Volunteer with Students

Volunteer Opportunities

Student Ministries leaders have an ambitious vision. We want to welcome every student who walks through our doors and let them know they are supported and encouraged. That can only happen when students have the opportunity to develop close relationships with caring, committed adults. To achieve this, we keep our adult-to-student ratio low. This year our goal is 5:1!

If you’d like to get involved in Student Ministries, review the opportunities below to find where you fit in. Then, contact Pepe Miller at pmiller@florisumc.org for Middle School or Bill Gray at bgray@florisumc.org for High School.

Job Description: Leaders intentionally develop relationships with students in both large and small group settings in order to see God bring transformational change. This can take place while playing games, crafting, praying together, having conversations and other fellowship outings.

In addition to being paired with other leaders to facilitate small group breakouts after the main teaching session, leaders are asked to assist with one or more of these roles:

  • Welcome students and check them in using iPad or newcomer cards
  • Serve food and refreshments
  • Participate in group activities and worship

Time Commitment: A full school year (Sept – June) for about 2.5 hours weekly, including preparation time.

  • Must also attend leader training sessions, about four each year
  • Encouraged to participate in fall/spring retreats
  • Connect with students’ parents on occasion

Requirements:

  • Take and pass an online one hour course on child safety
  • Pass a background check

Job Description: Leaders intentionally develop relationships with students in both large and small group settings in order to see God bring transformational change.

Leaders will be paired together to help lead and facilitate a life group. Topics for life groups can be based on feedback from the students, current events, the current sermon series, topics the leaders believe is important or valuable, or curriculum provided by Student Ministries. Life groups can also include meals, time for study and homework, and occasional special events.

In addition to building community, another goal should be to start conversations on how their faith and relationship in God intersects with their everyday realities using Scripture, personal stories and other resources.

Time Commitment: A full school year (Sept – June) for about 2.5 hours weekly, including preparation time.

  • Must also attend leader training sessions, about four each year
  • Encouraged to participate in fall/spring retreats
  • Connect with students’ parents on occasion

Requirements:

  • Take and pass an online one hour course on child safety
  • Pass a background check

Job Description: Leaders join with students on an intentional occasion to explore what a faith commitment to Jesus Christ is and to guide students in imagining how such a commitment would express itself in their everyday lives. Occasions will vary throughout the year, but this role of each opportunity will stay the same:

  • Interact with student, enjoying their company during meals, games, programmed activities, and free time

Depending on the nature of the occasion, you may also volunteer to:

  • Lead free-time activities
  • Drive rental vehicles
  • Assist with check-in
  • Provide cooking instruction to students
  • Serve food and refreshments

The following is a list of examples of one-time occasions that occur throughout the year:

  • Student Ministries Kickoff
  • CrossRoads Octoberfest
  • CrossRoads Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Fall Retreats
  • Spring Retreats
  • Student Ministries End of Year Bash
  • Summer Mission Trips

Time Commitment: Varies anywhere from 2 hours to 7 days.

Requirements:

  • Take and pass an online one hour course on child safety
  • Pass a background check
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