What does it take to VOLUNTEER at Creekside?


Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Matthew 20:28


You are uniquely wired with gifts and talents that are waiting to be deployed for a greater cause. At Creekside we provide many opportunities for you to volunteer in a role that offers a great match to your unique skills. And we believe that when you are able to find that match, there is energy, creativity, and impact that will also energize your faith and allow Creekside to feel more like home.

 

 Check out each of the following ministries and discover where you can volunteer:








LIFEGROUPS

Contact: Jeff Austen

LifeGroups are really the heart of our church. A place where you can experience intimacy with God, and grow friendships as you impact each other’s lives and influence our region and world through serving.

LIFEGROUP HOSTS

Warm, friendly adults who enjoy providing a home environment where guests feel comfortable.

 Time Commitment: 2 hours per week
 Frequency: Ongoing Serving


LIFEGROUP LEADERS

Participating members who long to care for and encourage growth in a small group of adults.

 Time Commitment: 4 hrs/week
 Frequency: Ongoing Serving





ALPHA

Contact: Jeff Austen

Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Anyone can attend this 10-week course to investigate Christianity.

ALPHA KITCHEN HELP

Help out in the kitchen, serving dinner for Alpha attendees.

 Time Commitment: Monday evening
 Frequency: On-going serving


ALPHA ROOM SET-UP

Set up tables and chairs for Alpha group.

 Time Commitment: Monday (sometime during the day)
 Frequency: On-going serving


ALPHA TEAM

Assist with any aspect of the ALPHA course: set up room, greet attendees, prepare food, host a book table, host a session, lead or help with discussions.

 Time Commitment: Alpha meets on Monday evenings
 Frequency: One Time Serving / First Serve


ALPHA PRAYER INTERCESSOR TEAM

On site or off site prayer intercessors, praying for our Alpha participants. Join a small group of dedicated prayer people, as they pray for our Alpha participants & team members.

 Time Commitment: 2 hours/once a week
 Frequency: Monday evenings | September – December





Hospital / Home Visitation

Contact: Jeff Austen

Care to visit with sick or grieving people? Consider hospital / home visitation care.

 Time Commitment: As required
 Frequency: On-going service


Drivers

Contact: Jeff Austen

Driving people to care groups and / or Sunday morning service.

 Time Commitment: As required
 Frequency: On-going / as needed


Care Partner

Contact: Jeff Austen

Provide listening, prayer and encouragement for others.

 Time Commitment: As required
 Frequency: On-going service


Prayer Support

Contact: Jeff Austen

Provide prayer support for people struggling or in need.

 Time Commitment: As required
 Frequency: On-going / as needed


Event Volunteer

Contact: Jeff Austen

Assist in with a special event at Creekside.

 Time Commitment: As required per event
 Frequency: As needed


Freezer Meal Team

Contact: Jeff Austen

Prepare meals for people in need.

 Time Commitment: As required, a few hours a month or year
 Frequency: On-going serving


Money Map Coach

Contact: Jeff Austen

Provide budget coaching and practical suggestions for improving financial situations.

 Time Commitment: As required. 5 hours per month
 Frequency: On-going service











TNT | GRADES 7 & 8

Contact: Rebecca.orme@creeksidechurch.ca

Helping Grade 7-8 youth become fully devoted followers of Jesus. Walking alongside youth as they discover authentic faith.

SNACK COORDINATOR

Purchases and prepares snacks for Thursday night TNT program.

 Time Commitment: September to June… prep time & Thursday evenings
 Frequency: Once per month


YOUTH LEADER

Builds mentoring relationships with youth and helps coordinate the Thursday evening TNT program. Participates in leadership team meetings and TNT retreats.

 Time Commitment: September to June… Thursday evenings 6:30p – 9:30p
 Frequency: On-going serving





THE REVOLUTION | HIGH SCHOOL

Contact: Rebecca.orme@creeksidechurch.ca

Helping high school students become fully devoted followers of Jesus. Walking alongside youth as they discover authentic faith.

