We are glad you are interested in using your gifts and talents to serve God and others at VPC, in Vienna, and around the world! Serving others is a great way to grow closer to God, deepen friendships with other volunteers, and make a difference in the lives of others. The best place to serve is a place where you can use your unique God-given SHAPE. We have a great discovery tool to help you explore your SHAPE. If you would like to speak with someone about ways you can connect, please contact Shannon at email@example.com or 703.938.9050 x123.
We have a variety of ways that you can provide all guests and attendees a warm and welcome experience at VPC. For more information, please contact Gerri at firstname.lastname@example.org unless another point of contact is listed.
Smiling, saying hello, and giving a helping hand to those arriving at VPC is a great way to help people start their time at VPC on the right foot! Take an entrance once a month at the service you attend and make someone’s morning great! For open slots, please contact Deb at email@example.com.
Sunday AM Coffee Team
Use your gifts of service and hospitality to provide refreshments as people of all ages connect between worship services. These duties can include keeping tables stocked, making coffee, greeting, or clean up. Monthly Commitment.
Ushers have a critical role in supporting worship on Sunday mornings. Making sure people have what they need to worship in a meaningful way, handing out worship materials and collecting the offering are all parts of the Usher’s job. Monthly commitment to the service you regularly attend.
Ever wonder who stocks the materials in the pews and Connect Pads? This committed team of volunteers! Weekly or monthly commitment of an hour or so.
Bridgepoint (Outreach) Help Needed
Bridgepoint Ministries is the name of the outreach effort at VPC. Currently we have opportunities for volunteers to help with the following programs and events:
- Job Transition Support Group, Wednesday mornings
- The Great Steak Out
- Church Street Stroll
If you are interested in providing support or would like more information about these opportunities, please contact Phil Kratovil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of Family Ministries to partner with families to provide space for kids at home and at church to encounter God. There are a variety of ways for Adults to support this in the lives of the children and youth at VPC. To volunteer in these areas, training and background checks are required.
Children’s Ministries Nursery Volunteer
Nursery Childcare Providers provide childcare during church activities, creating a safe and caring environment for all children. Your friendly and nurturing attitude are a necessary element for Sunday mornings in the nursery. Did you know discipleship begins when children are in their infancy? For more information, please contact Valerie at Valerie.Clark@viennapres.org.
Children’s Ministries Preschool-6th grade
Your gift of shepherding will help guide children toward ongoing spiritual maturity. You are instrumental in laying the building blocks of faith. Commitments vary. Speak to a team member to find a good fit for you. For more information, please contact Kim at Kim.Snyder@viennapres.org and check out our volunteer opportunities page.
Student Ministries 7th – 12th grade
We are seeking relational volunteers to spend quality time getting to know and care for our students on a personal level. Volunteers are needed for morning Sunday School (Underground AM) and evening small groups (Underground PM). For more information contact Thea Jeschke and check out our volunteer opportunities page.
Children’s Ministries Special Needs Companion
To offer children with intellectual disabilities and other special needs, an opportunity to create meaningful relationships in their church community while growing deeper in their faith. Assistants help class teachers by “buddy-ing up” with a special needs student to help guide them through the activities planned for the class. One hour on Sundays, two to four times a month. For more information, please contact Karen at Karen.Covell@viennapres.org.
Student Ministries Special Needs Teacher and Assistant
To offer teens with intellectual disabilities and other special needs, an opportunity to create meaningful relationships in their church community while growing deeper in their faith. Teachers lead a Sunday school class designed especially for these students, using provided lessons and materials. Assistants help by “buddy-ing up” with students to guide them through the activities planned for the class. One hour on Sundays, two to four times a month. For more information, please contact Thea at Thea.Jeschke@viennapres.org.
The VPC office can always use your time and talent to support the ministry and mission of VPC.
Data entry volunteer
Your gifts of administration and skills in typing and computers can provide valuable assistance to employees in data input into the VPC’s database. Weekly or monthly commitment. Contact Michelle at email@example.com for more details.
