Join the life at Sunridge as a volunteer. We have so many opportunities for you to connect with others and use your gifts and talents. Don’t miss out!
If you have a unique talent that you can use for volunteering or just have an idea for an area of volunteering not listed here, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
Care & Help
Opportunity. These volunteer teams run in the background and their ministries are an invisible force that has a visible impact. Some require training, while others require the gift of a helping heart and a willingness to serve at unconventional times or in unique circumstances.
If you enjoy …
- Helping others in need
- Supporting others through hard times
- Praying for & with others
Prayer Team. The Prayer Team serves to provide invaluable ministry to anyone who requests it. Many team members are visible, serving during service times to pray with our guests. They also welcome information regarding prayer needs throughout the week.
Funerals. Memorials are rarely planned events, but offer excellent opportunities to show the love of Christ through how we take care of those who are grieving. This “on call” team will provide various practical services to ensure a sensitive, appropriate and successful celebration of life.
Support Groups. Helping people who attend Divorce Care and Grief Share can take many different forms.
Church Counseling. Joining this ministry is a big commitment which starts with months of training. Through church counseling, Sunridge has ministered to hundreds of people from our church and community in a very quiet, under-the-radar way.
Opportunity. These teams maintain our campus and property which empowers Sunridge to be a place where people find and follow Jesus. In a well-cared-for church campus, people can feel more comfortable and free from distractions. These volunteers perform tasks that also save the church thousands of dollars every year. Whether involved in setup, cleaning crew, landscaping, construction, or interior design, these volunteers serve God with their hands in unassuming ways.
If you enjoy …
- Physical labor
- Clean & orderly spaces
- Setup & teardown
- Interior design
- Gardening & landscaping
Maintenance. Our volunteers utilize their skills in mechanical areas such as plumbing, electrical, painting, carpentry, HVAC, general construction, and maintenance. These volunteers might be considered the handy‐man type. Do you have a good set of skills when it comes to fixing things? This team might fit you well.
Cleaning Crew. These dedicated volunteers devote themselves to the preparation of the facility space on the weekends, as well as keeping our offices spic and span. It’s not the most glamorous ministry, but it has a huge value for guests. Because we believe that excellence matters to God, we value the way our facility space appears to those who attend.
Landscaping. Calling all casual gardeners, landscape professionals, tree care specialists, and other green thumbs! Volunteers help develop and care for the grounds during both weekly upkeep and for one-time special projects.
Front Office Team. The administrative support at Sunridge is 100% volunteer operated. While staffing the front desk, team members have the opportunity to assist with answering the phone, data entry, Word and Excel documents, and more. A welcoming and warm personality is required.
Bookkeeping Team. Are you good with numbers? Does the thought of working with money, deposits, and accounting software excite you? Do you have some experience with accounting, finance, or banking? If any of this describes you, this team may be a good fit. Training is provided.
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Opportunity. First Impressions Ministries are all about ensuring that our guests have a positive experience at Sunridge. These teams create a warm welcome, as well as a secure and safe environment, from the parking lot to the worship center and everywhere in between.
If you enjoy …
- Greeting & socializing
- Directing traffic
- Giving tours
- Providing information
Parking Lot & Security Teams. Our goal is not only to assist guests with parking, but to help them experience the love of Christ even before they reach the building. The Security Team serves to provide a safe experience for our guests. They patrol the facilities during weekend services, simply keeping a watchful eye out for safety.
Hospitality and Hosts. A hot cup of coffee is just what some people need to feel at home, so this team gets the coffee station stocked and ready before church services. The donut table is another way this team interacts in a friendly way with our guests. Our church hosts personally welcome and orient new guests to our church, including giving tours of the facility and assisting families with kids to their appropriate rooms.
Usher or Greeter Teams. Our ushers and greeters create a welcoming, accepting and warm environment for guests attending worship services. If you love people and are quite personable, we’ll help train you with the rest of the details.
Kids’ Check‐In Team. Team members help families enter their kids into our secure check-in system before services and events. Friendliness and basic computer knowledge are required.
Sunridge Kids & Students
We are passionate about kids experiencing God intentionally, within their stage of development! At Sunridge, we partner with families to raise children to trust, love and serve God. We do this through music, creative activities, gospel-centered teaching, and small group caring.
If you enjoy …
- Playing with kids (birth–fifth grade)
- Special needs kids (all ages)
- Seeing kids experience the love of Jesus at a deeper level
- Small group discussions
- Helping to impact a child’s life forever
- Creative arts & technology (puppets, drama, music, etc.)
Nursery & Toddlers Teams. Do you love to hold babies or create an environment where toddlers are loved? Maybe singing or reading stories to these precious children makes your heart beat fast? Can you play with them and show them the love of Jesus?
Preschool & Elementary Teams. If you’re interested in helping love and guide kids during these formative years, we have a place for you. There are teams for small group leaders, large group teachers, tech, material prep, worship, and special events.
Special Needs Buddies. Do you want to be involved in helping kids, teens or adults with special needs take their next step towards Christ? We invite you, regardless of your experience or training, to journey with us as we help everyone with special needs experience God.
