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5 Volunteers You May Be Missing

Check out these surprising behind-the-scenes, indispensable ministry roles you may never have thought of for your children’s ministry.


 

  •  Floaters are dedicated folks who simply wander the halls during your services, looking for ways to jump in and help. Whether it’s a complicated craft, a missing supply, or just a rowdy day, these volunteers are alert to when teachers need extra helping hands.
  •  Cuddlers are some of the most precious volunteers in your nursery. They love to hold fussy or tired babies as much as babies love to be held. Their main role is comfort.
  •  Promoters are typically parents who are your biggest fans. They’re the ones who cheerfully post about all the fun their kids have in your ministry—and share upcoming programs and event info with all their friends. A great tool for communicating with parents is the customizable Parenting Christian Kids newsletter.
  •  Preppers are perfect for people who like to be involved in the nuts and bolts of ministry, but prefer to remain behind the scenes. Whether it’s gathering supplies, wrapping volunteer affirmation gifts, or cutting out paper crowns, these people spend a few hours each week prepping materials for upcoming programs.
  •  Pray-ers are a team of people who pray weekly for your ministry, team, and individual kids and families. They strengthen your ministry! This band of invisible volunteers is deeply important to your ministry’s success—even though they may never be on the front lines.

If you’re looking for phenomenal, budget-friendly training to take your entire team to, check out Group’s Children’s Ministry Local Training. This half-day training, led by recognized children’s ministry experts and professionals, will visit 100 cities starting fall 2016. Registration starts at just $29 per person for an intensive, relational half-day volunteer training. Bring your entire team! Learn more here.


2 thoughts on “5 Volunteers You May Be Missing

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    I have a volunteer to inputs attendance into a spreadsheet and runs attendance reports for me when I ask for them. This is a HUGE gift, as then at a glance I can see which kids have been missing, who I need to reach out to, which events have been well-attended, etc. This volunteer doesn’t need to be up front, but her behind-the-scenes help is JUST as important.

    • Jennifer Hooks
      Jennifer Hooks

      Michelle, this is a hugely important behind-the-scenes role! Thanks for sharing and celebrating your volunteer!

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