Volunteer Opportunities

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We always have volunteer opportunities available! Volunteering is a great way to serve the Lord and get to know others at Cornerstone. Getting involved as a volunteer provides an opportunity to use your gifts and help build up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11–13). Check out some current opportunities below and get involved.

For questions on how to volunteer, call the church office at (703) 771-1500 or email volunteer@cornerstonechapel.net.

Volunteer Criteria

The opportunities to volunteer at Cornerstone are very diverse. It is our goal to fit the right people in the right position and as a result, there are different levels of criteria for different areas of service. Some of the more sensitive areas of service require background checks and pastoral approval while other opportunities just require you to know Christ as your Savior.

Opportunities To Serve

Sunday and Wednesday Church Services

Parking/Traffic Control

Our Parking/Traffic Control Team serves on Sunday mornings to ensure vehicles flow in and out of the parking lot as smoothly as possible. Volunteers direct arriving attendees and visitors to parking spots on our campus, or in designated off-site parking areas, and assist in ensuring a safe departure for everyone following the services. The minimum age is 18.

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Pre-Service Prayer

Our Pre-Service Prayer is welcome to anyone who would like to serve the church by praying before our Sunday services. This opportunity is facilitated by one of our pastors and held in the Ministry Room at 7:30 a.m. each Sunday. Please join them if you are able! No sign up required.

Guest Services

Our Guest Services Team serves on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and occasionally at special events to greet and welcome attendees and visitors to our Church and answer any questions they might have about the life of the church.

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Children’s Ministry

Our Children’s Ministry volunteers serve on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings to foster a godly environment for kids to grow and receive age-appropriate, biblical teaching. This ministry provides an opportunity for teens and adults to use their gifts with children to serve the body of Christ.

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Middle School Ministry

Our Middle School Ministry volunteers serve on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at monthly events to minister to and serve the next generation of believers in the church. This ministry provides an opportunity for teens (17+) and adults to use their gifts to guide, influence, and encourage students through the challenges of growing up in an ever-changing world.

• Youth Group Volunteer
• Activity/Event Chaperone

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High School Ministry

Our High School Ministry volunteers serve on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at monthly events to build lasting relationships and help students in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ. This ministry provides an opportunity for adults to use their gifts to guide, influence, and encourage students through the challenges of growing up in an ever-changing world.

• Youth Group Volunteer
• Activity/Event Chaperone

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Special Needs Ministry

Our High School Ministry volunteers serve on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at monthly events to build lasting relationships and help students in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ. This ministry provides an opportunity for adults to use their gifts to guide, influence, and encourage students through the challenges of growing up in an ever-changing world.

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Ushers

Our Usher Team serves on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings to welcome attendees and visitors into the sanctuary and help them find seats. This ministry serves alongside our Communion Preparation volunteers to serve Communion monthly to our congregation. Volunteers serving in Communion Preparation serve once a month Sunday and once a month Wednesday to prepare the communion elements for our Ushers to serve.

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Worship

Our Worship Ministry volunteers serve on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at our Nights of Worship. This ministry provides men and women with an opportunity to use their vocal or musical gifts to serve and lead the body in Worship to the Lord. Our Worship Ministry is separated into three sections in order to serve the body as a whole.
Adults/Main: Auditions for our main sanctuary worship team are held once a year in the spring. Auditions are not currently being held.

Opportunity Closed

Young Adults/Youth/Children’s Grades 3–5: Adults and teens are provided with an opportunity to serve during our Young Adult and Youth Church services in the Chapel and the upstairs auditoriums. A worship audition is required in order to serve. Auditions are scheduled as needed.

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Children’s Pre-K–Grade 2: Adults, teens, and children are provided with an opportunity to serve during our services in the Children’s Ministry auditoriums. A worship audition is required in order to serve. Auditions are scheduled as needed.

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Media

Our Media volunteers serve Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at events throughout the month to provide audio, lyrics, broadcast video, and lighting for Church services. This ministry provides an opportunity for teens and adults to use their technical gifts to serve the body of Christ. Previous experience is preferred but not required for all positions. Training is provided, but an aptitude/ability for learning new technology is beneficial. Serving in this ministry currently requires a weekly or bi-weekly commitment.

• Audio Technician
• Sound Board Operator
• Worship Lyric Assistant
• Video Technician
• Lighting Technician

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Spanish Translation

Our Spanish Translation volunteers serve on Sunday mornings during our 11:45 a.m. service to translate Pastor Gary’s teaching into Spanish for Spanish-speaking attendees and guests who are listening live using headsets.

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Safety

Our Safety volunteers serve on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at events throughout the month to provide a safe atmosphere for all of our attendees and visitors. This ministry offers adults who regularly work in, or are retired from, law enforcement, government, military, security, and medical professions an opportunity to use their skills to respond to emergency security or medical needs within the Church.

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Events

Facilities

Our Facilities volunteers serve on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at special events throughout the year to provide a clean facility and assist with set up and tear down needs. This ministry provides an opportunity for teens and adults to use their physical abilities and/or handyman skills to serve the body of Christ.

• Church Services
• Special Events
• Building Projects
• Seasonal Projects

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Events

Our Events volunteers serve on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at special events throughout the year to create an environment of hospitality. This ministry provides an opportunity for teens and adults to serve the body with their gifts of hospitality and service, artistic and design abilities, and technical computer and/or organization skills.

