Serve At The Chapel

Whether you enjoy being upfront or behind the scenes, The Chapel has a place where you can serve. 

Where do you start?

Begin by asking yourself, "What am I passionate about?" What issue or people group really catches your interest? What problem or issue would you like to solve?

Next, consider how God has uniquely wired you. Consider your personality, skills, abilities, and life experiences. How could these help you make a meaningful contribution in the lives of others?  

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry - Christmas Gift Giving (Christmas)

We are collecting Walmart or Target gift cards ($25.00) to give to families for them to purchase Christmas gifts for their families. All gift cards must be returned by December 5 to The Chapel Office. For more information, contact

Everything Christmas
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry - Christmas Gift Giving (Christmas)

We are collecting Walmart or Target gift cards ($25.00) to give to families for them to purchase Christmas gifts for their families. All gift cards must be returned by December 5 to The Chapel Office. For more information, contact

Christmas Village Decorating

Join us getting ready for the Christmas Village on Saturday, December 18 at 9:30am. All are welcome! For more information, contact .

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Christmas Village Photo Booth

Seeking volunteers to operate a photo booth. If you’re the kind of person that can help get families lined up, kids smiling, and know how to take photos on an iPad then we’ve got a job for you! December 22, 23, or 24 (only need to commit to one time slot). Training will be provided. For more information, contact .

Christmas Village Living Nativity

Seeking volunteers to be a part of the wonder of the Living Nativity at the Christmas Village. December 22, 23, or 24 (only need to commit to one time slot). Instructions/further details will be provided. For more information, contact .

Sign up to be a part of the Living Nativity

Christmas Village Beverage Servers

Seeking volunteers to make or serve hot beverages at the Village. December 22, 23, or 24 (only need to commit to one time slot). Instructions will be provided as needed. For more information, contact .

Christmas in Paterson partnering with “Street Hope Alive”

December 12, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Seeking for 6 adults, 6 - 10 College and/or High school students to do crafts with children at the event, on December 12, at Good Shepherd Mission in Paterson.

Collection Nov. 21 - 28
We are collecting hats, gloves, and scarves (for adults and children), and unwrapped toys (for children 1 - 16 years of age). All gifts must be returned by December 5. 

For more information, contact .

Twelve Mile Bridge
Paterson Homeless Outreach (Ongoing)

Be part of a team showing love and bringing hope to our homeless friends in Paterson! We teamed up with City Impact to give out food, pray with folks, and spend time with some precious people who need to know they are seen and valued by God. We meet monthly at The Chapel at 8:30am to carpool, or go directly to 39 McBride Ave. in Paterson at 9:00am. Outreach ends at 12:30pm. Team size is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot. For more information, contact  or  .  

Workmanship Program (Ongoing)

Servants Heart Ministry is looking for a team of dedicated volunteers, giving their time and skills to make a tangible impact in the community. If you have experience in any of the following areas and are ready to get involved, please reach out:
- General Carpentry
- Construction
- HVAC
- Fine woodworking
- Welding
- Auto mechanic
- Culinary

For more information, contact John Oostdyk, or Paul Klouse.

Cafe
Cafe Team (Ongoing)

Make and serve coffee Sunday mornings - 4 adults needed. You serve once a month or more as needed. To volunteer, please contact .

Care
Prayer Team (Ongoing)

Pray with those who come forward for prayer after each Sunday service. Serve one Sunday each month.

Visitation Ministry (Ongoing)

Provides prayer and encouragement to those who are homebound, in the hospital, or in assisted-living facilities. Serve as needed.

Addiction Care (Ongoing)

Is prayerfully seeking out volunteers that could potentially be part of its leadership. Experience (direct or indirect) and compassion are critical to leading/facilitating in this ministry area.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry (Ongoing)

The food pantry assists 25-40 families every week with basic things like food and other household necessities. It is open to people from The Chapel and the local community. All donations can be dropped off in the bin on the Parker House porch, at our Lincoln Park campus. 

ITEMS CURRENTLY NEEDED: Peanut butter, cereal, oatmeal, beans, macaroni and cheese, canned fruit, canned vegetables, soup, coffee, pasta sauce, pasta/spaghetti, toothpaste, laundry detergent, body wash. Please no expired food.
For more information, or to be part of a team contact .

Worship Team
Choir Singers (Ongoing) 

Choir meets on Tuesday Nights at 7pm in the Great room downstairs, and sing at our 8:45am Classic service each Sunday.  Meet most weeks, Sept. through June. No experience necessary, just a love of singing and willingness to learn.  And to match pitch. Contact  .

Worship Team Member (Ongoing and Special Events)

Help to lead our congregation in worship through music, either instrumentally or vocally. We are always looking to grow the team. Rehearsals for Modern on Thursdays at 6:30pm, Classic on Sunday mornings at 7:30am. Can be involved in only one service type. Video audition required. Typical positions are Vocals, Drums, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, and Keys, but others are welcome. Contact   for details or to arrange an audition.

Tech Team

The tech team serves on rotation (minimum of once per month) during Sunday morning worship services. Contact to see how you can help!

