Outreach 365

At Community Christian Church we strongly believe that serving is a lifestyle and not an event! Christ’s highest commandments are to love God and to love and serve others. To help you live a lifestyle of serving, take a look at our partners below and begin serving 365 days a year. We can’t wait to hear what God has made possible through you!

Check out our featured partner’s volunteer opportunities below. Be sure to email Chrissy Wright at cwright@communitycc.com to reserve your spot today!

FEBRUARY
Outreach Partners: H.A.P.P.I Farms

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Serving Opportunity – H.A.P.P.I Farms

Horse And Petting Pal Interaction Inc., d.b.a HAPPI Farm, is a non-profit Animal-Assisted Therapy and Learning Center. They cater to those individuals with special needs and limitations. Their goal is to provide individuals, families, and groups a chance to overcome their difficulties and disorders by improving their physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development through the utilization of Animal Participation Activities.

Date of Service: Saturday, February 24

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Email Chrissy Wright at cwright@communitycc.com to reserve your spot today!

MARCH
Outreach Partners: BiG Children & Love Life

1st Serving Opportunity – BiG Children

Our focus Partnership for March is the BiG Children’s Foundation. You will have the opportunity to either volunteer to help run the event or you can JOIN OUR TEAM and take part in the family fun challenges. See more details on how to register below.

Who Are We: BiG Children’s Foundation, Inc., is a Florida registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization committed to providing programs and services to at-risk youth age 13+ including foster teens, those aging out, victims of abuse, and human trafficking. Our specialized programs enrich their lives by improving the health of their mind, body and spirit, build character and good morals, and teach teens to be productive, self-sufficient citizens in the community.

Volunteer details:  https://www.bigcardio.org/volunteer.html 

***If you are interested in volunteering to help run the event, please email me, Chrissy Wright, at cwright@communitycc.com, so I can add you to the CCC Outreach365 list of volunteers. Additionally, you will need to register at the link above with the organization.

JOIN OUR TEAM
Now, if you’re ready to have a great time with some belly-laughing fun and camaraderie with your colleagues, friends and family, sign up to join our team today. We’ve created a team called Community Christian Church for 5K TIMED RUN and FITNESS OPTIONS ADULT – 5K TIMED RUN and FITNESS – Includes 5K TIMED RUN, Cardio Class, Cycling Class, Obstacle Course, Prayer Walk and Yoga in Big Cardio 2024, and registration is open now.

If you haven’t registered yet, you can register and join the team here: https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=88945505&i=9ffd52de-6517-44a2-9a82-930c4726bf41

If you’ve already registered, you can join the team here: https://myevents.active.com/BIGChildrensFoundation

You can also find more information at the event website: https://www.active.com/lauderhill-fl/running/big-cardio-2024

***If you are interested in Joining Our Team, please email me, Chrissy Wright, at cwright@communitycc.com, so I can add you to the CCC Outreach365 list of volunteers. Additionally, you will need to register at the link above with the organization.

Date of Service: Friday, March 1 | Saturday, March 2

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2nd Serving Opportunity – Love Life

Who Are We: God is using Love Life to awaken the Church. This isn’t pro life activism it is Christianity 101. It is loving our neighbor as we love ourselves. Whole families are being moved from inside the four walls of the Church into the frontlines of the mission field in their cities.  

Join us for a prayer walk in partnership with Love Life, an organization dedicated to mobilizing the church to save lives and help families thrive, by addressing the abortion and orphan crisis in South Florida. We will learn more about babies being saved and people coming to Christ through their compassionate work.  The prayer walk is an uplifting time for Prayer – Worship – and Walking to support families. 

Time: 9:00 – 11:30 AM

Location: 20 NW 46th Ave. Plantation, FL 33317

Date of Service: Saturday, March 9 | Saturday, March 16 | Saturday, March 23 | Saturday, March 30

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Email Chrissy Wright at cwright@communitycc.com to reserve your spot today!

4KIDS exists to bring hope, homes, and healing to kids and families in crisis. 4KIDS remains committed to redefining foster care across our region one child at a time, with the support of the faith-based community and more.

Being a 4KIDS volunteer is a tangible way to provide hope to kids. Volunteers help 4KIDS grow resources, improve efficiencies, and provide better service to the children and families we serve.

If you would like to find out about how you can volunteer with 4KIDS, the first step is to sign up to attend one of our monthly Vision Tours.  Please note: You must be at least 18 years old and out of high school to regularly serve as a volunteer in any of our programs. If you have questions please contact the Volunteer Department at Volunteer@4KIDS.us.

