NextGen Volunteers

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Our mission is to help children, teens, and families know Jesus as Lord. We desire to provide a safe and welcoming environment in which healthy spiritual formation can take place.  

By completing the NextGen Volunteer application, you are helping kids, teens, and families know Jesus as Lord:

EXPLORATION

With the goal of helping you serve in the capacity in which God has gifted you, we are happy to help you discern which volunteer position is a good fit for you, including:

APPLICATION

ONGOING TRAINING

We strive to help all volunteers succeed, which includes:

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

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Mentor (Program-Based Mentor)

KidsQuest program volunteers mentoring a teen co-volunteer. (During regular volunteer time-slot)

Mentor (The Mentoring Project)

Enjoy being in the life of an adolescent, modeling and sharing values. (One-year commitment, at least twice a month)

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*Awana – Teen Leader-In-Training (LIT)

Be a model to kids at a high-energy kids club. (Wednesday 6:45-8pm, Sept-April)

Awana – Adult Leader

Be a model to kids at a high-energy kids club. (Wednesday 6:45-8pm, Sept-April)

*Awana – Secretary

Provide administrative task support to Awana. (Wednesday 6:45-8pm, Sept-April)

*Awana – Band

Work as a team to create high energy music. (Wednesday 6:45-8pm, Sept-April)

*Children’s Church – Storyteller

Present a Bible story and hang out with pre-K or elementary age children.  (Same weekend time slot, at least once a month)

*Children’s Church – Helper

Hang out with kids modeling active participation. (Same weekend time slot, at least once a month)

*Children’s Church – Crafter

Prepare and lead a craft during the free response time to accompany the lesson.  (Same weekend time slot, at least once a month)

*Kid’s Event – Musician

Lead or participate in the live band performing at a Kid’s Event (ie Day Camp band)

*Nursery Baby Holder

Hold and care for babies in the Nursery Infant/Crawler Classroom. (Same weekend time slot, at least once a month)

*Nursery Worker

Be with crawlers and toddlers in the Nursery Toddler Classroom. (Same weekend time slot, at least once a month)

Nursery Host/Worker

Welcome families and be with children in the Nursery. (Same weekend time slot, at least once a month)

*Check-In Host

Run check-in and registration for new and returning families. (Same weekend time slot, at least once a month)

Sunday School – Teacher

Teach Bible stories to kids, ages 4 – 4th grade. (Sundays 9:45-10:45am, Aug-May, rotation schedule)

Sunday School – Shepherd

Hang out with specific grade-level of kids, modeling active participation. (Sundays 9:45-10:45am, Aug-May)

*Crossroads Kids Club – Teacher

Hang out with elementary children at an after-school club, encouraging their spiritual growth through Bible lessons and small groups. (Tuesdays 3:30-5pm, Sept-April)

*Crossroads Kids Club – Leader

Hang out with elementary children at an after-school club, encouraging their spiritual growth through Bible lessons and small groups. (Tuesdays 3:30-5pm, Sept-April)

PAK – Party Helper

Hang out with 5th and 6th graders (Every other Wednesdays 6:30-8pm, May-August)

*PAK – Drama Coach

Assist 5th and 6th graders in preparing for their annual drama presentation.  (Sundays 9:45am-noon or Wednesdays 5-7pm, Oct-Dec)

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Coffeehouse – Food Hospitality

Contribute to a welcoming environment.  Bring fresh produce, homemade or packaged snacks.  (Fridays, once a month)

Coffeehouse – Hospitality/Barista

Welcome and talk to students in the Coffeehouse and/or check-in area. (Fridays 6:30-7:25pm, at least once a month)

Coffeehouse – Check-In Host

Welcome and talk to students as they enter building. Oversee check-in and provide additional building security.  (Fridays 7:25-9:30pm, at least once a month)

Coffeehouse – Parent Host

Greet parents picking up their child in the “PAK hallway.” Meet other parents and help them feel welcome.  (Fridays 9:20-10pm, at least once a month)

Coffeehouse – Leader

Hang out with junior high or high school students. (Fridays 6:30-9:30pm or 9-11pm)

Coffeehouse – Gym Game Leader

Lead organized game and oversee open gym. (Fridays 6:30-9pm or 9-11pm, at least once a month)

Sunday Morning Youth Group – Leader

Interact with students to build a rapport with them. During teaching or the large group gathering, give gentle direction to assist in student’s attentiveness (Sundays 9:30-10:45am)

Sunday Morning Youth Group – Hospitality

Contribute to a welcoming environment by providing breakfast snacks for students. (Sundays, once a month)

Youth Small Group – Facilitator

Guide a small group Bible study through discussion and group activities. (Sundays 6:30-8pm, Sept-Nov & March-May)

Youth Small Group – Parent Driver

Be available to pick-up students from local area and drive them to and from their small group. (Sundays Sept-Nov & March-May)

Youth Small Group – Host Home

Provide home and hospitality for a small group. (Sundays 6:30-8pm, Sept-Nov & March-May)

DiscipleNow Retreat – Host Home

Provide sleeping arrangements and hospitality for a small group. (First weekend in November)

DiscipleNow Retreat – Small Group Leader

Spend weekend with a small group of students, encouraging and modeling Jesus to them. (First weekend in November)

Youth Group – Administrative Support

Champion the youth group from “behind-the-scenes.”

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Day Camp – Classroom Leader

Hang out with a specific grade level of kids as you guide them through their daily camp activities.  (One week, June, 8am-1pm)

*Day Camp – Classroom Helper

Hang out with a specific grade of kids as you guide them through their daily camp activities.  (One week, June, 8am-1pm)

*Day Camp – Drama

Hang out with kids and prepare skits for the large group time. (One week, June, 8am-1pm)

*Day Camp – Music Team

Participate in large group music sets as a team. (One week, June, 8am-1pm)

*Day Camp – Media Team

Serve on the video, screen, or sound team during daily large group sessions. (One week, June, 8am-1pm)

Day Camp – Snack Team

Serve with a team to prepare the daily snack. (One week, June, 8am-1pm)

Day Camp – Craft Team

Hang out with kids and lead crafts. (One week, June, 8am-1pm)

Day Camp –  Office

Help Day Camp run by managing the behind-the-scenes details.

Day Camp – Check-In Team

Check in children as they arrive, creating a safe and welcoming environment. (One week, June, 8am-1pm)

Day Camp Greeting Team

Greet children and families as they arrive to be checked-in. (One week, June, 8am-1pm)