Local Outreach Opportunities
Most people are willing to help out, but are simply unaware of the myriad opportunities to get involved and impact our local community. Here at New Life, our prayer is that each and every member and attender would find some place to serve locally. We will provide some church-wide opportunities to serve, but our hope is that our church family will use each their own unique gifts and passions to be His hands and feet in Asheville. If you are currently involved in some sort of local outreach, we want to hear about it! Not so that we may glorify ourselves, but so that we might encourage and inspire others to serve with our stories. Below you’ll find stories of service as well as opportunities to serve. Don’t feel limited to these! Be creative!
Stories of Service
Local Outreach Opportunities 2016
March 6 & 13
September 18 & 25
Friday, October 28
There are so many opportunities to serve around Asheville – one doesn’t need to look very far to find a need. Here are some ideas to get you started.
ABCCM is an incredible organization & one of our local missions partners. They are constantly in need of people to serve. Honestly, you could fill all of your days helping out with their various ministries.
New City Christian School
Another one of our local missions partners, New City can use volunteers in every aspect – from tutoring to filing to cleaning up. If you’re willing to help out, they’ll take it.
Contact Ruth Vann 828-252-8173
Woodfin Elementary School
Our adopted school is regularly in need of tutors and proctors as well as needing assistance for special events and projects. A good opportunity for a community group would be to help out with landscaping or other building maintenance project. Contact Mike if you or your group is interested in helping out & we’ll hook you up!
MANNA Food Bank
MANNA FoodBank has been serving Western North Carolina since 1983. In 2014 MANNA distributed 15 million pounds of food through some 248 community-based food assistance agencies in 16 Western North Carolina counties.
Great place to volunteer with children.
Asheville GreenWorks is an urban environmental conservation organization working to enhance the community through educational and volunteer based environmental programs. With thousands of volunteers, we engage the community in grassroots projects such as tree plantings, urban agriculture, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation and maintenance of green spaces, playground enhancement, neighborhood beautification and care and preservation of Asheville’s rivers and trees.
Through our work, Asheville has been designated as a Tree City USA for 34 years.