iServe Saturdays

On special Saturdays of the year, CBC volunteers go into the community to help those who need extra help.  It may be distributing food, or helping one of the organizations below, or working on homes in the community.  Referrals for those that have asked for help with “handy man” type tasks (that they are not able to do themselves) come from within the CBC body for our own people as well as for people outside CBC.

Volunteers are needed for all kinds of projects. Some require skills such as carpentry, electrical and painting, while others require only clean-up, gardening and pruning etc. The main skill needed is a loving heart and willingness to help.

For more information, please contact Don Hunt.

Community Organizations

These are organizations that serve our community.  Read through the descriptions and contact the organization directly!

Thumbnail CAC1. CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER
We are a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that serves child victims of abuse. We use a multi-disciplinary team approach to rescue children from abuse, prosecute offenders and to provide those services that allow children that have suffered abuse to heal both physically and emotionally.

Opportunities Available: We need volunteers during 8 – 5 business hours to help answer phones, greet families, engage with children, volunteers to help with building maintenance, volunteer at annual fundraising event, and/or be trained as a therapy dog handler if you have a great dog.

Location: 910 Granbury Street, Cleburne, Tx. 76033

Age Restriction: 18 and over for everything except fundraiser and special volunteer events at center that help with cleaning, maintenance or special projects.

Individuals Needed: It would be amazing to have at least six individuals that could sign up for a time during regular hours to assist with phones and families.

Required Experience: Good communications, compassionate, and ability to listen. For outdoor or maintenance – skills with tools and knowledge in those areas.

Jobs: Answering phones, playing with kids, greeting families, assisting with mail-outs, helping with special Christmas programs and back to school (shopping & organizing items for families), building maintenance.

Point of Contact: Tammy King or Drew Stallings (817) 558-1599, info@childadvocacycenter-jc.org

Special Note: All volunteers must pass a DPS and CPS background check to volunteer and must sign a confidentiality policy and agreement. Volunteers under 18 years old cannot work directly with victims. This is due to confidentiality policies on state and national levels. They can volunteer at Cowboys for Kids and special volunteer events where clients are not involved.

Thumbnail CPC2. CLEBURNE PREGNANCY CENTER
We are a life affirming ministry offering services to women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy; helping them to choose life for their child.

Opportunity Available: Client advocates, office help, fund raising help, class leaders for parenting and prenatal classes, R.N.’s and help with pregnancy test and sonograms.

Location: 100 S. Main Street, Cleburne, Tx.

Age Restriction: 18 years and older

Individuals needed: Single or married men and women; married couples for parenting classes when possible

Required Experience: Be willing to share the love of Jesus Christ and to love on our clients: training is available for most opportunities.

Jobs: Staff positions filled at present

Point of Contact: Corliss Carr, director@cleburnepc.com, 817-641-7741
Laura Gibbes, clientservices@cleburnepc.com, 817-641-7741

Thumbnail CASA3. CASA OF JOHNSON COUNTY
CASA of Johnson County is a non-profit organization supported by trained volunteers called Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA’s). These volunteers advocate, in court, for a child’s best interest when they are in custody of the State, due to abuse or neglect. CASA’s help ensure foster children are in safe, permanent and loving home environments.

Opportunity Available: The next volunteer training session begins October 28, 2014.

Location: 210 Featherston St., Cleburne, Tx. 76033

Age Restriction: Must be 21 years of age or older

Individuals Needed: Adults committed to providing support and advocacy to a child until their case is closed, usually no less than a year.

Required Experience: 30 hours of pre-service training

Jobs: Volunteer advocates

Point of Contact: Kathy McClure (817) 558-6995 x13

Thumbnail JCCL4. JOHNSON COUNTY CHRISTIAN LODGE
JCCL is an inter-denominational ministry whose purpose is to provide temporary shelter and direction to the homeless community of Johnson County and its surrounding areas. It is a structured program of transition from the streets to a productive self-supporting lifestyle. Applicants elect to follow either the work plan or the Disability Plan. Both programs permit a 90-day maximum stay in one of our two shelters. Adults find employment or begin the legal process to obtain SSDI benefits; school aged children are enrolled in school and we assist in obtaining childcare when necessary. During this 90 day period, there are weekly Bible Studies, mandatory church attendance at the church of their choice and numerous opportunities to be exposed to the gospel message of Jesus Christ. While “working the program” they are guaranteed a bed, 3 meals a day, optional self-help classes and personal counseling to help them make the needed changes in their lives.

Opportunity Available: We have many volunteer needs ranging from personal involvement with our residents (filling a shelter receptionist shift, preparing meals, providing transportation for residents to doctors or local assistance offices, or to your church) to helping fill our pantry (food items, paper products, laundry supplies) and, of course, financial assistance.

