“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.


Arabic ministry

Arabic ministry

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

CONTACT: Mike & Maha Ghiz

Backpacks

Backpacks

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

CONTACT: Cheryl Millman

Baby Bottle Campaign

Baby Bottle Campaign

MOTHER’S DAY THROUGH FATHER’S DAY 2021

With a goal of $10,000, all money raised through this year’s campaign will go towards providing:

  • Diapers, formula, and wipes. We provide over 500 diapers, 20 cans of formula, and 60 packages of wipes every week to families in need.
  • Parenting support programs. Our clients have benefitted from 20 hours of in-person programming already this year and we have more programs planned at both Charlottetown and Summerside centres.
  • Post-abortion and pregnancy-loss support. We provide a confidential and safe space for women to heal from post-abortion grief and pregnancy loss.
  • Options counselling. We provide accurate information about pregnancy, abortion, adoption, and parenting to anyone experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.
  • Breast pumps. We purchase and provide new breast pumps for families in need.

Learn more about the campaign or donate on the campaign page.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Cheryl Millman

Food Supplies

Food Supplies

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

CONTACT: Danya O’Malley

Camp Seggie Work Day

Camp Seggie Work Day

SATURDAY MAY 15, 9:00am-3:00pm

Camp Seggie will be hosting a workday on May 15, 2021 to prepare the camp for the upcoming summer. We are looking for both skilled and unskilled labour to help complete the needed repairs and general maintenance required to make the camp safe for another camping season. As a small token of their gratitude, coffee and snacks will be provided in the morning and a barbecue lunch will be provided at noon. We are hoping to have a great turnout of people to get the camp ready for the season.

CONTACT: Due to Covid restrictions, if you are able to attend please notify Joshua Arsenault by sending him an email at joshua.arsenault@hotmail.com

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

Item Donation

Item Donation

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

CONTACT: Tavie Ingersoll

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

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

CONTACT: Carly Levy

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

CONTACT: Tammy MacKinnon

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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