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Call for Volunteers

To volunteer please contact
Tricia McGlynn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (908)232-1214 x 110
or
Cindy Brogan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (908)232-1214 x 119


Do you enjoy spending time with children? …
Do you feel like you connect with them?... 
Are you looking for an avenue to use your organizational skills?...
Are you looking for a way to share your love of Christ with others? 
Kids Corner Worship Ministry may be just the place for you!  

Kids Corner is worship for our Preschool and Kindergarten Parishioners ages 2 1/2 to kindergarten where the focus is living, praying and growing in Christ in our Catholic Faith.   
Come and spend time with our youngest parishioners as we all grow together in faith and love of Christ. 



WORSHIPPING GOD ~SERVING OTHERS~MAKING DISCIPLES

Below are descriptions of the different ministry positions available in the Kids Corner Ministry. 

 

Kids Corner Worship Teams:  There are three teams comprised of Co-Leaders and Small Group Leaders that will rotate to operate Kids Corner during the 9:30AM Mass.  Each team will serve two weeks in a row and then allow the other two teams to cover the subsequent 4 week period.  Teams are structured to allow for substitution within a team to accommodate scheduling conflicts that may be unavoidable.    Our teams will be supported by student Aides and Runners that sign up as part of their Faith Formation Service.   It is our hope as this ministry grows that we will grow as teams in faith and fellowship and will multiply in number to be able to offer Kids Corner at 11:00AM as well.

 


The Kids Corner Formation Team, Cindy Brogan, Tricia McGlynn, Carol DaSilva and Eileen Passananti will be available to support all of our Kids Corner Worship Teams with program materials, facilitate training, answer questions and oversee Sunday worship in this exciting and growing ministry!  

Should you have any questions please contact Cindy Brogan at (908)232-1214 x 119 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tricia McGlynn at (908)232-1214 x110 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Please note: All volunteers over the age of 18 are required to attend Protecting God's Children and to have a background check.
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TEAM LEADER (2-4 per Team)

Requirements:

  • Adult (18 and older)
  • Available to serve two consecutive scheduled Sundays 8:45AM - 11:00 AM.  There will be four weeks between every scheduled Team service.  
  • Teaching/childcare experience would be ideal, but not required
  • Training session will be scheduled for new Leaders and all will serve with a current Leader to apprentice the position.

Responsibilities: 

  • Review in its entirety online training video for Bible Adventure Worship
  • Attend training session (dates/times to be determined) 
  • Working with a Co-Leader to coordinate with a team of Small Group Leaders(4-6), Aides(5), Runners (6) and Check-In Ministers (1with trainee). With Co-Leader, present the worship program to preschoolers in attendance on the scheduled Sundays from Set-Up through Clean-Up
  • On scheduled Sundays lead Team prayer at 9AM with Co-Leaders, Small Group Leaders, Aides, Runners and Check-In 
  • Interact with children during intentional play time, welcome them to gathering space, lead opening prayer(Sign of the Cross), present prop talk, lead enthusiastic responses with all present during video segments, join in and encourage singing, lead Our Father and direct preschoolers to small group locations to conclude the worship
  • Will need to learn all procedures to fill in gaps as they arise and/or recruit new team members
  • Greet parents/guardians in small group rooms with Small Group Leaders for Check-Out and follow procedure for same
  • Introduce yourselves to the children and parents/guardians always with a smile and enthusiasm.   Try to remember names and faces for recognition on subsequent visits to Kids Corner
  • As needed, will bring children to the bathroom following Kids Corner procedure.

