Service Opportunities

Calendar Events:

Check the Calendar Portion of the Website for Details

Transformation Zone: July 10-15, 2016 Marysville, Ohio

Contact Amelia at

Both Lutheran Memorial Camp Apple Butter (Fall) & Maple Syrup (Spring) Festivals need Volunteers


On-Going Opportunities:

First English, Columbus:

1015 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43205 (614)252-3191

Saturday Kids Camp - Every Saturday from 10 am - noon, children from the neighborhood join us for breakfast and lunch, Bible Stories, games, arts and crafts, field trips and more.  Volunteers can provide supervision and mentoring for the children as well as work as part of a team with volunteers and staff from our neighborhood.

Thursday Dinner - On Thursday nights, FELC and partners work together to host a home-cooked, community-focused family dinner.  Youth activities such as games, arts and crafts, etc. also run from 5:30 - 7 pm, and volunteers can be a part of the evening in various ways.


Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio:

LSS currently has two ongoing opportunities to get involved with. Contact Mary Lasits, Director of Congregational Relations at 614216-6464 or Click Here for details: Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio

1. LSS Food Pantries: 4 sites

  • 1460 S Champion Ave Columbus, OH 43206
  • 82 N Wilson Rd Columbus, OH 43204
  • 2045 E Main St. Lancaster 43130
  • 810 Main St. Caldwell, OH 43724

2. Faith Mission: (A Columbus Soup Kitchen for groups ages 14 and up) located at 245 North Grant Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43215


Lutheran Social Service Disaster Response:

  1. Opportunities for 1 day to 1 week mission trips to the Vinton County Distribution Center, McArthur Ohio where youth and adults complete construction projects for senior and disabled homeowners, including wheelchair ramps. The good folks at LDR can put together a custome designed experience for your group
  2. Opportunities for disaster response throughout the Southern Ohio Synod, including debris removal and long term recovery/repairing homes impacted by flooding and tornadoes

Points of contact are:  Mary Bates, Director of LSS Disaster Response,  740-732-6700 or and Karla Hanson, 740-596-5555 or


Matthew 25 Ministries:

Looking for something in the Cincinnati Area? Check out Matthew 25 Ministries

This is a great service opportunity. Matthew 25 Ministries began in the early 1990's and has become a mega distribution center for disaster relief around the world.


  1. Any age persons can serve. Yes, it is great for elementary age as well as older youth and adults
  2. There is a well designed animated tour that will help your participants understand the scoop and depth of disaster relief
  3. Very organized with many service hour opportunities