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Christian Resource Center

Hope for the Whole Family

Volunteer opportunities for individuals, families & small groups.

The purpose of the Christian Resource Center is to network and support ministries, churches, businesses and individuals to work together to demonstrate and proclaim the Gospel for all people by addressing real needs.

As a top priority of Community Impact, it is our goal to help support and expand the Christian Resource Center (CRC) and its ministries. Through mobilizing the people of Hill Country to serve at the CRC, we pray that many will hear & believe the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ.

The CRC is located just minutes from our Lakeline campus in Cedar Park at Twin Lakes Fellowship. From food & clothing distribution to job training and more, you can be a part of this work in our community. Prayerfully consider how you can get involved!

Here are just a few options:

  • Help distribute food & clothing on Monday & Tuesday
  • Mentor young men in trades programs
  • Teach ESL or GED classes
  • Provide administrative assistance
  • Join the fundraising team
  • Be a prayer warrior
  • Serve as a hostess for weekday snacks and graduation celebrations
  • Serve on a board of directors

Clinic Ministries

Trotter House (formerly Austin PRC)

Trotter House offers resources and services including pregnancy testing, sonograms, Life Skills classes and more. The mobile unit visits the Christian Resource Center on the 1st Tuesday of each month, and client services are available during the rest of the week at the newly renovated office in Central Austin.

Trotter House is located at 2717 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705. The center’s hours are MWF 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tues 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday 12:30 – 6:00 pm, and 1st Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

If you would like more information or to become a volunteer, you can email Rachel Carpenter at rachelcarp@outlook.com.

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Job Skills Training

Electrical & Plumbing Trade Skills Training

Career Life Ministry

Career Life Ministry desires to saturate the next generation with the love of Jesus Christ while teaching them technical skills through short-term OSHA and NCCER certificated training in the electrical and/or plumbing trades.

Mentors guide participants in an atmosphere of caring and genuine concern for the student’s spiritual future as well as their careers. A low student to staff ratio allows for deeper personal relationships that are key in life and career transformation.

Specific volunteer need: 
Classroom instructors and mentors trained in electrical or other trade skills, as well as individuals to provide lunch to students and instructors on Saturdays. Also accepting donations of class scholarships ($375 + tuition costs per student), tools and electrical materials such as conduit, wire, light fixtures, etc.

Electrician training meets Saturdays, Sept. 7 through Feb. 15 from 8:00am – 4:00 pm

For more information or to volunteer, email HERE.

To register for the class, go HERE.

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Automotive Trade Skills Training

CARS/Owen's Garage

CARS is a faith-based youth development program designed to reach and connect with young people ages 14-24 in a vocational setting. The program teaches basic automobile care and maintenance as well as life skills. Each meeting includes a meal, a devotional, classroom instruction and hands-on training.

Specific volunteer need: 
Classroom instructors and mentors, individuals willing to provide meals to students, instructors on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. Also accepting donations of cars, tools, supplies, food & drink, and building materials.

Volunteer commitment: Tuesday and/or Thursday 5:30pm – 9:15pm

For more information or to volunteer, email Marc Swiatek

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ESL & GED Classes

Life Bridge Job Corps

Life Bridge Job Corps offers faith-based job readiness and life skills training for adults. Through meeting the practical needs of those in poverty through job readiness & adult education, LBJC has the opportunity to help participants and volunteers understand Christ’s love for them.

English as a Second Language (ESL) & High School Equivalency Training (GED)

Registration: Aug. 20 & 27, 10 a.m. - Noon, $75 fee, Scholarships available

Classes: Begin Sept. 10, Meet Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer, email Chris Rowley or call 512-909-9166.

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Job Seekers Network

Job Seekers Network

We provide job search training, networking, and encouragement for professionals. To see a current calendar for meetings and workshops, location details and what to expect go to: www.job-seekers-network.org

Each Monday, 80 – 100 job seekers gather in the North Auditorium at our Lakeline Campus for job search training, networking and encouragement. We meet from 9:00-11:30 am. First timer? Please plan to arrive by 8:40 a.m.

Unemployment hits at the core of a person’s confidence, emotions and faith, leading many to despair. Job Seekers Network is there to provide tangible job search help, along with prayer support and much needed hope.

Mission Statement: Job Seekers Network is dedicated to providing comprehensive job search programs and services and emotional and spiritual support to unemployed and underemployed adults in Greater Austin to support, equip, and enable them to find a better fitting job faster.

FREE Monday Morning Programs & Services 9:00 – 11:30 AM:

  • Keynote addresses by some of Austin’s best motivational and job search strategy speakers.
  • Encouraging life change stories and spiritual encouragement.
  • Training on résumés, interviewing, elevator pitch, LinkedIn and more taught by excellent subject matter coaches.
  • Recruiters and hiring organizations.

For more information or to volunteer, email HCBC ministry leader Craig Foster.

