keyboardist (Starting March 1, 2018, from 7:30 AM to 10:45 AM); Sunday Morning Worship Leader (Starting May to August, 2018, from 7:30 AM to 10:45 AM); Children’s Art Camp Teachers and Helpers (From June to August 2018, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM once a week).

Dates: Listed above with specific service opportunities

Location: 5709 Cypress Ave Carmichael, CA 95608

Contact: Terrie Brown (teacherter06@gmail.com) at (916) 693-9572

 

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

 

 

Team Giving

Team Giving matches volunteers with needed projects at local nonprofits. We offer a variety of opportunities at different times and dates and work to accommodate work, school and personal schedules so that projects are easy to schedule for our volunteers.

Dates: Flexible during the school year

Location: Greater Rocklin area

Contact: Trudy Harris (tharris@teamgiving.org) at (916) 824-2188

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)

 

Special Stateside Trip Opportunity

Hope Crisis Response Network

Hope Crisis Response Network (HCRN) is a non-denominational Christian 501(c)(3) not for profit disaster relief foundation that seeks out families who, for various reasons such as no or inadequate insurance, don’t have the resources to rebuild their homes. These are the last families still waiting to get back into their homes. HCRN partners with local churches, community organizations and other relief organizations to provide funding for labor & materials for rebuilding homes. At any one time, there are usually 8 homes under construction with another 40 to 50 homes in the pipeline to be built over the next 4-5 years. HCRN will soon extend their ministry into the Santa Rosa fire area.

Background – In 2015 the Valley Fire tore through the Clear Lake/Middletown area of Lake County, burning 76,000 acres and destroying 1300 homes. To date there are still over 50 families waiting for their homes to be rebuilt.

Volunteer Activities – There is almost every home building activity going on at one of the homes from cleanup, landscaping and painting, all the way up to carpentry, electrical & plumbing projects. HCRN provides a work foreman and skilled tradesmen at each location. One of the highlights of the week is the celebration banquet that the volunteer group prepares for families receiving help from Hope City.

Volunteer Living Arrangements – HCRN has a newly completed, super, 6,000 sq ft, fully functional dorm located in Middletown (2 ½ hrs from Rocklin) to meet the housing needs of volunteers/mission teams. There are 4 bunkbed style bedrooms & 2 fully equipped bathrooms with showers to accommodate small groups of men & women up to about 50 volunteers. Costs are $150/person/week with proration for shorter daily stays. Free wi-fi is available. HCRN will provide the food for three meals/day. Volunteers are responsible for their own cooking and cleanup. The kitchen is fully equipped and state of the art.

Dates: Year-round

Location: Middletown, CA

Contact: Tim Saunderson (tim@hcrn.info)