Volunteer to
Serve at Open Door.

We rely on the whole church family to carry out the ministry God has given us. If you call Open Door your home church, we’d love for you to get involved and help us meet the needs of our community. Below are a few ways you can serve our church family. Is there something else you have a passion for or are skilled in that you think could benefit our church? Reach out and let us know! We may be able to get you plugged in using those gifts.

Our WEEKEND TEAM is the real MVP of Sunday gatherings. They are the first point of contact and help provide a warm, inviting environment for our guests on Sunday mornings and at other events. Training is provided for all positions. We ask that you commit to serving one Sunday per month but you can serve as often as you’d like!

GREETERS

Greeters welcome people with a smile and high fives. If you enjoy saying hello and being a friendly face, this opportunity is for you! People with a warm smile, outgoing personality and welcoming attitude preferred. Open to all ages.

Commitment: 9:45am-10:15am; one Sunday per month

USHERS

Ushers are the second point of contact for people coming to church and are stationed throughout the sanctuary. They help with a variety of things including welcoming attenders, helping people find seats, and answering questions. Ushers should have a warm, welcoming presence and be ready to assist at a moment’s notice. They will be trained in emergency and first aid procedures.

Commitment: 9:30am-11:30am; one Sunday per month

WELCOME KIOSK

The Welcome Kiosk is the hub of activity in the Gathering Place. They help people with a wide variety of things such as answering questions, greeting guests, managing paperwork and storing lost & found items. This is an active place, so if you like people and can think on your feet, this is the spot for you! Plus, you get to serve with the same team each month. They will be trained in emergency and first aid procedures.

Commitment: 9:30am-11:30am; one Sunday per month

COFFEE CART

Do you love people, coffee/tea, and serving? Then the Coffee Cart might be right up your alley! You’ll help with a variety of coffee related things like brewing, serving, set-up and clean-up. Plus you get to serve with the same team of people each month. #bonus

Commitment: Three Sunday shifts available: 8:30am-10am, 8:50am-10:45am, or 9:30am-10:45am; one Sunday per month

Our PRODUCTION & TECH TEAM gets in on all the behind-the-scenes pieces that bring to life our Sunday Gatherings and other events. Training provided for all positions.

CAMERA OPERATOR

If your heart rate runs low and you’re not easily startled or distracted, we have the position for you! Running the camera for our Sunday Gathering involves smoothly panning the camera from left to right while following a speaker or musician. It’s a pretty easy gig if you can stay focused on your subject!

Commitment: 9:25am-11:30am, one Sunday per month

COMPUTER OPERATOR

This position involves running the slides/videos for the Sunday Gathering. If you are comfortable with tech and running that tech for a live event (or willing to learn), this spot’s for you!

Commitment: 7:45am-11:30am, one Sunday per month

SWITCHER

The switcher is the device that changes what’s visible on our sanctuary screens and online platforms for our gatherings. This role is for you if you love tech, can run it for a live event and are comfortable navigating it on the fly!

Commitment: 7:45am-11:30am, one Sunday per month

PRODUCTION / TECH SUB

Our subs play an important role on the Production & Tech team. They are called to fill in when a need comes up, sometimes last minute. They also serve on months with five weekends – typically four times per year.

Commitment: As needed & 5th Sundays

Volunteers that DOCUMENT THE DOOR help share the ways God is working and moving among our community. This team includes a variety of roles that helps to tell #storiesfromthedoor! Experience with photography, videography and/or storytelling is preferred.

Commitment: Varies based on event

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHERS

Do you love the view from behind a camera and have a passion for capturing special moments? We are looking to grow our team of photographers for Sunday morning gatherings and events. Whether that is photographing headshots, special holiday gatherings, baptisms, or even student events, come share your gift of creativity with us!

VIDEOGRAPHERS

Our videographers capture experiences and tell stories through film! Filming interviews, or capturing the fun and excitement buzzing around church on a Sunday or youth group night is a taste of what they may do to give people a taste of what our church family is all about!

WRITING & STORYTELLING

Are you passionate about writing or creative storytelling and want to share it with our church family? We need help capturing testimonies, writing blog posts and event descriptions, and other things surrounding creative journalism. If you have a gift with words, this volunteer role is for you!

It takes an amazing team of volunteers to provide quality Kids programming each Sunday morning to our birth – 5th graders! Welcoming families, cuddling babies, consoling toddlers, playing with preschoolers, leading games, teaching Bible stories, building relationships… we need your unique gifts and strengths to make a big impact on the faith formation of the next generation within our elementary & early childhood classrooms. Interviews, personal references, background checks, and a volunteer training session are required for all volunteers.

Commitment: 9:30am-11:45am, one Sunday per month (or more if you wish!)

ROOM LEAD

The Room Lead creates a welcoming atmosphere, manages the morning schedule, helps implement the curriculum and leads the other volunteers. If you’re a strong leader this may be your sweet spot. Must be 18+ to volunteer in this role.

ROOM ASSISTANT

Partner with the Room Lead to facilitate tasks/activities. You will build relationships with students while adhering to room protocols/safety procedures.

