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Responsibilities: Help prepare church wide publications: assemble materials or mailings; label mailings; deliver mailings to the Post Office.
Spiritual Gifts: Helps/Assistance
Schedule: On an as-needed basis
Length of Commitment: 2-3 hours a month

Responsibilities:  This involves working with a team on Monday mornings or Tuesday morning if Monday is a church holiday for the purpose of counting the receipts from church services and assuring the proper and honest designation of these funds.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:   Monday mornings for 2-3 hours approximately 13 times per year
Length of Commitment:  1 year minimum

Responsibilities:  Work on specific church-related maintenance jobs on an as needed basis as identified by the Trustees.
Spiritual Gifts:  Administration; Giving/Generosity; Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  As needed
Length of Commitment:  Not specific 

Responsibilities: Operate van, small and/or large church bus as needed.  Commercials Drivers’ License required for large ubs only.  Church will provide training and licensing fees if needed.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  As needed
Length of Commitment:  Not specific 

Responsibilities: Assist in maintaining church grounds such as shrub pruning, weeding, flower bed clean-up, and seasonal planting.  Training provided.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  2 hours Saturday mornings every 3 weeks March through October
Length of Commitment:  Not specific 

Responsibilities: Help business office administrator with duties such as filing, copying, scanning, sorting, data entry and other clerical duties.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  1-2 hours monthly, flexible schedule during church office business hours, Monday through Friday
Length of Commitment:  Not specified 

Responsibilities: Persons answer phones and greet visitors with a smile.  Information provided to volunteers about basic church events and staff functions to direct calls and visitors.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance; Hospitality
Schedule:  Training provided.  Serve on a rotating basis:  4 hour time periods, monthly or weekly. 
Length of Commitment:  1 year minimum 

Communications

Responsibilities:  Create Posters, ads, graphics in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator; some experience needed.  Volunteer must be 9th grade or above.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:   3-4 hour/week
Length of Commitment:  6 months & up

Responsibilities:  Set up photo shoots, take pictures; some experience needed.  Volunteer must be 9th grade or above.   
Spiritual Gifts:  Administration/Leadership; Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  Weekly at worship services, weekly for promo video, other projects as needed, 5-10 hours/month
Length of Commitment:  1 year

Responsibilities:  Set up video shoots, take videos, edit videos both on & off-site; some experience needed.  Volunteer must be 9th grade or above.
Spiritual Gifts:  Administration/Leadership; Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  Weekly at worship services, weekly for promo video, other projects as needed, 5-10 hours/month
Length of Commitment:  1 year

Responsibilities:  Proofread written or online materials
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  As needed, 1-5 hours/month
Length of Commitment:  6 months & up

Responsibilities:  Update assigned ministry on church website.  Work from your home computer.  Volunteer must be 9th grade or above.
Spiritual Gifts:  Administration/Leadership; Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  Training provided as needed; computer experience necessary.  Occasional team meetings.  Website upkeep = 1-2 hours per week at home.
Length of Commitment:  Minimum of 6 months

Responsibilities:  Research information, conduct interviews both on & off-site, write stories on specific topics.
Spiritual Gifts:  Administration/Leadership, Knowledge, Helps/Assistance 
Schedule: As needed on a project basis, maybe 5 hours/month
Length of Commitment:  1 year

Next Steps

Responsibilities:  Email communication with worship and education guests.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  1 hour per month
Length of Commitment:  Not specified

Responsibilities:  Work with the church staff and Stewardship Campaign Data Coordinator to enter data into the Shelby Arena data base.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  As needed
Length of Commitment:  Not specific

Responsibilities:  Set up and host quarterly opportunities for guests to meet the pastors, connect with God and find out more about living with Passion, Power, and Purpose here at Virginia Beach United Methodist.  One Sunday per quarter 9:00am – 12:00 noon
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance; Hospitality
Schedule:  Sunday 9:00am – 12:00 noon 2-3 Sundays per year
Length of Commitment:  1 year

Responsibilities:  On Sundays between services at the Next Steps Desk in the Welcome Center, assist people requesting information about matching their spiritual gifts and passions to available ministries.  Training is provided.
Spiritual Gifts:  Hospitality
Schedule:  1 hour on appointed Sundays.
Length of Commitment:  1 year

Worship

Responsibilities:  Youth aged 10-17.  Be at the designated service fifteen minutes before the start of the service to light the candles to begin worship and carry the light out at the end of the worship service.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  Serve on a rotating basis.

Responsibilities:  10th grade and above.  Provide quality and excellence in worship by operating the sound board and troubleshooting within the “sound” booth working hand in hand with the Audio Visual Coordinator.  No experience needed.  Detailed training provided.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Passion:  Worship and Technology
Schedule:  Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm and Sunday 7:30am-12:15pm.  One week per month
Length of Commitment:  One Year

Responsibilities:  Periodically clean chandeliers and enjoy fellowship in the process. 
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  2-3 hours once a year

Responsibilities:  With a reverent spirit, help prepare the elements for Holy Communion and clean up afterwards.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  Communion is usually set up the Saturday prior to the traditional first Sunday of the month Communion Service.  1-2 hours.  6-8 times per year.

Responsibilities:  Assist the Pastors in serving communion by intinction.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  8:00am, 9:30am or 11:00am

Responsibilities:  Prepare the sanctuary, examining all pew racks for proper materials and taking notice if there are other areas of the sanctuary that need attention. 
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  Approximately 1-2 hours once a month are required to fill pew racks. 

Responsibilities:  Participate in the greeting, and assisting of all members and guests to VBUMC during the worship services and special events.  Minister to the congregation in all service duties (offertory, Communion, first-time guest information distribution) by providing a helpful and orderly direction to the worship service, offering a warm welcome and assistance with whatever needs arise.  Both men and women are invited to usher.
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Schedule:  1-2 times a year; 8:00am, 9:30am or 11:00am worship service.

Responsibilities:  Provide quality and excellence in worship through the visual aspects projected on the screens by operating the computer and troubleshooting within the “sound” booth working hand in hand with the Audio Visual Coordinator.  No experience needed.  Detailed training provided. 
Spiritual Gifts:  Helps/Assistance
Passion:  Worship and Technology
Schedule:  Wed 5:30-7:30pm Sunday 9:00-10:45am
Length of Commitment:  One week per month
Contact:  Jacob Litzenberg  jlitzenberg@vbumc.org

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