There are numerous ways to be involved in serving the local community. Here are some of the current needs. Get in touch with Hayley Smith
for more information, or to express an interest in a particular role:
Bumps & Babies
We are opening our mums with pre-walkers baby group to the local community; and are therefore looking for a few mums to help us host it.
This will be great role for mums with little ones at home; or who has children that are already at school.
The groups runs on Thursdays from 10:30 to 12:30. You would need to be available to serve teas and coffees to the mums; as well as chatting to them and even inviting them to relevant events at church.
Christians Against Poverty
We need a strong team of people like you to make our CAP centre a success. Getting involved with our support team is easy and the role is flexible. We're currently especially in need of more women on our team!
It can be as simple as giving someone a lift to church, baking a birthday cake, accompanying a debt coach on regular visits or befriending one of clients.
Whatever you can offer, we will help you find your place in our CAP support team: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We love to have new people join our Cheer team. We have 3 separate teams: hosting, children's & youth team and kitchen crew. You are welcome to join us!
At the moment we are urgently seeking someone to lead the 10-14 year-olds' group. This would involve leading games and activities during a 45 minutes. All of the youth equipment will be available eg table tennis table tc. A possible 5 minutes spiritual time might be appropriate. You would have others helping as well.
There are so many ways to get involved with Spear at St Marks:
Come and mock interview our young people (16 – 24 year olds) – during each six week programme, there are two opportunities to come and interview and give feedback to our trainees. We will brief you fully on the trainee you interview and what to ask, but we know how valuable and confidence building the mock interview days can be and would love you to be a part of it. You don’t need to have lots of interview experience.
Host our trainees for an afternoon at your Company / Business. This is an excellent opportunity for our trainees to meet working professionals and engage in the working world. The visit is only for approximately two hours so if you or your company might be interested in this please let us know. It often ties in well with company CSR hours / activities.
Come along and support our trainees at the Celebration evenings at the end of each six week programme. This is an incredible opportunity to hear first hand from those who have completed Spear and to encourage them in their progress and share in their success. These evenings often happen on a Tuesday so Homegroups are more than welcome to come together as guests or volunteer on the night. Drinks and nibbles are provided!
Become part of our Torch team! Torch is a space for past Spear trainees to come and hang out mid-week and enjoy food and games and also provides a link between Spear and the church. If you think you would enjoy meeting and conversing with Spear trainees and have a passion for building community, then please get in touch!
St Mark’s is the hub for food donations for the borough-wide Foodbank project. About a tonne of food comes in weekly on a Monday, and is sorted by an amazing team of dedicated volunteers on a Tuesday morning. If you have any time during the day on a Monday (to help with collections) or a Tuesday (to help with food sorting) please get in touch.
We also welcome guests at St Mark’s every Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning, who have been referred to the foodbank for emergency food and support. If you’re interested in joining the team to help serve our guests please get in touch – we’d love to train you up.
For any foodbank volunteering questions, email Natalie Wiggins on email@example.com