“Love Your Neighbour”

When Jesus was asked what the greatest of all the commandments are, he made it clear that the first is to love God with everything we have and the second is like it, to love your neighbour as yourself. When we’ve experienced God’s love for us, it naturally flows into how we love and care for others.

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. (1 John 3:16-18)

So, who’s your neighbour? It’s whoever you cross paths with. It’s the person you notice who is in need. They could be a person just like you, or maybe they’re very different from you, but everyone is someone that God loves.

God is already at work in the world, all around us. When you see God doing something – join in! When you see a need you can meet – take action! This is what it means to love your neighbour.

As you see needs in your own personal life, respond as God leads you. On this page, you’ll find opportunities where you can volunteer to serve those in our neighbourhoods. You’ll also find stories from others who are serving – and even share your own!

Mission: Personal, Local, and Global

To learn more about Cornerstone’s approach to Mission and our partnerships, visit our Mission page.

Action Board

Here is a list of current opportunities we are aware of from our partners and others in the community.

Click on a tag to see other opportunities with that organization.


Montague Food Bank

Montague Food Bank

NOW – The Montague Food Bank (Southern Kings and Queens) is looking to stock up on back-to-school snacks for students. Some examples – granola bars, fruit sauce, pudding, and raisins.

CONTACT: Montague Food Bank

15th Annual Golf Tournament

15th Annual Golf Tournament

SEPT 13, 2021 – Open Door Outreach

The Annual Open Door Golf Tournament is held every June at the Glasgow Hills Resort and Golf Club in beautiful New Glasgow, PEI. Golfers who fundraise for Open Door spend the day enjoying a few rounds of golf and taking aim at the hole-in-one prize as a fun way to invest in lives and change communities. Money raised in the Open Door Tournament builds the support base needed to provide the essential services and programs provided at the Provincial Correctional Facility.

MORE INFO: http://opendoorpei.ca/events/annual-golf-tournament/

Item Donation

Item Donation

ONGOING – Blooming House has an ongoing need for food, clothing, shoes, furniture, dishwasher, and financial support.

CONTACT: Tavie Ingersoll

Childcare volunteers

Childcare volunteers

EIGHT WEEKS BEGINNING MID-AUGUST

The Island Pregnancy Centre is looking for volunteers to help with childcare for their Empowering Moms group. This is a Christian-based support group for moms who have little to no support.  The group is meant to provide love, support, and encouragement to moms as they navigate the joys and trials of motherhood. It is also an opportunity for moms to make meaningful connections with each other and learn about other community resources to assist them in their parenting journey.

Our groups run for eight weeks and consist of 90-minute sessions in our Montague, Charlottetown, and Summerside locations. Sessions begin in mid-August.  We always offer free childcare as we want every mom to have the opportunity to participate in these support groups.  If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact our Program Director, MaryEllen Scott at  ipcprogramdirector@gmail.com or call 902-370-3700.

Deep Clean Team

Deep Clean Team

EVERY 6 WEEKS – Blooming House needs 3-4 people to do a deep clean every 6 weeks.

CONTACT: Tavie Ingersoll

Backpacks

Backpacks

ONGOING – Open Door Outreach has an ongoing need for backpacks ($5.99-10.99 range)

CONTACT: Cheryl Millman

Volunteering with Newcomers to Canada

Volunteering with Newcomers to Canada

ONGOING – PEIANC has a variety of opportunities to help newcomers to Canada, from social activities, English tutoring, to assisting with skill development or job placement, to translation, and more.

CONTACT: Sameh Elgharib, 902-218-5755

Kits of Kindness

Kits of Kindness

ONGOING – Cornerstone is collecting non-perishable food items on an ongoing basis to support school children in need of food on the weekends. At each of our sites there are also packing teams that meet to put the kits together. For a list of supplies or contact information, visit the Kits of Kindness page.

Item Donations

Item Donations

ONGOING – Size 4&5 diapers, wipes, hangers, financial support

CONTACT: Tammy MacKinnon

Volunteering

Volunteering

MONDAY – THURSDAY – Volunteers needed for various roles at the Island Pregnancy Centre. You can also volunteer to do peer counselling, which includes 17-hour training course.

CONTACT: Tammy MacKinnon

Item Donations

Item Donations

ONGOING – Boys and Girls Club PEI is in need of sanitizer, gloves, and cleaning products.

CONTACT: Carly Levy

Arabic ministry

Arabic ministry

ONGOING – Partnering with Arabic families in Charlottetown via Mike & Maha Ghiz (Pioneers).

CONTACT: Mike & Maha Ghiz

Seniors Home Chapels

Seniors Home Chapels

OCCASIONAL – Various seniors care homes have our Cornerstone team come to lead a chapel service at different points in the year. Times and locations vary. Our team is looking for new volunteers who can sing, play piano, read scripture, share a devotional thought, or support with a smiling presence.

CONTACT: Ruth Dockendorff

Food Supplies

Food Supplies

ONGOING – Anderson House has an ongoing need for food supplies.

CONTACT: Danya O’Malley

Volunteer Positions

Volunteer Positions

ONGOING

On-call Caretaker to help with snow removal, transportation of large items, and seasonal maintenance.

Volunteers to serve on our Hospitality team.  Opportunities include mentoring and client connection.

On-call Centre Assistant – someone who is willing to run a few errands for our Charlottetown centre each week.

Prayer Team– we are looking to establish a monthly prayer group to specifically pray for the needs of our Centres.

CONTACT: Tammy MacKinnon

Backpack Campaign

Backpack Campaign

NOW – Open Door Outreach is gathering the following hygiene items for incarcerated women. All items must be new and not travel size. 

  1. Shampoo
  2. Toothpaste
  3. Toothbrush
  4. Bars of soap
  5. Face cloths ***immediate need***

Alternately you can donate gift cards from Giant Tiger or Walmart etc. towards the purchase of these items.

CONTACT: Cheryl Millman

Read these stories and let them inspire you to “love your neighbour” in your own way.

Have a story to share? Contact Pastor Gordon


Kids taking action

Here’s a great story from one Cornerstone mom: I just received a phone call from Jovi’s teacher who tells me they have been learning about community and giving back over the last few weeks. They’ve been working on a “top secret mission” with plans to give back in various ways to their community and after… Read…

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