"As the Father has sent me, so I send you." --John 20:21

As followers of Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are called to serve the lost and hurting and to proclaim the good news of the gospel in our local community and throughout the world. Each of us has been called to participate in God's mission. Each of us is SENT.

RCA Volunteer Engagement exists to help you engage personally in God's mission through meaningful volunteer opportunities. We believe that as people serve in the name of Christ, whether in their local community or around the world, the impact of that service will change lives--the lives of those being served, of those who serve, and of the churches that send.

Stories about Volunteers in the RCA

“Abundantly Far More”

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

Mission Trips, Remixed

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.

Serving in Costa Rica

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.

Give and Take: Teaching in Japan enriches students and their volunteer teacher

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.

It's About Relationships

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

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

Kristin VanKampen

Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement
(616) 698-7071, ext. 1868

Alisha Riepma

Mission Engagement Program Manager
(616) 698-7071, ext. 1895