Volunteering at FPC

We have many ways for you to get involved at First Pres beyond the Sunday morning service. Below is a listing of open volunteer opportunities at FPC.

Lay Readers

Lay readers ages youth to senior adult are needed for both the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services. Typically, lay readers are asked to read a short selection from scripture to illuminate the pastor’s sermon. If you are interested in serving as a lay reader, a schedule is available for you to sign up in the Anderson Session Room.

Bus Drivers

The volunteer bus drivers provide essential transportation needs for the congregation, visitors, and community. They provide weekly Wednesday service for Capitol Towers and homebound residents to grocery stores and the Midweek Worship service.

They also provide fellowship event bus service for Presbyterian Women, Glenaire residents, church school classes, youth, and other groups on as needed basis.     

Church Receptionists

Consider contributing your time and talents to the church by serving as a volunteer receptionist. Help the church out, and get valuable office experience, too!

We are looking for people who can spare four hours/month answering phones. Some days are busy, and some are not. You can bring a book to read or notes to write when things are calm. We’d love for someone to take a monthly shift, but we are also willing to call volunteers on an as-needed basis.

Work times are 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  or 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Children’s Church Helpers

Middle and High school youth, if you like to work with young children, consider becoming a Shepherd’s Helper. Children’s Church is a special worship service geared toward children from kindergarten age through second grade. We need a few assistants to help us organize activities and keep the children on track.

Children’s Church meets most Sundays. It begins when the children leave the sanctuary after the “Moment With Children” (children’s sermon). Part of your responsibility as a shepherd’s helper would be to accompany the children down the hall and encourage them as they learn that being still doesn’t always mean doing nothing.


We are always looking for volunteers to help out in the Nursery Division of our Church School. If you’re envisioning Daniel in the lion’s den, don’t worry–paid staff are always paired with volunteers, so you’ll have plenty of help with our little dears. You can play with the children, sing songs with them, help them with an art project, or even do an age-appropriate Bible lesson.

Timeslots needing volunteer caregivers include 9:45 – 10:45 (during the Church School hour) or 10:45 – noon (during worship). If you can’t commit to a couple of hours a quarter, you can sign up to be on the substitute list, willing to show up in a pinch.


The Kate C. Sprunt Memorial Library volunteers purchase and process books and magazines for circulation, check in and out books and magazines, return items to the proper place on the shelves, and check shelves to see that everything is in order.  Volunteers are available to assist members with finding books and references. The library is open on Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with volunteers working one of three shifts.

Friendship Fund

In direct response to the Lord’s call for compassionate ministry to the needy, FPC Raleigh’s  Community Outreach’s mission is to help the working poor, disabled and retired of our community who are at-risk. The Friendship Fund is administered by our Director of Community Outreach. Volunteers are vital to this ministry. They conduct face-to-face interviews, collecting needed information regarding client needs and situation. After information is gathered, the volunteers consult with staff to determine action with regard to financial assistance and referrals to other aid programs.  The volunteers provide a listening ear and a caring, Christian concern for our clients.

Family Promise

Family Promise places qualified families in temporary housing for one-week periods FPC provide food, shelter, and transportation for these families 3 to 4 weeks per year.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Set-up and take-down crews
  • Cooks
  • Van drivers
  • Dinner hosts
  • Overnight hosts
  • Recreation hosts

Check our Outreach page for more information about the program.

Habitat of Wake County

FPC works to help build 2 homes per year in Wake County. In the spring we are part of the Downtown Coalition and in the fall we join with the Presbyterian Coalition. Volunteers are needed for all stages of the build. For further information on our build, contact Nancy and Chuck Crew through the church office.

I’m interested in volunteering!