West St Paul Community Volunteer Opportunities

Local Outreach

Neighbors, Inc.

Riverview partners with Neighbors Inc. to provide clothes and food to those in need.  We have an ongoing food shelf collection area and drop off bins for gently used clothes to be given to those in need.  Donations can be left here on the church campus.  Riverview also participates in the Neighbors Summer Feeding Program at Henry Sibley High School.  Annually, Riverview helps serve 2,500 meals during the Summer Feeding Program.  Click below to learn more about Neighbors, Inc.

Cornerstone Jail Ministry

Riverview partners with six other local churches to form the Cornerstone Jail Ministry under the leadership of Pastor James Bzoskie, to bring the gospel to men and women in the Dakota County Jail.  Riverview leads a Sunday morning worship service at the jail every six weeks and also provides support for a weekly Bible study at the jail on Wednesday mornings. Call the church office at 651-4587-3831 for more information about this life-transforming ministry.

 

Regional Drop-Off Location for operation christmas child

For over 10 years Riverview has served as a regional drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  During National Collection Week in November Riverview volunteers typically receive, count, & process over 900 shoebox donations from area churches and individuals.  All these shoeboxes, along with the ones donated by the Riverview congregation, are then delivered to the OCC Processing Warehouse for distribution to children all over the globe.

Project Home

Members of the Riverview congregation serve families who are experiencing temporary homelessness through Project Home.  This ministry is administered by InterFaith Action of Greater St. Paul.

Angel Tree

Angel Tree is a ministry of Prison Fellowship and it provides Christmas gifts to the children of men and women who are incarcerated.  Riverview receives names of children who live right in our local neighborhoods.  An incarcerated parent requests both a "fun" gift and a gift of clothing for his/her child, someone in the Riverview congregation purchases that gift, and then Riverview volunteers personally deliver the gifts to each child right before Christmas.  The Angel Tree is on display in late November.  Wrapped gifts need to be turned in to the church office by mid-December.  Click below for more information about Angel Tree.

Village Creek Bible Camp

Riverview is a supporter of Village Creek Bible Camp.  Groups of adults and children regularly attend camp sessions and retreats using the camp's facilities tucked away in the northeast corner of Iowa.  Members and friends of Riverview also regularly help with the staffing and physical maintenance of the camp.  Click below for more information about Village Creek.