Job Descriptions for Church Volunteers


Accurate and up-to-date job descriptions not only help church volunteers know what is expected of them, but it also demonstrates the value your church places on the service they provide. Attached below you will find a series of downloadable documents that can assist you in creating job descriptions for a variety of volunteer ministry positions, and that meet the needs and realities of your congregation.

The sample job descriptions are for the positions of:

Cadet Counselor

Cadet Head Counselor

GEMS Counselor

GEMS Head Coordinator

Nursery Attendant

Safe Church Team Member

Friendship Ministry Mentor

Small Group Leader

Sunday School Teacher


VBS Coordinator

Welcome Center Host

Youth Group Leaders



Would you accept a job offer without knowing your duties, your hours, who you report to or how your work would benefit the company? Probably not, right? But isn’t that the way we often try to recruit volunteers to serve within our church’s ministry roles? We make assumptions that people know what a ministry role is about, how much time they will have to commit, what they will be responsible for etc. Unfortunately written job descriptions for church volunteers are rare within our congregations. To understand the value that job descriptions have in engaging people for ministry, read ABOUT JOB DESCRIPTIONS (attachment below).


There are various elements that make up a concise job description that will help volunteers understand their role and responsibilities. ServiceLink has provided a template that will help you create job descriptions for volunteer (and staff) positions within your congregation. See MINISTRY JOB DESCRIPTION TEMPLATE (attachment below).


ServiceLink has a number of sample job descriptions (below) for volunteer ministry positions within Christian Reformed churches. You are welcome to download and modify any of them to reflect the needs of your specific congregation. 

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