YOUTH LEADER

Builds mentoring relationships with youth and helps coordinate the Wednesday evening program. Participates in leadership team meetings and retreats.

 Time Commitment: September to June… Wednesday evenings 6:30p – 9:30p
 Frequency: On-going serving


SNACK COORDINATER

Purchases and prepares snacks for the Wednesday night program.

 Time Commitment: September to June… prep time & Wednesday evenings
 Frequency: Once per month











Kids Ministry: Nursery – Kindergarten

Contact: Carolyn Burge

2’s & 3’s / JK / SK

Are you a fun-loving, responsible adult or youth who wants to make Sunday morning a fun place for kids? We’ve got a spot for you.

 Time Commitment: Every or every other Sunday – one service
 Frequency: On-going serving


Toddlers Helper

Are you a fun-loving, responsible adult or youth who wants to make Sunday morning a fun place for kids? We’ve got a spot for you.

 Time Commitment: Every or every other Sunday – one service
 Frequency: On-going serving


Walkers Helper

Show God’s love to our babies by cuddling, encouraging and playing along.

 Time Commitment: Every or every other Sunday – one service
 Frequency: On-going serving





Kids Ministry: Grades 1 – 2

Contact: Carolyn Burge

SMALL GROUP LEADERS

Small Group leaders create relationships with kids by guiding a small group of kids through lesson-related discussion and activities.

 Time Commitment: Every or every other Sunday – one service
 Frequency: On-going serving





Kids Ministry: Grades 3 – 4

Contact: Carolyn Burge

SMALL GROUP LEADERS

Small Group leaders create relationships with kids by guiding a small group of kids through lesson-related discussion and activities.

 Time Commitment: Every or every other Sunday – one service
 Frequency: On-going serving





Kids Ministry: Grades 5 – 6

Contact: Carolyn Burge

SMALL GROUP LEADERS

Small Group leaders create relationships with kids by guiding a small group of kids through lesson-related discussion and activities.

 Time Commitment: Every or every other Sunday – one service
 Frequency: On-going serving





Kids Ministry: Worship Team

Contact: Carolyn Burge

Worship Leader

Have a heart for teaching kids how to engage in worship with their God? Lead age-relevant worship to children who are passionate about their faith.

 Time Commitment: Once a month – all services
 Frequency: On-going serving





Kids Ministry: Tech Team

Contact: Carolyn Burge

Tech Team

Join the tech team to work behind the scenes and allow children to learn in an interactive and engaging worship and large group activity. Manage the audio and video controls of a room in our kids ministry. Please note that volunteers can be assisted through any necessary learning curve.

 Time Commitment: Once a month – all services
 Frequency: On-going serving





Kids Ministry: Special Friends

Contact: Carolyn Burge

Special Friends

At Creekside Kids it’s important to us that ALL children are able to participate in our lessons and activities. If you have a heart of children with special needs than perhaps working one-on-one with a child throughout the service is a meaningful way for you to encourage that child and bless their family.

 Time Commitment: Once a week – when your special friend plans to attend service
 Frequency: On-going serving





Kids Ministry: Playground Team

Contact: Hilary Hawley

Playground Team

We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic people to work in a fun environment.
You can choose from interacting with parents at the playground, serving refreshments at the café or assisting with our preschool programming.
Playground is open September to May

 Time Commitment: 9:00am-11:30am
 Frequency: Serve one morning per week (Monday to Thursday) or as available





Kids Ministry: Welcome Team

Contact: Carolyn Burge

Welcome Team

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about kids ministry and introducing new families to our Creekside Kids program. You will be assisting with the self check-in process as well as manning the Creekside Kids Info Station.

 Time Commitment: Every or every other Sunday – one service
 Frequency: On-going serving











Missions Team Member

Contact: Rob Gast

Missions Team Member

Assist our church as we mobilize Creekside to partner with organizations and individuals who are engaged in global missions work. Attend Missions team meetings, review applications for support, and help with team events.