Locations: North Campus Site (primarily housing families, married couples and single women)
1915 N. Wilhite, Cleburne, Tx. 76031 (817) 774-2994

South Campus (primarily housing single men and sometimes married couples and families
316 N. Wilhite, Cleburne, Tx. 76031 (817) 641-1133

Age Restrictions: We prefer single adult volunteers to be at least 18 years old. However, families or youth groups may include all ages, as long as a supervising adult is present.

Individuals Needed: No limit

Required Experience: Know Jesus Christ and be willing to show His love to those who have no place to go right now. You will be asked to submit to a criminal background check as well.

Jobs: See opportunities and the volunteer help list at our table.

Point of Contact: Bill Wissore (817) 992-0141 or Eileen Wissore (817) 994-9558 or our Volunteer Coordinator Amy Heaton at amy@jcclodge.org

Thumbnail MoW5. MEALS ON WHEELS
Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties serves the children of yesterday by helping needy homebound elderly and disabled persons remain independent and healthy in their homes by providing home-delivered meals, daily personal contact, and support for individuals and their families.

Opportunity available: Meal routes are delivered Monday through Friday and take less than an hour to deliver. Most volunteers are one day a week, every other week, or on and “as needed” basis.

Location: Cleburne area

Age Restriction: 18 years of age or older

Individuals Needed: Multiple volunteers are needed daily

Required Experience: No experience required. Training will be provided.

Point of Contact: Lanette Moline (817) 558-2940 or lanette@mowjec.org

Thumbnail OpB6. OPERATION BLESSING OF JOHNSON COUNTY
Operation Blessing is a Faith-Based organization whose mission is to share God’s Word and His Love, and to let that Love flow through to those who are hurting and in need. This organization is governed by a Board of Directors and staffed by volunteers. We are not affiliated with Operation Blessing International.

Opportunities available: We are open Monday-Thursday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. You may serve one day a week or half a day

Individuals Needed: We have opportunities for the ladies in our clothing room to sort and hang clothes and bring in donations. Some lifting is required. Men may volunteer in our food distribution center by helping to make food boxes and to carry the boxes for the clients who are not able. We need help restocking our shelves, walk-in cooler, and walk-in freezer. Volunteers are also needed to unload donations, from furniture to clothing and household items.

Location: 105 George St., Cleburne, Tx. 76031

Age restrictions: 18 years +

Experienced required: To have a servant’s heart and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ. We only ask that you agree with our mission statement and that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Point of Contact: Gloria Jones or James Wilson (817) 645-8511 www.ob-jc.com

Thumbnail 1277. ONE TWENTY SEVEN
The purpose this ministry is to raise awareness and provide support for foster care and adoptive families within our church body and surrounding community per the biblical mandate of James 1:27

Opportunity Available: Serving families in our community through prayer, respite care, acts of service (meals, running errands for families, financial assistance, yard work, etc.) encouragement, becoming a certified foster or adoptive family, getting involved with CASA.

Age Restrictions: Parents are encouraged to include their children while serving. Some service may be limited to just adults i.e. respite care/taking care of foster children while foster parents go on a date.

Individuals needed: Many

Required Experience: Have a heart for children and serving others. Some acts of service may require a background check.

Point of Contact: Mary Ellen Mahaffey (817) 933-5929 or Amy Moore (817) 357-7223

Thumbnail LHFP8. LIGHT HOUSE FOOD PANTRY
Our ministry has been in service almost 7 years. We distribute food to hundreds of families each month as well as provide clothing and books (Bibles). This is a great opportunity for Christians to spread the Word, pray with those in need and to be an example of Christian men and women to those who rarely see or hear about Christ.

Opportunity Available: Serving customers by packing groceries, carrying groceries to cars, stocking shelves, unloading food trucks and, most importantly, praying with those who have a need or concern. Donations of food or monetary donations are acceptable if you are unable to be physically involved.

Location: Bono Baptist Church, 6349 Bono Road (about 3 miles west of Cleburne off highway 67)

Age Restrictions: None

Required Experience: None

Contact Person: Donna Vanderlaan (817) 487-1455

Thumbnail Marti9. MARTI WRANGLER BIBLE CLUB
An after school program with snacks, music and a Bible lesson. Approximately 150-175 children K thru 5 attend. The club meets from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Helpers arrive about 3:00-3:15 and leave at 4:45-5:00p.m. The first meeting is Tuesday, October 7. We have about 9 weeks of club in the fall and start again in February for another 9 weeks.

Opportunities available: Sharing the love of Jesus with children, sharing the gospel; making contact with families; building relationships; following the example of Jesus.

