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  • Phone: (831)465-3300
  • Email: 
  • Address:
    2701 Cabrillo College Drive | Aptos, CA 95003

Service Times

  • Saturday: 6PM
  • Sunday: 9 & 11AM

Volunteer Opportunities

Feeling disconnected with the church body? Needing to connect and serve somewhere? Looking for a way to help out and in the process enjoy fellowship with others? Then check out any of these ministries that TLC runs or supports! Each of these ministries and outreaches are in need of volunteers. Click on any of the buttons to find out more about that ministry and how to get connected!

HIGH SCHOOL

We are looking for 1 female & 1 male adult to facilitate small groups at our High School Greenhouse Sundays @ 11am Contact “Curlee”

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

We are looking for 6 kitchen helpers for our mid-week program.
Contact Gloria

SPECIAL EVENTS

For campus special events we are looking for 10 set up/greeters; 2 event planners; 1 event caterer Contact

ANGEL TREE COORDINATOR

Angel Tree Coordinator

We are in need of someone who can coordinate our Angel Tree program at Christmas time each year.  It requires work from October through January, with the bulk in November and December.  If you want to know more about this position, please contact 

TWIN LAKES KIDS

We have a full program on the weekends and Wednesday nights for our kindergarten through 5th graders.  We need volunteers who can serve in our Saturday night and Sunday morning classes as well as our mid-week program on Wednesday nights.  If you like working with kids, like to teach a Bible lesson, and help with set up/clean up, contact Brittney at  for more information.

We need:  

  • YOUNG CHILDREN: 30 every-other-week helpers to help with check-in, crafts, snacks, etc.
  • ELEMENTARY: 10 weekend classroom helpers; 3 volunteer coordinators

FIRST IMPRESSIONS TEAM

We want YOU to join the First Impressions Team! We need more 10 friendly faces to welcome people to church. Here at TLC we are passionate about welcoming people into a space to encounter Jesus. We believe that weekend services would not be possible without it’s volunteers. We are currently looking for volunteers to be greeters and ushers, individuals to be information, welcome desk, or book nook hosts, an on-duty health professional in case of emergency, or to be the first smile an individual sees as they pull into the parking lot! If you are interested in joining any of these teams, CLICK HERE to find out more. Any questions, feel free to email .

COMMUNITY OUTREACH BY VOLUNTEERING 

A couple of opportunities:

Partner with Santa Cruz Police to do something positive about today’s crime problems and contribute to the community. We are looking for volunteers! Volunteer duties include walking, biking and vehicle patrols, elderly and disabled shut-in visits and special events! Volunteers must be at least 18 years-old and have the ability to pass a background check. If you are interested in joining the team, contact us at scpdvolunteers@cityofsantacruz.com or (831) 420-5916.

Join Coastland River Council and local native plant experts for the River Health Day series each fall. During River Health Day events, you will be trained to identify and remove invasive species of plants along the San Lorenzo River in San Lorenzo Park. Removing invasive species allow native plants and the animals that rely on them to thrive.  For more information go to https://coastal-watershed.org/get-involved/volunteer

Homeless Garden Project Volunteers  - come help out at the farm Tuesday through Saturday slots by weeding, harvesting, planting, watering and more.  Go to https://homelessgardenproject.org/volunteer-community-education/ for more information and to sign up!

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK IN NEED OF VOLUNTEER HELP 

Second Harvest has drive-thru food distribution sites twice a month and is in need of volunteers to help.  To safely distribute food to our community, we offer contactless drive-through distributions on Fridays. You’ll be helping by directing traffic, taking check-in information from clients, and loading food into cars. Locations alternate between the Boardwalk and Fairgrounds. For more information or to sign up go to thefoodbank.org/volunteer or call 831-232-8141 or email .  Lunch and free t-shirt provided!!

