Serve with Us

A heart for serving

If you have a heart for service, there are many ways to get involved with our ministries. We need people and organizations to partner with us, whether it's with your time, financial resources or circle of influence. Partner with us and help us carry out the mission of serving people of all ages. If you'd like to get involved, contact us at 989.652.3470 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Here are just some of the ways you can get involved with Wellspring Lutheran Services:

One-Time Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Financial Support

Supply Drives

One-time opportunities

  • Garden/campus beautification projects (garden clean-up, planting, seasonal decorations, etc.)
  • Personal Memoirs for residents/families
  • Special activities projects – holiday events, special outings, etc.
  • Clean toys for the family visit rooms
  • Special painting project
  • Host a special occasion party

Ongoing opportunities

  • Activities. Assist both with the activities department but also assistance with residents during shift changes
  • Small Group Leadership. Bible studies, prayer groups, card clubs, etc.
  • Walks & Talks. Special times with our residents in general visits, strolls when the weather is good, just some one-on-one conversation
  • Visits. Connecting with those who cannot get out and about
  • Resident Courier. Assist residents to and from in-house therapy, activities, meals, etc.
  • Office Assistance. General office duties such as copying, follow-up calls, etc.
  • Community Liaison. Connect community groups that are looking for service projects (schools, youth groups, social outreach groups, etc.)
  • Math Tutors. Work with youth on math homework (All books are provided and you don't need to be a pro, just patient.)
  • Mentors. Take the lead in supporting a young person through an ongoing one-to-one relationship, serving as a positive role model and friend (Requires a minimum commitment of 1 year with at least 4 hours per month)
  • Transporters. Drive foster children and/or family members to and from appointments (Mileage is reimbursed)

Financial support

Financial gifts are used to offset the cost of items not covered by insurance, including chaplain services, activities, camp, outings and much more. 

Supply drives

  • Personal care. Items include things like toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, personal grooming needs, etc.
  • Decorations. Items include decorations for holidays celebrated all throughout the year
  • Hobbies. Items include puzzles, craft materials, etc.
  • Yard sales. We collect items to use in our yard sales and use the proceeds to help offset the cost for those who are in need of financial assistance
  • Families Helping Families. Sponsor fun activities for families in need. "Family Fun Night Baskets" help at-risk families learn how to interact with each other positively with the assistance of donated games, art supplies, nonperishable snacks and gift certificates.
  • Car seats. New infant, toddler and booster car seats are provided to families who cannot afford this necessary safety item.
  • SOAR. Paper, pens, backpacks and glue are just a few items that can be donated to help others.
  • Secure Sleep. Many children are in need of items that help them feel warm, snug and safe at night. Donations of blankets, sheets, pillows and quilts will help supply these fundamental needs.
  • Christmas Caring (Christmas Angels Remembering Individuals Needing God's Love). In an effort to share the true meaning of Christmas and the joy of Christ's birth with others, help us provide Christmas presents for those we serve.
  • Duffel bags. Children who have been removed from their home often arrive with all their belongings in black plastic garbage bags, which sends an unspoken message that they and their belongings are no better than trash. Help provide a duffel bag for children to transport their belongings.
  • Birthday in a Box. Bring birthday joy to foster children with items such as cake mixes, small toys, birthday theme paper plates, napkins and hats. Items are placed in a decorated shoebox and delivered to foster children the week of their birthday.
  • Hands, Heads, Hearts & Feet. Each fall children and families are in need of coats, hats, gloves and boots to keep them warm and dry during the winter months.
  • Family Care Baskets. Families who are struggling with basic living needs are provided with a laundry basket filled with paper supplies, linens, cleaning supplies and other safety items.

 

 

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