St. Andrew & St. Charles has many opportunities for volunteering, both within the church and within the community. Below are some of the activities for which volunteers are always welcome.
Acolytes assist the clergy with weekly Holy Eucharist and special liturgies. Training is provided and no previous experience is necessary. You must be at least 10 years old to participate in this activity.
AIDS Lunch Program
Help prepare lunch for the USC AIDS Clinic patients on the 1st Tuesday of each month. (Please see Community Life for more detailed information on this wonderful program.)
Preparation of the high altar, laundering of linens, polishing of brass and silver, and care of vestments are all under the direction of Adele Krohmer and the Altar Guild.
Help prepare and serve breakfast to the parishioners during the summer months between the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services. Breakfast Club also helps prepare special meals throughout the year, such as our annual BBQ and visits from local Bishops.
Lend your voice to our 10:00 AM Eucharist on Sundays, and other special programs. Our Choirmaster, John Scott, leads the choir in a variety of traditional and contemporary hymns, with one of the finest organists around, Michael Griffin, providing the beautiful background music for our choir. We also have opportunities for those with other musical talents to enhance our services, just let us know what you can do!
Eucharistic Visitor Opportunity
This is a rewarding opportunity to be of service by bringing communion to our parishioners that are ill, homebound, or a hospital or convalescent home. for more information, please contact John Fricker.
Bags of food items are distributed weekly to those in need on Thursday mornings between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Please see Community Life for more detailed information on this wonderful program.)
Help greet worshippers and make Church newcomers feel welcome.
Lay Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and Visitors
We have a wonderful corps of about 25 people who, under the direction of John Fricker, read the scriptural lessons and Administer Holy Communion during Sunday Eucharist. They also make visits and administer communion to homebound parishioners.
Help seat worshippers and make them feel welcome, distribute weekly bulletins and services schedules, and help with collecting food items for food pantry.
Volunteer with one of our two Vestry Silos to work on various committees serving the parish. Vestry terms run one, two or three years, and meet twice monthly.
Become a volunteer
If you would like to volunteer with us, fill out the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you.