Love Our Central Coast (LOCC)

Community Service Opportunities


Visit the LOCC Project List Page for Current Service Opportunities

Spring Serve Day - Saturday, April 30 - 9-12pm

followed by

Campfire Chapel

A Special Concert and Worship Event featuring

Ryan Ellis ("Heart of the Father") and Our

Own local Citywide Band of Local Leaders

Saturday evening, 7:00 - 9:30pm 

Monterey Fairgrounds - FREE Event

(Register online at Campfire Concerts link)


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Community Serve Day 2022

Love Our Central Coast Community Serve Day 

Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 9am-12pm

Campfire Chapel

Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 7:30-9:30pm, Monterey Fairgrounds


We welcome all volunteers seeking to help serve the community together with our faith community to serve our cities, schools, non-profit agencies, retirement homes and many others TOGETHER.  Check out the list of upcoming projects under our Project Information tab and sign up online to serve.  

We look forward to seeing the amazing stories and fruit of serving together in the community, building relationships with new friends, and accomplishing some pretty amazing projects throughout Monterey County.   COME JOIN US!


    • All Things New
    • Aromas Bible Church
    • Calvary Church 
    • Carmel Mission
    • Carmel Presbyterian Church 
    • Crossroads Christian Church
    • Cypress Church
    • Diocese of Monterey
    • Emmanuel Church of God in Christ
    • Encounter Church
    • Faith Lutheran Church of Seaside
    • First Baptist Church Salinas
    • Greater Victory Temple
    • Lighthouse Full Gospel Church
    • Living Hope Nazarene Church
    • Monterey Bay Christian Center 
    • Monterey Church
    • Sacred Heart Parish                
    • Salinas Full Gospel Church 
    • Salinas Valley Community Church  
    • Sanctuary Bible Church
    • Shoreline Church
    • Tree of Life Monterey Bay
    • Trinity Christian High School
    • Upper Room
    • Vineyard Christian Fellowship

Community Partners:

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Salinas Elementary Unified School District
City of Monterey
City of Del Rey Oaks
Boys & Girls Club
Marketplace Meets Mission
Rancho Cielo
  • If you are a church, community organization, non-profit or a business interested in serving with others in our communities, get in touch with us regarding how you might be part of serving with other LOCC churches, community organizations and non-profits.

  • Contact Eric Johnsen with LOCC ( ) or give us a call at
  • (831) 214-0964 for more information.  



Love Our Central Coast Serve Day, Saturday April 30, 2022 - 9am-12pm




 LOCC Terms of Service

Project Ideas from Other Cities

Covid-Safe Projects


- Thank you cards for public servants (EMT, Police, Fire)

- Delivery of pre-packaged sweets to public servants 

- Thank you cards for hospital staff (Nurses, Drs.) 

  • - Cards of encouragement to parents of NICU babies 
  • - Placemat decorating for Meals on Wheels recipients 
  • - Cards of encouragement for residents at senior homes 
  • - Games and Crossword puzzle books donated to senior homes 
  • - Animal Services bathe dogs Chalk art (write words of positivity on the sidewalk throughout town) 
  • - Veterans card making 
  • - Cards of encouragement for cancer patients 

  • Schools: 
  • - Appreciation cards for teachers 
  • - Appreciation cards for administration 
  • - Flower pens for staff with tag ‘Thank You For Helping Me Bloom’ 
  • - Positivity banners (hung on campus) 

  • Manual Labor: 
  • - Beautify major streets (pick up trash, pull weeds, trim overgrown bushes) 
  • - Beautify “City Name” (spot an area that needs love, provide your own supplies and go love on that area) 
  • - Bagging groceries at food banks 

  • Cleanup Neighborhood: 
  • - Park cleanup (Pull weeds, rake leaves, lay bark, plant flowers) 
  • - Paint over graffiti 
  • - Shut in yard cleanup 

  • People in Need: 
  • - Blood drive at local blood bank 
  • - Food drive, parnter with All In Monterey County
  • - Heating pads for cancer patients (fabric and rice, then sew) 
  • - Teddy bears for foster children (stuff and sew) 
  • - Drive thru drop off of Dog/Cat food 
  • - Drive thru drop off of hygiene kits 
  • - Drive thru drop off of pajamas for children 
  • - Drive thru drop off of jackets for children