St. Mary Catholic Church Solon, Iowa
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Vacation Bible School 2017
We couldn't do the week without you!!!
If volunteering during VBS week...
Those who volunteer or work with youth, must be compliant with diocesan requirements which includes completing an on-line Protecting God's Children video training session and having a background check completed
every five years
Below are descriptions of the volunteer positions:
This team leads kids in daily service projects. Some members of this team will choose the service projects and purchase materials. Some help with material prep and organizing/decorating their area. Everyone helps in the service project room during the week of VBS.
Story Telling Team
This teams leads each grade level through the daily story and related activities. A Storytelling booklet will help each team member plan the day’s lesson and gather the necessary supplies. Adults lead conversations & activities that help kids connect stories to their daily lives.
Help us provide daycare or adult volunteers with children not old enough to participate in the VBS. Help us plan some fun activities to do with these kids. And to join in snacks and opening/closing songs.
This team leads kids in daily crafts. Volunteers will help in the craft room during the week of VBS.
Our 6th graders have a special tract at VBS that is designed for their age group. It involves a more mature approach to responding to the daily Bible study along with “field trips” in the community to serve others and learn about service taking place in Solon.
The Crew Liaison will be assigned to one crew for the week to follow to each of the rotations. This person will be a support person to the teen Crew Leaders if they are having troubles with a child in their group. They will also keep the Crew Leaders on task (making sure they are helping members in their crew with the activities).
Each day we will serve a quick snack and drink. Help set-up, serve, and clean-up snack time.
Move around the VBS each day and take fun, close-up pictures of kids participating in the different centers and of their teams.
Come at 8:00 on Monday and Tuesday to welcome and direct kids into the Hall.
Help create the design for the entrance area and main hall along with the Bible Story room. This planning begins in June and projects are created for volunteers to come in throughout summer to do.
AND… We also need help on the Wednesday and Friday morning prior to VBS to lead teams of youth volunteers in the final decorating. You can let us know what works for you.
Can include preparing props & scenery several weeks before VBS and/or preparing crafts and other items needed for VBS. Many projects can be done at home. May include ironing on VBS decals to t-shirts.
How Would You Like to a Help?
At Home with material preparation
Decorating the hall before VBS
If helping at VBS: T-Shirt Size (Adult)
Which days during VBS week can you help?
Please Check How You Would Like to Help at VBS (check as many that interest you and we will contact you to confirm)
Story Telling Team
Will you need childcare during VBS?
If yes, names & ages:
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