VBS Job Descriptions
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July 19-23rd

Sun–Thurs | 5:45-8:00pm

VBS Encore Service | 10:15am Sunday 

“I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

— Philippians 4:13

How YOU can Help!

According to a Barna research study, 43 percent of Americans who make a commitment to Christ do so before the age of 13. This means we have a tremendous opportunity AND responsibility as ambassadors for Christ to bring the message of the gospel to these kids!

VBS mixes so many great elements together – teaching Bible truths to kids, sharing the gospel, bringing the whole church together to serve with a purpose, effectively reaching non-churched or under-churched families, and all while having a blast! 

Below are a list of roles we need filled this year at VBS. And don’t worry, if you don’t see something that falls within your skill set, I am pretty sure we can find a way for you to help out!

Audio & Media
Play music as children arrive to VBS each day. Run controls at the sound booth during the opening and closing activities (this would include any skits that will be performed). In addition, the photographer may need your help putting together a quick slideshow before the closing worship time on the Sunday following VBS. Responsible for finding own assistant or “back up” help. Must come with some amount of proficiency with A/V equipment.
Bible Adventure Leader

A Bible Adventure Leader has the important job of teaching the Bible lesson to each group of children as they rotate thru the stations. The joy of this position is that you get to bring God’s truth to the kids in your own specialized way each day. Become familiar with the helpful material in the Bible Adventures Leader Manual, gather the listed supplies and props for each day’s activities, and recuit one or two assistants to help with special effects. Be sure to use the Bible Point often as you lead children through incredible and interactive learning activities that make the Bible stories come alive in sessions of Bible Adventures each day.

Bible Adventure Assistant

A Bible Adventure Assistant has the important job of helping to teach the Bible lesson to each group of children as they rotate thru the stations. The joy of this position is that you get to bring God’s truth to the kids in your own specialized way each day. Become familiar with the helpful material in the Bible Adventures Leader Manual, help gather the listed supplies and props for each day’s activities.

Childcare for Volunteers' Children
Having a nursery attendant to take care of their young children, ages 0-4, is an important way to empower other adults to help out at VBS in other ways. If you love babies/toddlers and want to spend a week hanging out with them, this job is for you! Must be at least 12 years old to be a helper and would need at least 2 adults.
Crew Leader

The Crew Leader is an important part of each Crew. You’ll need one Crew Leader for each group of five children. Crew Leaders don’t have to prepare anything; they just come each day, guide their Crew members through activities, help facilitate discussions, and generally join in the VBS fun.

A Crew Leader is…
• a friend and a helper,
• responsible for drawing kids into discussions as much as
possible,
• someone who offers kids choices,
• someone who asks questions,
• someone who encourages kids, and
• someone who helps and encourages Station Leaders.
Crew Assistant

Assists the Crew Leader

Drama Leader

This job requires an extensive time commitment. Must have an outgoing personality, likes to perform in front of large groups and is not afraid to have fun! Good organizational skills, or recruiting an assistant that has this skill, is a bonus.

Commitment: Coordinate preparation for any necessary props needed for the stage with the decorating committee. Decide on costumes, with the help of your cast. Work with audio/media team regarding sound, lights, etc.

Games Leader
Must have a lot of energy, enthusiasm and patience. Some athletic ability would also be a plus. Directing games at a designated area throughout the week of VBS. Games will be provided and explained to recreation leaders in advance.

Commitment: Recruit helpers. Go over games with your team ahead of time, so you are able to give clear instructions and keep things running in a timely manner.

Games Assistant

Must have a lot of energy, enthusiasm and patience. Some athletic ability would also be a plus. Helps the Game Leader with games at a designated area throughout the week of VBS. Games will be provided and explained to recreation leaders in advance.

 

Imagination Station Leader

This job is a fun twist on our typical craft station. You will need to become familiar with the helpful material in the Imagination Station Leader Manual, and try out all the Sciency-Fun Gizmos™ in advance! You will also collect all the listed supplies for the daily activities. Be sure to use the Bible Point often as you lead session of the Imagination Station, helping kids connect the fun experiments to Bible truths. 

Imagination Station Assistant

This job is a fun twist on our typical craft station. You will need to become familiar with the helpful material in the Imagination Station Leader Manual, and help collect all the listed supplies for the daily activities. Be sure to help kids connect the fun experiments to Bible truths.

