VolunteersNorthland Christian desires to create an environment where volunteers serve the school in the unique ways that God designed them, bringing fulfillment to the worker, aid to the school, fellowship to the school community and glory to the Father in the process. To accomplish this goal, our school has organized an equipping ministry to connect volunteers.
The equipping concept can be distinguished from the typical volunteer model in schools with one simple statement: It’s about fulfilling people, not filling slots. With the equipping team concept, volunteers serve in an area where they are passionate (because God has gifted them) and are encouraged to stick to service in those areas that are a good match for them.
The focus is different too with the equipping model. Rather than just seek to complete the task, team members are encouraged to develop relationships and look for opportunities to serve each other in the process of serving the school. The idea is that people will feel joy as they serve and will not become burdened or overworked by working in areas that don’t fit with their unique gifts.
One of the keys to a successful independent Christian school is having everyone involved in providing ministry and service throughout the year. Northland Christian has a group of volunteer teams that will accomplish two things:
- Give each parent the opportunity to serve using their gifts and passion
- Provide extraordinary care to our school, staff and students as we serve
ACSI/Competitions Team (provides administrative support for non-sports competitions and also supports staff and students when possible through preparation for competitions)
Admissions Team (assists in the enrollment / admissions process for incoming students)
Athletics (includes spiritwear, concessions, score and clock keepers, uniform management, sports event coordination and assistance with long-term planning for NCES sports)
Development Team (provides strategic direction on funding needs for the school and assists in promotion and marketing of the school)
Facility Team (maintenance, upkeep, cleaning and organizing throughout the campus; assistance with event setup/cleanup, painting and landscaping)
Guidance Counseling (assists with college/career planning support, serve as a resource to staff and parents in the area of educational support)
Hospitality Team (includes decorating, food preparation, serving for school functions and events)
Lunch Service Team (assist during lunch periods as needed / assist with lunch ordering process)
Media Center Team (Library) (library volunteers, work with students and teachers, catalog materials)
Parent Teacher Fellowship (organized by representative for each grade level – provides all-school event planning and implementation)
Prayer Team (encourages prayer in all school events, commit to praying for school, students, staff, families)
Staff Appreciation Team (provides oversight of events and activities that encourage and recognize NCES staff)
Teacher Assistants (support the teachers by grading papers, making copies, and any other activities that will assist the teachers)
Technology Team (assists staff with development and implementation of technology plan including areas such as curriculum development and staff training)
Welcome Center Staff (provides front-desk coverage - duties include welcome visitors, answer phones, check students/visitors in & out, and provide administrative support)