Video Operator (Ongoing) 

With many people still joining us Online on Sundays and many more tuning in throughout the week it’s more crucial than ever that we have dedicated volunteers helping record the video of Sunday mornings. Team members serve 1-2 times per month on Sundays and for special events.
Experience is not necessary and training will be provided! For more information contact  .

Broadcast Audio (Ongoing)

Our Broadcast Audio team ensures that everyone joining us at home on Sunday, or during the week for the sermon podcast, receives a high-quality, distraction-free, listening experience. While this may sound like a lot this is actually a great entry position into the tech team requiring only focus and commitment!
Experience is not necessary and training will be provided! For more information contact  .

Adult Discipleship

We have many ongoing, and occasional opportunities to serve our Chapel community through Adult Discipleship. 

Drivers to get people to church on Sundays.
Cook a meal for those in need.
Childcare during events and/or studies.
Help on Events Team: Greet visitors, assist with registration, hospitality needs, etc. 

Contact to get involved!

“Serve Together” Childcare Team (Ongoing)

This is a special childcare team that supports our Young Family Groups, who meet on Sunday mornings, 11:30am-1:00pm. Main responsibility is to help watch/care for children while parents meet in their small groups. Serve once a month, or as often as you’d like! This is a great chance to serve with your small group and/or family members, and foster relationships while serving alongside others. We could use 6 volunteers a week (4 is the bare minimum, so having extra would be great!). They plan to meet all year long (ending in June for summer). 
Need to be Chapel Kids approved (complete appropriate paperwork and trained also - which can be as simple as watching a brief training video). To volunteer or for more information, please contact

Chapel Kids

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Welcome Team (8:45 and 10:30 Service - Ongoing)

Greet and assist families with check-in during the 8:45 or 10:30 service.

Small Group Leader (8:45 Service - Ongoing)

Lead our early childhood or elementary class. 

Small Group Leader (10:30 Service - Ongoing)

Small group leader for 3rd graders or for preteens (4th & 5th Grade).

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these positions, please contact . You'll need to complete CK application and training.

“Serve Together” Childcare Team (Ongoing)

This special childcare team supports our Young Family Groups, who meet on Sunday mornings, 11:30am-1:00pm. Main responsibility is to help watch/care for children while parents meet in their small groups. Serve once a month, or as often as you’d like! This is a great chance to serve with your small group and/or family members, and foster relationships while serving alongside others. We could use 6 volunteers a week (4 is the bare minimum, so having extra would be great!). They plan to meet all year long (ending in June for summer). 
Need to be Chapel Kids approved (complete appropriate paperwork and trained also - which can be as simple as watching a brief training video). To volunteer or for more information, please contact

Chapel Students
MS Foundations Class Leader (Ongoing)

Help teach and lead discussion during Sunday morning class. You'll need to complete the Family Min application and the spiritual gifts assessment.

Chapel Students Volunteer Mentors (Ongoing)

Meet with students in 1-1 or 2-1 setting for intentional discipleship conversations. Mentors will have complete parent support with staff oversight. You will need to complete the Family Min application, spiritual gifts assessment, and complete mentor/ SGL training.

Chapel Students Host Team (Ongoing)

Assist in the planning and hosting of CS events including retreats, CS Week, all-nighter, etc. You'll need to complete the Family Min application.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these positions, please contact 

Special Needs

Training is provided and skills are matched to roles, so experience is not essential to join a service team for the following:

Children (Ongoing)

Assist a child on Sunday or other programs as a 1:1 Buddy
Join the lead team in Sunday class – teachers/organizers welcomed
Help set up/break down
Provide crafts with resource center materials/assistance
*Professional and other experience appreciated for advisory team*

Teens/Adults (Ongoing)

Join the Sunday SN Service team as:
Greeter
1:1 Assistant
Worship team assistant
Hands-on activities/crafts planner
Media/Tech. assistant – training provided
Set up/break down assistant
*Professional and other experience appreciated for advisory team*

Night Out Respite 1:1 Volunteer (Quarterly)

Join a team of 1:1 volunteers for respite events. Start as an apprentice to accompany a child, teen, or adult with special needs during a Night Out eventApproximately quarterly on Friday evenings. You will need to complete an application, training is provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact  .  

Night Out Respite Set Up/Clean Up (Quarterly)

Join a small team to help set up before an event and/or put items away afterward. Approximately quarterly on Friday evenings. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact  .  

Night Out Respite Medical Team Volunteer (Quarterly)

Medical professionals welcomed to join team for occasional respite events. Approximately quarterly on Friday evenings. You will need to complete an application, training is provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact  .  

Night to Shine (February)

To serve on the Night to Shine team or for other information, visit the Special Needs page. Contact  for questions about joining the SN team! Register at thechapel.org/ntsvolunteers.

Night to Shine Gift Volunteers (February) 

Join a team to help gather and deliver gifts for NTS guests. One-time service delivering gifts to NTS guests; gathering details TBD. You will need to complete an application, training is provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact  .  Register at thechapel.org/ntsvolunteers.

Night to Shine Drive-Thru Experience Volunteers (February) 

Help assist with welcome, traffic-flow, and prom-themed entertainment during parking lot drive-thru for guests. One-time experience providing a fun experience for NTS guests and their family or caregiver as they drive through “parade-style”. You will need to complete an application, training is provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact  Register at thechapel.org/ntsvolunteers.