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Giving & Serving

Serving in the Church

We would love to help you find your place of service in the church.

Helping Hands and Willing Hearts

The good things you experience here at Peoples are made possible by the helping hands and willing hearts of those around you.

In fact, on Sunday morning, you probably experience the benefit of at least a half-dozen volunteers by the time you simply find a seat—and that’s only one example.

When you join in serving, you will not only bless others, but you will also make friends and contribute to our common purpose in God’s global mission.

If this is your first time serving at The Peoples Church, please fill out this First Serve Application.

Serving Directory

We always have openings in various kinds of serving roles within the church, and we would love to help you find yours. As you consider the unique abilities God has given you, please see what you can do in our Serving Directory.

Sunday Service Ushers

Sundays • 11:30 AM & 2:00 PM

Our ushers often give the first impression of Peoples to our attendees on Sundays. They have the responsibility of ensuring that every congregant and visitor is offered care and assistance, making their visit to The Peoples Church as pleasant as possible. We are in need of ushers for both our 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM services. If you are interested in serving as an usher, please pick up a volunteer registration form from the Connection Centre or contact Reg Andrews.

Parking Team Volunteers

If you are looking for a way to get connected at Peoples we have a fantastic opportunity for you! You can be a part of a great group of people that manage our most limited resource. You guessed it –PARKING! It is challenging but the rewards are outstanding:

• You get to spend one (1) Sunday morning in every four (4) in the fresh air. The weather is improving and you will learn the system without having to battle the cold.

• You get to meet many of your fellow congregation members and make them feel welcome.

• You get to work with some of the nicest people you will ever meet.

• You get to make a significant contribution to our ministry as a team.

Best of all you get to give up your parking space for someone else because ALL PARKING TEAM MEMBERS park off-site.

We NEED YOU! So please speak to the staff at the Connection  Centre in the foyer, fill out a Volunteer Registration Form and turn it in at the Connection Centre or email Brian Dawkins. We look forward to having you join us!

Youth Ministry Volunteers

The Youth Ministry would like you to consider serving with us through the following opportunities:

  • Sunday Morning Junior High – Our class is growing rapidly and we could use some help ministering to this awesome group!
  • Friday Night Youth Life Group leaders

Our goal is for youth to be motivated by the gospel to live out their faith everyday. We hope that you’ll join us in this goal! If you are interested, please contact us.

Sunday Morning Kitchen Volunteers

Do you love food? Do you love serving others? You should join our kitchen volunteer team! We are in need of volunteers to serve in the kitchen and prepare food for our various ministries on Sunday mornings.  Please contact us for more information.

Friendship Class Volunteers

SUNDAYS • 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM • E102

The Friendship Class is a Bible-based education program for adults with developmental challenges. We enjoy a time of worship, fellowship and prayer together. If you are interested in volunteering,  please contact us.

Tikvah Adult Bible Study Volunteers

Every Other Wednesday • 2:30 – 4:30 PM • E102

Do you want to get to know, love, and serve our friends with physical challenges? Tikvah (Hebrew for hope) Adult Bible Study provides a safe, loving  and encouraging environment for friends with physical challenges. Our group enjoys a time  of worship, fellowship and study as we deepen our relationship with God. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact Lisa! 416.606.1582

Rooted and Life Groups Volunteers

Our Rooted and Life Groups are in need of volunteers to help with the following roles:

  • Hosts (those who would like to host a group but not lead a group)
  • Apprentices (those who want to learn to co-lead a group)
  • Leaders
  • Coaches
  • Bloggers

Please visit the Life Groups page to learn more about our Life Groups or contact us to find out more about how you can serve.

Living Truth Camera Crew Volunteers

Do you wonder what it would be like to operate one of our HD sanctuary cameras? You can become a part of our Living Truth Sunday Production Team! We will train and equip you with the skills to operate our cameras like a pro. For more information contact Ivar Hiort.

