Our goal, at Eastside, is to create an environment where you can experience the love of God and the grace of Jesus. From the time you walk in the front door to the moment you exit, we want you to know that you are welcome and accepted. We have five amazing volunteer teams that help us create that environment … Hospitality, Kids, Students, and Worship/Tech. We would love for you to be a part one of those teams.
To find out more about any of these teams, click on a link below.
If you would like to sign up for one of the teams or ask a question, send us a quick email.
FRONT DOOR GREETER
The volunteer serving as a front door greeter arrives 30-45 minutes before each service. They make everyone feel welcome with their smiles, shaking hands, and welcoming people to our church. If they see someone new, they direct them to the Lobby Guides to help them find their way around.
Our lobby guides arrive 30 minutes before their assigned service. They seek out guests who look new or like they need a little help and help them get connected offering them coffee, pointing out the restrooms, showing them where the auditorium is located and helping direct families with children to the child check-in desk.
AUDITORIUM DOOR GREETER
Volunteers serving as auditorium greeters arrive and are in place 30 minutes before their assigned service. They hand out bulletins at the main doors of the auditorium. They may also help a guest find a seat if they need it. Some services also have handouts after service, auditorium greeters also help with this.
The Coffee Team sets up (brews & grinds) coffee and monitors coffee and supplies such as cups and lids, creamer, sugar and so on. They also cleanup after the last service emptying the coffee carafes and creamer containers and restocking the supplies. Coffee team needs to arrive at 8:30am for first service and 10:30am for second service. Second services servers stay until cleanup is complete.
The Info Desk volunteers arrive 30 minutes before their assigned service, those serving for second service return to the desk after second service and stay until the auditorium is mostly empty. They assist guests with directions and various sign up opportunities. Periodically, they will be responsible for assisting with the sale of materials such as books or shirts.
The lead usher arrives at 7:30 for first service setup and at 10:00 for second service setup. Second service lead ushers also stay after their service to wash / dry the communion trays. They help run each service. They make sure greeters are present in their places at each door and find volunteers to cover any gaps they may see. They fill communion trays before each service. They also are responsible for finding volunteers to pass communion and take up offering during the service (offering and communion ushers). A final responsibility is counting the congregation during each service.
Ushers arrive 5-10 minutes before their service time and find the lead user to get service details. They assist the lead usher with the collection of the offering and distribution of communion.
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Infants (Birth-1)Infant Room volunteers in the must have a love for babies and their families. Infants need consistent leaders because sometimes an unfamiliar face might be a little scary. A volunteer in the Infant Room must also be able to hold, rock, and occasionally change a diaper.
Cruisers (1-2)Cruiser Room volunteers will need to be on their toes because now these children are mobile. With this newfound sense of freedom, the cruiser becomes increasingly inquisitive and independent. A volunteer in the cruiser room will help cruisers discover and learn new skills that will help them grow in confidence as they become toddlers.
Toddlers (2-3)Toddler Room volunteers must be on the lookout for increased independence, however, you will still be needed in a major way to hold, read to, or play with the child. You might begin to notice mismatched outfits, magic marker tattoos, sticker collages, and other various states of creative expressions. During this phase, parents and leaders will learn to choose not only their battles, but also which messes will just have to be tolerated.
Preschool (4-5)Preschool Room volunteers must understand that sometimes there is no distinction between imagination and reality. A preschooler might have imaginary friends or be princesses, pirates, or superheroes. They want to know how things are happening, so they ask “Why?” about everything. Volunteers are crucial in their development because they will soon be entering elementary school. This is not only a huge shift for them; but also for their parents.
K-2: Small Group Leader (5-8)A K2 Small Group Leader’s primary responsibility is to lead a group of approximately 10 elementary students through a game or craft, application questions, activities and Bible memory. The Small Group Leader focuses on building healthy and appropriate relationships with elementary children.
3/4: Small Group Leader (8-10)A 3/4 Small Group Leader’s primary responsibility is to lead a group of approximately 10 elementary students through a game or craft, application questions, activities and Bible memory. The Small Group Leader focuses on building healthy and appropriate relationships with elementary children.
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5/6 grade (10-11)
A volunteer for the 5/6 grade must be mindful that if you see a fifth or sixth grader doing, saying, or wearing something that confuses you, check out what their peers are doing, saying or wearing. Peer approval or disapproval matters significantly. A volunteer for 5th and 6th grade must be willing to listen, and encourage as they begin to move from rules to relationships at home and at church. Groups are gender specific.
Jr. High Group Leader (12-13)
Jr. High groups meet during the Student Service at 11am on Sundays. Groups are age and gender specific. A successful group leader emphasizes teaching, relationship and community building. You might be surprised at how intelligent students are at this age. The most important thing is that they will be known.
High School: Group leader (14-18)
High school groups meet during the Student Service at 11am on Sundays. Groups are age and gender specific. The greatest thing you can do in this phase is to know them and know where they are finding acceptance. Perhaps nothing will affect the trajectory of the high school experience more. Pay attention. Listen carefully. Check in on them frequently.
EASTSIDE STUDENTS: Volunteer (12-18)
Student ministry volunteers would be “on call” for a variety of outreach events throughout the year. Examples of what student ministry volunteers do is help provide transportation, food or registrations for various annual events.
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A Pro-Presenter Tech volunteer will need to arrive by 8 am on the Sunday they are scheduled. They will run the lyrics and any graphics that happen on a Sunday morning on the main screen. They will be trained on how to use Pro-Presenter prior to being scheduled. Our goal visually is to enhance the Sunday morning experience by having as few distractions as possible. The goal of the Pro-Presenter tech is to point the congregation to Jesus and not to ourselves so a humble attitude is essential.
A Lighting Tech volunteer will need to arrive by 8 am on the Sunday they are scheduled. They will be in charge of all lighting cues during run-through, pre and post service as well as throughout the service. They will be trained on the lighting board prior to their first scheduled weekend. The goal of the Lighting Tech is to point the congregation to Jesus and not to ourselves so a humble attitude is essential.
A Sound Tech volunteer will need to arrive by 7 am on the Sunday they are scheduled. They will be in charge of running the sound board during rehearsal, run-through, pre and post service as well as throughout the service. They will be trained on the soundboard prior to their first scheduled weekend. The goal of the Sound Tech is to point the congregation to Jesus and not to ourselves so a humble attitude is essential.
Eastside Worship Band
A Worship Team volunteer will need to arrive by 7 a.m the Sunday they are scheduled to play. They will need to show up having practiced the songs through the week and be ready to rehears with the rest of the band. Songs are almost always posted no later than one week ahead of their scheduled date with chord charts and video tutorials on planning center. They will need to be comfortable playing to a click track and using in-ear monitors. The goal of the Worship Band is to point the congregation to Jesus and not to ourselves so a humble attitude is essential.