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Ministry to Senior Citizens

Drive A Senior Northwest

Drive a Senior offers free transportation and other support services for senior adults to live independently in their own homes. Services are provided by volunteer drivers, home handymen, office volunteers and hosts/hostesses for twice monthly luncheons.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Driving & Delivery
  • Meals & Snacks
  • Physical Labor (handyman, landscaping, etc.)
  • Prayer
  • Professional Services (front office staff, event hosts)

Specific volunteer needs: 
Drivers, handymen, monthly Senior Day Out hosts, front office help. Also accepting donations of gently used walkers and canes.

Volunteer commitment: Flexible scheduling with some services requiring just a one hour commitment. Most are one-two hour events. Volunteers must receive introductory training about use of the scheduling website and the spirit of services provided.

For more information or to volunteer, email Mark Holder.

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Prison/Youth Mentoring

Nineveh

Nineveh Ministries – making a difference in the lives of juvenile offenders across Texas. Empower juvenile offenders to find purpose & personal growth through a relationship with Christ.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Counseling
  • Driving & Delivery
  • Evangelism
  • Job Skills Training
  • Meals & Snacks
  • Prayer
  • Professional Services (Graphic Designers)
  • Tutoring &  Mentoring

Specific volunteer need: 
Mentors & Bible study leaders (especially African American or Hispanic males) to meet with students in Williamson & Travis County juvenile detention facilities to pray and equip them with the gospel. Also looking for individuals to provide meals for Thursday night teen center gatherings. Nineveh accepts donations of cars, trailers, old cell phones and computers, food and pallets.

Volunteer commitment: Nightly

For more information or to volunteer, email HCBC ministry leader Lara Bailiff.

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Resources for the Needy

Christian Compassion Center

The Christian Compassion Center (C3) collects merchandise for distribution to Austin citizens in need, free of charge, through associated faith-based organizations in the city. Last year, 1900 greater Austin area citizens were blessed through C3.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • City Development
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Driving & Delivery
  • Evangelism
  • Prayer
  • Professional Services (admin, marketing,etc.)

Specific volunteer need: 
Sort, organize, pickup and/or deliver donated goods. Also accepts donations of furniture, household items, and sundry items in good condition.

Volunteer commitment: C3 is open by appointment only. Contact ministry leader for details.

For more information or to volunteer, email HCBC ministry leader Mark Shackelford.

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What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. – James 2:14

Reveal Resource Center

Reveal Resource Center is a food pantry and clothes closet at the Christian Resource Center (CRC) that serves 300-400 families each week with the help of 100+ volunteers. Reveal is a Central Texas  Food Bank partner agency that distributes groceries, clothing, and ministry support. The primary focus is to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the Greater Austin community. Reveal also serves as a gateway to all of the resources available at the CRC, helping to break the cycle of poverty.

Reveal Resource Center opens its doors every Monday and Tuesday to offer food, clothing and spiritual resources to brothers and sisters in need. Check out Reveal Resource Center in action and find out how to get involved below.


Distribution of Food & Clothing
Reveal accepts donations of clothing (all types & sizes) and unopened, non-expired food.

Mondays: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesdays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CRC at Twin Lakes Fellowship
1150 South Bell Blvd, Cedar Park
(512) 981-7721

*No identification or qualifying required


Volunteering

Mondays: 9:00 – 11:30 am  > Unloading and bagging only

Mondays: 6:00 – 8:30 pm  > Sort and distribute groceries and clothing; Carryout to client vehicles; Client intake and Gospel sharing (especially Spanish speakers); Data Entry; Set up/ Tear down

Tuesdays: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm  > Sort and distribute groceries and clothing; Carryout to client vehicles; Client intake and Gospel sharing (especially Spanish speakers); Data Entry; Set up/ Tear down

Every Day: 7:30 – 9:30 am  > Van/Truck Drivers to pick up donations from local grocery stores

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For more information or to volunteer, email Bob Hartigan

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Faith Home Restoration

Faith Home Restoration is a Christian home providing a safe environment and community for women that desire to walk through the restoration process with God. As a partner ministry of the Christian Resource Center, Faith Home provides a safe, drug-free environment and offers prayer, support, fellowship and encouragement. Residents participate in Celebrate Recovery and weekly Bible studies.

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This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Prayer
  • Driving & Delivery (Grocery store, Doctor appointments)
  • Mentors/ Life Coaches / Evangelism / Bible Study Leaders
  • Food / Clothing Pantry / Cleaning Supplies / Paper Goods
  • Mowing / General Lawn Care
  • Job Skills Training
  • Marketing / Admin Support (Web design, Graphic design)
  • Social Media Support
  • Donations: women’s clothing, toiletries, toilet paper, paper goods, cleaning supplies, lawn equipment, vacuum cleaner, mops, food.

For more information or to volunteer, email or call Amy Crawford, 512.552.3259.

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Contact

CRC at Twin Lakes Fellowship
1150 S. Bell Blvd
Cedar Park, TX 78613

crctwinlakes.org/volunteer