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Serve

"The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve..."

Mark 10:45

At our church, everyone gets to play.  It's not just pastors who get to do the stuff - it's everyone. Take a look at the Volunteer Opportunities listed below, click on the link and start serving with us!”

Serving Opportunities 

Compassion/Outreach

Every Monday at Monday Night Manna  we come together and provide a hot meal for anyone who finds him or herself in a time of need. Live worship music, spiritual direction, prayer and encouragement are served up in platefuls. It is a place to come out of the cold and into the warmth of a loving community of servant hearts. We are serving it up every Monday night from 6 to 7 pm in the Youth Sanctuary.
Volunteer Opportunity: Meal Preparers and Servers Commitment: Two hours once a week.
Requirements to Serve: Must have attended Starting Point and Manna Orientation.

Care Connect Team

Connect with those who are in need of encouragement due to illness or other tough circumstances. Rotate into one week of responsibility per month when, as part of a team, you help to give a personal connection to persons who have made prayer requests that week. You may volunteer within your team by making home and hospital visits, phone calls, or sending a card.
Commitment: Respond to care connect individuals assigned by your team leader over one week per month. Each week averages 2-5 hours of care depending on your kind of contribution (visits take longer, cards take less time).
Requirements to serve: Complete DV Ministry Application and an additional Care Application followed by a brief interview. Take Starting Point and attend Safety Matters and Care Connect Training within first year of serving. Discover Leadership class also recommended.

DV Kids

If you love kids, this is the ministry for you. Our children’s team has the opportunity to share God’s love in a direct and tangible way with the next generation. We get to partner with parents to help kids on their journey to know God.
Volunteer Opportunities: Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Media Help, DV Kids Welcome Desk Greeter, Set-up and Teardown Teams
Commitment: From 30 minutes to 2 hours per week, weekly or bi-weekly.
Requirements to Serve: Must have attended Starting Point. Background Check and Finger Printing. Must attend Kid’s Ministry Orientation.

Media

This is a great opportunity to serve in a fun, fast paced, high energy and rewarding environment! Media Ministry is more than just a visual experience; it is a means to serve in a unique way. We have expanded into many areas of our growing church and are looking for candidates to join the team. We are training for all positions at the Desert Vineyard, Volunteer Opportunities: Camera Operators, Pre and Post Video Production, Stage Design and Lighting, Web Casting, Live Web Broadcasting, Directors, Producers and Venue Managers
Commitment: Minimum of 1–2 services per week or bi- weekly.
Requirements to Serve: Must have attended Starting Point.

Memorial Laundry

Assume responsibility for properly laundering the table cloths used at memorial services as necessary. Volunteers could choose to launder the linens in their own home, or pay to have them done at a laundromat (without reimbursement). Care Ministry staff would contact volunteer to do laundry as necessary and to suit your schedule.
Commitment: Properly launder 3-12 tablecloths as necessary when requested to do so.
Requirements to Serve: Complete DV Ministry Application followed by a brief interview. Take Starting Point within first year of serving.

Mexico Loft House Project

Mexico Ministry is a long-standing ministry of the Desert Vineyard serving the poorest people and communities in Mexico. The ministry is based around a “Loft House Build” where we gather materials and pre-build a small loft home in our parking lot. We then take a team down with that home and build the home for a family in Mexico. These trips happen once or twice a year and have anywhere from 1 to 3 homes each trip.
Volunteer Opportunities: Pre-Cut and Pre-Build Day Volunteers, Fundraising Volunteers, Mexico Trip Volunteers
Commitment: Varies based on volunteer position. Requirements to Serve: Varies based on volunteer position.

Prayer Ministry Intercession Team

Join the team of intercessors that pray “behind the scenes” during weekend services for each aspect of that service. Prayer is mostly silent, often a group of just two or three in the Prayer Room. Pray during one service and attend another each weekend, or on a rotating basis.
Commitment: Sign-up and show-up to pray for one or more services per month in the Prayer Room. If unable to make your scheduled time, communicate with your team leader to arrange for a replacement. Requirements to Serve: Complete DV Ministry Application and an additional Care Application followed by a brief interview. Take Starting Point and attend Prayer Team Training within first year of serving. Discover Leadership class also recommended.

Safety/Security

Our security teams provide a safe environment throughout our weekend service and during other weekly meetings on campus. They are here to help you if you have any issues while on our campus and are keeping a watchful eye on our buildings and parking lots.
Volunteer Opportunities: Uniformed Security, Plain Clothes Sanctuary Security, Kid’s Ministry Security, Vineyard Christian School Security, Monday Night Manna Security, Palmdale Desert Vineyard Security, Special Events Security
Commitment: Minimum of one service or event monthly.
Requirements to Serve: Must be fingerprinted/live scanned and pass a criminal history background check. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have a relationship with Jesus Christ and a heart to serve others. Must have attended the Desert Vineyard regularly for one year. Must have attended Starting Point.

