Volunteers hold an essential part in the functioning of a successful children’s ministry program. Anyone who gets the recruiter’s role wants to find as many volunteers as possible, but the procedure can be challenging and intimidating. Recruiting volunteers is difficult because not everyone wants to work for kids and teach them about the love of Christ.
The ideas below will help you much with the recruitment of Children’s ministry volunteers.
Pray About it
Request God in prayer to reveal the kind of volunteers He wants you to approach working with kids. Ask potential leaders to pray about serving.
Don’t be Afraid to Ask
The bible in Mathew 7 says, “Ask, and it shall be given.” Volunteers can be anyone. Do not fear asking even outside the obvious choices. The most wonderful and committed volunteer might be someone that you thought could not volunteer.
Define Expectations Through a Vision Statement
People commit more if they know the expectations at the place they are getting. Include the purpose, philosophy, and purpose of the ministry. People may not mind doing everything required, only that they want to know upfront.
Celebrate Current Volunteers
Speak well of current volunteers when addressing a congregation, parents, and children. Specify the impact they are making on people in your message. The appreciation may motivate others to develop an interest.
Create time to teach kids that it is a wonderful opportunity to serve in the children’s ministry. The revelation will inspire them to look forward to serving in a similar capacity when they grow old. Recruit the kids as assistants. They will start practicing leadership skills early.
Use Social Media
Invite leaders, parents, pastoral staff, and others to be followers of your children’s ministry on platforms like Twitter or Facebook. Their friends will see their involvement in your ministry and develop an interest. It mostly happens if your ministry pops up as an online suggestion.
Parents and Other Community Members
Parents make great leaders, but other positive role models are also available. Singles often want more connection to the church, and involvement with a leaders’ team is appealing. Young couples are eager to start serving together while seniors have more time, skills, and experience to contribute.
A positive attitude is the starting point for the successful recruitment of volunteers. Recruiters should be unrelenting since the exercise will help many find a place for giving service at church.