 


SMALL GROUP LEADERS (4-6 per Team)

Requirements:

  • Students 17+ or Adult
  • Available to serve two consecutive scheduled Sundays 8:45AM- - 10:45 AM.   There will be four weeks between every scheduled Team service. 
  • Teaching/childcare experience would be ideal, but not required

 Responsibilities: 

  • Review in its entirety online training video for Bible Adventure Worship
  • Attend training session (dates/times to be determined)    
  • Coordinate with Aides and Runners assigned each week.  
  • Interact with children during intentional play time, engage with them during group worship segments to encourage interaction, respond enthusiastically to prompts from Leader and video segments, guide aides in providing assistance to children where/when needed.  Lead follow up activity in small groups after group worship.  Greet parents/guardians in small group rooms for Check-Out and follow procedure for same.
  • As needed, Small Group Leaders age 18 and over will bring children to the bathroom following Kids Corner procedure.
  • Will need to learn all procedures to fill in gaps as they arise and/or assist Leader in recruiting new team members.
  • Introduce yourselves to the children and parents/guardians always with a smile and enthusiasm.   Try to remember names and faces for recognition on subsequent visits to Kids Corner.

 


AIDES (5 per Team)

Requirements:

  • Students 6th grade+ or Adult
  • Aides will sign themselves up for a minimum of 4 scheduled Sundays 9:00-10:45AM September-June (7 Service hours). It is preferred that Aides schedule themselves for two consecutive Sundays with the same leadership team, however, it is not mandatory. Aides are welcome to participate as often as they would like subject to availability.
  • Aides must obtain a substitute from the list of trained Aides should a conflict arise for a scheduled Sunday.   
  • Must enjoy interacting with preschool age children and be ready to enthusiastically lead them in worship

Responsibilities

  • Watch online a sample Bible Adventure video to have an understanding of what will be presented
  • Attend training session (Service hour) at St.Helen’s dates/times will be determined.          
  • Interact with the children during the program from arrival to dismissal, assist children as needed and as instructed by Leaders and Small Group Leaders
  • Will need to learn all procedures to fill in gaps as they arise and/or assist Leader in recruiting new team members
  • Introduce yourselves to the children and parents/guardians always with a smile and enthusiasm.   Try to remember names and faces for recognition on subsequent visits to Kids Corner.

RUNNERS  (7 per Team)

Requirements

  • Students 6th grade+ or Adult
  • Runners will sign themselves up for a minimum of 4 scheduled Sundays 9:00-10:00AM September-June (4 Service hours). It is preferred that Runners schedule themselves for two consecutive Sundays with the same leadership team, however, it is not mandatory. Runners are welcome to participate as often as they would like subject to availability.
  • Must enjoy interacting with preschool age children and be ready to enthusiastically greet parents/guardians and children

Responsibilities

  • Greet parents/guardians and children at curbside, by Check-In desk and/or at entry to Kids Corner
  • Direct parents/guardians to church after Check-In and/or direct parents/guardians to small group rooms following worship.   Assist Check-In Minister with name tags.  
  • Together with Small Group Leaders and Aides, remove Toys with a Purpose to storage room at the end of play segment. 
  • Convert PLAY rooms for use with Small Groups: Move tables in rooms to set up for Small Group segment at the end of the program.    Bring Small Group Boxes in each room, set up props, musical instruments or materials needed by the Leader for the remainder of the program.  Before leaving for the day, Runners in Kids Corner Preschool Worship will take the coloring pages from PLAY segment and hang them in the hallway.
  • When in attendance during any part of Kids Corner worship, respond enthusiastically to all prompts.
  • Introduce yourselves to the children and parents/guardians always with a smile and enthusiasm.   Try to remember names and faces for recognition on subsequent visits to Kids Corner

CHECK-IN (Adult:  1-2)

Requirements

  • Adult
  • Available to serve two consecutive scheduled Sundays 9:00AM-10:45 AM.   There will be four weeks between every scheduled Team service. 
  • Knowledge of KidCheck computer program used for check-in, knowledge of manual check-in procedure as back up.   Multitasking a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Check-in all Kids Corner ministers through KidCheck.
  • Must greet parents/guardians and children in with a friendly welcome as children are checked in through KidCheck or manual check-in.
  • Coordinate runners to direct families and assist with name tags.
  • Must know our limitations of space and timing and be able to explain to families if program has reached capacity for a particular Sunday. 
  • Work with  Check-In Minister trainees during the Sunday program.



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