CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER
Hospitality & Guest Services
Welcome Center Volunteer (St. Joe, all services) This person will staff the Welcome Center or Serve Central in the Gathering Area depending on the rotation. You will be responsible for helping answer questions and helping get people signed up for various events and service opportunities. Must enjoy working with people. Commitment length: 6 months, about one service per month. For more information or to sign up contact Chris Britton.
Administrative Volunteer-Worship Ministry This person will work directly with the worship staff in our St. Joseph Campus office during office hours. Responsibilities can include everything from paperwork to overseeing other volunteers. Some computer skills are necessary. 3+ hours/week. For more information or to sign up contact Ryan Klund.
Children's Ministry Guest Services (All campuses, all services) This person will be responsible for welcoming new families by explaining the check-in process and walking them to the classrooms. Duties will also include turning on and working the computer check-in and troubleshooting check-in problems as needed. Must enjoy greeting and making people feel welcome. Commitment length Sept. - June, 45 min per weekend. For more information or to sign up contact Tracey Harlan.
Security (All Campuses, Sunday, Wed, Saturday) This person will maintain the safety and security of children throughout the KidZone area by walking around and keeping a watchful eye. No special skills required. Security personnel are needed at all campuses for all services, 1.5 hours per week. Commitment length: 6 months, flexible schedule. For more information or to sign up contact Tracey Harlan.
COMMUNION VOLUNTEER (Sanctuary 9:30 - Once per month) This person will be responsible for working with the communion ministry to prepare the elements for monthly communion. For more information contact Ryan Klund.
USHER (St. Joe: 9:30 AM & 11 AM service) This person is in charge of greeting and seating visitors on their way in to weekend service. This person also helps with collecting the offering.This person is the first face visitors see when they walk in to First Church and must be comfortable being friendly and accommodating with guests. Commitment Length: 6 month minimum, 1 or 2 services each month. Service: 11 AM, St. Joe Campus. If interested contact Ryan Klund.
Card Sender - Card Ministry Do you enjoy receiving cards for all the many occasions we experience? The enjoyment is also in the sending! In the Card Ministry, we send cards to those in our church family experiencing failing health, loss of a loved one (etc.) if interested contact Bob Confer
Tech & Visual Arts
COMPUTER TECH OPERATOR St. Joe: Saturday 6 PM or Sunday 11 AM This person is in charge of running media for the weekend service. Duties include operation of lyrics during rehearsal and worship time, choosing creative background media for song selections, and changing slides during the sermon portion of the service. You must have a basic understanding of computers, familiarity with Mac operating system and willingness to learn tech systems. Commitment length: 6 month minimum, 1-2 services a month. If interested contact Ryan Klund.
AUDIO TECH OPERATOR St. Joe: Saturday 6 PM or Sunday 11 AM This person is in charge of running the sound/audio board for our the weekend service in one of our venues. Former audio mixing experience is recommended but not necessary. Commitment length: 6 month minimum, 1-2 services a month. If interested contact Ryan Klund.
Serve the Community
SMART Tutor - Hull International Academy Become a tutor through the Benton Harbor SMART Tutor program, which is a customized tutor program focused on students in grades 1-8. Tutors should value education and enjoy working with kids, other than that, no special skills are needed. Training will be provided. Benton Harbor students who have a tutor increasing their reading by 2.3 grade levels. Only 1 hour per week, and hours are flexible between 8:30-4:00. Requires background check. For more information contact Chris Britton.
CERTIFIED AUTO MECHANIC, Cars Ministry - We are seeking certified auto mechanics to help work on donated vehicles one weekend a month. By volunteering with the cars ministry you will be helping provide individuals in need with much needed transportation. Commitment length: 1 year, 1 weekend a month. Flexible schedule. To sign up fill out the volunteer form here or contact Chris Britton.
background checks are performed for all volunteers who work with children
Summer Sunday School (all campuses, all weekend services) We're looking for people who love kids and love to be with kids help in classrooms during the summer months to give our KidZone volunteers some needed time off in the summer. Commitment can be as few or as many services that you're comfortable (June 20- August 16) Contact Bill Shepard.
Summer Splash We need some adults to help chaperon and teach children during our Summer Splash events at the Benton Heights Campus on three Thursdays in July: June 11, 18 & 25. To volunteer contact Bill Shepard.
VBS - Vacation Bible School 2015 First Church takes more than 400 kids on their best experience of the Summer. Everest - Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power. At our St. Joseph Campus July 12-16. We're looking for teens and adults to help in a variety of ways. Contact Bill Shepard
Children's Ministry Worship Leader (All campuses, all weekend services) This person will lead children in worship during service hours. Must enjoy providing lively worship and working with kids. It is not necessary to play an instrument. If possible, children's worship team practice on Wednesday from 6-6:30 PM. Schedule is flexible. Commitment length: Sept - June. For more information or to sign up contact Tracey Harlan.
DGROUP Leader (St. Joe: Wed 6:15 PM) This person invests in and leads a small group of either middle school boys or girls. Lesson materials and discussion questions are provided. We meet every Wednesday night from 6:15-8:15. Commitment length: Sept - June. If interested contact Alex Weeks.
Tribe Leader (St. Joe: Sun 6 PM) This person invests in and leads a small group of either high school boys or girls. Lesson materials and discussion questions are provided. We meet every Sunday night 6:00-8:30pm. Commitment length: Sept - June. If interested contact Caleb Weeks.
Cafe Monitor (St. Joe: Sun 6 PM) During Tribe on Sunday nights we need an adult to supervise the cafe area while leaders are in a meeting and hanging out with students from 6 - 7 pm. This will involve running snacks, cleanup, and being a present adult. Commitment: 1 or 2 school semesters (September - December, January - May). For more information or to sign up contact Sara McDonough.
Cafe Monitor (St. Joe: Wed 6 PM) Wednesday nights we need an adult to supervise the cafe area while leaders are in a meeting and hanging out with students from 6-6:45pm. This will involve running snacks, cleanup and being a present adult. Commitment: Once/month or every week... whatever your availability.For information or to sign up contact Sara McDonough.
Connect with Chris Britton, Missional Outreach Director, for more serving ideas.