Outreach & Volunteer Opportunities

Trinity’s Outreach Ministry focuses on providing opportunities for Trinity members to help address unmet basic needs both locally and globally. Trinity seeks to actively match congregants with ways they can serve and connect with one another while engaging in worship and service opportunities. Please contact Discipleship & Outreach Coordinator Laura Norton or the church office for information about the Trinity Outreach Committee or to find out how to get involved with specific outreach opportunities.

  • Trinity is one of many area congregations that provides shelter and meals for up to five homeless families on site at Trinity for a week at a time on a quarterly basis combining safe and comfortable surroundings and the hospitality of volunteer hosts. There are many volunteer opportunities during each host week including making meals, playing with the children, staying overnight, helping with set up and take down, driving a truck, and more! Please contact IHN Coordinator Kathy Bush for more information or to volunteer for IHN.

  • Volunteer opportunities abound at Dégagé! They need help with meals, entertainment, hair and beauty services, and much more. Please contact the church office if you are interested in volunteering at this organization with other Trinity members.

  • Trinity has a long history of involvement with and support of the work of our local Habitat affiliate. Trinity members regularly volunteer at local builds. Contact Kelly Smith to find out more or to volunteer!

  • The Green Team meet to discuss and act on environmental issues. Their efforts include education, advocacy, and participation in projects like the annual Mayor's Grand River Cleanup. Please contact Dan Schewe at dan.schewe@tlcgr.org. for more information or to get involved in their next project – development of a management plan for the Trinity Woods and wetlands

  • Trinity member’s volunteer the 1st Monday, and the 3rd Thursday of every month from 1-3PM. Work includes sorting, folding and displaying clothes for their free store, as well as helping organize for their annual shoe drive.

  • This group enjoys meeting regularly to make simple yet beautiful multi-purpose quilts that are shipped around the world wherever the need is greatest. Volunteers do not need to know how to quilt in order to participate. If you can tie a knot, there will be plenty of work for you. In 2020, the group produced over 100 quilts. During the pandemic, the group made more than 400 masks for children and adults which were distributed locally.

  • Trinity Lutheran Church completed a comprehensive certification process, primarily focused on domestic violence, which ensures that our leadership has the tools they need to work with an individual or family faced with this crisis. Our church is committed to believing and supporting victims and is in the process of creating church policy to guide us on our response. Please call Safe Haven at 616.452.6664 to speak with an Advocate.

  • Jan/Feb: Clean Start (cleaning supplies), March/April: Personal Hygiene Products, May/June: Diapers and Undies, June/July: Bus Tickets, July/August: School Supplies for Congress El., September/October: Coats and blankets, November/December: Christmas items for outreaches. Items needed will be listed in the Messenger and Friday eBlast.

  • We have the opportunity several times a year to work with this agency on building ramps for low income disabled individuals and kitchen cabinets for low income home rehabs. Contact Laura Norton for more information.

  • Trinity has been very blessed to be able to help financially support area non-profits. The generosity of our members enables us to budget for benevolence and make quarterly donations to help financially support 17 local non-profits. We also have a Mission Endowment Fund, the annual distributions of which are ear-marked for organizations in the community.

  • There are grocery carts at the Sanctuary entrance and the Kitchen entrance. Please consider bringing in non-expired food items for the SECOM Food Pantry. All items will be donated to fill their Pantry shelves. You can also shop online using Green Apple Pantry’s virtual store. Contact Laura Norton for more information.