General Office Support
From filing, to typing, to organizing, to making copies and stuffing envelopes, VPC needs many hand to keep our various ministries effective. Consider using your time for this valuable effort! For more information, contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking for bright, cheerful volunteers who like people to help staff our front desk. The primary tasks include answering the main church phone and greeting visitors. We ask that you be willing to commit to at least 4 hours per week. Training is provided. Please contact email@example.com for details.
Sunday Giving Input
A great behind the scenes way to use your talent for details! Join one of our teams responsible for the input of Sunday giving records with a dedication for consistency and confidentiality.
Volunteers are needed to cover the Perkins Memorial Library and Resource Center on the second floor main hallway on Sunday mornings from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. You will be trained on what is involved. If interested, please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two choirs are in need of directors for the new year, Cherub Choir and Friendship Bells. If you feel led to serve in these area, please contact email@example.com for details.
The goal is to offer adults with intellectual disabilities/and other special needs the opportunity to learn to play chimes and participate in leading worship four times a year. The choir meets weekly from September through June from 9:00-9:35. For more information, please contact Lance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are also a variety of options for those who want to use their vocal or instrumental gifts in choirs or bands.
Deacons: Funeral Reception Support
Did you know that we offer a reception for our congregation after funerals at VPC? This important ministry needs your help to provide cookies, or logistical support on funeral days. This is often a shorter notice opportunity during the day that has lasting impact for those in grief. For more information, please contact Bill Mayne, email@example.com.
Neighbor-2-Neighbor Ministry provides our community with the opportunity to bond around providing home repair assistance to families and neighbors in times of need. Service opportunities include low-skill level projects such as lawn mowing, raking, edging, mulching, simple carpentry or home repair projects. This is a great opportunity to get connected with the VPC community. For more information contact Jim Jones, JHJones42def@aol.com, (H) 703.938.4544, (Cell) 703.975.5632.
Each year ESOL at VPC teaches English to more than 400 adult students in our community. Volunteers serve as teachers, assistant teachers, computer tutors and administrative supports. Volunteers are asked to serve for 2 hours, one day or evening per week. All classes are taught in English, and no teaching experience is required. To discuss how you can participate in this ministry, please contact Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.938.9050 x 102.
This ministry of hospitality to internationals brings the world to your door! This ministry offers the opportunity to befriend an international student and offer them an inside look at the lives of locals through recreation and meals. Lunch or dinner, sporting events, museums, enjoy them with someone from another culture. For more information, please contact Kathy at email@example.com.
Evangelism administrative volunteer
Our evangelism ministry can use not only your gift of evangelism, but hospitality and administration! This vibrant ministry hosts many events requiring volunteers for a wide variety of needs. For more information, please contact Phil.Kratovil@viennapres.org.
Hat Making for Lamb Center
Vienna Presbyterian Church is making hats for Lamb Center, a Christian shelter in Vienna, VA. They need adult sized hats. You choose the style, just make it warm. For full directions, see Hat Making for Lamb Center For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Alternative House’s vision is of a community in which all young people are safe, live in a nurturing environment and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Alternative House is always looking for dedicated volunteers for a wide variety of program and administrative tasks. A variety of commitment levels. For more information, please contact. Sue.Hamblen@viennapres.org.
The mission of our mission partner, Homestretch, is to empower homeless families with children under age 18 in Virginia to attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency by giving them the skills, knowledge and hope they need to become productive participants in the community. This ministry has opportunities of providing meals, mentoring and tutoring, as well as hands on apartment prep. For more information, please contact Sue.Hamblen@viennapres.org.
Assist Western Presbyterian Church at 2401 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC serving homeless men and women meals in the Washington community. Monthly commitment. For more information, please contact Sue.Hamblen@viennapres.org.
Our Daily Bread Coordinator
Mobilize the congregation to collect food for needy throughout our community. Food is collected, sorted and distributed 4 times each year. For more information, please contact Sue.Hamblen@viennapres.org.