Volunteers

When a crucial need arose in Fellowship Reformed Church’s community, one member rallied her church to meet it.

For Carissa Buurstra, it was the adventure of a lifetime. For her father, pastor Todd Buurstra, it was a chance to do mission while expanding the horizons of young people in his congregation.

Three years after a flood in Detroit, disaster response volunteers help a homeowner cope with black mold.

As Bruce and Laurie Hawley retire, hybrid disaster response sites build on their work.

In the West Bank, an arts camp offers kids the chance for joy—and, just maybe, peace.

This year, HIS Work Camp came with extra challenges. But those challenges showed students and staff that God works beyond what they can imagine.

Students on this summer’s Project Timothy trips did more than travel overseas for a week of service projects—instead, they learned how to lead.

In what was a life-changing experience for many of them, 13 members of First Reformed Church in Doon, Iowa, and Bethel Reformed Church in Lester, Iowa, traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica, on a mission trip June 13-22, 2014.

For Rachel Hashimoto, long-term volunteering in Japan was a great way to learn about the country and the culture there “without having to deal with taxes,” she jokes. But it was more than that, of course—it was a chance to quietly witness to others and share Christ’s love in a country where Christianity is a minority religion.

More and more, people want to volunteer in ways that build relationships with the people they serve.