Bayshore Christian Ministries

Country: 
USA
Location: 
East Palo Alto, California

Since its founding in 1984, Bayshore Christian Ministries (BCM) has sought to help youth grow spiritually, acquire life skills, and develop as leaders. BCM practices holistic, relational, and collaborative ministry to youth and their families. Serving over 400 youth every year, BCM impacts the communities of East Palo Alto and Belle Haven by investing in the next generation of community members and leaders.

Opportunity type: 
Group
Student
Volunteer opportunities: 

Volunteer groups are needed to lead two week-long vacation Bible school programs for children every summer (contact the Volunteer Engagement team for dates). This includes leading lessons, making and serving lunch, assisting with setup, playing games with kids, and facilitating prayer time. There may be an opportunity to work on the facilities at times when students are not present, including yard work, washing cars, and cleaning windows.

Accommodations: 

Groups may be able to sleep in classrooms at the ministry center. A kitchen is on site so that groups can prepare their own meals, and grocery stores are located nearby.

Group size - maximum: 
15
Cost notes: 

Cost per person varies by group size. For a group of 14, cost is approximately $130 per person, per week. This estimate includes the cost of lodging, vehicles, and food.Groups may be able to sleep in classrooms at the ministry center. A kitchen is on site so that groups can prepare their own meals, and grocery stores are located nearby.

Nearest airport: 

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Packing suggestions: 

Bayshore will provide a packing list for teams.

Requirements: 

Volunteers must be juniors in high school or older.

Contact information: 

For more information, contact volunteer@rca.org.

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.

The best way to reach our team is to email volunteer@rca.org or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement

Molly Towne

Volunteer Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant


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