VIDEO/MEDIA

Interested in video, photography, audio engineering, lighting, media duplications, or other technical roles? Be part of the media team! We need 1 director, & 4 camera operators. Contact Jamie Rom for more information at  or go to tlc.org/media

SMALL GROUP FACILITATORS

God designed us for community. Whether you feel like a “people-person” or not, we all need each other. That’s why we have Small Groups, to find community that has the potential to change our lives. We need 25 more small group leaders for the fall. Host either live or online.
Find out more on joining or leading a group at tlc.org/smallgroups

MARTHA'S KITCHEN

A new food pantry in Watsonville is in need of volunteers on Friday afternoons from 4:30 pm to 6:10 PM at Martha's Kitchen - Watsonville (112 E. Beach St, Watsonville, CA, 95076).

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up online by going to https://marthaskitchen.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=563040.  If you have any questions, you can email .

Here is s testimonial from a recent TLC volunteer:  I’ve been enjoying volunteering at Martha’s Kitchen on Friday nights since you posted about the opportunity (thank you). They are so organized & kind & well-supported. My 16 year old & 13 year old feel very helpful & they truly enjoy it.

HOMELESS OUTREACH

We have a portable shower program for the homeless that we monitor one Saturday a month. We need helpers and someone who can tow the showers. If interested, contact g or 831-465-3381. Our once-a-month dinner outreach to the homeless usually happens the last Saturday of the month.  If you like to cook, help serve, and/or even eat with the guests, we need you!  Contact  for more information.  Homeless Garden Project Volunteers  - come help out at the farm Tuesday through Saturday slots by weeding, harvesting, planting, watering and more.  Go to https://homelessgardenproject.org/volunteer-community-education/ for more information and to sign up!

PEOPLE’S PANTRY

Providing food for those in need in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:15 PM at TLC. We are providing a drive-thru pick-up method to keep everyone safe. Look for signs in our parking lot.   

We also are in need of donations - food, household/toiletries, and monetary. Donations can be dropped off at the church office Monday through Thursday between 9 AM and 4 PM. Monetary gifts can be given online - be sure to write in the memo line for People's Pantry.

Items needed: canned/jar goods - tuna, veggies, fruit, tomato or pasta sauce, beans, chili, peanut butter, jam. Boxed/bagged items - mac and cheese, rice, spaghetti noodles, oatmeal, cereal.  PLEASE NO EXPIRED FOOD.  Laundry or dish soap, bar or liquid hand soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, all-purpose cleaners, and so forth.

EMPTY EGG CARTONS are needed so we can give away eggs.  Drop off cartons at the pantry or church office.  Clean paper bags with handles are also welcomed.

LOOKING for a volunteer to be in charge of the BREAD PICK UP every TUESDAY.  If you have a larger vehicle (truck, SUV, etc.) that can carry about 20-24 boxes full of bread, and you are available Tuesday mornings, please contact .  

Presently, I have enough volunteers, but if you want to get on my list for future help or would like more information, please contact .

FOSTER THE CITY

TLC is partnering with Foster the City in hopes of finding individuals and families who want to either be a foster family or be support friends to a foster family.  The Santa Cruz County director for foster care has a goal of obtaining 10 families who would be willing to foster kids and we hope to help reach that goal.  If you want to volunteer to help make a difference in a child's life, go to www.fosterthebay.org.  Feel free to email    if you have questions.  We are also looking for one person to be a TLC advocate for this ministry.  To find out more about this position, contact .

SAFE FAMILIES

Safe Families is a non-profit organization that helps families who are in crisis.  They are in need of volunteers who can temporarily take in a child for a short period of time while the parents work through an issue.  They also need volunteers who can help with a variety of needs - picking up kids, cooking a meal, babysitting, and so forth.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Liz at  or check out their website at www.safe-familieslocal.org/chapters/santacruz.

MOM’S ANGELS

Mom’s Angels is a car repair clinic that happens every other month in our Bus Barn here at TLC. It is to help single moms and widows with their car needs. We could use a few more mechanics. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, contact Todd at t

BRIDGE OF HOPE

We exist to provide help to children and adults with disabilities, adults facing the challenges of mental illness and homelessness, and nursing home residents. If you would like to get involved or have questions please contact Mary Masters at .

