Below, you’ll find all the opportunities to serve in Children and/or Youth Ministry. All volunteers must complete the required volunteer application process, which is outlined below. If you have questions about any of the opportunities below or the application process, please contact Justin Cox.

Opportunities to Serve

Children’s Ministry

  • Small-Group Leader (9:30 – 10:45 am): Each small group (Pre-K, K-2, and 3-5) is a two-person team leading the lesson time. Lessons and necessary supplies are provided. 
    • Commitment: Adults sign up for open weeks so commitments vary depending on availability.
  • IGNITE Helper (10:45 am – 12:15 pm): IGNITE helpers assist Gabrielle with worship arts. Adults help keep children focused and having fun. 
    • Commitment: Adults sign up for open weeks so commitments vary depending on availability.
  • Special Event Volunteer: Special events include the Spring Picnic, Vacation Bible School, Mission Camp, and more. Volunteers help plan and take part in these events.
    • Commitment: Varies depending on the event.

Youth Ministry

  • Small-Group Leader (10:30 am – 12:00 pm): Each small group is at least a two-person team leading discussions. Leaders engage in discussions and play games with youth. Lessons and necessary supplies are provided.
    • Commitment: Adults ideally commit to leading the group weekly. Some weeks may not be possible due to travel, sickness, or other commitments. For some, committing to bi-weekly service is available. 
  • Evening Leader (5:00 – 7:00 pm): Evening leaders eat dinner with youth, engage them in table discussions, and play games.
    • Commitment: Adults ideally commit to leading the group weekly. Some weeks may not be possible due to travel, sickness, or other commitments. For some, committing to bi-weekly service is available. 
  • Snack Provider (10:30 am): Volunteers provide snacks to serve at morning programing.
    • Commitment: Adults sign up for weeks they can provide snacks.
  • Dinner Volunteer (6:00 – 7:00 pm): Volunteers provide and serve dinner at our evening program.
    • Commitment: Adults sign up for weeks they can provide dinner. Serving and cleaning up is appreciated.
  • EPIC Confirmation Co-Teacher (11:00 am – 12:00 pm): Adult assists in teaching EPIC Confirmation. 
    • Commitment: Nine classes between January 12 and April 26.
  • EPIC Confirmation Mentor (11:00 am – 12:00 pm): Adults pray for and work with an individual student.
    • Commitment: Three classes (February 23, March 8, and March 22) and the confirmation service (April 26). Some homework (about 5-10 minutes a week) between January 12 and April 26.
  • Special Event Volunteer: Special events include the Epic Confirmation Reception, Senior Banquet, Volunteer Appreciation, and more. Volunteers help plan and take part in these events.
    • Commitment: Varies depending on the event.
  • Mission Trip Volunteer: Volunteers lead a small group and potentially drive a van for the mission trip.
    • Commitment: June 21-26, 2020

Application Process

Everyone who volunteers with children and/or youth is accountable to the Children and Youth Policies and Procedures. To be in compliance with these policies, volunteers must complete the following:

  1. Prospective volunteers must fill out a volunteer application, which is found below. This application includes three references who will be contacted.
  2. All volunteers in children and youth ministry must adhere to FDLE Level-II fingerprinting standards. We partnered with Electronic Fingerprinting Inc to handle this process. You can schedule an appointment online or simply walk in on Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. When you go, please bring the VECH Fingerprint Information Form found in the appendix of our Policies. This will ensure we receive the results and are able to cover the necessary cost.
  3. Volunteers must attend mandatory annual training. Training is available in person at the start of the new school year or via video throughout the year.
  4. Volunteers must be familiar with our Policies. You can download the Policies by clicking here. Please print, sign, and return the “Acknowledgement of the Children and Youth Policies and Procedures: Participation Covenant Statement” found in the appendix of the Policies.

Volunteer Application

Everyone interested in a volunteer position that interacts with children and/or youth must fill out this application. It should take around 15 minutes.

Check all that apply.

Occupation

Personal References

References cannot include immediate family members or church staff.
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Personal History

Faith History

Criminal History

The church members trust us to keep our children and youth safe. In order to keep that trust, we have a responsibility to evaluate the suitability of each volunteer who will be working with our children and/or youth. Please help us meet this responsibility by answering the questions below completely and honestly.

In addition to this application, you must also undergo the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Level-II fingerprint screening. Full details of our screening procedure, including necessary forms and information about scheduling fingerprints, are found in the Children and Youth Ministries Policies and Procedures.

Affirmations

Please type your full name to act as your digital signature, affirming all of the above.