SERVE OTHERS

Living the call


LOVING NEIGHBOR

Gifts are meant to be given! God uniquely gifted each of us, and Church of the Palms helps put our gifts to meaningful and impactful use.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of Church of the Palms- whether it’s greeting people before service, stocking shelves in the Food Pantry, tutoring children after school, or in any other of the numerous opportunities to serve. 

Service Opportunities

If you are new to Church of the Palms, or have been attending for years, we would love for you to join one of our volunteer teams!

Click on a team or ministry area below to learn more:

> Book Buddies Ministry

Make a difference in a young child’s life by reading books together at Wilkinson Elementary School.

Who: Anyone with a heart for teaching and mentoring children.

When: Various opportunities Monday-Friday

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Book Buddy
  • Classroom Helper

Ministry Leader: Corinne Boot-Handford

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> Caregivers Pathway Ministry

Provide assistance and companionship for those family caregivers who are supporting a person living with any life-altering diagnosis.

Who: Anyone with a heart to help others during a transtitive time in their lives.

When: Various opportunities throughout the week.

Ministry Leader: Barbara Ingram-Rice

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> Contemporary Music Team

Aid our Sunday contemporary music team with your voice or instrument.

Who: Someone with proficiency in music—vocal or instrumental—and a heart for worship.

When: Sunday mornings

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> Contemporary Service Hospitality

Help our worship run smoothly by assisting on Sunday mornings, and by serving behind the scenes. 

Who: Anyone who enjoys Contemporary Worship

When: Varies 

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Greeters
  • Communion Preparers

Team Leader: Laurie Haas 

> Chancel Choir

Join our chancel choir on Sunday mornings.

Who: Someone who loves to sing!

When: Sunday mornings & rehearsal on Wednesdays

Director: Genevieve Beauchamp

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> Creative Team (photo/video/graphic design)

Help us capture what’s happening at C.O.P.

Who: Anyone with a passion for photography and/or videography and/or graphic design

When: Volunteer to shoot and/or assist at any of our Sunday services or special events.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Photographer
  • Graphic Design Support
  • Proofreader

Team Leader: Jackie Gomez

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> Congregational Care/Prayer Team

Provide care to the C.O.P. community. 

Who: Anyone with a heart for people!

When: Various opportunities to love on others during the weekend or throughout the week.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Memorial Service usher and greeter

Ministry Leader: Hmingi Brown

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> Facilities Team

Help maintain our church and/or help with set up and tear down of events.

Who: Volunteers who are passionate about working with their hands

When: Various days and times as needed

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • General maintenance
  • Handyman jobs
  • Setup/teardown of events

Team Leader: Rick Dolega

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> Food Pantry Ministry

Serve hundreds of families by unloading food trucks or packing groceries.

Who: Anyone who wants to make direct impact on the wellbeing of our community

When: Monday-Friday mornings and 2nd & 4th Friday evenings of each month

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Food Pantry Intake Volunteer
  • Food Pantry Ambassador
  • Food Pantry Packer

Ministry Leaders: Kathleen Robinett & Megan Beadin

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> Hospitality Team

Help make our community feel more welcome.

Who: Anyone with passion to help people and can make a great first impression!

When: Various opportunities throughout the week

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Morning Greeter – Sundays
  • Welcome Desk Volunteer – Sundays
  • Palms Center Receptionist 
  • Main Office Receptionist
  • General Office Support 
  • Sunday Food Hospitality

Team Leaders: Heather Ronald & Laurie Haas

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> K-12 Tutoring Ministry

Make a difference in a student’s life through education.

Who: Anyone with a heart for teaching and mentoring children

When: Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Tutor
  • Substitute
  • Greeter
  • Admin Help

Ministry Leader: Corinne Boot-Handford

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> Kitchen + Cooking Team

Set up, prep, cook, serve, and/or clean up for various dinners and events on campus.

Who: Anyone who loves to serve in the kitchen!

When: Varies

Team Leader: Kathy Robinett

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> Middle + High School Student Ministry

Be a role model to middle or high school students.

Who: A person with a lot of energy, patience, and a heart for students

When: Sunday evenings

Ministry Leader: Conor Peters

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> Nursery + Kids Ministry

Make a difference in the lives of young children.

Who: Anyone with a heart for kids!

When: Sunday mornings

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Welcome Team
  • Teaching Team
  • Set-up Team

Team Leader: Carol Homeister

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> Outreach + Missions Team

Help our church support and encourage those in our neighborhood, our community and our world.

Who: Someone with a passion to serve others and to reach people outside of the church

When: Varies

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Global Partners Mission Committee: Advocate Liaison
  • Global Partners Mission Committe: Committee Member
  • Global Partners Mission Committee: Partner Advocate
  • Global Partners Mission Committee: Communications Coordinator

Team Leader: Sarah Soboleski

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> Production & Tech Team

Help create special moments during our services.

Who: Someone with an interest in working behind the scenes in audio/visual tech.

When: Mainly Sundays and various opportunities throughout the week.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Camera Operator
  • Sound Operator
  • Slideshow Operator

Team Leaders: Matt Liddell & Greg Lee

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> Sanctuary Worship Hospitality & Assistance 

Help our worship run smoothly by assisting on Sunday mornings, and by serving behind the scenes 

Who: Anyone who enjoys Traditional Worship

When: Varies 

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Ushers
  • Communion Prep Team
  • Communion Clean Up
  • Memorial Service Team
  • Pew Rack Team
  • Prayer Readers
  • Light Signal Duty

Team Leader: Yoko Spivey

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Already know where you’d like to serve?

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Complete the form below to get connected to the ministry leader where you’d like to serve. 

Not sure what you are called to do?

TAKE THE VOLUNTEER ACCELERATOR

The Volunteer Accelerator is a great way to explore your gifts and how those gifts might be put to best use.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

Day of Hope

July 20 • 8 am – 4 pm
Church of the Palms

Food Pantry Volunteers & Kitchen Crew

Church of the Palms

Be a Tutor!

Tuesdays & Thursdays
Campus Center

“Book Buddies” Volunteer Reading @ Wilkinson Elementary

Daily
Wilkinson Elementary School

Habitat for Humanity

We anticipate several dates in the fall when the weather is cooler.
About Us
Church Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:
9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 9 am - 1 pm
Sunday: 8 am - 12 pm

Location

3224 BEE RIDGE ROAD, SARASOTA, FL 34239

We sit right on Bee Ridge Road on the south side right at the intersection with Lockwood Ridge.

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