Frequently Asked Questions

What is Serve Your City?  North Coast Church is launching three-week long service project aimed impacting our community simply by the way we Give, Serve and Love them during that time.

Where do I start?  Go to and click on the Serve Your City banner.  Search for projects located near you or associated with your North Coast campus.

What are the dates for Serve Your City?  April 2021. Many of the projects will take place the weekend of April 24 and 25.   However, there will be additional dates posted throughout the month.  Please check here for Serve Your City Projects.

What are AM shifts vs. PM shifts?  There will be two shifts per day on the weekend of April 24 and 25, one morning (AM) and one afternoon (PM). You may sign up for one shift, or if you’re really motivated, you may sign up for several throughout the weekend.  No meals will be provided so make sure to bring snacks, lunch or water if needed.

What kind of projects can I expect?  There are a wide variety of projects that have been coordinated with our community partners who are in need.  We hope to have projects for every person:  building, painting, gardening, sewing, assembling kits, giving donations, light duty and child friendly.  Please check the project page for specifics.

How do I sign up for a project?  Each campus will have staff on-site to assist with sign-ups on March 7 & 14, April 11 & 18 before and after service times.  If you can’t make it to a campus, we’ve made it super easy to sign up on your own here.

Are you a skilled professional and want to lead or assist with a project?  Please fill out this short online form letting us know how you can help.  Skilled professionals needed: carpenters, plumbers, electricians, handyman, landscapers.  You will be notified if there are still openings in your field, but if you don’t hear back by April 3, we ask you to please find another project here.

Why is the email confirmation important?  Once you have registered on the website, you will receive an email confirmation which signifies that you’ve signed up correctly.  Depending on the project, you may receive additional communication from the project manager prior to the project date.  If not, simply show up to serve on the day and time noted in your email.

Do I need to bring tools on the project day?  Yes, in some cases.  Each project description will note if tools are needed.  Basic gardening tools you have at home are needed for most gardening projects.  While some construction-type projects may ask volunteers to bring wireless drills and other tools. Please refer to your project description to find out the specific items you should bring. Don’t forget a face mask and water bottle, as this will be needed at all project locations.

Who should I email with questions?  Email the help desk at [email protected]

Who can I call with questions? Call (760) 330-9125 and leave a voicemail. Someone will return your call.

What should I wear?  Comfortable clothing for the type of work you will be doing.  Long pants and closed toed shoes are recommended for all projects. In addition, you may bring sunscreen and a hat.  Masks will be required on all projects.

How do I purchase a Serve Your City T-shirt?  Serve Your City t-shirts and caps will be available for sale at each campus: March 14, April 11 & 18 before and after services.  $10/each. Cash/check/Credit Card.  Make sure to wear them on your project day. They will be sold before and after service.

Are the projects family friendly?   We will definitely have some “family-friendly” projects.  Each project will list whether it is suitable for children.  Some projects are better suited for children over 12 years old, while others might be a good fit for 5 years and older.  Please read the description carefully. Children need to be supervised at all times.

What is the Food Drive and Toiletry Drive during Serve Your City?  On April 24, you can drop off non-perishable foods and/or toiletry kits (see the list of items in the next question).  Each campus will be accepting donations from 9AM-11AM.  These donations will be given to our on-going community partners in need:

  • Interfaith Community Services
  • Bread of Life
  • In His Steps
  • Ramona Senior Center
  • STEP in Rancho Bernardo
  • Pauma Valley Families
  • Fallbrook Food Panty
  • Got Your Back
  • Ramona Food and Clothes Closet
  • Carlsbad Senior Center
  • San Diego Rescue Mission

What type of items are needed in the toiletry kits?
Bar of soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, washcloth, comb and/or brush.  Place all items inside a 1-gallon zip lock bag.

Still have questions? Email us at [email protected] or call (760) 330-9125