Being a volunteer is fun! God has uniquely created you and given you gifts, and it’s important to use those gifts to serve others. We want to help you find the place to make that happen! Don’t just sit on the sidelines – everyone gets a chance to play at The Village! Our church would not be possible without the help of MANY volunteers.
Here’s what you can do:
- Check out the different options below, then click on “Volunteer” to get started or contact the Team Leaders in the specific area you’re interested in! We promise it will be fun!
First Impressions/Welcome Team
The welcoming team is the first impression of our church, and you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. We’re looking for friendly faces to be door openers, greeters, hand out programs, direct visitors, and anything else to help welcome people to our church. Contact Pam Wilson if you’re ready to join this team!
Another area in First Impressions is our Cookie Baking Team. These cookies go to visitors to welcome them to The Village. If you like to bake, contact Shannon Wujek.
If you’re friendly and outgoing, join the Follow Up Team to help our visitors feel at home at The Village. Sometimes it takes a little encouragement from a friend to feel comfortable and get connected. Contact Shannon Wujek to be part of the Follow Up Team.
There are many choices in this area – from musician or vocalist, operating our audio/visual system, or helping with stage design. Joining the band requires an audition, but all other spots are easy to learn and don’t require any previous experience. You can serve as little or as often as your schedule permits!
There are auditions for musicians and vocalists twice a year. If you’re interested, keep your eyes open for those dates in the Fall and Spring.
Help with video, production slides, lights, special project video, sound or stage design. You’ll need to invest a few hours getting to know the software and then you’ be good to go! Contact Sarah Windham to volunteer.
Help with communion, which is the bread and juice – prepare the trays with the bread and juice in cups, hand them out during services, and clean up. It’s easy! Contact Ed to find your spot.
Coffee Center / Special Events
This important ministry creates a friendly atmosphere by providing a fresh cup of coffee, lemonade, and treats after service! If you love to bake, share your delicious treats at the coffee center contact Joanne Joutas.
Join the Special Event Team and help plan events, set-up/breakdown, or help prepare food for the events. Contact Sarah O’Sullivan to join the team.
Do you love kids? Want to make a difference in the lives of littles? If you answered yes, then Kid Village is the place for you! You’ll have the opportunity to connect with kids through Christ by loving on babies, entertaining toddlers, helping out in preschool, or leading a small group with our school agers. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a child on fire for God!
If you want to help and guide kids on their own spiritual journey, contact Amy Pehlke.
Security is very important to us and a high priority for Kid Village. If interested, contact Mike Condon @ 815-343-3085.
Pulse Student Ministries
Pulse Student Ministries is a place where we connect students in a fun community. This group is for 5th – 8th graders (pulse Jr.) and high school students (Pulse Sr.). If you’re interested in being a leader or helping with this ministry, contact Nick Sandeno to see if it’s right for you!
Many people find our church because of the signs we put out in the community on the weekends. These are a great way to spread the word about our church in Minooka, Channahon and the surrounding communities. If you’re on the Sign Team, you would put a sign out in your neighborhood on Friday night and pick it up on Sunday afternoon/evening. It’s really easy and has a huge impact!
Do you like to take pictures? We have different events throughout the year and we love to capture the moments as they happen. Join the Photography Team if you like to have fun while snapping some pics.
Are you on Facebook or Instagram? We are! We love to share what we’re doing on social media and are looking for volunteers to help!
Contact Karol Scott if you’re interested!
If administration is your thing, help with weekly programs, handouts, and special events. Contact Shannon Wujek if you would like to volunteer in this area.
Building Maintenance Team
This team helps keep our church home in tip-top shape. If you’re handy and like projects or fixing things, then this is the team for you! During the winter months we also need help shoveling snow and salting the sidewalks to keep everyone safe. Contact Tim Juskiewicz if you’re interested!
Sometimes it’s nice to just be outdoors. Our Landscape Team keeps our grounds looking great. If you have a green thumb and want to share your gift, contact Susan Juskiewicz.
Be a first responder to assist with medical emergencies and other situations requiring a plan of action. Volunteers need to be trained in First Aid and be CPR certified for the medical team. Contact Heather Houck if you’re interested!
In The Community:
The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. – Matthew 9:37-38