Many happy volunteers assist CEF in the work of the Lord to
reach children with the Gospel of Christ. There are prayer warriors,
office assistants, Good News Club workers, and many others. There are these and
other opportunities waiting for your special touch.
There are procedures and requirements to meet for those working with
children. For example, you must download
and complete some paperwork, such as application and
background check, and sign the CEF Statement of Faith and Doctrinal Protection
For those not working directly with children, there is less paperwork.
In any case, your help is both desired and needed. Please contact
us to discuss how God would use you in furthering His work to reach kids for
Volunteer Opportunities with CEF Durham
This is scheduled for envelope stuffing
and mailing parties at the John O'Daniel Exchange Building - 801 Gilbert St. - Durham - 12-2 PM.
In addition, Child Evangelism Fellowship looks to provide involvement
opportunities for volunteers with diverse talents, interests, and
experience. Below are some descriptions of volunteer roles available at
(1) Ministry Supplier
CEF welcomes donations of all kinds; descriptions below are only guidelines to express the types of supplies needs
• Snacks in bulk - Skittles, Starburst and other candy in individually
wrapped packages (not chocolate for summer-time, as it melts in the
heat), individual chips and cookies bags, and Capri Sun (or other
individual bag or box) juice drinks
• Prizes- Small take-home toys and prizes for both boys and girls ages 4-14
• Materials- Crafts supplies including glue sticks, scissors, and construction paper to be used
• Equipment – Outdoor games supplies including balls, jump ropes, and hula hoops
(2) Club helpers
Helpers assist in basic management and supervision of club site and
activities. Assist teachers or leaders with games, snacks, seating
during teaching, maintaining order.
(3) Club teachers
Teachers present memory verses and bible lessons to the children during the club. Help with other activities as needed.
(4) Club team leaders
Leaders organize team meetings, plan club activities, and delegate
volunteer roles for team members.
Volunteer opportunities in clubs during the short term include the
following dates: Opportunities continue throughout the year in
across numerous Durham communities.
(5) Administrative Assistant
Assistant helps with a variety of tasks in the CEF office, including
record keeping of database, communication to 5 Day Club teams, handling
of permission slips, creation of announcements and flyers, and
inventory of supplies.
(6) Cassie’s Garden Facilitators
Facilitators aid with a number of extracurricular activities, including
fishing, gardening, reading, horseback riding, camping arts, special
discipleship activities, and music. Volunteer facilitators with
Cassie’s Garden can contribute in the following ways:
• Use their unique knowledge in the above areas to help teach the gospel to kids
• Provide transportation to and from events
• Coordinate with CEF to bring the above activities to Durham communities
(7) Sports Camp Coach/Staff
Director uses organizational skills to manage personnel, schedules, and
supplies for upcoming sports events. Coaches oversee camp
activities and instruct and encourage campers as they develop their
athletic skills. Staff
follow the lead of directors and coaches to sun the various camps and
(8) Sports Camp Supplier
Suppliers handle logistical preparation of supplies at sports camps
through the summer. Possible tasks including assembling lists of needed
supplies, communicating with churches and other groups for supplies
funding, purchasing, storing, and distributing supplies (may include
T-shirts, basketballs, soccer balls, or goals) to sports camps, and
maintaining contact with sports camp leaders regarding ongoing
(9) Prayer leader, intercessor, or organizer
CEF has both short-term and long term needs for prayer. We welcome
individuals interested in praying for long term needs and mission goals
as well as those interested in praying for a specific event or
activity. Volunteers in prayer can also pray actively in the community
through prayer walks, visitations, and group prayer meetings.
(10) Office Assistance
CEF welcomes volunteer help with a number of regular ongoing tasks,
including handling some phone and email communications,
preparing printed materials for distribution,
and other typical office-related tasks.
Volunteers invest into the kingdom
time, heart, talents, and passion
Some say you can only be sure of two things, death and taxes. Wait one
minute, I know of at least three more. Like the love of my wife or better, the
love and forgiveness of my Lord Jesus Christ. You can also be sure
of several other things when you think of CEF Ministries in
Durham. For several years its 300 or so volunteers have been
giving of their time, finances, and talents. They give all
year enabling its work of reaching boys and girls with the
Gospel to flourish. A group of Christian women, mainly widows,
have met monthly to handle the CEF mail. Usually around a big
table this faithful bunch sings, tells stories,
laughs, eats, and quotes Bible verses while stuffing
dozens, even hundreds of envelopes. Other volunteers use their
energy, talent, and passion to directly impact children and
youth on city courts, backyards, and after school programs.
Coaches, musicians, teachers, and people who love kids are
needed for this operation to function efficiently. Every
volunteer is a blessing to the CEF staff and more importantly
to city kids being touched year-round.