At The Chapel

Whether you enjoy being up front or behind the scenes, The Chapel has a place where you can serve.

Where do you start?

Begin by asking yourself, "What am I passionate about?" What issue or people group really catches your interest? What problem or issue would you like to solve?

Next, consider how God has uniquely wired you. Consider your personality, skills, abilities, and life experiences. How could these help you make a meaningful contribution in the lives of others?

Adult Discipleship

Small Group Facilitators (ongoing)

Are you passionate about the Bible, facilitating discussions, helping others connect and grow spiritually? If you are interested and would like to find out more about this role, please reach out to Jackie for more information.


Make and serve coffee Sunday mornings – 4 adults needed. You serve once a month or more as needed. To volunteer, please contact


Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry assists anywhere from 25 to 40 families from The Chapel and the local community every week with basic things like food and other household necessities. If you or someone you know needs access to the food pantry please email or call the office to set up an appointment.

All donations can be dropped off in the bin on the Parker House porch, at our Lincoln Park campus.

Items currently needed: Cereal, oatmeal, pasta sauce, pasta, shampoo, and laundry detergent. Please no expired food.

Prayer Team
Pray with those who come forward for prayer after each Sunday service. Serve one Sunday each month.

Visitation Ministry
Provides prayer and encouragement to those who are homebound, in the hospital, or in assisted-living facilities. Serve as needed.

Addiction Care
Is prayerfully seeking out volunteers that could potentially be part of its leadership. Experience (direct or indirect) and compassion are critical to leading/facilitating in this ministry area.

God Sees You
Our vision is to live out Isaiah 1:17 to be actively mission-minded, personal, and relational in serving the Chapel family and our community. Our mission is to connect small groups & individuals with specific opportunities to serve those in need. We often serve widows/widowers, fatherless/motherless, and those encountering difficult shorter-term circumstances. Get Involved

For more information or to be part of a team contact

Rides Ministry and Meals Ministry
Do you have a heart for helping others?  The “God sees you” team connects people to specific serving opportunities. Our Rides Ministry helps provide transportation to/from church on Sundays (something we can easily take for granted), and our Meals Ministry helps provide meals for those in need. This can be as simple as serving ONE time (or as often as you like!). For more information on how to get involved, email

Chapel Kids

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these positions, please contact Bria. You will need to complete CK application and training.

Welcome Team (9:00 & 10:30am Service – Ongoing)
Greet and assist families with check-in during the 9:00 or 10:30 service.

Small Group Leader (9:00am Service – Ongoing)
Lead our early childhood or elementary class. 

Small Group Leader (10:30am Service – Ongoing)
Small group leader for 3rd graders or for preteens (4th & 5th Grade).

Chapel Students

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these positions, please contact

Help teach and lead discussion during Sunday morning class. You’ll need to complete the Family Min application and the spiritual gifts assessment.

Meet with students in 1-1 or 2-1 setting for intentional discipleship conversations. Mentors will have complete parent support with staff oversight. You will need to complete the Family Min application, spiritual gifts assessment, and complete mentor/ SGL training.

Assist in the planning and hosting of CS events including retreats, CS Week, all-nighter, etc. You’ll need to complete the Family Min application.

Special Needs

Training is provided and skills are matched to roles so experience is not essential to join a service team for the following.

Children/Students (Ongoing)

  • Assist a child on Sunday or other programs as a 1:1 Buddy
  • Join the lead team in Sunday class – teachers/organizers welcomed
  • Help set up/break down
  • Provide crafts with resource center materials/assistance
  • Media assistant

*Professional and other experience appreciated for advisory team*

Teens / Adults (Future)
Join the Sunday SN Service team as:

  • Greeter
  • 1:1 Assistant
  • Worship team assistant
  • Hands-on activities/crafts planner
  • Media / Tech assistant – training provided
  • Set up / break down assistant

