Strategic service is placing our hearts and hands in the place of greatest demand.  By choosing to join a strategic service team, you are becoming a vital part of leading people into a life of discipleship.  The hard work of volunteers each week at Central Lutheran makes what we do possible and we want you to be well prepared to contribute.  

There are a variety of ways you can get plugged into the mission and to begin, we ask you to follow the step to do just that.  After you submit this form a representative from your area of choice will contact you.  Thanks for your passion in the mission of Central.

Fill out a serve form TODAY!

Agnes Table

26 W. Grand Ave., Chippewa Falls, WI
Agnes Table will plan and coordinate the meal. They need about 12 volunteers … 5 or 6 for meal prep around 3:00pm … 5 or 6 to serve the meal from 5:30 to 6:30pm and help with clean-up. There is a minimum $150 donation required to cover meal and building costs. Central Lutheran commits to five meal services a year and covers the cost for those meals. Watch the “Serve” board at church for serving dates. You can also do a group on your own, if you wish. 

Learn More About Agnes’ Table by clicking here … http://www.legacycommunitycenter.org/agnes-table

Barnabas Table

19 W. Spring St., Chippewa Falls, WI
A Free meal is prepared by the Staff at Barnabas. They are looking for about 5 or 6 volunteers to serve the meal, wash dishes and visit with the guests. Meals are served Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Youth and adults are invited to serve. There is a $50 donation to cover food and building costs.

Contact: Randy Walker 715-404-5330.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER – COMMUNITY CUPBOARD/TINY PANTRY

 508 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, WI.
CDC’s Community Cupboard is looking for donations of new or “gently used” household goods, furniture, cleaning supplies, toys and personal hygiene products. (No large appliances.) These items will be provided at no cost to low income families as well as the homeless. From time to time they are also looking for volunteers to sort and organize donated items.

CDC also has a Tiny Pantry (A.K.A. Blessing Box) located in front of their office. They are looking for donations of non-perishable food items, water, juice boxes, energy bars, etc.

Contact: Becky Piper … becky@lecdc.org … 715-861-5002
Or Click Here … https://www.lecdc.org/chippewa-county-outreach.html

CareLink

First Presbyterian Church, 130 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls, WI
CareLink was formed by several local churches, including Central, as a central intake point to provide gas cards for emergency needs … doctor appointments, job interviews, etc. They also direct people to other local agencies depending on their needs. They offer this service every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 to noon. One volunteer is needed to meet with those in need. Training takes about 30 minutes. Donations are also appreciated. Make checks to Trinity United Methodist Church, put “CareLink” in memo line. Mail to 201 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.

Contact: Michelle Flint … michelle.flint@charter.net 

CHIPPEWA AREA MENTOR PROGRAM

Chippewa Falls Middle School, 750 Tropicana Blvd., Chippewa Falls, WI
“Mentor Chippewa” matches you up with a child in the Chippewa Falls School system … K-12. As a Mentor you would spend 30 minutes per week having fun and building a relationship with that child. You can spend the time talking, playing games, reading a book, tossing a ball, taking a walk on school grounds, you decide. Time is one of the most valuable gifts you can give a child.
Contact: Lisa Husom … 715-726-2400, ext. 2474
Erin Gregory … 715-726-2400, ext. 2516
Learn More About Mentor Chippewa by clicking here…
https://cfsd.chipfalls.k12.wi.us/mentor/mentor/

Chippewa Valley Street Ministry

Parking lot across from Sojourner House, 618 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire, WI
Chippewa Valley Street Ministry sets up in the parking lot across from Sojourner House every Tuesday and Friday from 5:30 to 7:00pm. They minister to people living on the street, providing them with clothing, food, blankets, hygiene kits and most importantly prayer, a compassionate ear, a human touch and their friendship. See website for their “Needs List” or for more information about volunteering.

Contact: Mike Henry … Mikeah3@gmail.com … 1-847-539-9577
Karen Zabrowski … kczabrowski@gmail.com … 715-874-6652 … 715-529-4802
Learn More About Chippewa Valley Street Ministry by clicking here:  
https://www.chippewavalleystreetministry.org
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FEED MY PEOPLE FOOD BANK

2610 Alpine Road, Eau Claire, WI
Feed My People is the central distribution center that services numerous food pantries in the Chippewa Valley. They welcome individuals and groups of all abilities and ages from 8 on up to volunteer at the Food Bank … once, twice or a regular commitment. They need help repacking bulk foods, sort food donations, pack weekend meals for kids and fill orders. 
Individual Opportunities: Mon.,Thurs.,Fri -- 9am–12pm … Tues., Wed. – 1pm – 3pm … Open Volunteer Night the 2nd Tues. of each month – 4-5:30pm & 5:30-7pm
Group Opportunities: Mon. & Thur. -- 1-3pm … Tues, & Wed. 3-5pm … Mon. thru Fri. – 5-7pm 
Contact: Feed My People 715-835-9415
Learn More About Feed My People by clicking here … https://www.fmpfoodbank.org