Location: Marti Elementary, 2020 W. Kilpatrick, Cleburne, Texas

Age Restrictions: Adults are wonderful, but we also welcome teens. We love pre-schoolers, but ask that moms/dads who want to serve find care for them elsewhere.

Required Experience: Only need is to want to love and serve children by sharing the good news about Jesus in practical ways.

Jobs: Setting up, taking down; snacks, sound equipment, supplies, interacting with children, assisting with dismissal to cars.

Contacts: Jill Goodgion (817) 202-0124 (H) or (817) 240-6393, jillggood@gmail.com
Phyllis McPherson (817)641-2915 phyllis.mcpherson@gmail.com

Thumbnail Snack10. SNACK SACKS
Snack Sacks is an outreach ministry to kids at Marti Elementary identified by the school counselor, who need help with food over the weekend. Several local churches adopt a school and work independently to accomplish this support within our school system to supply the nutritious snack sacks . Individuals and small groups are welcome to come help us unload, pack and deliver.

Opportunities Available: Individuals or groups are needed to help with unloading the food at CBC, sort and pack individual ziplocs with food items; place filled bags in large tubs, load in a vehicle and deliver to Marti Elementary.

Age Restriction: None. If you can lift a pack of crackers, you can help.

Individuals Needed: 5 to 10 people on each packing day for about 3 hours. Projected pack dates to be determined,

Required Experience: None

Contact Person: Vicki Neutzler (817) 641-8142 (office) or (817) 980-9091 (Cell), vneutzler@cleburnebible.org

Thumbnail ODFB11. OPEN DOOR FOOD BANK
This ministry has blessed the less fortunate of the area with groceries, clothing, household needs and free haircuts from a professional stylist for almost 20 years. From the warehouse volunteers distribute grocery and personal hygiene items on Saturday mornings twice each month beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at approximately 11 a.m.

Opportunities Available: Individuals or groups are encouraged to pray with our neighbors, help to package beans, pasta or rice and/or assist in handing out food to over 1500 persons bi-weekly.

Age Restrictions: None

Required experience: None

Individuals Needed: Many

Location: 6601 County Road 912, Joshua, Tx. 76058

Point of Contact: Pastor Andy Dally (817) 295-7671 andydally@opendoorexperience.com

Thumbnail Kairos12. PRISON MINISTRIES: KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY

Kairos is a well-organized, inter-denominational ministry made up of men or women who present an introductory 3-day short course in Christianity to incarcerated adult men and women.

Opportunity available: You may serve by baking cookies prior to a Kairos weekend, or make place mats, write letters, sign up to pray or contribute financially. Agreeing to serve on a Kairos weekend would be a larger commitment of 5 Saturday meetings plus the 3-day weekend.

Location: Various prisons within the North Texas area including Estes Unit (Men) in Venus; Mountain View Unit (Women), Gatesville; Boyd Unit (Men); Hutchins Unit (men), Dallas; and others

Age restriction: 18 years+

Individuals needed: Approximately 60 for each weekend

Experience required: Know Jesus and have a loving heart and willing spirit

Point of contact: Jerry or Nina Mangrum, longhornranchhouse@msn.com or (817) 790-2952

Thumbnail EpiphanyEPIPHANY MINISTRY

Epiphany is a 501-c3 ecumenical organizational that ministers to youthful offenders incarcerated in state institutions. The mission is to offer youth an opportunity to change their lives through the saving grace of Jesus Christ. It is a three-day course in Christianity that brings the message of God’s love, grace and forgiveness.

Opportunities available: Approximately fifty volunteers are needed to successfully conduct a 3-day weekend. Generally, two Epiphany weekends are conducted each year at each facility. In addition to participating in a weekend, prayer warriors are needed who would be constantly in prayer during the weekend.

Location: Various locations throughout Texas.

Age Restriction: 18 years of age and over

Individuals Needed: Approximately 50 for each weekend

Experience Required: Love Jesus and love young people

Point of Contact: Russ and Kathy Kunkel (817) 866-3927 kathyakunkel@hotmail.com

Thumbnail ECCC13. EAST CLEBURNE COMMUNITY CENTER
The center was established to provide a safe haven for area youth. We provide an after school tutorial program, Kids Night Out and activities for Senior Citizens.

Opportunities Available: We are in need of instructors and mentors for the children, assistance with the Senior Program and individuals to do food run to local food bank.

Location: Santa Fe Elementary School Campus

Age Restriction: 18 years old and above

Individuals Needed: Many

Experience Required: Job Dependent. Some experience working with children as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader etc. is preferred for those working with children. Other jobs need no experience.

Point of Contact: Jean Pickett (817) 556-3716 Eccc1@sbcglobal.net

Special Note: Background check will be required.