kids

Weekend services
Volunteer to serve during 1 service every 4 weeks in a class (6 months - 5th grade). You can also serve by assisting room leaders in preparing lessons and getting the kids' room ready for the weekend. Fill out our Waumba Land application here.

Mallory Richardson / mallory.richardson@harvestvc.org

youth

Monthly events
We have monthly gatherings for Middle school students, high school students, and parents. These usually include a time of worship, ministry, teaching, and discussion. Our goal is to meet with God to be challenged, encouraged, and equipped. Contact Jason Van Hove if you'd like to serve in this area.

Jason Van Hove / jason.vanhove@harvestvc.org

hospitality team

Weekend services
Our hospitality team serves in the cafe for 1 service every 4-5 weeks. Help prepare coffee and snacks, set up communion, and wash dishes during a weekend service.

Liam Conley / liam@harvestvc.org

sound team

Weekend services
We have sound techs that serve for the weekend both in Waumba Land and our main weekend services. Previous experience is a bonus, but training is available.

Barry Engelmann / barry@harvestvc.org

worship team

Weekend services
We are always interested in musicians who can play an instrument or sing on the worship team. Worship team members practice on Monday evenings once every other month, and play for all services on Saturday and Sunday.

Cory Miller / cory.miller@harvestvc.org

computer team

Weekend services
Computer volunteers advance the slides during the worship time and get scrolling PPTs set up for before and after the service. The computer/projector team usually services once every 4-6 weeks for all weekend services.

Liam Conley / liam@harvestvc.org

facility volunteer

Varies

If you're a handy man/woman, we have various work-day events, repairs and maintenance. Contact Liam Conley to be put on the list that receives updates on these events.

Liam Conley / liam@harvestvc.org

prayer team

Weekend services
If you'd like to be on the team that prays for people up front on the weekend, the 1st step is to attend our Prayer Training workshop that is offered quarterly. After that, we will pair you up with a current prayer team member on a weekend to pray for others and receive feedback/coaching. Contact Liam for more info.

Liam Conley / liam@harvestvc.org

event planning

Varies

If you're interested in special event planning, set-up, tear-down and decorating, we have various parties, family nights and outreaches that require a team of people like you. To get more information, email Liam.

Liam Conley / liam@harvestvc.org

food at first

Second Sunday of each month
Help us bless others by serving a free community meal at First Christian Church in Ames. There are two shifts: Set up and cooking from 3:30-5:30pm and serving and clean up from 5:15-7:15pm. Feel free to show up for one or both! Email Phil Penner with questions or if you would like to serve.

Phil Penner / philpampen@gmail.com

paid childcare

Weekdays

We provide free childcare at many of our regularly scheduled and special events, enabling significantly more families to attend. If you would like to know more or be contacted as a paid childcare worker when these opportunities arise, please contact Mallory Richardson.

Mallory Richardson / info@harvestvc.org

meal prep team

Varies

Various Sunday events or weekly meetings require large meal prep from volunteers. All expenses are reimbursed by the church. If you would like to be added to the list of people who are given the opportunity to cook for HVC, please email Katie Enfield.

Joy Hauge / joy.hauge@harvestvc.org

welcome team

Weekend services

Our welcome is the 1st impression as you arrive to church! This team hands out bulletins at a service and says hello to those arriving. Contact Liam Conley if you're interested in this team.

Liam Conley / liam@harvestvc.org

visitation

As needed

One of the biggest ways to impact and care for someone when they are going through a transition or crisis is by simply "being" with them. We love to spend time with new moms, people recovering in the hospital, and those grieving. Contact Josh if you have a heart for this area.

Josh Miller / josh@harvestvc.org

graphic design

Varies

We are always looking for those skilled in graphic design, web design, coding, and other AV areas. Contact Liam if you wish to serve the church in this area.

Liam Conley / liam@harvestvc.org

giving generously

As needed

Everything we do as a church is made possible by the generous gifts made by the people in our church. God has a lot for us when we worship him with every area of our lives. Some are called by God to give generously. If this is a calling in your life and you'd like to hear more about the financial life of our church, contact Josh Miller.

Josh Miller / josh@harvestvc.org