Ray of Hope Volunteer

Contact: Rob Gast

Ray of Hope Community Centre Volunteer

Assist our church as we mobilize Creekside to partner with local organizations and people who are engaged missionally to impact Waterloo Region for the kingdom of God. Prepare and serve food at our monthy dinner downtown. Use your skilled trades for building renovations. Assist with coordination between the Ray of Hope Community Center and Creekside.










Childcare: Infant – 4 Years

Contact: Wendy Authier

Show God’s love to our babies, toddlers and preschool by cuddling, encouraging and playing along.

 Time Commitment: 2.5 hours
 Frequency: Weekly or bi-weekly


Audio-Video Teams

Contact: Jen Warkentin

Prepare power point presentations or sound board

 Time Commitment: 3 hours
 Frequency: 2-3 times a month


Dinner Team

Contact: Jen Warkentin

Decor, BBQ, food, hospitality, set-up and clean-up.

 Time Commitment: 3 hours
 Frequency: Once a month


CR Inside Prison Ministry Team

Contact: Deb Jones

Facilitate groups within the CR Inside program.

 Time Commitment: 3 hours
 Frequency: 2-3 times a month


Greeters or Ushers

Contact: Jen Warkentin

Provide welcoming atmospshere for CR participants.

 Time Commitment: 1 hour
 Frequency: Twice a month


Information Table

Contact: Jen Warkentin

Provide information and help with integration of new participants.

 Time Commitment: One hour
 Frequency: Twice a month


Leaders for Open Share and Step Studies

Contact: Jen Warkentin

Facilitate open share and step study groups.

 Time Commitment: 2 hours
 Frequency: Once a week


Prayer Teams

Contact: Jen Warkentin

Pray for Celebrate Recovery participants

 Time Commitment: 1/2 hour
 Frequency: Weekly


Set-Up

Contact: Jen Warkentin

Set up chairs, tables, etc., for CR meetings.

 Time Commitment: 2 hours
 Frequency: Weekly or bi-weekly


Cafe Team

Contact: Jen Warkentin

Prepare and serve food for CR participants.

 Time Commitment: 2.5 hours
 Frequency: Once a month


Take-Down

Contact: Jen Warkentin

Serve as a team to take down tables, chairs, etc.,

 Time Commitment: 1 hour
 Frequency: Once or twice a month


Worship Teams

Contact: Jen Warkentin

Lead worship at Celebrate Recovery meetings.

 Time Commitment: 2.5 hours
 Frequency: Once or twice a month


Celebration Place: 5 – 12 Years

Contact: Wendy Authier

Help kids see Jesus as the foundation of their lives through interactive teaching, activities, worship and assist with coordinating the program.

 Time Commitment: 2.5 hours
 Frequency: 2 or 3 times a month


The Landing: High School Age

Contact: Jen Warkentin

Create a safe experiential environment for youth to share; build healthy relationships, help coordinate the program and participate in leadership team meetings.

 Time Commitment: 3.5 hours
 Frequency: 2 or 3 times a month









CAMPUS HOST MEMBER

Contact: Rob Gast

Campus Hosts are friendly and outgoing. They are passionate about building relationships, creating community and helping newcomers get connected to church life. Campus Host Members make themselves available in the atrium between Weekend Services to assist and talk with Creekside attenders and newcomers.

 Time Commitment: 30 minutes
 Frequency: Every 3 weeks


CREEKSIDE CAFE TEAM MEMBER

Contact: Rob Gast

The Creekside Cafe team serves by setting up the Cafe and serving coffee, juice, goodies and pizza on Sunday mornings. These people are servants at heart and know that nothing says “Welcome” like a beverage or a bite to eat. Serve with the team to prepare and distribute beverages and goodies to attenders before and after weekend services.

