Thursday, March 21, 2013

Five Awesome Ways to Find Youth Group Volunteers (A Parody)

Finding good volunteers for your youth group is a difficult thing. In a church of several hundred people, it can be hard to find two or three people that want to be involved. To that end, I have created this list of ways to find and recruit new leaders.
  • Put an article in the church bulletin. This will make the need known to the church and you can take anyone and everyone who shows interest. I mean, if you put it out there, they will come, right?
  • Hold a mirror under their nose. If fog shows up on the mirror, the person is breathing and ripe to be a volunteer.
  • Ask who isn't involved in a ministry already. The best candidates are those who have been asked to leave other ministries before. This shows their willingness to serve and the fact that they don't have a ministry already works in your favor.
  • Offer free donuts. You will get some awesome volunteers by letting them know that there are donuts in the youth room every Sunday morning.
  • Beg, borrow, and steal. Your children's minister or choir director won't mind at all if you take their volunteers. I mean, we are all one church, right?

What other ways can you think to get warm bodies for your youth group? I mean, all they have to do is love kids and eat pizza, right?

1 comment:

  1. Hilarious. I love it! Now if you'll excuse me, I need to add an announcement to our bulletin...