At St. Paul, we try to avoid the word "volunteer." We do serious work here, and the people who do it are really ministers. Martin Luther tells us that all who are a part of the body of Christ, the Church, are, ourselves, Christ for the sake of the neighbor. We do good works because they have been given us to do by God, and we do this good work not to proselytize or convert; we DO simply for the good of the neighbor. That simple.
You receive more than you can imagine. It doesn't matter if you're a part of any faith community or tradition; all who desire to work for the common good of any are welcome to participate in these service opportunities. And if you think of places where your gifts are best used and you don't see them here, let us know. We are not ones to turn away individuals from a call and the work that God has set aside for them—and us.