 Time Commitment: 30 min before service & 15 min into service
 Frequency: Once a month



RESOURCE CENTRE HOST

Contact: Christine Regier

Staff the Resource Centre on Sunday mornings before, during and after all services. Sign-out resources to borrowers and sign-in returned items, placing them back on the shelves. Assist new borrowers in registering and finding resources.

 Time Commitment: Sundays 8:15a to 12:30p
 Frequency: Approximately once every six weeks



USHERS

Contact: Rob Gast

Ushers provide a friendly greeting and an Update (our weekly bulletin) and help people find a seat in each service with minimum distraction.

 Time Commitment: 20 minutes prior to service and through the entire service, in one of each of our 3 Sunday services (8:25a, 9:45a, 11:15a)
 Frequency: Once every two weeks


PARKING ATTENDANT

Contact: Rob Gast

Parking Attendants are the first friendly faces people see on a Sunday morning, welcoming and safely directing vehicles on and off the campus lots.

 Time Commitment: 1 hour per Sunday at one of the three ‘shifts’ : 7:50a, 9:20a, 10:40a
 Frequency: Once every two weeks

 

ATRIUM DECOR TEAM MEMBER

Contact: Rob Gast

This team is the creative force behind the atrium decor design. If you have a creative bent and enjoy decorating then this team is for you.

 Time Commitment: 3 to 5 hours
 Frequency: Varies according to length of each teaching series and seasonal needs… approximately once every 3 to 5 weeks


INFO ISLAND & ORANGE UMBRELLA HOSTS

Contact: Rob Gast

Information Station and Orange Umbrella Hosts enjoy meeting and assisting people and answering questions about Creekside. They are know what’s going on and how people can get connected and involved.

 Time Commitment: Before or after each of the services
 Frequency: Once or twice a month


GREETERS

Contact: Rob Gast

Greeters give a friendly and helpful welcome to everyone arriving on a Sunday morning, and want you to know you matter to us and to God.

• Time Commitment: 30 minutes per Sunday at one of the three ‘shifts’ : 8:10a, 9:25a, 11:00a
 Frequency: Once every two weeks









Contact: Josh Barbour

We engage music, drama, and other creative expressions in our Weekend Services to inspire, teach, and challenge everyone to follow Jesus, love God, and love people. We are looking for gifted, skilled and passionate artists to partner with us!


DRAMA

Actors, Directors and Producers of short dramatic pieces for our Weekend Services & Special Events.

 Time Commitment: 6 to 8 hours of preparation time for a dramatic piece
 Frequency: Current Drama Team works on a per-project basis


CREATIVE WRITERS

Writers of original dramas, scripts for video and other creative elements that support the teaching and worship in our weekend services. Writers work under the direction of the Service Planning Team.

 Time Commitment: 8 hours per project (depending on scope)
 Frequency: Occasional as needed


DANCE

Dancers fluent in contemporary dance forms who have a clear vision of its purpose and power in the context of worship.

 Time Commitment: Based on opportunity and need
 Frequency: Dance opportunities on a per-project basis


DESIGNERS & ARTISTS

Creative people who can design and create stage props to support the goals of weekend services/special events.

 Time Commitment: Varies
 Frequency: Ongoing Serving


INSTRUMENTALISTS

Guitarists, drummers, keyboardists, as well as traditional instruments (for occasional use) in weekend services/special events. Previous experience is required, must be fluent in the contemporary worship idiom.

All instrumentalists must audition.
 Time Commitment: 8 hours per one-week commitment
 Frequency: One-week commitment every month (includes Tuesday night, and all services Sunday morning)


SINGERS

Male/female vocalists on worship teams for weekend services/special events. Previous experience with worship teams, or in other contexts involving blended voices is required. Must be fluent in contemporary worship.