*Professional and other experience appreciated for advisory team*

Sunset Community Garden (May-October)
The Sunset Community Garden is designed to include individuals with special needs. Gardeners enjoy growing and harvesting with caring mentoring, plus special gatherings featuring hands-on learning and fun throughout the growing season. Join our garden team to help provide a variety of events for our gardening community!  To volunteer, please contact

Night Out Respite 1:1 Volunteer (Quarterly)
Join a team of 1:1 volunteers for respite events. Start as an apprentice to accompany a child, teen, or adult with special needs during a Night Out event. Approximately quarterly on Friday evenings. You will need to complete an application, training is provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact

Night Out Respite Set Up/Clean Up (Quarterly)
Join a small team to help set up before an event and/or put items away afterward. Approximately quarterly on Friday evenings. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact

Night Out Respite Medical Team Volunteer (Quarterly)
Medical professionals welcomed to join team for occasional respite events. Approximately quarterly on Friday evenings. You will need to complete an application, training is provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact

Night To Shine (February)
To serve on the Night to Shine team or for other information, visit the Special Needs page. Contact for questions about joining the SN team!

Tech Team

The tech team serves on rotation (minimum of once per month) during Sunday morning worship services. Experience is not necessary and training will be provided! For more information contact

We love celebrating everything that is happening at The Chapel. Join our team of amateur and professional photographers to help us capture all that God is doing at The Chapel. Serve on Sundays and/or for special events.

With many people still joining us Online on Sundays and many more tuning in throughout the week it’s more crucial than ever that we have dedicated volunteers helping record the videos of our service and events.

Our Broadcast Audio team ensures that everyone watching our services online are able to hear every word clearly and are able to join in in worship.

Worship Team

Come join the Easter Choir as we prepare to lead worship on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. An ability to match pitch, and a willing heart are all you need!  Easter Choir meets on Tuesday nights from 8-8:45pm in the downstairs Great Room (Rooms 112/114). For questions, please contact

Come be a part of the Classic Service Worship Team by singing in the choir! No experience is necessary, just a willing heart, and the ability to match pitch.

Choir meets on Tuesday nights from 7-8:30pm in the downstairs Great Room (Rooms 112/114), and sings at our 9:00am Classic service each Sunday. For questions, please contact

Help to lead our congregation in worship through music, either instrumentally or vocally. We are always looking to grow the team. Rehearsals for Modern on Thursdays at 6:30pm, Classic on Sunday mornings at 7:30am. Can be involved in only one service type. Video audition required. Typical positions are Vocals, Drums, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, and Keys, but others are welcome. Contact for details or to arrange an audition.

12 Mile Bridge

Volunteer Opportunities

Paterson Homeless Outreach (Ongoing)
Be part of a team showing love and bringing hope to our homeless friends in Paterson! We teamed up with City Impact to give out food, pray with folks, and spend time with some precious people who need to know they are seen and valued by God. We meet monthly at 39 McBride Ave. in Paterson at 9:00am. Outreach ends at 12:30pm. For more information, contact Pastor Paul or Pastor Dave.
New Destiny Family Success Center:
Building cleanout at The Enrichment Center for Women, Children, and Families. When: Saturday, February 25th, from 9 am-3 pm. Address: 185 Carroll Street, Paterson (same site as the Nov. 5 We Serve) Parking: on site and street. Project: Clear out the building of old furniture, debris, and miscellaneous items. This would be ideal for kids older than 10 because of all the strength required to carry and move things into the outdoor dumpster. Contact: Tammy Corra 862-377-8888, tammycorra@gmail.comRegister Here!

