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 Savannah Rogers, Director of Youth Ministries or Pastor Becky Postlewait, Children’s Ministries.

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.
  • 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

  • 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. 
  • 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 and April.
  • EPIC Confirmation Mentor (11:00 am – 12:00 pm): Adults pray for and work with an individual student.
    • Commitment: Three classes and the confirmation service. Some homework (about 5-10 minutes a week) between January and April.
  • 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 2023

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 ministries must complete the background check process through Safe Gatherings. Go to and select “Start an Application.” Then select “Church or Faith-Based” organization, “Methodist” as the denomination, and “Florida” for state. Type in Orlando as the unique part of our organization name and select “First United Methodist Church of Orlando” from the drop down list. Follow the directions to complete your background check and watch the background training video.
  3. Volunteers must attend mandatory, annual training with Children’s and/or Youth Ministry. This ensures you know what to do when volunteering with children and youth here at First Church. Training is available in person at the start of the new school year. Please communicate with Becky or Savannah if you are not able to attend annual training.
  4.  Volunteers must be familiar with our policies. You can download the Policies by clicking here. Please print, sign, and return the “Acknowledgment 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.

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Personal References

References cannot include immediate family members or church staff.
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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.


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