Volunteer. 

Change lives. 

Spread the Love of Jesus.

Here are First Church, we strongly believe that our job is to know Jesus and show Jesus. That means being a "lighthouse" to a world and community that often have rough seas. It is our privilege and our calling to be able to come along side and participate in the work God is doing to make a real impact in the lives of people in our community. None of that happens without the devotion and faithful service of our volunteers. Whether you are a high school student looking to get volunteer hours, a retiree wanting to pass on valuable lessons to the next generation, or anything in between, we have volunteer opportunities suited to you. We have a wide variety of opportunities available, from volunteering with children to helping the homeless, from helping families with special needs to music ministries. You can learn more about each volunteer opportunity by clicking on the picture next to the ministry. To volunteer, please fill out the volunteer form linked to at the bottom of the page, or call the church office at 352-357-2833.

  • First Church's food ministry to folks in need feeds 200-300 people midday every Friday.

  • Weekly, faith-filled mentoring program for students K-5th grade, with an emphasis on helping at-risk students. Held Tuesday evenings.

  • Monthly programs for VIPs with special needs. A well-deserved break for care-givers and a great time for VIPs and their siblings. Hosted one Saturday morning per month.


  • Annual, free back to school physicals and health screenings for anyone K-12

  • Afterschool tutoring program for elementary school students held Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during the school year. It is possible to volunteer just one day per week.

  • Mid-day every Friday we serve those in need with a free shopping experience through donated clothes at our clothes closet

  • Our versatile ministry to teens and tweens is always looking for help both on our Wednesday night programs, and our many weekend special events and trips

  • Our highly interactive children's ministry welcomes volunteers for our Wednesday night programs, our Sunday School, and espcially our renowned Vacation Bible School

  • Bi-monthly group for teen mothers to find fellowship, fun, a support group and mentoring

Mission volunteer information & sign-up

If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer in any of our mission programs or events, click HERE