Worship

Desert Vineyard Worship Ministry exists to do two things: First and foremost we intend to make Christ the center of attention, purposefully bringing our voices and hearts to him in an offering of genuine praise for who He is and what He alone has done. Secondly, we exist to help people to have an encounter with the Holy Spirit through music. If you are passionate about Jesus and a skilled musician or singer you should consider signing up to audition for the DV worship team. There are several ways you can serve depending on your availability and skill level, each one an important expression of what we are reaching for in worship ministry. It is good to sing praise to the Lord (Psalm 147:1)... if you can do it on key and with a passionate heart then it might be good for you to do it as a lead worshiper!
Volunteer Opportunities: Monday Night Manna (Monday nights), Youth Worship team (Thursday evenings, Saturday afternoons and evenings and Sunday mornings), Midweek service (Wednesday nights), Weekend Services in Auditorium (Saturday afternoons and evenings and Sunday mornings)
Commitment: The commitment level for DV Worship ministry varies depending what venue you will be serving in and your availability. It is flexible and will be different for everyone. The hope is that you’ll be able to serve at least one service or weekend and rehearsal per month.
Requirements to Serve: Attend weekend services regularly. Have been attending for at least 3 months. Must have attended Starting Point.  Must attend the Worship Team Orientation.

The Courtyard Cafe

The Courtyard Cafe provides the church with a hot (or cold) cup of specialty coffee before and during service. Serving Starbucks coffee creates a sense of familiarity with newcomers and long-standing members alike. Run by mostly volunteers, this gives a great opportunity to serve the people of our church with fast and friendly service.
Volunteer Opportunities: Barista and Cashier Commitment: Twice a month. Shifts are usually around 3 hours.
Requirements to serve: Must be at least 15 years old.

DV Youth

Desert Vineyard Youth (DVY) aims to help students discover who Jesus is and grow closer to Him.  We encourage the youth to explore what their relationship with God is and learn what the Bible says about who they are.  We encourage  leaders to build relationships with the youth, encourage them, guide them, and show them the love of Jesus. We have the opportunity to get to know the youth on a personal level and be an example of what it looks like to follow Jesus. There are also other ways you can serve in the youth, from the snack bar, to sound & media, and some other cool stuff in between.
Volunteer Opportunities: Sunday at 9am and 11am  & Wednesday at 6pm
Commitment: 1.5 hours per week
Requirements to Serve: Must have attended Starting Point.  Finger Printing and Background Check.

Memorial Food Shopping

Assist families in their time of need by donating food and supplies for a memorial reception. Invitations are sent online when a memorial is scheduled. You may sign up (or not) for whatever you are able to supply at that time. Items may include 2 pounds of turkey meat for sandwiches, three-dozen chocolate chip cookies, or 200 paper plates. Specific details are provided for each item, including the best place to purchase the product.
Commitment: Sign up for and provide fresh food items or supplies in a timely fashion. Participate when you are able, or let the invitation pass when you are not. Requirements to Serve: Complete DV Ministry Application followed by a brief interview. Take Starting Point within first year of serving.

Memorial Serving

Assist families in their time of need by serving at memorial services. The set-up shift arrives early to make sure the space is laid out beautifully with table cloths, easels, tissues, etc., as well as preparing the reception buffet (if applicable). A cleanup shift ensures everything is cleaned up and put away properly. If there is a reception, the shifts overlap to include serving guests at the buffet. Invitations to serve are sent online, and you sign up for shifts that suit your schedule.
Commitment: Sign up for, and participate in, one shift as needed. Memorials are held about three times per month on Mondays, Fridays and (most often) Saturdays. Typical set-up shifts are 9-12 with reception, and 9:30-11 without. Typical cleanup shifts are 11:30-2:30 with reception, and 12-1:30 without. Requirements to Serve: Complete DV Ministry Application and an additional Care Application followed by a brief interview. Take Starting Point and attend Memorial Training within first year of serving. Come shadow a volunteer once—free of commitment— if you are not sure!

Prayer Ministry Auditorium Team

Join the team of intercessors that pray in the sanctuary following weekend services for any persons who come forward. Pray during the service you attend each weekend, or on a rotating basis. Commitment: Sign-up and show-up to pray for one or more services per month. If unable to make your scheduled time, communicate with your team leader to arrange for a replacement.
Requirements to Serve: Complete DV Ministry Application and an additional Care Application followed by a brief interview. Pray on the Intercession Team for several months prior to being paired with a mentor on the Sanctuary Team. Take Starting Point and attend Prayer Team Training before serving on the Auditorium Team. Discover Leadership class also recommended.

Special Delivery Team

Provide a meal for individuals in a time of grief or medical recovery. When someone is in need and without support, we link arms to prepare (or purchase) and deliver hot, healthy meals to their door. Requests are sent through online invitations with details of dietary and mobility restrictions. It is important to heed these special instructions, especially for post-surgical persons.
Commitment: Sign up for and provide a hot meal to an individual in a time of need. Participate when you are able, or let the invitation pass when you are not. Requirements to Serve: Complete SERVE TEAM Application and an additional Care Application followed by a brief interview. Take Starting Point and attend Safety Matters Training within first year of serving.

Welcome Team

Our Welcome Team is a vital part of our outreach as a church. It provides a friendly face to newcomers as well as long-time Vineyard attendees. We provide information about the church, help visitors find a seat or a DV Kids class, offer resources and information, and serve at our coffee and muffin counters at our weekend services. Becoming a part of the Welcome Team is an easy way to begin serving while making friends in the process.
Volunteer Opportunities: Greeters, Ushers, Information Team, Coffee and Muffin Team.
Commitment: Varies based on position. Requirements to Serve: No requirements to serve.