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Kids In Distress, Inc. (KID) is a nationally accredited organization dedicated to preventing child abuse, preserving families, and treating children who have been abused and neglected. 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to make a difference in the life of a child! We are passionate about you – our KID Heroes. Our work is possible because of volunteers standing and serving beside us. Please fill out this form and submit today!

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Helping men, women, and children with meals, safe shelter, life-changing residential programs, employment, and housing resulting in transformed lives. Our passion is to follow the Lord Jesus Christ’s great commission by serving others.

Not only are the homeless and needy touched by the compassion of our volunteers, but the volunteers’ lives are also touched. Serving others is one of life’s greatest privileges. 

Reaching out to the least, the last, and the lost in a personal way that says, “I care about you” brings encouragement to our residents and staff. Whether its serving a meal, tutoring a student, or working with the youth – volunteers make a difference in people’s live.

https://www.caringplace.org/volunteer-miami-broward.php

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Firewall Centers provides daily, school-based tutoring and mentoring services designed to help students achieve academic success, build character, and transform into servant leaders.

Firewall Centers was founded in July 2003 after the tragic death of a 13-year-old girl who overdosed on drugs while left unsupervised during after-school hours. Founders Andy and Janeth Fernandez began meeting weekly in the very mobile home park where the young girl lived and died, providing activities and positive object lessons for its youth. Recognizing the need for a daily positive presence, an after-school mentoring and tutoring center was established. Since 2012 when Firewall Centers began its first after-school program within public schools, the organization has expanded from serving 40 students to now more than 1300 every day

https://firewallcenters.org/volunteer/

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Love live is uniting and mobilizing the church to create a culture of love and life that will result in an end to abortion and the orphan crisis.

40 WEEK JOURNEY OF HOPE – https://lovelife.org/locations/ 

Every year, Love Life partners with thousands of believers from local churches and community leaders to prayer walk outside the darkest places in our cities – the local abortion center. Our “40 Week Journey of Hope” is based on a baby’s life in the womb from conception to birth. Every prayer walk consists of a time of prayer, worship, testimonies, the “tragic truth”, and an opportunity to connect with Love Life ministries beyond the prayer walk.

This is not a protest, but a time of prayer and worship.

Register to Attend

SOUTH FLORIDA

20 NW 46th Ave. Plantation, FL 33317

SoFlo@lovelife.org

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Broward Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the largest comprehensive homeless services provider in Broward County. The Partnership operates the Central Homeless Assistance Center in Fort Lauderdale and the North Homeless Assistance Center in Pompano Beach providing street outreach, 498 beds of emergency shelter, 168 units of scattered-site permanent housing interventions in Broward County, and a complete array of health and social services for men, women and families with children experiencing homelessness. The Partnership has won best practices awards from the Florida Department of Children & Families and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

https://bphi.org/volunteer-opportunities/ 

Special Events: https://bphi.org/event/

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Mission: We exist to be a HOPE-filled community, keeping families together, providing compassionate care, and guiding and equipping those we serve on a path to holistic life change.

Vision: Our Vision is to end homelessness by building HOPE-filled communities that empower families to become resilient and independent.

Values: Our goal is to bring about transformation in the lives of those who are hurting through the provision of housing solutions and support services; and to serve as a guiding partner in transforming, educating, and bringing the faith based community into relationship with those served.

https://www.hopesouthflorida.org/volunteer/

Special Events: https://www.hopesouthflorida.org/events/

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The mission of In Jacob’s Shoes® is to provide new and gently used shoes, socks, backpacks, school supplies, and athletic gear to children in need living in South Florida.

In Jacob’s Shoes relies on the wonderful work of amazing & dedicated volunteers. There are so many ways you can help. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for students, adults, families, schools, service organizations, religious organizations, fraternities & sororities, business & networking groups and local businesses. This is a great way for students to earn service hours while giving back to the local community!

  • Collect, sort, clean & pack gently worn shoes
  • Organize a Shoe Collection Drive
  • Pick-up and Delivery
  • Fundraise
  • Professional Pro-Bono Work

https://injacobsshoes.org/volunteer/ 

Contact Us if interested in volunteering: https://injacobsshoes.org/contact-us/

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Broward County families who need subsidized daycare wait an average of two and one-half to three years for assistance. That means there can be as many as 10,000 children in need of safe, quality, affordable daycare so their parents can work!