At Sunridge, Quest is where Middle School students experience the grace, hope and purpose of the gospel. Each activity is an opportunity for students to come together and find friends to go through life with them. Then, high school EPIC offers connection and a place for students to ask questions, challenge opinions, and discover truth. It’s a place where students can meet leaders who will talk with them—not at them—about the hard issues they face every day.
If you enjoy …
- Staying young at heart
- Hanging with students (grades 6–12)
- Encouraging & nurturing
- Building relationships with students
- Facilitating conversations
- Events (groups & mission trips)
Group Leader. We believe small groups are a great way to connect, make new friends and take the next steps towards Christ. In every successful group there is a leader. We have a team of volunteers who partner up to guide a group of same-sex students through this journey we call life.
Creative & Technical Arts Teams. If you value empowering students by sharing your skills, this might be the place for you. Music, lights, cameras, and photography—we have students who want to learn from you!
Events. Extra hands are always a big help when planning and putting on youth events. Why not serve with the youth staff to create engaging and safe events for our students to be ministered to?
WORSHIP TECHNICAL ARTS
Opportunity. This team uses technical skill to help support weekend services.
If you enjoy …
Audio Team. The audio team mixes sound for our auditorium as well as for our musicians’ monitors. A great ear for music and previous experience are a huge plus when joining this team.
Lighting Team. This team operates the lighting that creates the worship environment in our auditorium. A basic understanding of rhythm and computer operation is required.
Camera Team. Aim the camera and you’ve done the job. The camera team captures video of the service that is shown on the screens in our worship center, as well as the video that is uploaded onto the website.
ProPresenter Team. This team operates the computer that displays words on the worship center screens during the music and sermon. Basic computer function is all that’s required. If you can run PowerPoint, you can run ProPresenter.
Opportunity. This team of gifted individuals presents musical content in our weekend services.
If you enjoy …
- Playing an instrument
- Being part of a band
- Rockin’ out
- Good quality music
Band Members. As a band member, you will help create artistic moments in our services that are engaging and excellent. If you play an instrument (whatever it may be), and can play it well with a band, this might be the team for you. Demos and auditions are required.
Vocalists. As a vocalist, you will help create artistic moments in our services that are engaging, excellent and authentic. If you’re able to stay on pitch, in rhythm, and sing in front of large groups of people, this might be the team for you. Demos and auditions are required.
Children’s Choir. As a team member of The King’s Worship Crew, you’ll use your enthusiasm for music to help kids learn songs and motions they will use to praise God in front of others. An ability to carry a tune and a love of children are required!
Children’s Drama Team. On this team, you will help kids learn lines and actions that they will use to tell a story that gives a biblical message to their audience. Other opportunities include helping with costumes, set, props, etc. A love of children is all you need.
Missions & Local Outreach
Opportunity. All of us are called by God to go into the world and witness to the Gospel with our words and actions. We invite you to link arms with our local and global ministry partners to explore your unique calling in God’s redemptive mission.
International Outreach Team. You could be part of the “home team” of our full-time missionaries supported by Sunridge. Communicating the status, needs and prayer requests of those serving overseas is such an important task! We are looking for help in the areas of missionary care, website updating, prayer coordination, and fundraising.
The Brook Meals Team. This team helps the homeless and the under-resourced in our community by serving a meal, meeting needs, and sharing the love of Jesus.
Prison Ministry Team. The men’s prison ministry is a special support group serving inmates at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in French Valley. We have a team of men who go into the prison weekly to minister to the inmates, and a prayer team of men and women who are praying weekly for their prayer requests. Do you have the heart to teach, disciple, and pray for inmates? — Contact Lisa Owens at email@example.com.
Team World Vision. Each year a new group of runners and walkers from Sunridge teams up to participate in the LA Marathon, raising money for clean water and sanitation projects on behalf of communities in Africa. For kids of all ages and abilities who want to join in, we offer a “Kids For Clean Water” walk/run in March to help raise even more money toward ending the global water crisis.
Sole Hope, Community Mission of Hope, Project T.O.U.C.H. & Birth Choice. These Christian, non-profit organizations are supported by Sunridge Community Church and welcome participants to volunteer with them as well.
Opportunity. These teams exist to help Sunridge be effective and creative when using modern technology and media in ministry.
If you enjoy …
- Technology & computers
- Tech support
- Web design & development
- Graphic design
- Copywriting/ copyediting
- Social media
- Video editing
Information Technology Team. This is a group of network ninjas, cable-monkeys, CIO’s and everything in between, who live to empower people with smart and hard-working technology. This team operates on a dual platform of both Macs and PCs, plugging things in and hooking stuff up!
Website Team. This is an ever-evolving dream team of volunteers who are using their skills and expertise to move us forward with our website. This team designs, codes, edits, and maintains our church website. Their creativity and technical skill give us a voice online to future guests.
Graphics & Video Arts Team. There are so many ways to incorporate graphics, video, photography, and social media into our ministries! Let your creativity and skills enhance Sunridge’s interactions with people both in and outside of church.
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