Street Hope Alive 
Volunteers needed who can collect children/teens summer clothes  (only summer) in new or used good condition. Sort and organize by gender and size: Clothes needed for girls (sizes 4-18) and boys (sizes 3-16 ). Bathing suits for both genders (One piece for girls 10-18, Boys 10-16). 8 Chaperones needed for the Fun bus ride to take the children to Summer camp. Will meet in Paterson drive to Quakertown, Pennsylvania and return back to Paterson the same day. 4 Chaperones needed per date (July 30 and August 4). Volunteer would engage with these Amazing children by playing games, drawing and other creative ways to make the bus ride a fun and safe one for them.3 Volunteers needed - Art teacher and 2 helpers during the months of June/July/August for Summer Art therapy mentorship program at the Art Factory, Spruce St. Paterson. This will be a weekday Mon-Wed for 2 hours for 10 children each class. Drawing, Acrylic paint etc.. any Art skills considered.25 Volunteers needed on December 10,2023 for Large 13th annual Christmas Outdoor celebration. Opportunities for event preparation in a variety of ways, wrapping day at The Chapel and also serving the day of event. This Fun and Hope filled event will have 800+ children and adults. This is an Amazing opportunity to engage with the children and community SHA serves and share the Love of Jesus with so many. If interested, contact or Renee' 973-274-5314

Good Shepherd Mission (Ongoing)
Good Shepherd Mission is looking for additional Bible teachers. The teacher volunteer can tailor their class according to their interests and strengths. Flexibility on the day and time of the week. Check out the weekly schedule. For more information, contact Good Shepherd Mission.
Saturday Serve Days (Monthly)
Servants Heart Ministry provides top-level construction labor at zero cost to local churches and Christ-centered nonprofit organizations. This is largely made possible by volunteers serving each week. Saturday Serve Days allow volunteers to serve with their hands and bring energy to our sites to show people what King Jesus’ Kingdom looks like, and who King Jesus is. Whatever your skill level you bring, there is a place for you on our project sites. We’ll meet onsite at 8:30am, share coffee and lunch together (provided), and head home around 4:30pm. No previously learned skills are necessary. Tools will be provided. When: First Saturday of every month How: E-mail Nate Dorka, and let him know you’re interested!  
Workmanship Program (Ongoing)
Servants Heart Ministry is looking for a team of dedicated volunteers, giving their time and skills to make a tangible impact in the community. If you have experience in any of the following areas and are ready to get involved, please reach out: General Carpentry, Construction, HVAC, Fine woodworking, Welding, Auto mechanic, and Culinary. For more information, contact Nate Dorka or John Oostdyk.
New City Kids (Ongoing)
Want to make a difference in young lives? Here are several ways to get involved with New City Kids in Paterson: - Workdays: These are held about once a quarter and involve anything from outdoor property maintenance/cleanup to indoor maintenance/repair, etc. - Reading buddies for the younger kids. - Crossing guards: this involves regularly - scheduled volunteers. - College essay help for the high school kids. - Professionals from a variety of disciplines teaching life and professional skills. - Life skills, such as personal financial management, plumbing, cooking, etc. - Taking a pre-arranged group of kids on a hike, fishing, etc. For more information, or to volunteer, please e-mail Gene Amore. You'll be contacted when a workday is coming up.  
Good Shepherd Mission (Ongoing)
Good Shepherd Mission is looking for a driver. Probably three days a week (flexible hours) to take men to medical appointments, to pick up supplies, food donations, etc. Most destinations in Paterson. Drivers can use the Good Shepherd Mission vehicles. For more information, contact Good Shepherd Mission.

Are you looking for additional ways to serve in the community? Here are a few of the local ministries that we regularly partner with:


As followers of Jesus, we’ve been entrusted with the most life-changing message in the world: the good news of the gospel. Jesus calls us to go out and share this message broadly, knowing that every person needs the forgiveness and hope found in the gospel. The Chapel takes this commission seriously by supporting dozens of international and domestic missionaries. Our missionaries are engaged in planting churches, providing medical care, serving inner-city kids, and many other activities that proclaim and live out the message of Christ. We also sponsor numerous short-term mission trips each year, giving ordinary people the opportunity to get a taste of cross-cultural ministry.

Interested in serving globally? E-mail or fill our our short term missions application.

Short Term Mission Trip Application