Read in 1 min Leader Resources » Volunteer Management » Retaining » Training Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email 3 Ways to Make Life Easier for Your VBS Volunteers Published: April 12, 2023 From Group Publishing’s vacation Bible school editors, check out these 3 ways to make life easier for your VBS volunteers! We know that volunteers are vital to making VBS a great week at your church. Here are three surefire ways to make their jobs easy before and after your event…and keep them coming back for more fun next year! 1. Prepare your volunteers. There’s nothing more intimidating than walking into a room full of kids without a clue as to what you’re supposed to be doing. Set up volunteer training several weeks before VBS, so when the week rolls around, your staff is equipped to make Jesus real to kids. If busy volunteers can’t make the training meeting, set up an online option. Looking for an even easier way to train volunteers? Check out Group’s groundbreaking VBS Training Lab™. This all-new, innovative method equips VBS teams through on-demand video training experiences. Plus, VBS Training LABs solve the age-old problem of trying to gather busy volunteers on a certain day and time. 2. Do the VBS as it’s written. VBS is like a big puzzle, intentionally created to fit seamlessly together. If you change one thing, it can often have a domino effect and wreak havoc and confusion elsewhere. Following the content as written makes it easy on everyone! 3. Provide materials in an easy-to-use format. Now there are more ways than ever to share materials with VBS volunteers. Digital kits allow you to deliver resources with the touch of a button. You can hand volunteers the manuals from your starter kit or email PDFs so they can use whichever format feels most comfortable. Digital kits even safeguard against leaders who might lose that ever-important manual at the eleventh hour. And if your volunteers are digital natives, they can lead the station from their iPads! Still looking for a VBS program to use this summer? Check out Group’s Stellar. You can find even more VBS ideas here. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!