Do you have a heart for families and want to work with some wonderful people? Why not join us as a volunteer in Awana this fall?
Awana at Stonebriar would not be possible without the committed volunteers who serve each week in a variety of roles. We would love to have you join us on Sunday nights this fall to partner with us to teach kids and their families to know, love, and serve God.
We have a variety of opportunities for you to use your gifts and abilities as part of the Stonebriar Awana family. A sampling of those opportunities are listed below.
If you have questions about serving in Awana, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Returning Awana Volunteers
Welcome back! Please update your personal information and let us know where you would like to serve this year by registering as an Awana volunteer.
Returning Awana leaders, click here to register for the 2013–2014 Awana year.
Every leader must have a current background check on file. If you have filled out a background check before but you not filled one out in the past two years, it's time to renew! Click here to renew your background check.
And while you're at it, why not invite a friend to serve with you?
New Awana Volunteers
Complete ProjectServe Application and Background Authorization
As part of our Child Protection Policy, all adult volunteers new to Children's Ministry at Stonebriar must fill out a ProjectServe/Children's Ministry Application and a Background Authorization prior to serving. If you have not previously fulfilled this requirement, please click here to visit the ProjectServe website to do so. Please make sure to indicate that you are interested in serving with Awana on the ProjectServe application.
If you are under age 18 and interested in serving as volunteer, please click here to fill out a youth application (if you have never done so). Background checks are not required for youth volunteers.
If you have previously filled out an application and background check, please proceed to step two.
Register as an Awana Volunteer
Not sure where you'd like to serve in Awana? Check out the sampling of volunteer opportunities listed below . If you have questions about any of these roles, we'd love to talk to you! Send an email to email@example.com.
Are you serving in Awana this year and need childcare? We provide free childcare for the children of Awana volunteers who are under 3 years of age. To take advangage of childcare, reservations are required.
If you are an Awana volunteer and need childcare, send us an email. We'll let you know when the childcare reservation form is available. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Awana Volunteer Opportunities
Small Group Leader
An Awana small group leader shares responsibility with several other adults for a specific group of children, building relationships with them, taking them to their different rotations within Awana, and listening to and explaining their memory verses. An emphasis is placed upon mentoring and discipling the clubbers. Small group leaders are needed for every age group, from two years old through twelfth grade. Training is provided.
An Awana LIT (Leader-in-Training) is a youth helper who assists the Small Group Leaders with a specific group of children, building relationships with them and taking them to their different rotations within Awana. LIT’s are needed for every age group, from two years old through sixth grade. Training is provided.
These ministry partners listen to children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade recite memory verses they have learned in their handbooks. Verse Listeners may be assigned to a single small group for the entire Awana year or might “float” to other small groups as help is needed. Frequency of service can be weekly or bi-weekly.
This ministry partner serves as a part of each club's leadership team. Secretaries are responsible for maintaining accurate record-keeping and inventory, as well as other administrative-type duties for the different Awana clubs.
Game Director - This ministry partner leads a weekly game time for one of the following Clubs: Cubbies, Sparks (kindergarten–second grade), T&T (third–sixth grade), Trek (seventh–eighth grade) or Journey (ninth-twelfth grade). The Game Director plans activities and games for two identical 30 minute rotations. Training, a book of Awana games, and equipment is provided. The Game Director helps provide discipline, excitement and enthusiasm for this fun segment of the Awana evening. Training is provided.
Assistant Game Director - This ministry partner assists a Game Director in leading a weekly game time for one of the following Clubs: Cubbies, Sparks (kindergarten–second grade), T&T (third–sixth grade), Trek (seventh–eighth grade) or Journey (ninth-twelfth grade) kids. The games are planned by the Game Director and provided for the volunteer. Assistant Game Directors help provide structure, excitement and enthusiasm in the running of this fun segment of the Awana evening, and might run games in the absence of the regular Game Director. Training is provided.
Teacher - This ministry partner creatively presents a Bible story to children in one of the following age groups: preschool, kindergarten–second grade, third–fourth grade, fifth–sixth grade, seventh–eighth grade or ninth-twelfth grade. Volunteers are needed to teach weekly or occasionally. In most cases, curriculum is provided.
Worship Leader - This ministry partner leads worship during the Large Group segment of the Awana evening.
Arts & Crafts Helpers
Volunteers are needed to help prepare arts and crafts activities (cutting, copying, gathering, sorting and organizing supplies) that correspond with the Cubbies curriculum.
This ministry opportunity serves families by helping them easily and quickly check in their families for Awana on Sunday evenings. The Check-In Assistants need to arrive approximately thirty minutes before Awana begins. Training on the check-in system is provided.
Awana Store Helper
Ministry Partners are needed once per quarter to help set up and run our Awana Store. Volunteers manage a table of items and help children of various ages spend the Awana shares (money) that they have earned from completing their handbooks and memorizing scripture. The time commitment on these nights is from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Special Events Helper
Ministry Partners are needed to help with Awana special events. Activities could include photographing club nights and special events, setting up for special theme nights, leader appreciation, Awana Movie Night, Grand Prix, AwanaGames, Bible Quiz, and other activities. Time commitment can be as little as two to three hours depending on the project.
Substitute Small Group Leader
Subs are needed when a regular Small Group Leader is absent. If you are willing to fill in for a leader on an as needed-basis, please register above as an Awana volunteer and designate "Substitute Leader" as the position of interest.