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)

 

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)

 

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

 

World Relief Story Telling Night

World Relief is excited to host a storytelling night on November 8th at Beatnik Studios in downtown Sacramento. You will hear stories from refugees, immigrants, volunteers and staff about leaving home, forging unexpected friendships, learning a new language, and so much more. Sacramento leads the nation in welcoming refugees, and what better way to continue in our city’s legacy of welcome than by hearing stories and getting to know your neighbors. We are looking for volunteers to help with everything from set up to catering to event check in.

Dates: November 8, 2018, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: Beatnik Studios | 723 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Contact: Vanessa Josey (tharris@teamgiving.org) at (916) 640-2628