Service Opportunities

Get Involved

Zion has many outreach opportunities at the church and in the community. All of our serving opportunities and ministries are open to everyone.  Please click on the button below to email the office for details on any of the opportunities.  Some volunteer opportunities may require a background check. 


  • Blankets to Blessings - Making fleece tie blankets  to be donated to Lutheran World Relief. No sewing required. Watch for more information on our next event.  

  • Serving Meals in Lancaster City - Zion serves meals at Redeemer Lutheran Church on the third Thursday of the odd months of the year. We also serve meals at Grace Lutheran Church on the fifth Wednesday of the month. Carpooling from Zion to the meal is available. We also have volunteers who meet at Zion in the afternoon to prepare the food. 

  • Vacation Bible School - This year, Zion is going to Mars and Beyond. Volunteers are welcome. Background checks are required to volunteer for this ministry. Talk to Patti Corll to help with this exciting ministry. 

  • Clothing and Food Drives - Zion is a collection point for clothing and food for the CVCCS. You may drop off your items on Sundays from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. or during the week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on Saturdays. The items can be placed in the coat room.

  • Homeless Overflow Shelter - During the winter, Zion partners with other churches to stay overnight at the overflow shelter for a week. The week is to be determined.  

  • Holiday Craft Show - Zion hosts a Holiday Craft Show and cookie walk on the first Saturday of December. Volunteers are welcome to help during the craft show. If you love to bake, we accept cookies for the cookie walk and baked goods to sell. Most of the proceeds from the Craft Show are donated to local and global ministries and organizations. 

  • Community Egg Hunt - Zion hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for the community on the Saturday before Palm Sunday at 1 p.m. There are many volunteer opportunities available to make the event successful.

  • Leola Community Meal - On the third Friday of each month, a community meal is held at Zion. Churches in the Conestoga Valley Ministerium take turns providing food for the meal. Please click on the button below to email the office for the dates Zion is serving meals. 

  • Community Waterslide Day - On the third Saturday of August, Zion hosts a Community Water Slide Day in which there are 4 huge water slides and food. This is a free event. There are many volunteer opportunities inside and outside to make this a successful event. 

  • Free Community Dinner and Movie Night - During the year, the Stewardship Committee hosts a free dinner and movie or event for the community. In the spring of  2018, we had a spaghetti dinner and movie and in December, we had the Polar Express Party featuring dinner and a movie. 

  • Homes of Hope Transitional Housing - Zion is a supporter of the Homes of Hope ministry which has a variety of volunteer positions such as budget coach, mentors, cleaning people, and board members. Please click on the button below to email the office to learn more about this ministry. 

  • Partner with Mpata Congregation in Tanzania - Throughout the year, we raise money for our sister congregation, Mpata in Tanzania. One way is through our Poinsettia Alternative on Christmas Eve. 

  • Lutheran World Relief and Lutheran Disaster Response - Throughout the year, we collect monetary donations for LWR and LDR. 

  • Worship volunteers are also welcome - ushers, lectors, assisting ministers, acolytes, nursery, greeters, and more. 

  • Teams - Zion has different teams and committees that you can volunteer on such as Stewardship, Council, Outreach, Worship Planning, Social Ministry and more. 

  • Habitat for Humanity, Lancaster - To be determined when Habitat has a special event. 

  • CROP Hunger Walk is in October at the New Holland Park.

  • CVCCS Clothing Bank Sort for Seniors - Every other Wednesday at 9 a.m. Seniors (55 and older) meet at the CVCCS to sort through donated clothing. Please click on the button below to email the office for the dates of the clothing sorts.

  • Leola Community Garden - Zion partners with the Garden to help with planting, weeding, and harvesting the vegetables in the garden. Most of the produce is donated to the CVCCS Food Bank.


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Leola, PA 17540


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