Get Involved

There is a place for YOU to serve Whatcom County with Love in the Name of Christ

Join a Volunteer Ministry Team

Please complete the Volunteer Form and return to the Love INC office. Please email volunteers@whatcomloveinc.org for more info on joining one of the Ministry Teams below.

Engagement Opportunities with Love INC 2018

INDIVIDUAL

  1. Phone Volunteers
    The Call Center is where people with needs call seeking assistance. We are looking for volunteers to answer the phones with a listening ear and a kind heart, record the need and pray with the caller. We will train you and you’ll be serving on a team.

    • We have an open chair weekly on Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs from 9AM-1PM.
    • We are looking for bilingual speakers to serve on-call / as needed for translation; currently looking for bilingual Spanish speakers.

    Next Steps: Please go to our website to complete a Volunteer form at www.whatcomloveinc.org/volunteer. Also, please contact the Coordinator: office@whatcomloveinc.org

  2. Admin Support volunteer needed for our Furnished with Love Program
    We are looking for someone to volunteer as admin support for Furnished with Love program who’s available to work with the Coordinator on Wednesdays 9 or 10am to Noon or 1pm.
    Next Steps: Please go to our website to complete a Volunteer form at www.whatcomloveinc.org/volunteer. Also, please contact Nikki, the Furniture Program Coordinator: nikkinightingale@hotmail.com
  3. Financial Coaching Team: 
    In our 1-on-1 Managing Your Money program you work life on life with people. This program teaches the skills necessary to achieve financial peace. This is an 11 week course that runs quarterly with summer breaks. Meetings are held on Thursday evenings 6:30-8pm at Bellingham Covenant Church. We are looking for individuals to serve as assistant coaches. We provide training support.Next Steps: Please go to our website to complete a Volunteer form at www.whatcomloveinc.org/volunteer. Also, please contact Joan, the Program Coordinator: joanlotze@juno.com.
  4. Share Your Skill 
    Volunteer by sharing a skill or service or resources to local residents in need. The Clearinghouse call center will connect and mobilize you to serve local neighbors in need when they call in for help. This is an opportunity to tithe your talent for the Lord’s use. See examples below of teams already developed of those using their time, talent and treasure to lovingly serve others.

    • Drive Team: Transportation Volunteer 
      Serve your neighbor in need by driving a client to a medical appointment. Would you be available to serve on call and as needed and during week day, daytime hours? We aim for two week notice for this service. Give us the best way of contacting you; we’ll connect you with someone to bless. Next Steps: Please go to our website to complete a Volunteer form at www.whatcomloveinc.org/volunteer.
    • Build-It Team: Volunteers for small home construction jobs.
      Are you skilled in construction? We are currently networking a team of contractors and construction workers who are passionate about using their skill on local mission through Love INC. Would you be available to serve on call and as needed and during week day, daytime hours? Next Steps: Please go to our website to complete a Volunteer form at www.whatcomloveinc.org/volunteer.
    • Fix-It Team: Volunteers for household maintenance and repairs.
      Calling all handy-men or women! Are you skilled with home repairs? Would you be available to serve on call and as needed and during week day, daytime hours? Next Steps: Please go to our website to complete a Volunteer form at www.whatcomloveinc.org/volunteer.

GROUP

  1. Furniture Team: “Furnished With Love”
    Furnished with Love receives gentle used donated furniture for local families in need. Hours of this operation are Saturday 9AM-1PM and Wed 9AM-1PM for Admin and warehouse work. We are looking for teams of 3 people available to deliver furniture and use that opportunity to love others to Jesus. Great opportunity for both individual or for a small group of 3 people to serve together one Saturday a month!Next Steps: Please go to our website to complete a Volunteer form at www.whatcomloveinc.org/volunteer. Also, please contact Nikki, the Furniture Program Coordinator: nikkinightingale@hotmail.com
  2. Love INC Events Team
    Good for a group or individual. Do you like coordinating or helping at events? We’re looking for a few more volunteers to serve on an events planning team. These key players help with all the behind-the-scenes coordinating of our big annual events. Next Steps: Please go to our website to complete a Volunteer form at www.whatcomloveinc.org/volunteer.
  3. Encouragement Visits
    Schedule a visit just to encourage our team! Local nonprofit ministry workers are local missionaries that serve on the frontlines in Whatcom County. Every day staff faces the heaviness and darkness of poverty, hopelessness and trauma in the lives of those we serve every day.  It takes the light of Christ and joy of Holy Spirit burning in our hearts to strengthen us with hope and endurance to share with them. A little encouragement goes along way. We love it when a partner church group comes down to visit our office, meet our staff and volunteers, learn a bit about what ministry looks like that week, and offer some friendly encouragement. Email Shannon@whatcomloveinc to schedule a time for your church group to come visit Love INC staff and volunteers.

Other:

Church Partner Coordinator Team

At every Partner Church of Love INC, we seek out someone to serve as a Coordinator for Love INC to that church community.  The coordinator serves on point as liaison between Love INC and the church community in both communication, representation and engagement. Help to communicate the resources your church has for needy families to Love INC. Help to communicate  service opportunities, giving opportunities, and stay in the loop with upcoming events.

Don’t have time to volunteer but still want to help? Here are some suggestions.

  • Pray for the ministry and the people it serves (sign up for Emailed Prayer Letters)
  • Give financially to the ministry
  • Encourage: Send a note to encourage the staff and volunteers

Serving Others with Love INC is rewarding and life changing for volunteers as well as those receiving help.