LETTERS & CARDS! We desperately need more cards and letters for the nursing homes we serve. Uplifting notes, cards, artwork, children's letters and drawings are needed to encourage our friends who are now so isolated. You can write letters that we can pick up and deliver for you. We also want to match committed writers (commit to writing at least twice a month) with specific residents. Help us spread the hope in Jesus' name!

We need help purchasing BIRTHDAY GIFTS and CAKES or CUPCAKES for nursing home residents and our birthday celebrations. We can arrange contactless porch pick up and delivery for you. WE ESPECIALLY NEED GIFTS FOR MEN. Contact us if you'd like suggestions.

We desperately need NEW SOCKS and GENTLY USED OR NEW MEN'S CLOTHING!  If you are able to donate, please place them in our barrel in the church office.

JOYFUL NOISE

Our Sunday Morning Class for developmentally challenged adults (18 and over) meets at 9 AM for Bible study, music and prayer.  We are in need of volunteers who can help out each Sunday.  We are looking for those who are friendly and caring, can help with some organizational needs, set up/clean up, teach a Bible lesson, join the worship team, lead a prayer time, serve sa a greeter or just show up and be a friend !  For more information or to express your interest, contact Greg at

DRESS A GIRL

If you like to sew, we could use you!!!  Help make dresses for girls around the world that very seldom ever get a new piece of clothing.  Can't sew?  We need help with sorting and packaging dresses.  For more information, contact Barbara at

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

If you have had cancer or have cared for someone who has, and you want to help others navigate their journey through cancer, this ministry might be for you.  For more information contact Carrie at

DEACONESSES

We need women who would like to help with the duties of the deaconesses.  They help with communion, memorials, and congregational care.  If you are interested in more information contact Carrie at .

DRIVING ANGELS

Help for those that need a ride to their medical appointments. For more information, contact  or 831-465-3368. If you would like to serve on this team, click here for the application.

HOMEAID

A project-oriented service helping the widowed, physically limited, and single parents on a limited income. Contact  or 831-465-3368. If you would like to serve on this ministry team, click here for the application.

Testimonials

"I wish you could see and hear the expressions of those in my old neighborhood, at work, and even my new landlord, each time I've shared this story with them of how you all showed up on a Saturday to help a stranger.  I believe this is how the Gospel is preached - through everyday Christians who live out their faith." -R.H.

“You don't need any special skills to be on the volunteer list for HomeAid. As long as you're able bodied and have some free time, you can help with simple tasks like moving, packing and yard work.” –Kyle

SONSHINE MEALS

Sonshine Ministry prepares and delivers home-cooked meals to those who are ill, recovering from illness or surgery, and new parents. These meals are intended for those who do not have the resources or connections to provide their own meals. Contact or 831-465-3368.

For more information check out our webpage at tlc.org/sonshine

If you would like to serve on this ministry team, click here for the application.

STEPHENS MINISTRY

Stephen Ministry is training for members of the TLC family to be listening ears and spiritual confidants, providing high-quality, confidential care for people experiencing a crisis, facing a challenge, or simply going through a tough time. Contact  or 831-465-3368. For more information check out our webpage at tlc.org/stephenministry.

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VISITATION

Visitation Ministry is multifaceted. The ministry includes contact with those in hospitals, those that are home bound, and those that are in care facilities. We need 2 volunteers to make calls once a week to TLCers in hospital. If you would like to be a part of this team, CLICK HERE to fill out the application.

 

Testimonials

“I got involved with the TLC Hospital Visitation Team because I wanted an opportunity to pray for, comfort, and be a blessing to others. What I quickly discovered, however, is that as often as I pray for, comfort, or bless a patient, they do the same for me in return!” -J.D.

“People seem happily surprised to learn their church family is aware they are in the hospital. It can be a place of such fear; where faith can hit a brick wall. So I go, I listen, I pray and I offer a little encouragement when needed. It’s that simple. No special skill is required, but the blessing I receive is REAL! It never gets old!” -C.F.