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Whether you have lots of time to volunteer each week or only a few hours every once in a while, consider making the kind of difference that only you can make.

Choosing where to volunteer in a church sometimes can seem overwhelming—so many options and what’s the best fit for me.

Because of this, we’ve made your first step to serving at Cedar Valley easy.

If you’re not quite sure where to begin, but you want in, here are some upcoming ministry serving introduction meetings that will help you.

Family Life Team

     For: Tiny Valley, Kids, Youth, and Special Needs
     When: First Sunday Monthly | 11 a.m. | Student Center
     Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2

Welcome Team 

     For: Greeters, Ushers, Security, Info Desk
     When: Third Sunday Monthly | 11 a.m. | Rm 21
     Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19

Full Volunteer List

Welcome Team

Ministry:
Welcome people, connect them to others, and help visitors find their way around.

Sunday Mornings or Special Events

Positions:

  • Greeter Team
  • Information Desk Attendant
  • Usher Team 
  • Security Team
  • Connection team
  • Coffee Servers (Contact Jon Kuert
Contact: Tony Thomas
 

Registration

Ministry:
Sunday Mornings or Wednesday Evenings

Positions:

  • Registration Desk Attendant
Contact: Wenda Dolan
 

Tiny Valley (0–5 yo)

Ministry:
Sunday Classes | 9:30 or 11 a.m.
Wednesday Clubs | Starts Sept. 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. 
Special Events | As needed
Age Preference: Babies, 1-2 yrs, or 3-5 yrs

Positions:

  • Tiny Valley Internship
  • Check-in Team
  • Lead Teacher (1-4 times a month)
  • Assistant Teacher 
  • On-Call Substitute Teacher/Assistant Teacher
  • Story Teller
  • Song Leader
  • Actor

Tuesday Mornings (paid position)

Contact: Lizzie Erickson
 

Kids (K–5th)

Ministry:
Sunday Kids Services | 9:30 or 11 a.m

Positions:

  • Project Manager
  • Large Group Teacher
  • Small Group Coach
  • Small Group Leader
  • Helpers Coach (Oversee 4th-5th Grade Helpers)
  • Jr Helper (6th-7th Graders)
  • Supplies Team
  • Security Team
  • Greeter and Host Team
  • Tech and Production Team
  • Worship Team
  • Drama Team

Ministry:
Wednesday Clubs | 6:30-8 p.m.

Positions:

  • Check-In Team
  • Girls Club Teacher
  • Girls Club Helper
  • Boy Club Teacher
  • Boys Club Helper
  • Security Team
  • Supplies Team

Ministry:

Kids Camp | Mon-Fri | End of June 2017

Positions:

  • Counselor
  • Recreation Team 
  • Night Watch Team
  • Camp Administrative Staff
Contact: Kids Ministry
 

Kids with Special Needs (preschool–5th)

Ministry:
A ministry for kids 2 yrs - 5th Grade
Sunday Tiny Valley Classes | 9:30 or 11 a.m.
Sunday Kids Services | 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Positions:

  • Professional (Assess kids and train buddies)
  • One-on-One Buddy 
  • Substitute Buddy
Contact: Vicki Graham
 

Students (6th–12th)

Ministry:
Wednesday Services | Aug–June | 6:30-8 p.m.

Positions:

  • Middle School Leader
  • High School Leader
  • Check-In/Guest Area Helper
  • Concessions/Merchandise Helper
  • Tech & Production
  • Worship Team
Contact: Heidi Rausch
 

Family Life

Positions:

  • Premarital Mentor Couple
  • Marriage Mentor Couple
  • Divorce Care Facilitator
  • Divorce Care for Kids Facilitator
  • Blended Family Group Facilitator

Contact: Vicki Graham

 

Adult Discipleship

Positions:

  • Life Group Leader
  • Wed. Study Group Facilitator/Teacher
  • Wed. Study Group Table Leader

Contact: Gina Rodriguez

Women

Positions:

  • Event Leader or Helper
  • Christmas Decorating Team
  • Tues. Study Group Table Leader
  • Ministry to Exotic Dancers Baking Team
  • Ministry to Exotic Dancers Prayer Team
  • One Nights | Select Sundays
    • Set-up Helper
    • Food Helper
    • Greeter
    • Usher
    • Teardown Helper

Contact: Adult Ministries

 

Men

Positions:

  • Life Group Leader
  • Event Helper
  • Service Project Helper
  • Mentor

Contact: Mark Lerom

 

Seniors

Positions:

  • Event Helper
  • Mentor
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry | Contact Lynne Cooke at  or (612) 770-9110
    • Knit or Crochet Shawls

Contact: Dan Parotti

Prayer & Care

Positions:

  • Prayer Counselors 
  • Sunday Service Prayer Team

Contact: Kristina Tinklenberg

 

Unplanned Pregnancy Support

About Embrace Grace Ministry

Princess Day Volunteer

Princess Day is a special time to pamper the women and make them feel special by doing their hair and makeup, taking professional photographs, and serving a meal. This night focuses on the women and shows them how much God values them as "daughters of the King."

Baby Shower Team

As part of the program, we throw a huge baby shower for each of the ladies with their families present. The baby shower team handles decorating and food. This night is all about the baby, and it's a wonderful chance to bless the moms-to-be and show them how much God loves them and the babies they're carrying. In addition, life groups or individuals are encouraged to “adopt” one of the ladies and provide all of her gifts at the shower.

Prayer Team

Receive weekly emails about what's happening in the group and how you can pray for the ladies as they go through all the changes and struggles that come with an unplanned pregnancy.

Weekly Table Leaders

Connect with the ladies and help them talk through their problems and feelings. Sometimes this includes leading them to Jesus or helping them recommit their lives to Him.

Long-term Mentors

Develop a trusting relationship with the ladies and continue to support them after the group has ended. Be available to offer support as they navigate single parenting or giving their baby up for adoption.

Contact: Sheila Cooke 

 

Young Adults

Positions:

  • Life Group Host Home
  • Life Group Leader
  • Life Group Co-Leader
  • Service and Event Host/Helper
  • Prayer Team
  • Social Media Team | Photographer | Video
Contact: Josiah Kennealy

Music/Production/Creative

Music Positions:

  • Worship Internship
  • Band
  • Vocalist
  • Sunday Kids Ministry Worship Team
  • Wednesday Youth Ministry Worship Team 
  • Orchestra

Tech and Production Positions:

  • Tech and Production Internship
  • Audio Engineer
  • Lighting Engineer
  • Camera Operator
  • Computer Operator
  • Tech Producer 
  • Stagehands
  • Sun. Kids Ministry Tech and Production
  • Wed. Youth Ministry Tech and Production

Creative Positions:

  • Creative Arts Internship
  • Videographer Internship
  • Design Internship
  • Editing Video
  • Drama Team 
  • Idea Generation Team
  • Project Assistant
  • Photographer
Contact: Annika Gustafson

Food Service

Positions:

  • Food Server (as needed)
Contact: Ronda Amundson

Facilities

Positions:

  • Building Maintenance
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Lawn Care
  • Cleaning 
  • Painting
  • Event Set-up
  • Security Team
Contact: Dan Parotti

Information Technology

Positions:

  • Desktop Support
  • SQL Query
Contact: Franc Garcia