• Registration/Check-In
• Design/Décor
• Set Up/Clean Up
• Hospitality/Catering

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Media

Our Media volunteers serve at Christmas, Easter, and special events to capture the life of the church in ways that words cannot describe. This ministry provides the opportunity for teens or adults with photography or videography experience to use their technical and artistic skill to serve the body of Christ.

• Photographer (experience and sample work required)
• Videographer (experience and sample work required)

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Safety

Our Safety volunteers serve on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at events throughout the month to provide a safe atmosphere for all of our attendees and visitors. This ministry offers adults who regularly work in, or are retired from, law enforcement, government, military, security, and medical professions an opportunity to use their skills to respond to emergency security or medical needs within the Church.

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Adult Ministries

Men

Our Men’s Ministry volunteers serve at special events and/or throughout the week in small group settings. This ministry provides an opportunity for men to use their gifts and abilities to serve the Lord while building relationships with other men.

• Service Team
• Small Group Leader
• Discipleship

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Women

Our Women’s Ministry volunteers serve at special events and/or throughout the week in small group settings. This ministry provides an opportunity for women to use their gifts and God given abilities to serve the Lord while enjoying fellowship and building relationships with other women.

• Greeting Team
• Hospitality Team
• Childcare
• Meals Team (provide meals for people in need)

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Young Adults

Our Young Adult Ministry volunteers serve on Monday evenings and at special events to serve and influence their peers for Christ. This ministry provides an opportunity for young adults (married and single, ages 18-29) to use their gifts and God given abilities to serve the Lord while enjoying fellowship and building relationships with other young adults.

• Hospitality Team

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Small Groups

Our Koinonia Group (or K-Group) volunteers serve every two weeks to facilitate or host a small group. This ministry provides an opportunity for men and women to use their gifts as a Bible study facilitator and/or their gifts of hospitality to serve the body of Christ. K-Groups provide a welcoming place to help others grow in their relationship with the Lord and develop strong, lasting friendships.

• K-Group Facilitator
• K-Group Host

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Youth Ministries

Middle School Ministry

Our Middle School Ministry volunteers serve on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at monthly events to minister to and serve the next generation of believers in the church. This ministry provides an opportunity for teens (17+) and adults to use their gifts to guide, influence, and encourage students through the challenges of growing up in an ever-changing world.

• Youth Group Volunteer
• Activity/Event Chaperone

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High School Ministry

Our High School Ministry volunteers serve on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at monthly events to build lasting relationships and help students in their spiritual walk with Jesus Christ. This ministry provides an opportunity for adults to use their gifts to guide, influence, and encourage students through the challenges of growing up in an ever-changing world.

• Youth Group Volunteer
• Activity/Event Chaperone

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Children's Ministry

Our Children’s Ministry volunteers serve on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings to foster a godly environment for kids to grow and receive age appropriate, biblical teaching. This ministry provides an opportunity for teens and adults to use their gifts to serve the body of Christ.

• Classroom Prep
• Welcome Center/Check-In
• Hall Host
• Worship Choreography
• Worship AV Technician
• Nursery
• Preschool/Elementary
• Preschool/Elementary Teacher

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Special Needs Ministry

Our Special Needs Ministry volunteers serve on Sunday mornings and at special events to provide support to individuals with special needs and their families. This ministry provides an opportunity for teens and adults to assist individuals with special needs as they participate in church functions.

• Elementary Class
• Teen/Adult Class

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Outreach Ministries

U.S. Outreach

Our U.S. Outreach Ministry volunteers serve our community regularly in many practical ways. This ministry provides an opportunity for teens and adults to use their relational gifts, professional knowledge, trade skills, and/or physical abilities to serve the body of Christ.

• Friends & Neighbors
• Skills Assistance
• Disaster Relief
• Operation Christmas Child
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Global Outreach

Our Global Outreach Ministry volunteers serve the global community of Christ in both financial and practical ways. This ministry provides teens and adults with an opportunity to learn more about Global Missions and the missionaries we partner with. Volunteers can commit to pray for those missionaries, and also have the opportunity to go on a short-term trip to Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, and/or Haiti.

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Worship and Media Ministries

Worship

Our Worship Ministry volunteers serve on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at our Nights of Worship. This ministry provides men and women with an opportunity to use their vocal or musical gifts to serve and lead the body in Worship to the Lord. Our Worship Ministry is separated into three sections in order to serve the body as a whole.

Adults/Main: Auditions for our main sanctuary worship team are held once a year in the spring. Auditions are not currently being held.

Opportunity Closed

Young Adults/Youth/Children’s Grades 3–5: Adults and teens are provided with an opportunity to serve during our Young Adult and Youth Church services in the Chapel and the upstairs auditoriums. A worship audition is required in order to serve. Auditions are scheduled as needed.

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Children’s Pre-K–Grade 2: Adults, teens, and children are provided with an opportunity to serve during our services in the Children’s Ministry auditoriums. A worship audition is required in order to serve. Auditions are scheduled as needed.

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Media

Our Media volunteers serve Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and at events throughout the month to provide audio, lyrics, broadcast video, and lighting for Church services. This ministry provides an opportunity for teens and adults to use their technical gifts to serve the body of Christ. Previous experience is preferred but not required for all positions. Training is provided, but an aptitude/ability for learning new technology is beneficial. Serving in this ministry currently requires a weekly or bi-weekly commitment.

• Audio Technician
• Sound Board Operator
• Worship Lyric Assistant
• Video Technician
• Lighting Technician

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