The Blender runs because of the volunteers!
Each week, nearly a dozen adults volunteer to make the Blender happen for students. Whether it is helping in the kitchen to prepare delicious dinners, leading games, or leading a small group, we have opportunities where you can plug in and see life change happen first-hand.
What does it take to be a volunteer?
Being a volunteer at the Blender is more than just hanging out with teenagers. In the ever changing world of teenagers, we strive to be a place where there is consistency. This is part of why we have volunteers at the Blender ranging from college age to retired and everything in between.
If you would like to volunteer, don't worry, we won't make you lead on the first day. In fact, we want to make sure you are set up for success by being mentored by a leader. Every volunteer starts out as a helper. For more information about these differences and the requirements to be a volunteer, please download our leaders/ helpers guidelines here.
Additionally, if you would like to help by providing meals, we have a full menu of meals that can take some of the guesswork out of trying to help feel students that you can access here.
Is there an age requirement?
On one side but not the other. We do ask that a volunteer is at least ONE year out of high school before they start helping with the Blender. At this point we encourage you to serve with junior high or early high school first to make help make the distinction between the people who were your friends from high school and those you are ministering to now.
We LOVE having volunteers who might say "I'm too old to do student ministry" or "I'm not cool enough to do student ministry." We have found time and time again that in today's world where there is a lot of instability in students' lives that one thing they are looking for is someone who will be here consistently. We honestly believe that having volunteers with more life experience is super valuable.
If you have any other questions about serving in student ministry at Grace, feel free to email Chris at any point.