It is not an understatement to say that DCPC Youth wouldn’t exist without an amazing group of volunteer leaders! In fact, the dozens of adults who give their time and energy to our ministry are our greatest strength and the reason we’re able to provide a place where middle and high schoolers can experience the love of God and our congregation. We believe there are great ways to make that happen through mentorship, hospitality, and big group leadership. No matter what your talents or gifts might be, we think there’s a way to use them in our youth ministry. Down below you’ll see the main volunteer roles we’re looking to fill for the 2022-2023 school year plus their descriptions, but if you have something different in mind don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know what that is.
The Kitchen Team makes our Youth Group dinners a welcoming place that sets the tone for connection. Each week 4 volunteers assist our staff chef by setting up, serving, and cleaning up a delicious meal. Kitchen Team arrives at 4:45 pm and is done by 6:30 pm (and usually gets to take home leftovers!). Laurie Sepulveda leads the team. Get more details here.
The Welcome Team is there to greet new and returning youth to Youth Group each Sunday and make them feel welcome and in the know. They will assist with the check-in process so we can keep track of everyone, point people to the right rooms and locations, and help make sure everyone makes it home with the right people. A Welcome Team member arrives at 5:15 pm and stays until Youth Group is over at 7 pm. Alice Bragg leads the team. Get more details here.
Big Group Leadership
Big group is a gathering of several small groups to connect through games and teaching (usually a big group message). Volunteers who are comfortable with public speaking and can connect well with teenagers can add their voice to our leadership team to help big groups be fun, energetic, engaging, and inclusive spaces. Find out more about being a Big Group Host or a Communicator.
Small Group Leaders are the core of the core of our ministry. We believe that the best way to help students grow a big faith is by leading small: strategically investing in the a few students over time to help them develop an authentic faith. If you are excited to lead games and discussions, pray with and for students, and get a front row seat to see what God can do in the life of a teenager, this is the role for you. Small group leaders work with 2-3 co-leaders per small group and make a commitment to being at weekly Youth Group. Get more details and start the application process here.