Serving Our Communities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES

CVC believes that as Christians we are called to help others with their basic needs and with critical life issues. Our desire is to actively serve our communities of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy.

Whosoever Gospel Missions http://www.whosoevergospel.org/wp/

The Whosoever Gospel Mission is a Christian nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide shelter, food, clothing, education, counseling, rehabilitation and other assistance to homeless and/or needy men, women and children in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. As the lighted sign on our rooftop proclaims each night, we seek to offer the love of Jesus and the hope of the Gospel in both word and deed to those who are hurting.

How to Serve: Several times a year, CVC provides a dinner and chapel service on a Sunday afternoon at WGM. To get involved, please contact Dan Chittick – danchittick2@gmail.com or Christy Leonard – Chleo28@hotmail.com

Philabundance https://www.philabundance.org/volunteer/

Philabundance was created in 1984 with the simple belief that no man, woman or child should go hungry. We seek to drive hunger from our communities today and end hunger forever. There are three quarters of a million people in our service area who face hunger every day.

How to Serve: CVC hosts a yearly outreach picnic in the fall. All proceeds benefit Philabundance. There are also many ways to serve by checking out their website. To get involved, please contact David Viehman – d.viehman@gmail.com

Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia http://www.clcphila.org/

CLCP is an urban legal ministry which seeks to address injustice and poverty in partnership with existing inner city host ministries by bringing volunteer attorneys into neighborhoods where their services are most needed

How to Serve: On the 2nd Thursday evening of every month, CVC assists Christian Legal Clinics and Christian Impact. We serve in a variety of ways including hospitality, prayer, counseling, administrative services and greeting. To get involved, please contact Diana Frazier – dschillingfrazier@gmail.com

Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network http://philashelter.org/

PIHN is an organization that offers supportive services to families affected by homelessness. Over our 20-year history we have expanded out supportive services to include career development and education planning, family therapeutic services, financial literacy training, housing support, material support and parenting education. PIHN offers the following services to its current and former families: emergency shelter, supportive services, youth services and transformational housing.

How to Serve: CVC volunteers serve as a buddy hosts with the Germantown Mennonite Church during one week. We provide meals and care for those families who are homeless. To get involved, please contact Roger Hoover – roger.d.hoover@gmail.com.

We are looking for new opportunities to serve in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy, particularly in the area of racial reconciliation.