There are many ways to serve, both within Greenfield Hill Church itself, and through the mission organizations we support!
GHCC’s partnership with IIConn, the International Institute of Connecticut. IIConn’s refugee program in Bridgeport has resettled refugees from Congo, Eritrea, Syria, Colmbia, Afghanistan, Iran and more. Our partnership was established in June 2016 to support IIConn in its work of welcoming new Americans. Click here to choose among the variety of service opportunities available. And to learn more, contact Pam Dies, Wendy Simon or Kathy Rafsky.
At Greenfield Hill:
Become a Church School teacher or volunteer! Contact Marcia Carothers at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out where your gifts can be put to work.
Usher! We are always looking for friendly folks to greet and usher at Sunday services. Contact Marcy Michaud, by sending an email to the church office at email@example.com
Volunteer with the Appalachia Service Project trip — adult chaperones are needed for each year’s service trip. Contact Alida at firstname.lastname@example.org
Serve on a leadership Board or committee! Contact Besty Milicia or Becky Brown, co-chairs of our Member Involvement Board, via our church office at email@example.com
Help make monthly meals for Operation Hope! contact Kelly Fedak, via our church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Community:
Many of the organizations which we support offer hands-on volunteer activities:
Operation Hope: Volunteer needs at Operation Hope include helping with small repairs, writing articles for website and quarterly newsletter, on-call consultants for the following areas: business management, strategic planning, marketing, real estate, development and procurement, website management, legal, human resources, professional development, public speaking, writing and editing. High Schoolers are welcome! Contact Donna Schmidt, email@example.com
Rebuilding Together/Westbridge Coalition: For volunteer opportunities with a rebuilding project, contact our own Bob Evans, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport: Volunteer opportunities include teaching classes for adults or children, stuffing envelopes, making telephone calls, mentoring and tutoring once per week, per month or per year at Project Learn and painting, minor repairs and annual clean-ups at the Janus House. For more information on volunteer activities at CCGB, please contact Patty Jensen at (203) 334-1121.
Family Services Woodfield (including Meals on Wheels): Contact Laura Adams at (203) 368-5592 http://www.fswinc.org/mealsonwheels.php
The McGivney Center: The center provides young people with after-school and evening programs, as well as a summer camp. www.mcgivney.org
Homes for the Brave: Volunteer opportunities include: Supply, prepare, and serve dinner for the residents which allows time to meet and get to know our veterans; Participate in major fundraisers; Provide expertise for mentoring residents; Share your community events with our residents. For more information on volunteer opportunities, visit http://www.homesforthebrave.org/ or contact Joy Kiss, (203) 338-0669.
Habitat for Humanity: Volunteering at Habitat can range from on-site house building, pre-building construction and preparation work at Habitat’s warehouse, providing needed office services work at Habitat’s Bridgeport headquarters or retail and inventory management services at Habitat’s ReStore. For questions or directions to the latest project site, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat at email@example.com.
Horizons: Volunteering at Horizons: Volunteer activities at Horizons include guest readers, tutoring, classroom assistants, lunch assistants, gardening at a local Bridgeport elementary school and annual event planning and implementation. For more information on these activities, please call (203) 256-7579 or Horizons.
Tutor at Mercy Learning Center: Volunteers are needed as tutors and childcare aids, for working in the clothing donation area, for running life skills workshops and to work on annual fundraising events. For more information, contact Jane Ferreira at (203) 334-6699 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Women and Families: Volunteer activities at CWF include working directly with CWF clients (after completing a counselor-certification program), helping plan and run CWF’s three major annual fundraising events, participating in miscellaneous work projects at the Crisis Center and participating in collection drives of needed goods or services. To find out more about the volunteer activities at CWF, please contact Debra Greenwood at (203) 334-6154.