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Children's Ministry Volunteer Opportunities

Nursery & Preschool: 6 weeks to 5 years


Jammies Nursery Attendant

Summary: Attends to children from 6 weeks - walking. 

Description:  Attendant (18+ yrs old) feeds and rocks babies, changes diapers, and cares for the children. 

Skill or experience needed:  

  • A heart for children. 
  • Proficiency at basic childcare practices (feeding, changing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of nursery policies and procedures (training provided)

Time Commitment: 1-4 services per month. 

 

JAMMerz NURSERY ATTENDANT

Summary: Attends to children from walking - 1 year. 

Description:  Attendant helps implement curriculum, snacks time, and plays with children.

Skill or experience needed:  

  • A heart for children. 
  • Proficiency at basic childcare practices (feeding, changing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of nursery policies and procedures (training provided)

Time Commitment: 1-4 services per month. 

 

Jellies NURSERY ATTENDANT

Summary: Attends to children 2 years old

Description:  Leads/Assists in implementing curriculum provided, snacks, crafts, activities, and playtime.

Skill or experience needed:  

  • A heart for children. 
  • Proficiency at basic childcare practices (feeding, changing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of nursery policies and procedures (training provided)

Time Commitment: 1-4 services per month. 

 

Pre-Jamz preschool Teacher / ATTENDANT

Summary: Leads/Assists in teaching children 3-5 years old 

Description:  Leads/Assists in implementing curriculum provided, including, snacks, crafts, activities, and playtime.

Skill or experience needed:  

  • A heart for children. 
  • Knowledge of preschool policies and procedures (training provided)

Time Commitment: 1-4 services per month. 

 

Junior Helper

Summary: Assists leaders in JAMMERZ (with approval), JELLIES and Pre-JAMZ

Description:  Assists leader in designated class with various tasks and responsibilities. 

Skill or experience needed:  

  • A heart for children. 
  • Ability to listen and follow directions. 

Time Commitment: 1-4 services per month. 

 

Student LEader

Summary: Leads/Assist in  teaching JAMMIES (with approval), JAMMERZ, JELLIES, and Pre-JAMZ 

Description:  Assists and/or leads in designated class with various tasks and responsibilities. 

Skill or experience needed:  

  • A heart for children. 
  • Ability to listen and follow directions. 

Time Commitment: 1-4 services per month. 

 

Celebrate Recover Nursery Attendant

Summary: Attends to children 6 weeks-10 years old

Description:  Leads/Assists and follows a schedule including: snacks, crafts, activities, and playtime.

Skill or experience needed:  

  • A heart for children. 
  • Proficiency at basic childcare practices (feeding, changing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of polices and procedures (training provided)

Time Commitment: 1-4 services per month. (Monday Evenings)

 

Special Events Nursery Attendant

Summary: Attends to children 6 weeks - 3 years old

 Description:  Provides care for children during holiday programs and services. This includes Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Family Fun Nights. The attendant offers snacks and participates in playtime.

Skill or experience needed:  

  • A heart for children. 
  • Proficiency at basic childcare practices (feeding, changing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of polices and procedures (training provided)

Time Commitment: 1-5 services per year. 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS NURSERY ATTENDANT

Summary: Partners with a child who has special needs

 Description:  The CnK buddy will help a child who has special needs participate with those their age. The buddy will review the child's information with the CnK coordinator beforehand to be prepared. 

Skill or experience needed:  

  • A heart for children. 
  • Proficiency at basic childcare practices (feeding, changing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of CnK polices and procedures (training provided)

Time Commitment: 1-4 services per month


 

JAM: Kindergarten - 4th Grade


Small Group Leader

Summary: Leads a small group of approximately 10 children in 15 - 20min of activities, lessons, and discussion. 

Description:  After a large group lesson, children break up into their small groups according to their grade. (Kindergarten-4th) Small Group Leaders (9th grade and older) review the lesson and lead children in games/activities to further understanding. Leaders review this lesson online the week before.

Skill or experience needed:  

  • Leadership and group management. 
  • Energetic teaching abilities 
  • Ability to build relationship and trust with children. 

Time Commitment: Saturday or both Sunday services, 1-2 times per month. 

 

Junior Helper

Summary: Assists small group leader during session. 

Description: Junior Helpers are in 5th-8th grade and provide a good example to the younger kids by participating in songs and will buddy up with kids that feel left out. They assist small group leaders when needed.

Skill or experience needed:  

  • Leadership and good decision making. 
  • Ability to follow directions. 

Time Commitment: One Saturday or Sunday services, 1-4 times per month. 


Media Technician

Summary: Runs the sound and computer for JAM Session 

Description: The Media Tech runs the sound and computer for JAM Session. He or she is also responsible for keeping track of time and warning the small group leaders of when to head back to large group. The Media Tech is also responsible for turning equipment on and off for sessions. 

Skill or experience needed:  

  • Leadership and good decision making. 
  • Ability to set proper sound levels for music and microphones. 
  • Ability to listen and follow directions. 

Time Commitment: Saturday or both Sunday services, 1-2 times per month. 

Worship Leader

Summary: Leads children with 1-2 songs with motions in JAM Session. 

Description:  The praise and worship leader will lead a song or two in JAM Session. The leader practices the song(s) the week before and encourages the children to participate.

Skill or experience needed:  

  • Ability to sing and lead music
  • Ability to encourage interaction with Children. 

Time Commitment: Saturday or both Sunday services, 1-2 times per month. 

 

Puppeteer

Summary:  Puppeteers during JAM Session

Description: Puppeteers familiarize with the puppet script beforehand and perform the skit for JAM Session. 

Skill or experience needed:  

  • Loud, strong speaking voice. 
  • Puppetry proficiency (Training provided)

Time Commitment: Saturday or both Sunday services, 1-2 times per month. 

 

CnK Buddy

Summary: Partners with a child who has special needs

Description: The CnK buddy will help a child who has special needs participate with those their age. The buddy will review the child's information with the CnK coordinator beforehand to be prepared. 

Skill or experience needed:  

  • Leadership and decision making
  • A heart for children with special needs. 
  • Knowledge of CNK practices and polices (Training provided)

Time Commitment: 1-4 Services per month. 

 

Special Event Assistance

Summary: Leads or assists at various events throughout the year. 

Description: Leads and/or assists at the following events: VBS (2nd week of June), Family Fun Nights (Random Friday nights), Family Camp (Last weekend in September), Sweet Sound (Kid's Choir during Easter, 4th of July, and Christmas seasons).

Skill or experience needed:  

  • Leadership and organization. 
  • Ability to build relationships and trust with parents and children. 
  • Ability to adapt to various needs during event. 

Time Commitment: Duration of event: From one to several days per year.