Opportunities

* Spiritual Abilities are gifts that, combined with the Spirit of God in us, make something special of God come out of us to our world. If you know your spiritual abilities, you may wish to use this sort option. To discover your Spiritual Abilities, consider taking our Play Study and see how God's Spirit works to be the hands and feet of Jesus through us.

Volunteer Position: Bereavement Team
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Organizer, Mercy-Giver, Recruiter, Helper, Welcomer, Encourager
Description:

Show kindness to those grieving over the loss of a loved one by helping with funeral services at the church.

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours as needed (at your availability).
Special Skills:

Compassion for hurting people.

Contact: ron.kline@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Cancer Hope Card Team
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Strategizer, Mercy-Giver, Recruiter, Helper, Encourager
Description:

Our mission is to personally support people who have cancer by sending cards of hope and encouragement.

You'll commit to sending a 3-4 cards a week (12 a month). From a weekly list provided, select recipients and email the Team Leader a list of names in which you sent cards. Choose from the supply of boxed cards provided by Cancer Hope, purchase cards, or even make your own!

Time Commitment: Flexible.
Special Skills:

No special skills required.

Contact: cancerhope@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Cancer Hope Creations for Christ
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Helper, Welcomer, Encourager
Description:

Our mission is to personally support people who have cancer by providing gifts of love, hope, and encouragement.

You'll create handmade items for Cancer Hope survivors. There is no timeline; simply create at your own pace and turn in to the Team Leader once completed. Although optional with no obligation to attend, we meet monthly at SouthBrook to fellowship and create together. A supply of yarn, crochet hooks and knitting needles are available at the church.

The team meets from 2:30-5 p.m. on these dates: Oct. 24, Jan. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 26, Apr. 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, and Oct. 22.

Time Commitment: Flexible.
Special Skills:

Open to anyone who knits, sews or crochets or who is interested in learning!

Contact: cancerhope@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Cancer Hope Prayer Partner
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Strategizer, Mercy-Giver, Encourager, Intercessor, Healer
Description:

Our mission is to personally support people who have cancer through intercessory prayer.

As a Prayer Partner, you are assigned a survivor to support with daily prayer and weekly or bi-weekly cards. This one on one relationship allows you to pray in-depth for your partner’s needs. Periodically, you will be provided with prayer requests and updates from all Cancer Hope survivors, in which you can add to your prayers.

Time Commitment: Flexible.
Special Skills:

A heart to pray. No special skills required.

Contact: cancerhope@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Cancer Hope Special Events
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Strategizer, Organizer, Helper, Welcomer
Description:

Our mission is to personally support people who have cancer through organized events and fundraisers throughout the year.

On the Special Events Team, you will help with the annual Cancer Crush 5K in June and A Cancer Hope Christmas in December, as well as smaller events and other special projects. If you have the gift of organization, or planning, or can simply lend a helping hand, this is for you!

Time Commitment: Flexible.
Special Skills:

A desire to have fun and help with the event.

Contact: cancerhope@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Cancer Hope Texting Team
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Strategizer, Mercy-Giver, Encourager, Intercessor
Description:

Our mission is to personally support people who have cancer through text messages of hope and encouragement.

On the Texting Team, you are asked to send a minimum of 12 text messages a week to the Cancer Hope survivors who have specifically requested support in this way. You may also be a Prayer Partner, where you will pray daily and send weekly or bi-weekly cards to a particular survivor.

Time Commitment: Flexible.
Special Skills:

No special skills required, but you must have text messaging capability.

Contact: cancerhope@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Catering
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Organizer, Helper, Welcomer
Description:

Like to cook? Occasionally, we have small to large events requiring meals. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings each week, we prepare and serve dinner to our epic, Worship Arts and SouthBrook Kids performers. You can join a team to help on a once a month basis.

Time Commitment: Varies, depending on your availability.
Special Skills:

Hospitality, willingness to serve and a love for cooking!

Contact: ron.kline@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Hospital Visitation
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Strategizer, Mercy-Giver, Encourager, Intercessor, Healer
Description:

For those with the gift of intercession and a passion to pray, you'll visit and pray with those in hospitals, hospice, and nursing homes as requested.

Time Commitment: Varies, depending on your availability.
Special Skills:

A heart for those who are sick.

Contact: dana.barnett@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Information Center Host (Weekend)
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Adventurer, Mercy-Giver, Recruiter, Welcomer, Encourager, Intercessor, Counselor
Description:

"We're here for you" is the message we send with our one on one conversations. You may welcome guests, answer questions, be a listening ear or help people get involved.

Time Commitment: 30-45 minutes following a service. Two times monthly or as needed.
Special Skills:

Hospitality and a desire to see people find their place at SouthBrook.

Contact: mike.roop@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Lay Counselor
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Mercy-Giver, Mentor, Encourager, Healer, Counselor
Description:

Engage in training with our Marriage & Counseling Pastor in order to mentor others who are struggling and in need of healing.

