When people sign up to volunteer in our Kids Rooms, we want to equip them with all the info they need to get started, and do their job well. It can be a little overwhelming for a new volunteer to try to remember everything, so we created some booklets for each room that give them the basics to get started. This one page (double sided) document gives them some basic info that they can take home with them, and they can refer to. We also have another volunteer training booklet that we give to all volunteers that covers our vision & our goals as well as our safety training, but these room booklets are specific to each room and outline things that volunteers will need to know while serving in that room. You can download a copy of each of these booklets:
JK/SK Small Group Leader Booklet
Grades 1-2 Small Group Leader Booklet
Hopefully you will find these helpful!
Every year we have a volunteer training event in September. We review the safety stuff as well as the vision and values. It’s a chance for new volunteers to learn the basics and returning volunteers to be reminded about why we do what we do.
Volunteer Training Manuals can be boring to read. We decided it was important to work on making it look interesting so that it was easy to read. Here is the link to our Volunteer Training Book. You can download a copy and use it as a sample to create your own volunteer training book.
Kids Kount Publishing has created some videos to help train Kids Ministry Staff & Volunteers. Each video is 3 minutes or less, and is available online for free. No subscription, so signing up…just click on the video & press play! Here are some of the topics they cover:
Understanding Grade Schoolers
Tips for Directors, Leaders & Coaches
Skill training for Large Group Teachers & Small Group Leaders
Kids Ministry Space
Each of these sections has several videos to choose from. Forward the link to your volunteers & help them sharpen their skills by watching these training videos online.