Hope Village/Tiny Houses

4140 126th St., Chippewa Falls, WI

This is a local mission to provide short-term and long-term housing alternatives to people experiencing homelessness in Chippewa Country. They would certainly appreciate donations, but they also need the following volunteers to help construct and promote Hope Village/Tiny Houses … Carpenters, Painters, Electricians, Graphic Designers (brochures), Architectural Designers (Property Design), Fund-Raisers, Property Search Team.

 Learn More About Hope Village/Tiny Houses by clicking here … http://hopevillagechippewafalls.com

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“Lighten Your Load” Laundry Mission

Express Mart Laundromat – 805 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls
Two or three volunteers needed to plug quarters into washing machines and dryers to help those in need. (Quarters provided.) This mission happens the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and the first and third Thursday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Contact: Gayle Klitzke … gayleklitzke@hotmail.com … 715-723-5053

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOYAGERS

750 Tropicana Blvd, Chippewa Falls, WI
The Middle School Voyagers Program provides a safe and fun learning environment for students after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are looking for community volunteers to help instruct the various coursed they offer. If you’re interested in teaching a class as a paid instructor or want to volunteer to help, use the contact information below.

Contact: Savannah Smith … smithsc@chipfalls.org … 715-726-2400, ext. 2431.
Learn More About Chippewa Falls Voyager Program by clicking here … 
https://cfsd.chipfalls.k12.wi.us/cardinal/afterschool/

The Open Door Clinic,

First Presbyterian Church, 130 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls, WI
This is a local health care ministry, providing medical care at no charge to those in need every Tuesday from 5 – 7pm. Volunteer positions include various health care professionals to provide the needed care, Greeter and Receptionist to assist patients with paperwork, Intake Specialist to perform one-on-one interviews with patients to determine their health care needs. Volunteers are also needed to prepare a meal for the approximately 20 volunteers. Donations also accepted.

Contact: Jill Cooper … coordinator@chippewaopendoor.org … 715-720-1443
Learn More About Open Door Clinic by clicking here …
http://www.chippewaopendoor.org/default.html

River Source Family Center

402 N. High St., Chippewa Falls, WI
Looking for volunteers for their 24-hour Crisis Line … Child Care during workshops or events … Office/Program Support to answer phones, help with mailings and computer tasks … and Special Events like their Ladies Evening Extravaganza in September.

Learn More About River Source Family Center by clicking here … https://www.riversourcefamilycenter.com

SALVATION ARMY FOOD PANTRY

521 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls, WI
Food donations are always appreciated. You can place you donation in the shopping cart at Central (there is a list of suggested items in the cart) or you can drop off food at Salvation Army during their open hours … Monday 9 to 12 and 1 to 4 … Tuesday 9 to 12 … Wednesday 9 to 1 and 2 to 4 … Thursday 1 to 5. You can also volunteer to help stock shelves and help guests shop and take the food to their cars during those hours.

Contact: Kimberly Wahler  Kimberly.Wahler@usc.salvationarmy.org 715-726-9506
Or Click here … https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/chippewavalley/contact-us/

CHIPPEWA FALLS MOBILE MEALS

P.O. Box 601, Chippewa Falls, WI
Mobile Meals is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide nutritious noon meals (Monday – Friday) to the Chippewa Falls Community to enable resident to remain in their homes if they are not able to prepare their own meals due to aging, disability or health issues. They are looking for volunteers to deliver those meals.
Contact: Sue Brick … 715-723-0486
Learn More About Chippewa Falls Mobile Meals by clicking here https://cfmobilemeals.weebly.com/

WISCONSIN VETERANS HOME

2175 E. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls, WI
Volunteers are needed at various times during the week. (You can select times each month that fit your schedule.) It usually involves about half an hour to an hour of your time. You can choose from a number of activities including group games, going for walks, one-on-one visits, reading or writing letters, providing assistance for outings, etc.

Contact: Katie Plendl … katie.plendl@dva.wisconsin.gov … 715-720-6629
Learn More About The Wisconsin Veterans Home by clicking here…
https://dva.wi.gov/Pages/veteransHomes/VeteransHomeCF.aspx

Infinity MEals

Infinity Meals harnesses the power of spontaneous generosity through a pay-it-forward program, meal by meal, for our neighbors here in Chippewa Falls.

Invite community members to the table by donating towards a gifted meal fund at participating local restaurants and cafes.

Visit Infinity Meals Website for an updated list of participating restaurants.