Student Service Opportunities


ELECT at New City East Lake

ELECT is New City East Lake's tutoring program. Become a tutor Monday through Thursday from 3-5 to help kids academically succeed and share the truths of the Gospel. ELECT provides a safe growing environment for kids with devotions, time outside, help with homework, and healthy snacks. In the summer they run a day camp that meets from 8:00 to 3:00 Monday through Friday.

Service Type: Tutoring
Contact: Rebecca Spalding
Phone: 704.689.7018
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Expression Engine

Expression Engine is a ministry based out of New City East Lake that teaches kids music. ELEE works in partnership with the ELECT tutoring and the YMCA of Chattanooga.

"ELEE is inspired by the musical ideals of the El Sistema movement, that music is an effective avenue for developing children’s creativity and problem solving skills, and building up a strong community."

Service Type: Kids Music Ed.
Contact: Libby O'Neal
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GLAD/New City Fellowship

GLAD is New City Fellowship Glenwood's after school tutoring program. If you're looking for a way to serve with kids in our community, become a tutor at GLAD Monday through Thursday from 3:15 - 5:15 during the school year. Help feed kids a meal, work with them on their homework, and spend time playing with and loving them. If you can commit for a semester, that's really great, but they are eager for volunteers who can even come just one or two days a week. GLAD also has summer programs you can ask about.

Service Type: Tutoring
Contact: Evan Marbury
Phone: 423.805.7216
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Young Life Northwest Georgia

Young Life NWGA is our local chapter of the international youth ministry organization. If you're interested in youth ministry, consider getting plugged in as a YL Leader.

"Leaders are committed to being involved with the high school friends' lives -- from supporting them at their sporting events, eating crazy food together, and throwing around some frisbee to listening to them talk about what's important. Our leaders help kids consider the direction of their lives, and they offer hope for their future."

Service Type: Youth Ministry
Contact: Marcus Hulsey
Phone: 423.394.8489
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New City Fellowship (East Lake) ESL

New City East Lake offers an adult ESL class, primarily targeting for Latin American immigrants in their neighborhood, from 4:00-6:00 pm on Sunday nights. Volunteers meet a few minutes early to pray, study English with the students for an hour and half, then gather for a meal and devotion. Whether you speak any Spanish or not, this is a great opportunity to walk alongside students as they learn a new language!

Service Type: ESL Tutoring
Contact: Eunice Mendoza
Phone: 423.468.4499
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New City Fellowship (Glenwood) ESL

This program is a wonderful opportunity to meet and walk with immigrants in Chattanooga as they adjust to a new country and learn English. Classes meet during the fall and spring on Sundays from 3:45-6:00 pm. You don’t have to be experienced or fluent in another language to serve in this way.

Service Type: ESL Tutoring
Contact: Lindsay Hackman
Phone: 423.629.1422
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Widows' Harvest Ministries

This well established ministry provides essential help and support to widows in the Chattanooga area by running work and construction projects and a vibrant prayer ministry. Whether you want to get involved individually or serve as a group, Widow’s Harvest always has opportunities to love the widows of our area, and needs lots of willing hands and hearts.

Service Type: Widows Ministry / Work Projects
Contact: Dick Mason
Phone: 423.488.3307
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P52 is a ministry that seeks to serve individuals or families who are socio-economically challenged due to financial crisis, natural disaster, physical disability, and emotional distress including widows, the elderly, and those living below the Poverty line. They do this by organizing at least one work project every week. You can ask about joining in with these projects yourself, with a few friends, or it’s a great opportunity for teams or halls to serve together.

Service Type: Work Projects
Contact: Dr. Robinson
Phone: 423.598.0915
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Choices Pregnancy Center

There are numerous ways to get involved at Choices Pregnancy center, from maintenance service projects to events and internships.

“Choices exists to educate, support and empower women and men in our community. Since 1985, we have been dedicated to providing a safe, confidential place where women and men can receive accurate information, medical services and practical help without judgment or bias.”

Service Type: Variety / Miscellaneous
Contact: Kateland Godat
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Eden Thistle Land Stewardship LLC

Eden Thistle is a farm about 10 minutes from Covenant that seeks to responsibly use and care for the land God has given. They are always eager for volunteers to help with building projects, animal care, and farming. This is a great way to learn about stewarding God’s creation in our area.

Service Type: Organic Farm / Miscellaneous
Contact: Marshall Teague
Phone: 423.432.0584
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Bethel Bible Village

"Bethel Bible Village is a safe, nurturing place where children and families in crisis live in family-style homes on our 64-acre campus in Hixson. With help from our generous donors, we provide for all the child’s needs, from food and clothing to medical care, counseling, education, as a Christ-centered ministry."

Bethel Bible Village has a myriad of opportunities to get involved, from events to thrift store sorting to leading Bible studies. Check out their website to get a great idea of how you can love at-risk teens in our community.

Service Type: Variety (Youth Home)
Contact: Myron Wilkins
Phone: 423.842.5757
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