God’s Little Lambs provides quality childcare in a warm, loving and nurturing learning environment. Founded in 1999 to provide daycare to homeless and very low-income families who are not receiving subsidies from the state, God’s Little Lambs is a caring home away from home for more than 100 children each year. Programs include one year old to pre-kindergarten age, plus afterschool care for school age children. Over 90% of enrolled children pay a reduced tuition which is made possible through donations from individuals, churches, and organizations who love all of God’s children.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

  • Read to children for 1 hour on a weekly basis
  • Computer assistance for preschoolers for 90 minutes, one day per week
  • Serve lunches- commit to one day per week from 10:30- noon
  • Wash toys, clean and organize
  • Opportunities are available for groups to paint, clean, spread mulch and do landscaping.

 Volunteers working in direct contact with children will need to be background screened according to the Broward County Ordinances.

For more information on donating or volunteering at God’s Little Lambs, please contact Carolyn Stevens, Director at: (954) 779-3185

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At Heart2Heart, our mission is to connect, advocate, respond and engage to aging adults who are experiencing loneliness and isolation by mobilizing volunteers.

Our volunteers connect in person, with seniors living in care centers or living independently in their homes. They also connect digitally, through weekly video calls and phone calls. They create cards and cozy blankets and drop off care packages. They deliver food and minister to seniors through Bible studies and Sunday services at care centers throughout South Florida. 

We fulfill our mission a variety of ways. But ultimately, Heart2Heart is at its best within individual relationships. Volunteers who care ⁠can truly see the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of aging adults. These volunteers can help fight off isolation that so many of our aging loved ones in South Florida are experiencing.

The need for compassionate support grows every day. Join our team of amazing volunteers and answer the call for community in someone’s life today.

https://heart2heartoutreach.org/volunteer/ 

https://portal.heart2heartoutreach.org/register/

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House of Protection, Inc. is a Christian, 501 (C) 3 organization, in operation since May 2004. We are a refuge of hope for children, teens & families, providing Counseling, Life Empowerment Resources & a future Residential Program for youth ages 5-18.

Our Mission: To ensure the Mental and Spiritual Wellness of Children, Teens and Families.

Our Values:

  • Christ Centered/ Faith Building
  • Educating/Rebuilding Lives
  • Providing Loving Homes
  • Restoring Family Structure

https://houseofprotection.org/volunteer/ 

Complete a Volunteer Form: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E358105&id=17

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Our Mission and Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to empower families who are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives through affordable home ownership.

https://habitatbroward.org/volunteer/

volunteer@habitatbroward.org

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We are Sirena’s Grotto, a dedicated non-profit organization committed to providing essential hygiene items to individuals in need.

Volunteer with Us 

Please get in touch with us at : Sirenasgrotto@gmail.com

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Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

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All across our community there are children and families facing incredible challenges by no fault of their own. We believe that the right resource at the right time can not only meet their tangible needs, but also open a door of hope and transformation.

Since 1997, 4KIDS has been serving children and teens through establishing loving, Christian foster homes. Out of that same heart of service, 4KIDS has expanded our impact to include life-changing prevention for kids in our community. 4KIDS is leading the way in Broward, Palm Beach, the Treasure Coast, and the Southwest Florida counties with an initiative new to our community called CarePortal.

CarePortal is designed to connect churches, business, and individuals with the children and families who are at-risk or already a part of the child welfare system. The needs featured on CarePortal are vetted by child welfare professionals who know the struggles of the families. The top five most frequently requested needs on CarePortal are: beds and cribs, dressers, living room furniture, car seats, and seasonal items.

We believe as a community, when we meet the right need at the right time, we can engage families in meaningful relationships, and we will see more children stay safely at home in their own communities, and see fewer children removed from their homes and entering the foster care system.

Sign up for the Care Portal Here

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HAPPI Farm is a 501 (c) (3) non profit Animal Assisted Learning Center. All donations are ​used directly in our programs and are 100% tax-deductible. 

Trail Rides/Riding Lessons – ​Therapeutic Riding – Parties – ​Equine Vaulting ​- School Field Trips

We offer animal education and participation to individuals, families and groups ​as an traditional therapy and learning alternative.

http://www.happifarm.org/volunteer.html

To become a volunteer, fill out and submit the contact form on this page. We will email the Registration Forms back to you asap. 

Registration Forms required: Read and COMPLETELY fill out HAPPI Farm’s attached Application and Animal Activity Release Forms. Print and staple the forms. Bring the hard copy on the day you are dressed to start. If less than 18, parents MUST sign the forms.

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The Friendship Circle is today’s fastest growing organization for children with special needs. With over 79 locations worldwide, the Friendship Circle has cultivated friendships between 7,000 special children and close to 11,000 teen volunteers. The Friendship Circle’s unique approach brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower the children, our special friends, while enriching the lives of everyone involved. 

https://friendshipfl.org/volunteers

https://friendshipfl.org/contact-us

https://friendshipfl.org/volunteer-registration

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Established in 1996, Children’s Harbor is a nationally accredited child welfare organization with a mission to provide safe harbor and support to at-risk children and youth, while helping families in our community through whatever life throws at them.

