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VBS Volunteer Opportunities

VBS Volunteer Opportunities

Vacation Bible School Volunteer Opportunities

This is your guide to choosing a volunteer position for VBS! Please read through each opportunity and note the description and time commitment. All positions have a maximum capacity of volunteers. Once each position has hit their max, we will remove it from the online registration.

If you have any questions regarding a volunteer position, please email vbs@hopegrimes.org. All positions besides prep positions require you complete a background form if you have not filled one out since September 2016.

Shepherding

Shepherd

Description: Shepherd a VBS class from site to site and assist activity leaders with children (no teaching required).
Time Commitment: Daily during the VBS session of your choice. Need to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to session start time.

Junior Shepherd

Description: Student helpers under 18 years of age assist the adult Shepherd with the class.
Time Commitment: Daily during the VBS session of your choice. Need to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to session start time.


Snack

Snack Preparer

Description: Assist the Snack Leader with setup and cleanup. May be placed inside or outside. This position requires a lot of standing and walking for four hours.
Time Commitment: One to five days, your choice. Prefer full week if possible.


Craft

Craft Room Assistant

Description: Assist with setup and cleanup, and help students with crafts.
Time Commitment: One to five days, your choice. Prefer full week if possible.

Craft Room Junior Assistant

Description: Student helpers under 18 years of age assist with setup and cleanup, and help students with crafts.
Time Commitment: One to five days, your choice. Prefer full week if possible.


Recreation

Recreation Assistant

Description: Assist the Recreation Leader with setup, playing games with kids either inside or outside, and cleanup.
Time Commitment: One to five days, your choice. Prefer full week if possible.

Junior Recreation Assistant

Description: Student helpers under 18 years of age assist the Recreation Leader with setup, playing games with kids either inside or outside, and cleanup.
Time Commitment: One to five days, your choice. Prefer full week if possible.


Building Station Junior Assistant

Description: Assist with setup and cleanup, and help students with building activity of the day.
Time Commitment: One to five mornings, your choice. Prefer full week if possible.


Children’s Ministry Music

As a Children’s Ministry music volunteer, you are being trained for the upcoming HopeKids season in addition to VBS. If you attend Hope, you will be placed into teams with a flexible, rotating schedule based on your program preference and availability.

Children’s Ministry Song Leader

Description: Must attend mandatory Song Leader practices in order to teach the children during a VBS session. Session and age group availability is limited. Please indicate your ongoing volunteer choice when registering for the Children’s Ministry Song Leader Team!
Time Commitment: Training before VBS and daily during the session of your choice. You will also be asked to serve a one-year commitment, helping lead songs at HopeKids one or more times a month, as indicated on the volunteer registration form.


Administration

Greeter

(Need eight per session Monday & Tuesday; three or four per session Wednesday – Friday.)

Description: Greet parents and students as they arrive and help them find classes.
Time Commitment: One hour each day during the session of your choice (starting half an hour before the session).

Safety Team

Description: Assist with security and traffic flow during VBS by patrolling hallways and building perimeter, monitoring exits, and providing general help as needed.
Time Commitment: Each day of VBS session of your choice.

Nurse (L.P.N. or R.N.)

Description: Assist with any medical issues or concerns.
Time Commitment: One to five days, your choice. Prefer full week if possible.


Set

Set Design

Description: Help with set design, painting and assembling.
Time Commitment: We will begin working on the set three weeks prior to VBS. You can help as much or as little as desired!