WE NEED YOUR HELP! The strength of our program lies in the hands of the AAA Adults and teens who work with our children. AAA means those who are Authentic, Available and Affirming. It is through these AAA servants that our children grow. Faith is caught more than it is taught.
OUR GOAL is ALWAYS is to HAVE MORE PEOPLE HELPING -- and EVERYONE carrying a little less of the load.
> WE NEED MANY TO SAY YES.
> WE NEED YOU to be a part of the team. To make a difference in the lives of our children.
> Together we will SPARK the FAITH of our KIDS!
YOU ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO FIND A WAY TO VOLUNTEER.
It takes over 75 people per week to make SPARK go.
Please committ to at least two hours SOMETIME this YEAR.
Builiding a staff for SPARK is like building a machine.
> We need enough of the right kinds of parts.
> We need to gather the parts. Put the machine together.
> Oil the mechanisms so that each part understands their own role.
> Sit back and enjoy as the machine goes into action and the lives of our SPARK KIDS are impacted.
> SPARK becomes meaningful and memorable for all involved.
CHOOSE how you will volunteer?
PreK / KIndergarten Teacher Team
Seeking AT LEAST two per room // each week
A team of FOUR gives two persons every other Sunday off
Lesson plans are provided. Supplies are gathered by someone else
Lessons are sent by email so that there is time for advance preparation.
Teachers meet their students as they are dismissed from worship and guide them to the room.
1st - 4th Grade Shepherd
Shepherds are the steady presence for the children.
Shepherds are NOT required to teach, but to assist the teacher.
Each unit has three weeks & three lessons -- ART, CREATIVE STORYTELLING, COOKING
Children are divided into groups. Each group has a team of shepherds.
Two (2) shepherds per group. Having two takes care of finding subs in absence.
Shepherds meet the kids when they are discmissed from worship.
Shepherds know students by name, distribute nametags, help with bathroom breaks, assist the teachers
Shepherds rotate to ART, DRAMA or COOKING along with their students each week.
1st - 4th Grade Teachers
Teachers teach the content of the unit.
Lesson plans are provided. Supplies are gathered by someone else.
Each unit is three weeks long. Teachers commit to three weeks at a time.
For each unit we need an ART teacher, a CREATIVE STORYTELLING teacher, a COOKING teacher
Each teacher teaches the same lesson for three weeks with a different group of children each week.
Teachers can teach for one unit - some units - every other unit.
Our goal is that NO teacher will need to teach ALL UNITS.
There are always times (and sometimes last minute) that subs are needed.
Teachers and Shepherds will be asked to find their own substitutes.
Volunteering here as a substitute means that your name and contact information will be on the sub list.
For PreK-Kindergarten groups all parents are listed on the sub list.
Please volunteer to SUB if you are willing to be on call and sometimes at the last minute.
Please be prepared to say YES when called.
Supply Buyers and/or Organizers
New supplies are needed at the beginning of each unit.
These are supplies specific to the projects of the unit.
Supply buyers and organizers gather supplies from FAITH'S supply closets and/or buy what is needed
The expense is not taken on by the buyer, but by the congregation.
There are two teams needed (PreK - Kind) AND (1st - 4th grade)
These teams are activated the week before each new unit. There are eight units per year.
Rally Day Carnival Team - September 9th
Christmas Program Team - Late November - December 19th
Drama Director, Costume Team, Props Team, PreK-Kindergarten Team, Etc.
Vacation Bible School Team - June