Strike Teams

Simpson University Strike Teams

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A "strike team" is a volunteer group of students (staff and faculty), who go out on short-term work projects in the community. The teams work with organizations in the Redding area doing things such as deep cleaning, yard work, helping with fundraiser banquets, etc. They also help individuals in need with tasks such as yard work, emergency moves, and painting. Students receive a text or an email with information on what the teams are doing, when they are meeting, and how long it will take. Teams meet at the cross in the center of campus, sign waivers, and carpool to the location.

Simpson University's strike teams began in fall 2012, growing out of the annual Day of Service. Since then, hundreds of students have served thousands of volunteer hours at many locations in the community.

  • Churches
  • Elementary Schools (Boulder Creek, Juniper, Rother
  • Youth Organizations (CYC, YFC, Teen Challenge, MLK Jr. Center, Youth Violence Prevention)
  • CareNet Pregnancy Center
  • City Hall
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • Creek Clean (MLK Day)
  • Families (Various)
  • Grace Place
  • Great Strides
  • Good News Rescue Mission
  • Heritage Roasting Company
  • Intervarsity at Shasta College
  • Kiwanis
  • Kool April Nights
  • Living Hope
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Salvation Army
  • Shascade
  • Triple Creek Horse Ranch
  • Volonte Park
  • WorldServe
  • 5K Walk Fundraiser
  • Gardening/Yard work
  • General cleaning services
  • Landscaping
  • Organizing and helping with fundraisers
  • Painting
  • Preparing and serving food
  • Stripping walls and flooring

"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:18

Community Impact

Hear why it’s important to see Simpson Strike Teams serving and giving back to the community (1 min. 40 sec.)

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Hear how community members have had positive experiences working with Simpson Strike Teams (2 min. 30 sec.)

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Personal Impact

Hear how Simpson Strike Teams have personally benefitted members of the Redding community (1 min. 40 sec.)

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Contact Us

If you have a strike team need or know of someone with a need, call (530) 710-8326 or email

News Coverage

11.09.2015 - Simpson University 'Strike Team' Aids in Clearlake Fire Cleanup

09.23.2015 - Simpson University ‘Strike Teams’ Receive Community Partner Award

09.16.2015 - Simpson University Students Prepare for 11th ‘Day of Service’

04.17.2015 - Simpson University Hosts Spring Student Scholarship Banquet

09.17.2014 - Simpson University Students Prepare for 10th ‘Day of Service’

9.21.13 - Simpson Students Pitch In for Annual 'Day of Service'

09.18.2013 - Simpson University students prepare for ninth ‘Day of Service’

09.21.2012 - Simpson University Students to Embark on Eighth Day of Service

Strike Teams in Action