10:10 Volunteers

Thursdays • The Peoples Church

10:10 is a fellowship consisting of people from the ages of 25-40+. Our goal is to cultivate intimacy with God and with our neighbours. Our vibrant group of men and women meets on Thursdays for worship, Bible study, prayer and social interaction. We are looking for volunteers to serve in the following roles:

  • Hospitality
  • Tech/Sound Board
  • Worship Team
  • Bible Study Facilitation

If you are interested in serving with us, please contact the 10:10 Team.

Peoples Basketball Ministry 

Thank you for your continued support and prayers for the Peoples Basketball Ministry! This ministry provides inner-city Toronto youth (ages 12 – 17) access to subsidized elite basketball programming and personal development opportunities.

We offer resources such as mandatory tutoring, SAT and SSAT prep, mentorship opportunities, life skills workshops, meal programs, cooking classes, community outreach, service projects and bus tickets.

Do you want to serve or support this ministry? You can do so in the following ways:

• Want to give financially to the program so that we can continue to keep costs low? You can give using offering envelopes and indicate “Basketball Ministry”.
• Do you have the gift of teaching? We are looking for tutors to help our grade 11-12 with English and Math for the Fall/Winter season.
• Do you have the gift of hospitality? Come serve dinner and interact with the team on Sundays.
• You can also provide bus tokens or snacks to energize the youth during practices!

For more information, contact Doug!

Registration and Greeting Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help with hospitality roles such as registration and greeting newcomers at various events during the week. This would include helping attendees with sign-up, handing out name-tags and setting up refreshments. If you are interested, please contact us.

International Student Ministry Lunch Service Team

Do you have experience in food services and a desire to serve others? Do you enjoy cooking? We are looking for some key people to lead our lunch service team and help with meal preparation. We would need your help one Sunday each month, preparing lunch for ISM in the Annex building. If you are interested in serving through this ministry, please contact us.

Volunteer Coordination Associate

As the Newcomers Ministry volunteer pool expands, we are seeking coordinators to help with volunteer management. This would involve volunteer care and being present at events to supervise those who are serving. The Volunteer Coordination Associate would have the opportunity to practice skills relating to Human Resource Management such as interviewing applicants and calling references. If you are interested, please contact Camille.

ESL Curriculum Planner

We are looking for someone who is educated and experienced with English as a Second Language (ESL) to help with planning a curriculum and class material for our weekly Language Café. If you are interested, please contact us.

ESL Teachers

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00 PM • W203 & W204

The Newcomers Network provides ESL classes for Newcomers to Canada through our Language Cafe. We are currently in need of ESL teachers to lead one of the following levels: Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced. Schedules can be flexible and volunteers are welcome to participate for a minimum of two classes per month. If you have any form of education or experience with ESL and would like to help newcomers, please contact us.

Women’s Ministry Volunteers

Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Wednesdays •  7:15 – 9:15 PM • Gym

Our Women’s Ministry is looking for volunteers to serve at our Wednesday Evening Bible Study. There are many different ways you can get involved:

    • Greeters
    • Coaches
    • Apprentices
    • Leaders
    • Bloggers

Moms at Peoples
Tuesdays •  10:00 – 11:30 PM • West Wing

Moms at Peoples is a space for moms to connect with other moms and encourage one another. The group is in need of volunteers to help with our kids fun time.

If you are interested in volunteering through the Women’s Ministry please Contact us.

Fitness or Dance Instructors – Find Your Fit

Mondays • 7:00 – 8:00 PM • Gym

The FYF Dancersize program is looking for fitness or dance instructors to volunteer with teaching classes at least one Monday per month. You would have the opportunity to create a 25-50 minute choreography that fits your style while coaching women on how to perform each move. Examples
include Zumba, Basic Cardio, Stretching, Salsa, Kickboxing, Muscle Conditioning or Ariba. If you have some experience or education with fitness or dance, please contact us!