Ongoing Service Opportunities
Below are some volunteer opportunities at Harvest, come back to check for updates.
Family Promise of Clark County
Family Promise of Clark County is a nonprofit organization committed to help children and their families affected by homelessness in the Clark County, WA area.
Over 2,200 children are without a fixed address in the Evergreen and Vancouver School districts. Over 3,000 children are without a fixed address in all of Clark County.
Family Promise welcomes families with children experiencing homelessness, puts them into immediate temporary shelter, gets the children to school, and assists parents with permanent long term solutions. It is an established and successful program, but the program is just beginning to run here in Clark County and there are many ways to help and make a difference.
As of April 2019, Harvest is partnering with Bethel Community Church in Washougal as a Support Congregation (Bethel is a Host Congregation). If you are interested in learning more about Family Promise, check out their website! If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact the church office.
Dorothy Fox Elementary School
Dorothy Fox is our neighboring school and we are currently working to find opportunities to help them and meet the needs they may have.
One way that we are able to do that is by providing "Lunch Buddies" for some kids in the school who come from rough home situations and could use some extra attention and encouragement so that they feel known, seen, and loved. This involves going to the school for an hour every week to eat lunch and hang out at recess with them. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact the church office.
Family-Community Resource Center
We have several opportunities to partner with our local resource center for families and the community. This is a great opportunity to tangibly serve people in our community, and also to build relationships and have conversations that offer the hope that we have in Jesus to those who don't yet know him. Keep an eye out here for upcoming events and ways you can serve:
The Family-Community Resource Center (FCRC) supports Camas School District students and is in need of building a volunteer team. Hours are flexible and volunteers will be contacted on an as-needed basis. Various donations come in that need organizing and sorting. They are: clothing, non-perishable food, school supplies, & hygiene items. If you are interested in being a part of this pool of volunteers for the FCRC, please contact Olivia Eagle at Olivia.Eagle@camas.wednet.edu or 360-833-5612.
We are trying to collect a list of people who are willing to say “yes!” once in a while to make a meal for families or individuals in our church body who are in a tough season of life and would be so blessed by the provision of meals. You do not have to be an excellent cook to do this: sometimes something as simple as bringing already made food to a family or individual is helpful. If you feel like this is something you would be able to commit to, please email the church office!
Children's Ministry Workers
Youth Ministry Workers
Open House Ministries: Adopt-a-room
We continue to collect needed items so we are ready for our next opportunity to fill a room for a family in need at OHM. Visit www.sheltered.org for more information on OHM.
Currently, we are collecting household items and non-perishable food items for OHM. If you would like to participate in this, please pick up a card with a needed item on it at the OHM table in the cafe and return with the item and the card within two weeks. Donation items can be brought to the OHM table in the cafe and all items collected will be delivered to OHM. Any fresh food donations can be taken directly to OHM. * Please note any food item donated needs to be able to be prepared in a microwave not oven*
Hobby Makers Group
Every Monday from 9am-1pm Room 4 is open to anyone wishing to get together to work on their own favorite hobby/project. If you have a portable hobby, this group is for you. Bring your current work-in-progress and join us on Mondays. Card-making, knitting, drawing, painting, beading, sewing or scrapbooking are just a few of the crafts that may be happening on any given Monday. This is a time to enjoy each other’s company and be productive while we visit. Anyone is welcome.
For those interested in serving, the current service project below is available:
Make dresses for young girls through Dress a Girl Around the World. Giving these girls a new dress to call their own raises their dignity and even can protect them from being trafficked. The fabric is supplied, all you need to bring is your sewing machine/supplies and the ability to do basic stitching. This project is suitable for beginners.
Discover and meet needs in your own community by joining Neighbor Linkup. Neighbor Linkup connects people who need help with people who need to help by organizing service projects by location and type. Gather up your community group and take on a project together!