1-ON-1 BUDDY

Is your sweet spot working one-on-one with another person? 1-on-1 Buddies are compassionate leaders willing to engage with a student needing one-on-one support. Patience and flexibility are key as you adapt to the needs of the individual student you are working with. Must be 15+ to volunteer in this role.

SUNDAY MORNING LEAD

The Sunday Morning Lead is a strong leader who extends welcome to new families, problem-solves room needs, assists with student behavior management, and communicates with the staff lead. Must be 18+ to volunteer in this role.

WELCOME KIOSK ASSISTANT

Be a welcoming presence to our families as you check-in kids and direct them to their classrooms.

Our goal is to create spaces where students in grades 6-12 can continue to be invited to become more fully alive in God! Whether it is Wednesday night large group gatherings, team times, or service nights or events, we seek to provide opportunities where students can encounter God’s presence. We need volunteers to journey with them as they become more fully alive in God! Interviews, personal references, background checks, and a volunteer training session are required for all volunteers.

TEAM LEADER

A Team Leader is a committed adult follower of Jesus who facilitates conversations within student teams during our gatherings on Wednesday nights. They also share in the lives of students outside of team time. They are a key place where our students experience God’s love and a safe place to engage in the struggle to become fully alive in God! We expect Team Leaders to be invested in their own spiritual growth as well as in the spiritual growth of their students. Training and ongoing support is provided.

Commitment: 6:30-9pm; Wednesdays during the school year

STUDENTS SUPPORT TEAM

The support team provides helpful backup for our volunteer Team Leaders and our staff. Their role varies on Wednesday nights based on what is needed – it might be stepping into various ministry needs in their area of strength (i.e., prayer, teaching etc.), helping facilitate conversations within student teams alongside leaders, and helping facilitate events / activities. They also serve as a sounding board and prayer support for the staff as we lead students and volunteers together. Training and ongoing support is provided.

Commitment: 6:30-9pm; Wednesdays during the school year

PARENT TEAM

On Wednesday nights we need a rotating group of amazing parents who are present to help add a layer of safety, as well as step into any practical things needed from the staff.  Needs vary from week to week – one week you could be handing out popcorn and the next organizing supplies used for an activity. It’s a cool way to get a small glimpse of what your student gets to experience at youth group! Volunteer as much or as little as they want.

Commitment: 6:30-9pm; a few times a year based on your schedule

SERVICE NIGHT SITE DIRECTORS

On the first Wednesday of the month, our students engage in a Service Night with numerous organizations (including some of our mission partners) to come alongside the good work they are already doing throughout the Twin Cities. A Site Director communicates and coordinates with the organization, prepares students for their serving experience, and leads a debriefing conversation with students after they complete the projects. Training and best practice tips are provided.

Commitment: 6-9pm; first Wednesday of the month (October – May)

SERVICE NIGHT DRIVERS

The Service Night Driver drives students to and from service experiences throughout the west metro. All that’s needed is a vehicle and a heart to join our students in service. Drivers must be 25+ and have a valid MN license.

Commitment: 6-9pm; first Wednesday of the month (October – May)

The PRAYER & CARE TEAM has the unique privilege to walk alongside people in both the beautiful and hard parts of life. People who volunteer with this team get to tangibly extend the love of Jesus in a variety of ways.

Commitment: Varies

SUNDAY PRAYER TEAM

Prayer Team members are available after the Sunday gathering to extend the presence of Jesus to those looking for prayer. Training and ongoing support / training is provided.

Contact: Rose Larson

Commitment: approximately 11:15-11:45am; one Sunday per month

CARE CALL TEAM

Checking in after surgery, encouraging someone who may be shut in, and offering to listen to and pray with someone are all part of being a volunteer on the Care Call team.

Contact: Bob McKenna

FUNERAL COORDINATOR

Do you have a flexible schedule, a detail-oriented mind, and a heart to serve? Help with coordinating funeral details, organizing and leading volunteers for funerals at Open Door. Training provided.

Contact: Annie-Claude Toll

FUNERAL VOLUNTEERS

Our Funeral Volunteers are available on short notice to help assist with the details of the day (i.e., buffet set-up, serving, basic clean-up) or to help create a welcoming space for family and friends grieving the loss of a loved one. This unique opportunity gives a practical way to serve and care for those going through places of grief.

Contact: Annie-Claude Toll

While the church is a ministry it also has many moving parts. Volunteering with the Operations Team is a great fit for those who enjoy working behind the scenes.

BUSINESS OFFICE

Do you love all things business and want to lend a helping hand? Our office is looking for someone willing to help occasionally with clerical work, data entry, and some other projects here and there.

Contact: Doug Stewart

Commitment: Varies

FACILITIES

Our Facilities Volunteers will assist with various tasks/projects related to the church building and surrounding property. Work could include carpentry, landscaping, mowing, snow removal, janitorial, and other general labor. Let us know your specialty!

Contact: Joe Jensen

Commitment: Needs vary weekly, monthly, and seasonally

DATABASE GURU

If you’re a bit nerdy like some of us (and maybe even find databases fascinating), we could use someone to help manage the YourDoor database. This essential and valuable tool needs some TLC and updating from a willing volunteer. This can be done remotely.

Contact: Doug Stewart

Commitment: Varies, likely a few hours every week or two