Serve As One is a community service partnership of a group of Christian churches in the Capital Region. Through a unified effort, these churches desire to show God’s love in practical ways, through meaningful acts of service, with a focus on those who are underserved and struggling.
Online registration is now closed for the May 11 “Spring ’19 Serving Event”
If you would like to serve with us but have not yet signed up, please contact your Serve As One Church point leader.
Have a look at some of our teams at work!
You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers!
What's the schedule for the May 11 work day?
Arrive at Designated Site: 8:30 am – 8:45am (The site location and directions will be provided by email, about a week prior to the event)
Orientation and Assignments: 8:45am – 9:00am
Projects: 9:00am – 11:30am
Clean up and Travel to Lunch: 11:30am – Noon (Travel will only be necessary for volunteers serving with Captain)
Lunch: Noon – 1:00pm (Complimentary)
NOTE: This is a rain or shine event.
Where will we be working?
We will be working with and serving two high impact community organizations: Captain Community Human Services in the Clifton Park area and Jezreel International in the Albany area.
- Captain is a volunteer-driven nonprofit, helping young people and their families navigate the rough waters of poverty, substance abuse, homelessness, violence, family dysfunction, human trafficking, and more.
- Jezreel International is a faith-based humanitarian aid organization, with a primary mission of shipping desperately needed provisions to the poor and needy around the world. Since 1996, Jezreel has helped over 40 different nations. They are also a resource for area rescue shelters, food pantries, and veterans’ relief organizations.
What kind of work will we be doing?
At Captain, we will be working at several of their physical sites where the work will fall into one of three main categories: Painting, Organizing & Cleaning, and Landscaping & Yard work. At Jezreel International, we will be working in their large warehouse, helping to sort, organize and pack a variety goods, including personal, household and building supplies, for overseas shipment to some of the most needy people in the world.
How many people will be serving?
Based on our discussions with Captain and Jezreel, we have identified 155 volunteer slots, which will be filled on a first come basis.
- There are 85 slots for Captain and 70 slots for Jezreel.
What should I bring and wear?
Please wear suitable work clothes and shoes anticipating they might get dirty and/or stained. Suggested attire is jeans, t-shirt and sneakers (or similar). Bring work gloves and a water bottle if you are able, although we will provide gloves and water as needed. Serve As One T-shirts will be provided to all volunteers.
Can I bring my kids?
The short answer is YES, as we really want to encourage families to serve together. However, we also want to encourage parents to use their discretion, in consideration of the work we will doing (reference Q&A #2 and #3). Although there is no formal minimum age, our experience would indicate that an age of 6 or 7 probably makes sense from both a practical and a safety perspective. Please note that anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times during the event. When you sign up to register for the event, please be sure to include information about each child that you planning to bring.
What about transportation?
Volunteers should plan on their own transportation to their designated site, which will be identified by email prior to the event. Specific directions and parking information will be included in the email.