  • We believe that children should feel safe.
  • We believe that family is worth fighting for.
  • We believe that cycles can be broken.

Get Involved!

 volunteer@childrensharbor.org 

 954-252-3072 ext. 210

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When a neighbor has a need, they call Love INC. What’s the first thing they’ll hear? The voice of a caring, well equipped volunteer from one of our partner churches. A volunteer who will take the time to listen and care for the person calling with compassion and discernment; who will inquire about the presenting need, but also explore the broader context of the person’s situation.

Why? Because everything we do revolves around relationships. Love INC isn’t about transactions and checking off boxes. We want transformation for our neighbors, in our churches, and in our communities.

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LifeNet4Families provides a gateway to stability for people in Broward County experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty. The key elements for delivering the mission are providing Food and Nutrition, promoting Health and Well-Being and Enabling Stability.

LifeNet4Families, formerly The Cooperative Feeding Program has been providing service to the hungry and homeless of Broward County since 1985. From the humble beginnings of distributing a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the homeless, to today’s provision of more than 100,000 meals a year, our dramatic development has reflected both the growing numbers and the growing needs of the poor in our community.

https://www.lifenet4families.org/volunteer

Volunteer Hotline954-314-9811

Register to Volunteer here

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Juvenile Justice Ministry offers Bible-based programs and Christian mentoring to arrested, abused and at-risk youth living in residential facilities helping them build a firm foundation for life through mentorship, life skills, community and faith.

https://yfc.net/ministry/juvenile-justice-ministry/

https://yfc.net/join/

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WHO ARE WE
BiG Children’s Foundation, Inc., is a Florida registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization committed to providing programs and services to at-risk youth age 13+ including foster teens, those aging out, victims of abuse, and human trafficking. Our specialized programs enrich their lives by improving the health of their mind, body and spirit, build character and good morals, and teach teens to be productive, self-sufficient citizens in the community.

Our Vision
We envision that foster youth everywhere will overcome negative outcomes and enjoy a radically reshaped future.

Our Mission
We exist to improve the quality of life of vulnerable teens by restoring their health, training them to be self-sufficient, and providing the education, skills and professional development they need to succeed.

Our Core Values
Gratitude | Respect | Diligence | Integrity | Kindness | Joy | Compassion

https://www.bigchildrensfoundation.org/volunteer.html

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The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. We strive to fight for the Most Vulnerable People in the world—the MVP—through our work in our four main focuses in Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation, Orphan Care + Prevention, Profound Medical Needs, and Special Needs Ministry.

https://timtebowfoundation.org/rescue-team 

https://timtebowfoundation.org/10years/

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The City encourages the involvement of volunteers to build a strong sense of community. Our volunteers participate in a wide variety of activities including helping seniors, participating in special events, assisting the Parks and Recreation Department and other activities. Please complete and submit all documents listed below and submit to the Parks and Recreation Department at the Tamarac Community Center.

Background Check Consent Form  https://www.tamarac.org/DocumentCenter/View/632 

City of Tamarac Volunteer Application  https://www.tamarac.org/DocumentCenter/View/630 

General Volunteer Application https://www.tamarac.org/DocumentCenter/View/631 

Consumer Report Waiver https://www.tamarac.org/DocumentCenter/View/800 

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Social Services at (954) 597-3642.

https://www.tamarac.org/547/Volunteer

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The Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office is the best way to represent the legal interests of Florida’s most vulnerable children, the abused, abandoned and neglected based on data and evidence. Florida law requires the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office to represent Florida’s children caught in the complex foster care system every day through no fault of their own. They face a world of temporary living situations and intervening professionals with a high turnover rate.  We are the only agency on the child’s case who focuses only on the child and represents the child’s legal interests in court and their social needs in the community. 

Dilenya Espinoza
Volunteer Recruiter
Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office | Circuit Seventeen
Office: 954-831-0628 | Mobile: 954-263-5715
Email: dilenya.espinoza@gal.fl.gov 

https://guardianadlitem.org/volunteer-with-guardian-ad-litem/ 

https://guardianadlitem.org/volunteer-with-guardian-ad-litem/volunteer-inquiry/ 

https://guardianadlitem.org/hopeflorida/

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“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 (NIV)

Community Christian Church is a serving church. We believe that we serve God by serving others. Jesus called Himself a servant, and to be like Jesus we serve.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

Chrissy Wright
Chrissy WrightConnections & Outreach Director
954.724.7400, ext. 230