Get Involved

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. ~ 1 Peter 4:10

God has blessed each of us with tremendous gifts. At the Presbyterian Church of Toms River, we’re blessed with numerous opportunities to use those gifts in service to God, our community, and each other. Following are some of programs and groups within our church currently looking for volunteers and support. If you have any questions about one of these opportunities, or would like to volunteer for one, please contact the church office unless otherwise noted.

Homework Helpers & Tutors Needed

We’re looking to start a new after-school academic support program for our friends at Walnut St. Elementary. If you have an afternoon a week (starting in September), we invite you to join our team of tutors and homework helpers! We’ll be meeting with students after school (about 3pm) to help one or more students at a time by giving them help with assignments. If you’re willing and able to help, please fill out one of the cards in your pew this weekend at service or contact the office during the week. Someone from our Outreach commission will be touch with you to coordinate.


Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunity

Every month 250 – 300 families in our community are served by The Food Pantry at The Hope Center. Many of you have donated canned goods and personal care items over the years to help the Pantry, help others. We thank you for your generosity and we encourage you to continue supporting this important mission with your kindness. The Food Pantry at the Hope Center is also seeking volunteers willing to spend time each week sorting donations, stocking shelves, and assisting clients. Can you help? You can call the Hope Center for more information or you can contact the church office and we’ll help get you in touch with someone who can get you started.

Piano Players Needed!

We’re looking for people to play piano at for our Nursing Home Services, as well as for the Communion Services we do at Harrogate and Crestwood Manor. Each time several classic hymns are chosen for the residents to sing. Anyone can play the piano at a very basic level and above is encouraged to participate. If you have an hour to join us 2 to 3 times a year, or you’d like to get more information, please contact Vivian Burns or the church office.

Green thumbs are in demand!

If you have an hour a week to spare, The HOPE Center could use your green thumb. Volunteers are needed to water, weed, and eventually harvest the vegetable garden. Produce from this garden will be added to the food pantry. If you can help, contact the Hope Center office.


Sound Booth Volunteers

We’re blessed with a fantastic group of volunteers that run the slides and LiveStream feed during worship, but we can always use a few more team members. If you’re interested in joining our team, contact Scott Slawson.  We’ll train you and get you on the schedule!

Ushering Guild

When you arrive for worship each weekend, you’re greeted with a smile by one of our ushers. That hearty good morning as you receive your bulletin is a wonderful way to begin the service, isn’t it? If you’d like to be part of offering that service to others, consider joining our Ushering Guild! Contact the office to find out how you can help. We’re looking for individuals who are seeking an occasional or regular commitment to serve the congregation.