KidVid Cinema Leader

Put on your “techie hat” and set up a TV and DVD player to show the special KidVid™ Stories: Trust Jesus’ Power DVD during sessions of KidVid Cinema each day. Become familiar with the Leader Manual and be sure to use the Bible Point often as you guide crews in thought-provoking experiences and facilitate discussions. 

KidVid Cinema Assistant

Put on your “techie hat” and help set up a TV and DVD player to show the special KidVid™ Stories each day. Become familiar with the Leader Manual and be sure to point out the Bible Point often as you guide crews in thought-provoking experiences and facilitate discussions.

Little Kids Depot Bible Leader

A Little Kids Depot Bible Leader has the important job of teaching the Bible lesson to each group of children as they rotate thru the stations. The joy of this position is that you get to bring God’s truth to the kids in your own specialized way each day. Become familiar with the helpful material in the Leader Manual, and gather the listed supplies and props for each day’s activities, Be sure to use the Bible Point often as you lead children through incredible and interactive learning activities that make the Bible stories come alive in sessions each day.

Little Kids Depot Assistant

Must have a lot of energy, enthusiasm and patience. Assist the Leaders in helping kids play games, do crafts, etc. 

 

Little Kids Depot Craft Leader

As the craft and play leader, you will assist the other preschool team members with guiding preschoolers in several free-choice learning centers. Choose from the fun Imagination Station experiments and craft options, and collect the necessary supplies. (You’ll have several options to choose from!) Have fun testing the crafts ahead of time—you’ll love the one-of-a-kind crafts as much as the kids do. Lead kids at Craft & Play each day. Use the daily Bible Point often, and hear kids shout an enthusiastic “Trust Jesus!”

Snacks Leader

The Snack Leader & Assistants will prepare and provide a snack for all the children and helpers at VBS throughout the evening. Get familiar with the planned snacks and how to make them. Determine what supplies we will need and arrange to have them purchased.  

Snacks Assistant

The Snack Leader & Assistants will prepare and provide a snack for all the children and helpers at VBS throughout the evening. Get familiar with the planned snacks and how to make them. Determine what supplies we will need and arrange to have them purchased.  

Spotlight VBS Leader (Photography & Videography)
This team of 1-2 people have the unique opportunity to see VBS from every angle. You will wander around each evening throughout the week and take random photos of the children and helpers. Once you have those pictures, you can turn them into a slide show and/or short video recap to be played during church service on the following Sunday. Must come with some amount of proficiency in photography.

Commitment: Be at VBS each evening (at least 2 team members here each evening) and during some prep meetings and clean up to capture leaders praying and preparing.

Registration Worker
This job requires someone with the gift of organization and someone on the team that is able to work with computer registration system (training provided). The team will assist parents/guardians with the registration paperwork. Pre-registration will be offered, and we are hopeful most families will choose this route. During VBS, the Registration Team will make sure each child is checked in & out of our VBS safely & smoothly.

Commitment: Leading up to VBS, we’ll need your help organizing children into age groups, creating name tags, making cards to invite friends to VBS, making a master list of information for all children attending VBS, etc.

Pre-Registration Worker

This job requires someone with the gift of organization and someone on the team that is able to work with computer registration system (training provided). The team will assist parents/guardians with the registration paperwork. Pre-registration will be offered, and we are hopeful most families will choose this route. 

Commitment: Leading up to VBS, we’ll need your help organizing children into age groups, creating name tags, making cards to invite friends to VBS, making a master list of information for all children attending VBS, etc.

Stage Crew
For those who can’t commit to serving during the week but would have a couple of hours on Monday afternoon (the first day of VBS). Assist with setting up the stage, building props, extra tables, etc.
Volunteer Encouragement/Support & Prayer
Any VBS or a sports/fine arts camp is a fun, and yet hectic environment. People loving people means dealing with a variety of unexpected needs, emotions, problem-solving, and more. Even when working hard for the Lord and with great motives, people need to hear encouraging words … even when they don’t realize it!

You have the joy of encouraging people, genuinely thanking them for their hard work, being the hero to bring snacks/drinks around to workers simply to make them smile and know they’re loved and valuable to the Kingdom of God.

It’s especially helpful for Volunteer Encouragement/Support team members to have a good awareness of others, perceptive skills and be willing to take initiative to approach others, even if (and especially) if they seem like they’re not doing well (tired, emotionally-taxed, etc.). Praying and talking with them is a huge comfort and ministry.