We love gathering each week to worship and encourage each other, and this wouldn’t be possible without our amazing volunteers! There are plenty of opportunities for you to jump in to serve and make a difference. Whether you’re answering phones in the office, greeting on weekends, sharing musical gifts in worship, or teaching Sunday school – we want to partner with you to show God’s love to all who come to TVLC!
Children and Youth
Do you enjoy working with kids? Our children and youth need adults who will invest in their lives by being available, authentic, and consistent. We can help you find the right age group and the right time commitment to match your schedule. Areas of opportunity include leading or assisting Sunday School, Confirmation, Vacation Bible School, Mission Camp, and Youth groups.
Do you have administrative, organizational, computer, or customer service skills? Then we think you’d be a great fit to help in the church office. Service areas include front desk reception, data entry, bulletin assembly, and IT support.
Calling all musicians! Do you sing? Play piano? Play other instruments? There are opportunities at each worship service to serve God by sharing your musical gifts.
- Saturday Night Musicians are worship leaders at the Saturday 5:00PM service. Instrumentalists and singers are invited to share their talents.
- Chancel Choir sings at the 9:15AM service. Teenagers and adults are welcome to join. Perfect pitch is not needed!
- The Gathering Band leads worship at the Sunday 10:30AM service. The band includes keyboard, drums, guitars, and vocalists.
- Reformation Ringers is a handbell choir for teenagers and adults with previous experience that plays at various services once each month.
- Tintinnabulation is a handbell choir for middle and high school youth. It provides special music monthly. All skill levels are welcome.
If you like working with your hands, we have plenty of opportunities for you to serve around the TVLC campus! You can help keep our property inviting and functional with painting, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, landscaping, irrigation, or general cleaning.
Worship stands at the center of our life of faith and there are opportunities to serve both up-front and behind the scenes. Roles include greeting, ushering, baking communion bread, reading, preparing and setting-up communion, assisting with communion distribution, preparing the sanctuary for worship, or serving as an audio or video tech.
We are blessed to be a blessing to others. TVLC ministries reach out to serve our community. We also partner with local organizations to help meet a variety of needs. Join us in making a positive impact in our Tucson community.
Advocate, Study, Communicate
Are you interested in local and global issues? ASC (Advocate, Study, Communicate) utilizes the ELCA’s Social Statements to raise awareness of issues by providing opportunities for study, discussion, and advocacy.
Christmas Gift Program
We’ve celebrated Christmas for over 40 years by providing gifts to hundreds of children who would otherwise go without. We seek out families who are not receiving aid from other agencies. This is a massive outreach that receives overwhelming support from our congregation.
Caring for the environment is our focus! We conduct an annual e-Waste recycling event, collect printer cartridges for recycling, donate cell phones to a local women’s shelter, and encourage care for creation through monthly newsletter articles.
People in our community struggle to put food on the table every day. We help address that most basic need by collecting food year-round, delivering holiday gift baskets to hundreds of families at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas and providing emergency food bags as needed.
Weekend Blessing Bags
Weekend Blessing Bags are a nutritional bridge for 100 children at Wheeler Elementary School whose families are food insecure and qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The bags are sent home on Friday and include items like protein bars, apple sauce, cheese and crackers, and peanut butter.
American Red Cross Blood Drives
You can make a big difference in the lives of other by donating blood! We make it easy by hosting RED CROSS blood drives on our campus.
Energy, faith, and life—these are the hallmarks of LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY! Come provide and share dinner each semester with students and staff at the University of Arizona.
Casa Maria Soup Kitchen
We offer a hands-on opportunity to practice love and compassion by preparing and feeding the hungry and doing other tasks to support the CASA MARIA SOUP KITCHEN. There are flexible time commitments and a variety of tasks from which to choose.
Interfaith Community Services (ICS)
Come network with over 100 faith communities through ICS! We work together to help Pima county seniors, individuals with disabilities, and people in financial crisis achieve stable and independent lives through programs and services
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW)
We partner with LSS-SW to show kindness, do justice, and serve those in need! We provide aging and disability services, children and family services, immigration and refugee services, disaster services, employment counseling, and emergency food assistance.
Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona
If you can drive, you can help us keep elderly and disabled adults safe in their own homes! We deliver diet-specific meals prepared by MOBILE MEALS OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA to homebound adults throughout Tucson.
Baby Hats Ministry
We have supplied over 33,000 life-saving hats for newborns! By making or buying new or used baby hats, we help prevent newborn babies from dying in countries throughout the world.
Do you have a heart for those in need throughout the world? Be a part of our Haiti ministry that sends a team from TVLC every year to assist with projects supporting education, health care, and orphans. See a video highlighting the team’s most recent trip here.
Agua Prieta Family Shelters
AGUA PRIETA FAMILY SHELTERS builds housing for families living in extreme poverty in Agua Prieta, which is just across the border from Douglas. We have been at work for over two decades!
ELCA Disaster Relief and Development
We strive for justice, peace, and change in the world by serving and loving our neighbors. We fight poverty and disease, respond to disasters, and offer services to support immigration and refugees. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES include disaster response teams throughout the world.
Feed My Starving Children
We put our hands to work annually by packing meals specifically formulated for malnourished children through FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN. The meals are used locally as well as shipped to distribution partners around the world.
How Can We Help?
Are you ready to get involved? Let us know which area you are interested in and we’ll get you plugged in! Please fill out the contact form and we’ll be in touch.