In addition to the many volunteer opportunities in all the liturgical , outreach, and administrative opportunities, there are many other ways we can volunteer to help meet the mission of our parish. These are “seasonal” volunteer opportunities in that they are only for a short time, or “season”. Maybe, if you don’t have time every week to volunteer, one of these seasonal projects will be just right for you.
Salvation Army Soup Kitchen
Description: Be a member (regular or substitute) of any one of several teams manned by our parishioners, who serve meals to those who might otherwise go without food. Each team serves meals on one evening per quarter, for approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours in support of our city’s Salvation Army center. The parish serves only as a conduit to provide volunteers; the management and coordination is all handled by Salvation Army. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.
Commitment: As set by Salvation Army, but generally speaking, 2 ½ to 3 hours, once per quarter
Training: As provided by Salvation Army team leader
Contact: Pastoral Minister, Carol Jacques-Dow, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 436-4555, X115.
Do you love to garden? Love to meet other people while gardening? Maybe you don’t have a garden of your own, but would still love to work in a garden. This is for you. Gardening angels volunteer to water, weed, mulch, plant flowers, trim trees, and even on occasion pull shrubs in order to make the parish grounds at all three of our parish churches look beautiful. If you want to help, call Terry at 603-436-2889. Spring through Fall.
Thanksgiving Food Drive for Operation Blessing
Food donations are requested from all parishioners with a specific list of items needed to make up food baskets for Thanksgiving. When these donations are received, volunteers are needed to bring the donations to Operation Blessing so they can assemble the food baskets. This takes place about two weeks before Thanksgiving. For more information or to volunteer call the pastoral minister, Carol Jacques-Dow at the parish office 436-4555, X115.
To provide parishioners with an opportunity to help needy people, Corpus Christi Parish participates in a “Giving Tree” project in cooperation with NH Catholic Charities every December. Parishioners are asked take one of the angel ornaments, which will list a gift item, from the tree. After purchasing the item, they return it, with the angel ornament attached, to the church (or parish office). Gifts should be unwrapped. If all the ornaments are taken, donations of gift certificates are welcomed. NH Catholic Charities then distributes the items to local needy families.