SERVE IN OUR COMMUNITY

ACC Loves Our Neighborhood

OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY

The love of God compels us to seek hope, justice, and good for those in our community and our neighbors. Investing your life is something bigger than yourself is a great way to experience God in your everyday. 

ARVADA WEST HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP 

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We have “adopted” a local high school in the community, Arvada West High School. The goal of the partnership is to show appreciation and support to the local high school staff, students and parents. Church members volunteer in many different programs ranging from volunteering in the Library, attending athletic events, participating in after-prom, and hosting/serving staff appreciation lunches. For additional information or to volunteer, contact Jim Baer or call him at (720) 937-5887. 

COLORADO SAFE PARKING INITIATIVE

Colorado Safe Parking Initiative

Sheltering in vehicles is often a first stop for individuals who lose permanent housing. Without intervention and support, many fall deeper into homelessness and may eventually end up on the streets. We host Safe Parkers in our parking lot to help individuals in this situation. We offer  dinner/shower nights for our guests two times a week. Join our team to support and lift up people who are struggling to survive.  For additional information or if you are interested in parking with us, visit colosafeparking.org. To volunteer, email LeighAnn Crockett, call her at 303-332-6839 or click here to sign-up.

 

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS

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The overall goal is to create positive memories for abused children. We provide numerous volunteers so that each child receives personal attention during the camps. The program is extensive and includes fundraising, volunteer training, plus the week-long camp. Approximately 80-100 volunteers are required every year. For more information on how you may be one of the volunteers, contact Charlie Williams at 303-882-4491 or Connie Williams at 303 204-4669 or visit arvada.royalfamilykids.org. 

King’s Team Camp is a one-week residential summer camp designed for graduates (ages 12-15) of the Royal Family Kids’ Camps. Teens are paired with an adult counselor. All counselors and staff are volunteers who have been carefully screened and trained to work with teens and teen-life issues. These teens will build relationships with adults, and other teens and experience God’s creation in a safe and wholesome environment at a camp near Estes Park. This results in a host of positive memories while building confidence and self-esteem. 

While at camp, the teens will receive individual attention and also participate in team-building activities, such as: swimming, hiking, challenge course, ropes course, rock climbing, rappelling, horseback riding, crafts, birthday party, Bible study, personal devotions, singing. 

For additional information or to volunteer visit kingsteamcamp.org .

WHIZ KIDS

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Do you enjoy teaching and working with kids, grades one through five? Whiz Kids just might be the volunteer opportunity you are looking for. Whiz Kids pairs at-risk kids with caring volunteers who tutor and mentor them in the spirit of Christ. Tutoring takes place at Arvada sites one day per week depending on the site, October through April. These relationships improve self-esteem and foster a sense of accomplishment among the students we serve. Whiz Kids is instrumental in providing extra literacy and math help to struggling students and has seen improved reading scores through the tutor/student relationship. Tutoring not only makes a difference; it’s also fun! For additional information or to volunteer visit www.whizkidstutoring.com, or contact Karen Baer. 

SEVERE WEATHER SHELTER NETWORK 

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We partner with several other churches in our area to provide a safe, warm place for individuals experiencing homelessness this winter. The Severe Weather Shelter Network provides emergency overnight shelter on life threatening winter nights. On the nights we are sheltering, guest are currently being placed in nearby motels for social distancing safety (instead of being housed overnight at our church and other churches). We do provide hot meals, prepared and delivered by our volunteers to their rooms. The delivery volunteers also “check in” with each guest and pass along specific needs with SWSN staff as they are shared.  

Severe Weather Shelter Network is a Christian ministry, welcoming all volunteers who share our passion for aiding individuals experiencing homelessness. We do not expect volunteers to share our faith, but rather welcome them into a journey of serving together. If you are interested you can help out by joining a team to provide occasional dinners, delivering hot meals to guests at a nearby motel, or a variety of other volunteers roles. For additional information about SWSN visit swshelternetwork.com. 

To learn more about opportunities specific to ACC please email Barbara Carnes or call her at 704-650-7151.  To volunteer click here.

TIN SHED FOOD PANTRY

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This grassroots ministry was born out of a growing need for groceries for food-insecure households in the Arvada/Wheat Ridge area. The ministry is housed at Clear Creek Church on W 44th Ave, and supplies food boxes to over 150 families each week via a weekly drive-thru site. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays from roughly 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Volunteers may work the entire shift, or as little as one hour.

For additional information about Tin Shed visit tinshedpantry.org. For additional information or to volunteer, email Maureen Krumm or call her at 303-424-1496.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

People in our ACC community are also involved in several other local outreach opportunities. Please email the church office for more information.