Calvary's Outreach and Evangelism Ministry is committed to extending care to people in the Chicagoland area who are in need. Through our many outreach programs, we strive to put God’s passion into action.
This work of compassion is rooted in Jesus' strong desire to see individuals and entire communities made whole. The very heartbeat of Jesus is to serve our local community by reaching out to those who are hurting, alone, in need, struggling or oppressed.
The needs of hurting people in our own neighborhoods are vast and varied. By partnering with skilled ministries, agencies and organizations that are on the front lines of battling poverty, Calvary’s efforts and financial support have a multiplied the impact upon those in need.
email the Outreach Ministry
call the Outreach Ministry: 630-585-3232
Helping Hands is a network of Calvary’s men and women who want to serve and help meet the practical needs of single parents, the widowed and their immediate families and others who are eligible for assistance. Jobs can range from running errands to home repairs.
“Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us” (James 1:27).
How you can help
Be a volunteer! Volunteers offer their time, hands and skills to help meet needs (one-time needs or ongoing needs). A volunteer’s availability and interests are matched with the needs of those needing help.
How it works
You get to choose when you serve and how often you serve. We will contact you when a need arises that matches your availability and skill set.
How to sign up
Simply complete the application below. Once reviewed, you will be notified and matched with a Helping Hands project.
Safe Families for Children is a safety net for families in crisis. Our volunteer families provide a temporary home for children (newborn to 18) whose parents are dealing with stressful or crisis situations. Local churches are the heart of Safe Families for Children. Safe Families was established in 2002 and today, the ministry is active in over 50 locations across the U.S.
For more information or questions please contact Paris Smith at 815.436.5511 or email us .
Food & Clothing Pantry
Calvary Church owns and operates a food and clothing outreach in downtown Naperville. This ministry provides food and clothing for people in need while also offering prayer and counseling.
If you're interested in this ministry please call Iris 630.585.3232 or e-mail us.
Volunteer dates include the following:
1st Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
129 W. Benton, Naperville
Click here if you need food.
Feed the Homeless Outreaches
The Feed the Homeless Ministry serves in downtown Aurora and inner-city Chicago. Our volunteers demonstrate God's love by simply serving a meal to people who are both physically and spiritually destitute.
Aurora Feed the Hungry
Fridays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
First Free Methodist Church, 121 S. Lincoln Avenue, Aurora
If you're interested in this ministry, please call Iris at 630.585.3232 or e-mail us.
Chicago Feed the Hungry
Stay tuned for future dates.
If you are interested in volunteering, we meet at 4:45 pm and ride together on a bus returning by 10 pm. We serve at Chicago City Church, 5501 S. LaSalle, Chicago
Read more about Inner City Christian Ministries at www.changingourcity.org
Hesed House Outreach
Stay tuned for future dates.
Hesed House, 659 S River St., Aurora, IL 60506
This will be an incredible evening to serve and minister to those in need. We will meet at Hesed House at 5:30 pm to start preparing food. Then serving dinner and spending time with the homeless and poor that sleep at Hesed House that Night.
If you are interested in serving please RSVP with Iris by calling 630.585.3232 or e-mail.
Incarcerated men, women and teens in our area need to experience the love of Christ in their lives. They also need assistance when re-entering society. Calvary's Outreach Department has partnered with J.U.S.T. (Justice, Understanding, Serving, Teaching) of DuPage to share God's love and support the spiritual journeys of the inmates of the DuPage County Jail. We do this by helping to provide chaplaincy, educational programs, addiction recovery, increased employability, and social services.
Helping Hands is a network of Calvary Church men and women who want to serve and help meet the practical needs of widows, single parents, the elderly and/or disabled individuals. Projects could include: landscaping maintenance, housekeeping, household repairs or help with running errands. Please note that other projects may be assessed and assigned on an individual basis.
For most projects, you will be teamed up with one to three other volunteers who are paired up according to their interest and/or skill level. The times and how often you serve are completely up to you.
If you are interested in serving within the Helping Hands ministry, please call 630.585.3232 or email us.
Feed My Starving Children
Calvary Church is looking for 100 volunteers to help pack food at Feed My Starving Children to benefit those that are less fortunate It's a gratifying experience you won’t want to miss out on! Children must be age 5 or older to volunteer. If you're interested in volunteering or have any questions, please call 630.585.3232 or email us. Feed My Starving Children is located at 555 Exchange Court in Aurora, IL.
To register, please click on the date:
Monday, June 10 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday, August 5 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday, September 27 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday, November 26 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday, December 30 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm