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!
Sun Valley Community
Since 2017 Summit continues to nurture partnerships with area schools, governmental organizations, and churches. We are blessed to build our relationships in the community. Volunteers can serve at schools and special events including our annual all-church day of service, Serve Saturday.
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.
Motivated by Jesus' love for people of all nations, International Students aims to serve those who come from abroad to be educated in the Reno area with their practical needs and help Reno’s Christian community to become globally minded. Volunteers serve by offering assistance with airport pickups, shopping trips, invitations to share holiday meals, Bible studies, and become a surrogate family to the student during their time in the US.
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.
Scarlet Hope is a national organization that seeks to share the hope and love of Jesus with women in the adult entertainment industry. Scarlet Hope Reno volunteers participate in weekly outreach to Reno's strip clubs and seek to develop discipleship relationships with the women they meet. Outreach volunteers are stable Christian women (over 21) willing to offer friendship and support to those they meet. Volunteer opportunities are also available in food preparation, one time events, and on a dedicated prayer team.
Teen Challenge of Northern Nevada serves boys 18 and under who are dealing with addiction, behavioral and familial struggles. Young men are given the opportunity to catch up in school, receive discipleship training and develop personal skills to lead healthier lives. Summit members can serve by providing meals, leading bible studies and becoming mentors.
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.
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.
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.