10 Volunteer Job Descriptions for Family Ministry

Building up a team of dedicated and inspiring volunteers is crucial within family ministry. But, how can you make sure that your volunteers believe in the importance of the children’s ministry curriculum?

Grant Glas
November 29, 2021
Kids Ministry Leadership

Building up a team of dedicated and inspiring volunteers is crucial within family ministry. But, how can you make sure that your volunteers believe in the importance of the children’s ministry curriculum? The answer is, through your volunteer job description! There are many different roles within kids ministry, so choose from this list of 10 free church volunteer job descriptions, and your ministry team will be set.

Welcome Team Volunteer Job Description

One of the most important jobs within kids ministry is making sure everyone feels welcomed. From guiding newcomers who look lost, to simply lending a smile to help someone feel comfortable, ensuring you have a team of volunteers helping to keep your community feeling positive is crucial.

Members of the welcome team must be friendly, approachable, and good at remembering faces.


Job Description:

To be a part of our welcome team, you must be friendly, approachable, and good at remembering faces! You may be required to set up signs to help direct people to the correct location or simply offer a leaflet as people enter the building, but what you must always have is a smile.

Small-Group Leader Volunteer Job Description

In this role, volunteers will need to build meaningful relationships with the children that they work with, so the kids see them as someone they can turn to. This person will need to lead them on their life-changing Bible studying journey so that they truly see the importance of building a genuine relationship with God.

Job Description:

You will need to be well prepared with Bible resources like stories, passages, and prayers. Model the love of Jesus by regularly praying for each of your children, greeting them each time you see them, and building a relationship with their parents. As the closest point of contact for each child, you must raise any issues with your team leader. 

Special Needs Buddy Volunteer Job Description

Every child has a unique set of needs and abilities, and God loves everyone just the same. So, if there are children who attend your church that have special needs, recruiting a Special Needs Buddy will be of the utmost importance to keeping them feeling included, appreciated, and looked after. 

Job Description:

The children’s ministry volunteer job description for this role will largely depend on the specific needs of the child but would read something like this.

In this role, you will be responsible for aiding a child throughout their ministry experience, helping them to complete activities, remain focused, and build a relationship with God.

Large Group Storyteller Volunteer Job Description

A perfect role for the bold and confident in your community, the large group storyteller will have to know how to be engaging. This one isn’t found within every selection of volunteer ministry job descriptions, as often you can simply ask a small group leader, or a member of the welcome team, to step in for storytelling once in a while. 

Storytellers are responsible for choosing a relevant story each week and reading it to the kids in a dynamic way.


Job Description:

In this role, you will be responsible for choosing a relevant story each week and reading it to the kids in a dynamic way. We will share the resources that they will be studying on a week-by-week basis, so you can select a story that follows the same themes. You will be required to adapt to different age groups, too.

Worship Leader Volunteer Job Description

Some larger ministries prefer to split this role up into several volunteer jobs, requiring multiple volunteer job descriptions in this area. You could have different positions for worship teacher, worship leader, worship guide, and worship support. However, for smaller-sized churches, one worship leader is sufficient.

Job Description:

Encourage attendees to take an active role in worship and equip them with the personal tools to pray effectively. Maintain a safe and secure environment for kids to develop a relationship with Jesus through worship that will last.

Resource Team Volunteer Job Description

Gathering the necessary resources for the kids' ministry curriculum can be a big job, especially when piled onto an already busy small group leader. So, why not create a role specifically for this, and take the pressure off?

Job Description:

In this role, you will be required to have excellent organizational skills to find the required resources. You will also need to be a good communicator and be available to help wherever you are needed, providing resources in advance.

Preschool Room Assistant Volunteer Job Description

Preschool kids need a lot of looking after, so you will inevitably need some volunteers to help out!

Job Description:

You will be required to help look after the young kids, take them for bathroom breaks, help with snack time, and more. You will be present in the most formative years of their religious development, so you must have a strong relationship with God yourself.

Hospitality Team Volunteer Job Description

Providing snacks and drinks will always keep your congregation happy, so make sure you have a foodie on your hospitality team.

Job Description:

This role requires you to be aware of any dietary requirements and organize light refreshments for after the service. So, you will need to have a good understanding of the budgetary requirements too.

Parking Team Volunteer Job Description

Parking can be a stress-point for visitors to your church, especially if you have a small parking lot. While signs can be helpful, having a volunteer directing drivers can prevent conflicts from arising.

Never underestimate the power of your church's parking assistants.


Job Description:

You will be required to arrive early and assist church members with parking in a friendly manner. 

Volunteer Leader Job Description

Finally, and arguably most importantly, is the volunteer leader, as this person will be the point of contact for all volunteers.

Job Description:

In this role, you must interview and recruit volunteers for all of the volunteer roles and make sure they are looked after well. Conduct regular meetings to be aware of any issues before they become major problems, and help with organizing too.

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