You will engage with one-hour private sessions, guiding and assisting as people navigate tough issues. Training will certify you in two levels. Level 1 focuses on general individual help such as: identity in Christ, forgiveness, boundaries. Level 2 focuses on marriage issues such as: communication, conflict resolution, avoiding intimacy barriers. Level 1 is a pre-requisite for Level 2. However, you can be certified in Level 1 without Level 2.

Click here to complete the Volunteer Interest Form

Time Commitment: Varies depending on your schedule.
Special Skills:

A willingness to be trained.

Contact: randy.creamer@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Local/International Outreach
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Catalyzer, Strategizer, Organizer, Adventurer, Giver, Mercy-Giver, Recruiter, Helper, Welcomer, Mentor, Encourager, Intercessor, Healer, Teacher, Counselor
Description:

Our Missions exists to connect the church to what God is doing beyond our walls. We want to follow the example of Jesus by serving the poor and the broken. We want to go into the local community and the world promoting compassion and life change through Jesus Christ. To serve with any of our ministry partners, go to our Missions page. To view a list of upcoming mission trips, go to our Events page.

There are also many other ways to make an impact in someone's life by providing compassion and care. Below are just a few suggestions in which you can contact any organizations directly to get involved. Remember…your options are limitless!

Consider serving at:
Good Neighbor House, Gospel Mission, St. Vincent de Paul, one bistro, Miami Valley Women's Center, Women's Recovery Center (Xenia), Oasis House, Building Bridges, Agape for Youth, Special Wish Foundation, House of Bread, Red Cross, Special Olympics, Clothes That Work, Ronald McDonald House, Breast Cancer Foundation, Hospice, Food Bank, Big Brother/Big Sister, Habitat for Humanity, Crisis Line.

For additional ways to serve, consider the following:
Tutor, Coach, Hospital Greeter, Free Upkeep and Repair Work on Homes or Vehicles, Support Unwed Mothers / Provide Free Childcare, Respite Care, Foster Parent, Mentor, Adult Literacy Program, AA Sponsor, Hospital Greeter or Visits, Prison Outreach, Donate Blood, Senior Companion, Classroom Volunteer, Animal Rescue or Care, or Send Letters to Active Military, Mow Lawn or Shovel Snow for an Elderly Neighbor, Deliver Meals to the Homebound.

Time Commitment: Varies.
Special Skills:

A desire to serve the poor and the broken, and to promote compassion and life change through Jesus Christ.


Volunteer Position: Prayer Pager Team
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Mercy-Giver, Helper, Encourager, Intercessor
Description:

Using technology to show love and concern for people or families in crisis, whatever the need—surgery, illness, death, divorce, court appearance, etc. You'll record and track the use of each prayer pager, and ensure numbers are provided to prayer teams and partners, deliver and pick up pagers as needed, and service pagers that are not working properly. Training provided.

Time Commitment: Varies, depending on your availability.
Special Skills:

Attention to detail and organization.

Contact: dana.barnett@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Prayer Team
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Helper, Intercessor
Description:

If you have the spiritual gift of intercession, this is the ministry for you. You wil pray for SouthBrook's missions, ministries, and special events as well as the pastors, leaders and staff. In addition, you pray over all the prayer requests received by the church.

Time Commitment: Varies. Must check email several times weekly for prayer requests.
Special Skills:

A heart to pray.

Contact: dana.barnett@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Pre-Marriage Mentors
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Strategizer, Mercy-Giver, Helper, Encourager
Description:

Pour wisdom into another couple who has not yet traveled the distance you have in your own marriage.

Time Commitment: Flexible.
Special Skills:

A willingness to be trained.

Contact: randy.creamer@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: SBkids Special Needs Volunteer
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Adventurer, Mercy-Giver, Recruiter, Helper, Welcomer, Encourager, Healer
Description:

Gives one on one support by providing the individualized support needed for a special needs child to remain successful in a room with their same-age peers. We minister to all types of special needs children with diagnoses ranging from medical and behavioral, to physical disabilities and autism.
 
We strive to provide families the opportunity to attend church together while having peace of mind that their special needs child is being well cared for and loved. We work to create and support an environment that will show special needs children and their peers how to live and love like Jesus.

Time Commitment: On Sunday at the 9:30 service (up to four times per month).
Special Skills:

Love, understanding and patience for kids with special needs. Several of our current volunteers have a background in special needs, while others simply have a heart for special needs children. Regardless of your level of experience or availability, there is a place for you. To begin the process, complete the volunteer application or contact Britt Hood with any questions.

Contact: sbkspecialneeds@southbrook.org

Volunteer Position: Weekend Prayer Servant
Area of Interest: Compassion and Care
Spiritual Abilities: Helper, Intercessor
Description:

For those with a passion to pray, this is an opportunity to cover every aspect of our weekend services with prayer including all of the volunteers, staff, leaders and attendees. After services, you will be in Prayer Room for 10-15 minutes to answer questions and pray with others as needed.

Time Commitment: About 1 service per month.
Special Skills:

A heart to pray.

Contact: dana.barnett@southbrook.org