Local & International



We believe in serving others and loving our neighbors! Read on for more information on how you can share the love of Christ in our community, country, and world.


Weekly/Monthly Mission Opportunities


Colonial Elementary School

Blue Ridge

Bonsack’s Community Life ministry has partnered with Colonial Elementary School through a school sponsorship program. Opportunities helping with playground construction, landscaping in the spring, and more. 

Contact: Ryan Saunders


Community Garden

Bonsack Baptist Church

Bonsack’s Weekday Early Education Center has started a community garden. Some produce funnels to our food pantry ministry, and volunteers are welcome! 

Contact: Tana Adams


ESL Tutoring

Blue Ridge Literacy

Volunteer to help a refugee become conversational in English, or assist a local resident in becoming literate. Training is provided by Blue Ridge Literacy.

Contact: Celia Jones


Renovation Alliance

Roanoke area

Join church members who volunteer to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners in the Roanoke Valley.

Contact: John Leftwich


Straight street

Downtown Roanoke

Help cook and serve a meal on the first Saturday of each month at this ministry that serves at-risk teenagers in downtown Roanoke. Encourage your friends or church group to choose just one Saturday to help, and our church can easily cover more than a year.

Contact: Kim Butler


Domestic & International Mission Trips

domestic (continental U.s.)

Standing Rock, North Dakota (Family Trip, DATE TBD):

Standing Rock Indian Reservation is another way adults (and students) can engage mission work in partnership with Virginia Baptists. There are many ways to connect with this mission opportunity and help the Natives living on the reservation in North & South Dakota.

Contact: Jerry Helm


International (visas OR passports required)

Nicaragua (Family Trip): July 27- August 3, 2019

Because We Care Ministries, an organization run by missionaries Donald and Pam Gillette, ministers to Nicaraguans through engaging the community and meeting medical and physical needs, all to share the love of Christ in Nicaragua.  

Contact: Sidra White (540-761-0532)


Kenya : August / September 2019

Sodzo International is a faith-inspired nonprofit with a mission to advance the well-being of the most vulnerable children in Kenya. Projects can vary based on the skill set of team members, but can include children’s camps, social or medical work, or farming. 

Contact: Crista Saunders

Recife, Brazil : Fall 2019

Minister to Brazilians through various methods, including sport and soccer camps, or construnction. 
Contact: Steve Dalton

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We want to hear how you're serving in our community and around the world. Share information about your mission/service project below. 

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