Volunteer Opportunities


Hope for the Homeless — Join us to make 600 PB&J sandwiches, then drive to downtown SD to hand out food and hang out with our homeless friends. Every Friday at 5 pm at the Food Bank. hopeforthehomeless@journeycom.org

Journey Food Bank — Volunteer to serve at one of our weekly food distributions: 1st Thursday at 6 pm; 2nd Friday at 9 am; 3rd Saturday at 8:30 am; 4th Thursday at 6 pm. Show up an hour before the listed time to help out! foodbank@journeycom.org

Twice Treasured Thrift Store — Volunteers are needed for shifts Wednesday through Saturday. Stop by the store to complete an application or email the store manager nanette@journeycom.org. 

Journey Kids — We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and fun people to help lead our kids towards Jesus. No experience necessary, just a willingness to have a great time! All three weekend services from nursery through 4th grade are available. More info: journeycommunitychurch.com/kids-volunteers

Summer Fun Camp La Mesa — July 11 (training) – July 16. Want to help kids experience the best week of their year?!
More info: journeycommunitychurch.com/SFC

Guest Services — Join our team! Greeters, Ushers & Welcome Table working together to make everyone feel welcome, comfortable and connected at Journey. bmeyers@journeycom.org

Plaza Cafe — Love coffee and serving with a smile? ALL training is provided and includes free lattes during your shift! Friday nights or Sunday services. plazacafe@journeycom.org

Prayer Team — Pray for those who come forward for prayer at the end of weekend services. jalford@journeycom.org


Sign up to get on our interest list for any of the following opportunities!

Teacher Supplies — Each year we support our teachers by collecting donations and purchasing school supplies to help get them through the year. We need your help to sort and deliver supplies. Sign up to help us this August.

Projects at JCC Partner Schools — We’ve painted school buildings inside and out, built school gardens, and donated a wheelchair to a student in need. Sign up to get on our interest list for future projects.

Helping 3rd Graders Read — Studies have shown that children who cannot read at grade level by the start of fourth grade are four times less likely to graduate on time. 


Sign up to get on our interest list for any of the following opportunities!

The 29:Eleven Maternity Home provides housing and supportive services to women during pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Volunteer opportunities include serving the mothers and babies by leading groups/classes, doing house/yard work, and helping with childcare.

Safe Routes to School is an effort designed to enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bicycle to school.

The Rides4Neighbors program offers a safe, reliable, personalized transportation to adults over 60, or disabled adults, who cannot drive.

Graffiti Control — Work with the City to identify graffiti spots and create or join a team to address them.

City of La Mesa Park Appreciation Day — Join other volunteers in cleaning, painting and improving La Mesa’s many parks. Arrange for your family, friends or small group to participate this year on November 6.

Heaven’s Windows Child Nutrition Program provides nutritional meals and snacks to children in areas where there are 50% or more of children eligible for free or reduced school lunch. Volunteers help with set up, clean up, and distribution.


Ideas for ways to serve in your own neighborhood. What other ideas can you come up with?

Bake cookies for your neighbor
Say “hello” or wave each time you see your neighbors
Bring dinner to a neighbor who is ill or who just had a new baby
Write a friendly message or draw a happy picture on your neighbor’s sidewalk using chalk
Bring in your neighbor’s trash can or offer to wash their car
Leave a bottle of bubbles, a coloring book, or flowers on your neighbor’s doorstep
Ask an elderly neighbor if there is a chore that you can help them with
Offer to walk your neighbor’s dog
Offer to play with your neighbor’s kids for an afternoon
Go door to door collecting food contributions for the Journey Food Bank
Other ideas: ________________________

We would love to see some of your acts of service! If you jump into one of the many volunteer opportunities listed, snap a photo and tag #thepowerofserving and @journey_church (IG) or @journeycc (FB).