A Better Chance offers outstanding female students from under-performing urban schools the opportunity to prepare for college at Andover High School, one of Massachusetts’ top performing schools. Volunteer opportunities include tutoring, handyman projects, driving girls to after-school commitments, one-time event assistance, or becoming a Host family, just to name a few.

Volunteer some time with the women of Amirah, a FCC partner organization located in the Boston area that provides safe homes for women breaking free from exploitation. Hope Lives Here! 

Give an hour and feed 200 hungry people! We need cooks, bakers and delivery people. Cooks prepare the meal on the first Monday of each month at FCC kitchen from 6:30-7:30pm. Bakers make brownies at home and then drop off at FCC.  Delivery people bring the food from FCC to B&R on Tuesday morning. Easy, fun and satisfying way to fight hunger.
Community Giving Tree in Boxford recycles gently used children’s clothing and baby equipment and provides other necessities such as school supplies and diapers to low income families in Essex County.
Literacy is a major problem for many children in Lawrence. CT is looking for volunteers willing to commit one hour a week to read to children (1st-4th grade) at an afterschool program at the Hancock Courts Housing Project in Lawrence. Read to the children and allow them to read back to you and the group.

Cook or serve dinner with FCC’s team at Cor Unum Meal Center in Lawrence on the second Saturday of the month. Cook 2:00-4:30pm or serve dinner 4:00-7:00pm. Maureen,
Serve breakfast to shelter guests on a Tuesday from 6:00-7:30am once a month with FCC team.
Giving Garden volunteers grow food for Neighbors In Need, Bread and Roses, and other pantries on the grounds of Rolling Ridge Conference Center in North Andover. On site, experienced gardeners are happy to guide you and are eager to help kids of all ages learn and feel good about helping others.
Help a family build their new home with Habitat for Humanity. FCC’s team volunteers on the fourth Saturday each month from 8:00am-4:00pm.

Serve breakfast and offer encouragement to shelter guests on a Thursday once a month from 6:00-7:30am at Lazarus House in Lawrence.
Budget Buddies at Lazarus House is a financial literacy program for women living in transitional housing. Women coaches who are bilingual (Spanish/English) are needed one hour a week for six months to partner with a guest. Help women break out of poverty!
Capernaum Place is the Lazarus House Transitional Housing Program in Lawrence.  It is the step between homelessness and a permanent home – a place of transition where one can live securely and privately in an apartment while building skills and saving money for permanent, independent housing. Donate a Welcome Basket full of basic household items needed for a family’s new apartment. Although the apartments are furnished, most families at Capernaum Place arrive with just clothing and little else.
Volunteer at food pantries to help feed our hungry neighbors. Multiple locations around Merrimack Valley.
One-on-one visits with parishioners who are home bound or reside in nursing homes. Flexible schedule during the week. Participate in our worship services at local nursing homes (one hour once a month).
Knitters needed to lovingly and prayerfully knit prayer shawls and baptismal sweaters.
PCC helps women and men make informed decisions about unexpected pregnancy. Volunteer receptionists, peer counselors, and material donations help needed at Lawrence and Haverhill locations.
Carol, 978-373-5700
This Old Church team meets every Friday morning to repair and maintain the Free Christian Church buildings.
This group ministers to WIT, “Women In Transition”, a small minimum security correctional facility in Salisbury.

For More Information

Maureen Smith
Missions & Community Service Director