Serving others deepens your relationship with God and people. Whether helping in a children’s class, greeting visitors, or serving a meal at the homeless shelter, you will grow closer to the Lord, to those you serve, and to those who serve with you. There are many opportunities to serve at Westview, in our community, and to reach out around the world.
Volunteer at Westview
Members and friends serve the church in numerous roles within the church. These opportunities include child care, working with the youth group, teaching and discussion leading, providing music for worship and programs, care of our grounds and facilities, care of our sick and home-based members and friends, and comfort for those who are grieving.
Featured Volunteer Needs and Opportunities
Helping Hands: Volunteers are needed on an occasional basis to help members of the church with minor repairs or chores around their house. Add your name to a list to be called on an as needed basis.
Westview members and friends are engaged in many efforts to help those in Longmont and Boulder County. Listed below are current and annual local projects which offer opportunities for reaching out to the community.
The Round Pantry at Westview Presbyterian Church (Link to more information)
Westview's Round Pantry, a member agency of Community Food Share (CFS), is open 2-7 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month for anyone in need of food. Food supplies come from the CFS warehouse and from members who donate items for the shelves, refrigerator, and freezer of the Pantry. Nonperishable items can be left in a Round Pantry grocery cart in the sanctuary building or Fellowship Hall at any time. Perishable items can be taken to the Round Pantry on the Sundays before the second and fourth Tuesdays of a month before the worship service begins so that a volunteer can store them at the appropriate temperature. There are many Pantry tasks for which volunteers are needed. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, email the Round Pantry Team at (emailaddress needed).
Additional opportunities on an annual basis
- Boulder County CROP Walk. A Westview team participates every autumn. For more info, contact the office at 303.776.3242.
- Annual Community Food Share Donation Drives in fall and spring. Westview volunteers assist with bag distribution, sorting and shelving of donated food.
Westview’s outreach to the wider world is done through efforts by our individual church community and our local (Plains and Peaks) presbytery as well as through several nationwide efforts of the Presbyterian Church, USA.
Mission Work Trips
Members have participated in helping with housing and property repairs after disasters such as: Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Texas, the Joplin Tornado in Missouri, as well as clean-up locally after the Colorado Flood in 2013. These trips are arranged through the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance program. In the past, trips to help with church building and repairs in needy communities in Colorado and South Dakota have involved a number of Westview participants.
Donations collected during annual campaigns support such projects as ministries for children at risk in communities around the world as well as providing major funding for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
From time to time, members also initiate other efforts at the local level, depending on their passions and concerns. An Outreach committee, made up of Westview volunteers, works with individuals to help them fulfill God’s specific calling in their lives.