Local Outreach is striving to make a difference in the Truckee Meadows by providing opportunities
for individuals and LIFE Groups to Serve Others. Many, many opportunities are available.
See where you can make a difference today!


Hosanna Home

Hosanna Home is a transitional housing program supporting women as they break the cycles of instability, and homelessness, through pressing into the love of Jesus Christ. Hosanna Home has a partner ministry called Leah’s House where women and their children can find emergency housing together. Esther’s Closet Thrift Store is a retail thrift boutique, open to the public. All funds earned go to support Hosanna Home and Leah’s House. Volunteer your time sorting donations at Esther’s Closet, leading Bible study at Hosanna Home, among dozens of other opportunities.


Pathfinders ministers to at-risk children throughout Reno and Sparks. Children are bussed to a safe location where they are fed a healthy dinner, hear an age appropriate Bible lesson, and build healthy relationships with stable Christian adults. Pathfinders needs many volunteers to run its programs. LIFE Groups can prepare and serve a meal for 150 children on Friday nights. Individuals can make a commitment to serve as a van driver, ride-along, teacher or mentor.

New Life Christian Center

Serving the heart of Reno’s inner city, New Life Christian Center, provides free after school care to children on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Opportunities to volunteer as an after school care provider, monthly or weekly; or provide a healthy dinner for up to 30 people, one time, with your LIFE Group.

Blood Drive

Summit hosts United Blood Services blood mobile three times each year. Sign ups are available through the Summit website approximately one month in advance of each blood drive event.

Working Hands

Summit attenders with special skills in construction, maintenance or any other trades, can donate their time and skills. Seniors, single mothers, and others in need contact the church for support, and we send our Working Hands team. Projects vary widely, and opportunities to serve are intermittent. Serve whenever you are able.

Senior Care

Volunteers host church services in local senior homes. Volunteer once a month or weekly setting up, inviting patients, serving communion, and making conversation. Worship leaders and special speakers are also needed.