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Serving

Serving and volunteering at Trent Vineyard

One of the best ways to feel at home at Trent Vineyard and meet others is to get involved. There's plenty to get involved with. Just in 2014, around 200,000 voluntary hours were given by our church members to serve others. Whatever your personality, skills or talents, there's something for everyone from helping on a Sunday to getting involved with one of the projects we run or have partnered with including The Arches, the Soup Run or Street Pastors.

Get in touch if you'd like to join a team

​Serving and volunteering on a Sunday

With two church services every Sunday, there are plenty of teams you can join to help us make sure everyone feels welcome and that everything runs smoothly. From helping people park their cars, serving tea and coffee, getting all the chairs set up, welcoming people as they arrive and directing them to a seat to helping with media and sound, Trent Kids and Trent Youth, there really is a job for everyone.

Loving our city

If you have a heart for serving the people of Nottingham, there are plenty of practical ways you can get involved.

You can join the Soup Run to give out food and hot drinks to people in need on Friday evenings, many of whom are homeless. You can also head out into the city to offer prayer to passers-by and Saturday morning shoppers. 

What about getting involved and helping out at The Arches...

​The Arches

The Arches is a practical resource and support centre for those in need across Nottingham.

We aim to provide an environment of compassion and care, where people feel they can belong and are accepted; where they can build a sense of self-worth and confidence. We want to be a place where we can be generous with our time, energy and practical resources; where we can go the extra mile. The Arches provides practical support in the form of clothing, furniture, food, household goods and child and baby equipment.

Find out more about The Arches

Watch our video about The Arches

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​Other partner charities and projects

You can also get involved with one of the local projects we’ve partnered with.

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    Nottingham Nightstop

    Nottingham Nightstop provides homeless young people with a bed for the night in the home of volunteer hosts.

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    TLG Nottingham

    TLG Nottingham is a school for young people who are at a crisis point in their education.

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    Street Pastors

    Street Pastors go out onto the streets of Nottingham on a Friday and Saturday to care for, support, protect and listen to people on a night out.

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    Trent Debt Advice

    Trent Debt Advice is a free service to help people living with debt and money worries.

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    Nottingham Citizens

    Nottingham Citizens is an alliance of local institutions across civil society who seeks to take common action on issues of social justice in our city and beyond.

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Other ways of serving and volunteering

Just like Sundays, there are many ways to serve and get involved at Trent Vineyard during the week. There’s Trent Kids, Trent Youth, courses and events like Alpha, exploring prayer or our carol service and many more.

You can also sign up for our Gap Year, Discipleship Year or Discipleship Year Plus, all great ways to get stuck in, serve the church and grow alongside others.

You can find out more about Gap Year, Discipleship Year or Discipleship Year Plus below.

Gap Year

Every year we run our Gap Year for 18 to 20 year olds. Through serving, teaching, studying and lots more, we want to help you be all that you can be, discover more of who God is and His plan for your life, as well as have lots of fun on the way.

Download the Gap Year information leaflet

or email: gapyear@trentvineyard.org

Take a look at our video to find out more about our Gap Year

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Discipleship Year

From September to July every year we run our Discipleship Year (DY) for those in their 20s to 30s. It's a part-time programme, typically three days a week, and a great opportunity to serve and get more involved. The main focus is character development and you'll be encouraged to step out of your comfort zone as you serve, learn, pray and grow alongside others.

Download the Discipleship Year information leaflet

Watch our video to see what the Discipleship Year is all about

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Discipleship Year Plus

Every year from September to July we also run a Discipleship Year Plus (DY+) for those aged 35 and over. It's also a part-time programme usually on a Thursday and a great opportunity to learn and grow alongside others while still having the flexibility to continue with your other commitments.

Getting involved

Take a look at the Trent Life magazine to get a flavour of all the areas you can get involved in and visit the connect area on a Sunday before or after the church service. We have a team on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Alternatively, you can get in touch during the week via email or give us a call.

Download the Trent Life magazine