We believe that we are called to actively share the Good News of Jesus Christ through word and deed.

One way we share is by serving one another and our neighbors in our community and throughout the world.

We know that love of God and love of neighbor are inseparable. We respond to God’s love for us by helping one another in countless ways, from helping out at the food pantry to working behind the scenes to ensure that Sunday worship (virtual or in-person) runs smoothly. By serving and honoring others, we serve and honor God.

We hope you’ll join us in being God’s hands and feet in the world.

Serving our community

Look below for service opportunities. Click the "learn more" button beneath each item to get the full details about the opportunity and about how to volunteer.

Serving throughout the world

Click here for information about our support for worldwide missions

Serving at Good Shepherd 

When we begin to resume more in-person worship, fellowship, meetings, and other gatherings, our opportunities for service within the Good Shepherd community will increase. You'll be able to find places to volunteer by searching below and clicking on the "Categories" box to hep you sort through service options.

What if I don't have any "skills"?

For most of our volunteer positions, no special skills are needed. But if special skills are needed, we'll train you.

What if I volunteer and find it's not a good fit?

No worries. Just let your team leader or ministry head know about the mismatch, and we'll help you find another way to serve.

Still wondering where to start?

Take our Time & Talent survey. Or contact Community Service Coordinator Holly Vanderhoof for some ideas.

Hypothermia Giving Tree

Support the North County Hypothermia Shelter with items (hats, mittens, etc.) for their clients. During cold weather, these items will help those who are homeless to make it through the winter.

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Not Sure Where to Serve?

Our Community Service Coordinator Holly Vanderhoof can help you find the right service opportunity for you

I want to serve 

Helping Hungry Kids

Helping Hungry Kids of Northern Virginia provides weekend grocery packs to nearby elementary schools. They are now packing at Northwest Federal Credit Union and are able to use a few volunteers with COVID guidelines in place. HHK also needs help...

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The Closet

The Closet Of The Greater Herndon Area Incorporated, a nonprofit thrift shop in the heart of Herndon, could use your donations of clothing and household necessities. It is also looking for people to help sort donations and work in its retail shop.

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