• All singers must audition.
 Time Commitment: 8 hours per one-week commitment
 Frequency: One-week commitment every month (includes Tuesday night, and all services Sunday morning)


CREATIVE WRITERS

Writers of original dramas, scripts for video and other creative elements that support the teaching and worship in our weekend services. Writers work under the direction of the Service Planning Team.

 Time Commitment: 8 hours per project (depending on scope)
 Frequency: Occasional as needed


VISUAL ARTISTS & PAINTERS

People skilled in painting, sculpture and other visual arts or mixed media to contribute occasional pieces as needed to enhance a Weekend Service experience. Must understand and engage the power of art in worship.

 Time Commitment: Open-ended
 Frequency: Based on opportunities and needs



Contact: Josh Barbour

Services with spiritual impact don’t just happen. Hours of brainstorming, planning and evaluation go into each Weekend Service. If you love the idea of helping people connect with God through the arts this may be just the place for you.


STAGE MANAGEMENT TEAM

This team manages everything that happens on the stage during weekend services. Moving props, cueing actors, opening and closing curtains. They serve behind the scenes but are an integral part of keeping services distraction free.

 Time Commitment: 4 hrs / month
 Frequency: Once a month


SERVICE DIRECTOR

Service Directors keep Weekend Services running on time and target. If you are a ‘big picture thinker’ with an eye for detail, are a leader, a team player, and love the arts then service directing could be a great place for you to plug in.

 Time Commitment: 8 hours.
 Frequency: Once every 4 weeks


 




Contact: Rob Gast

Prayer is foundational to the ministry of Creekside. We believe in the power of prayer and that God works through the prayers of His people. We long to be a place where everyone is engaged in unceasing prayer!


PRAYER ROOM TEAM MEMBER

Provide prayer support for people struggling or in need after weekend services. Must be a mature Christ-follower with the capacity to pray with sensitivity and care for a wide variety of issues.

 Time Commitment: Approx. 15 – 20 minutes after the service
 Frequency: Every other Sunday in 2 services plus occasional extra opportunities







Contact: Tom Scott

Are you the type of person who likes to help with physical tasks or work with your hands? There are many opportunities to help inside and outside of the building, on a regular basis or as a one time event.


ADOPT A FLOWERBED

Gardening care of a flowerbed on campus.

 Time Commitment: Once every other week, warm weather months
 Frequency: On-going serving


CHAIR CREW

Set-up or set-down for weekly worship gatherings.

 Time Commitment: Varies
 Frequency: One Time Serving / First Serve


CLEANERS

Areas to be cleaned might include: windows, woodwork, Kid’s wing, etc.

 Time Commitment: Flexible
 Frequency: On-going serving


GENERAL HANDYPERSON

Help with regular fix-it type jobs.

 Time Commitment: Flexible
 Frequency: One Time Serving/First Serve


GROUND MAINTENANCE CREW

Line the parking lot or maintain the naturalized area, etc.

 Time Commitment: Flexible
 Frequency: One Time Serving/First Serve


GYM CLEANING ASSISTANT

Assist with cleaning and polishing the gym floor.

 Frequency: One Time Serving/First Serve


OTHER PROJECTS

Carpet cleaning, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, woodworking.

 Time Commitment: Varies
 Frequency: One Time Serving/First Serve




Contact: Laura Moyer

If you enjoy office work or photography, check out these opportunities.


PHOTOGRAPHER

Take pictures at church events using Creekside’s digital camera or your own.

 Time Commitment: Varied
 Frequency: One Time Serving/First Serve


PHOTOGRAPHY COORDINATOR

Coordinate a plan for maintaining a visual record of the life of the church and scheduling photographers for the various ministry events. Should be project-oriented, a good communicator and/or a good organizer of tasks and people.

 Time Commitment: As needed/available
 Frequency: Ongoing Serving






Interested in Volunteering at Creekside?

Completing this application form will help us . . .
Help you find a place that fits your abilities and experience.
Provide a safe place for everyone who attends.
Enable the church to better fulfill its mission.

VOLUNTEER FORM


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