Click here to see our Team Work Brochure for details on the many ways you may be able to help out.

Our goal at PPC is not to make your life busier but to help to integrate faith into all of life. Below are a few examples as to how we do this. But if one of these are not where you are at there are plenty of other opportunities to help with youth, kids and seniors. For further details please see the above noted brochure or contact our Outreach Coordinator, Stephanie

Fill the Freezer

The church office often comes in contact with people who are in need of a good meal. The “Fill the Freezer” campaign supplies these meals from the church freezer. Meals (these could be simple casseroles, muffins, cakes, breads etc.) should be placed in disposable containers. This is a simple way to help the community without leaving your home.

Volunteer opportunities: prepare a simple meal item

Time Commitment: one hour of your choosing

Contact: Stephanie  | (519) 442-2842 | email

The Raw Carrot

The goal of the Raw Carrot ministry is to hire individuals that are currently on social assistance or that have barriers to traditional employment to cook up healthy, handcrafted gourmet soups that are sold at farmer’s markets, community events and retail locations in the Paris community and beyond. Proceeds from the sales fund the participant salaries to enable them to participate in meaningful economic employment.  Through this ministry, we aim to develop community, build self-confidence and increase livelihood security.  The Raw Carrot emerged as a result of the Drop-In & Catch Up that the church runs.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Helping in the kitchen 3-4 hours/day on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.  
  • Running a fundraising event
  • Sampling soup at grocery stores
  • Connecting the Raw Carrot to retail opportunities
  • Dropping cases of soup at stores or picking up an occasional box of supplies
  • Selling soup out of the church during the day on Tues or Wednesday for 3-4 hours or Thursday evenings for 2 hours

Time Commitment: 1-4 hours

Contact: info@therawcarrot.com

www.therawcarrot.com  

Garden: produce supplier

As an extension to our Fill the Freezer program we offer fresh produce to families who are in need. If you plant a vegetable garden and would like to donate some of your produce the church will take care of the distribution. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide others with fresh healthy food.

volunteer opportunities: bring your fresh produce to the church OR pick-up is available if needed

time commitment: seasonally

contact: Church Office | (519) 442-2842 | email

Community Dinner

Dinner is served! Everyone is welcome to the church dining room on the last Thursday of each month for a delicious meal. It will be one night when you don’t have to answer that dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?” Volunteers prepare and serve the meal to people from both the community and our church. 

Volunteer opportunities:

- donate food or prepare food at home to be served at the dinner
- help to set out tables and chairs in the dining room
- assist in final food preparations and cooking
- serve the meal
- kitchen clean up
- community service hours are given to high school volunteers

Time Commitment: 1 - 2 hours | dinner: 5:30pm-6:30pm | worship: 6:30pm-7pm

Contact: Paul or Pauline 519-484-2510 email

Casseroles of Caring

Life brings many challenges; sickness, death or even the birth of a baby cause stress for families. Casseroles of caring provides families with one week of meals during stressful times. The dinners are brought right to the home. While you are making your own families’ meal, just double it and help a family through a tough time.

Volunteer opportunities: make a meal for a family

Time commitment: 1 - 2 hours as need arises

Contact: Julie | (519) 442-2842 | email