St. John's would be lost without our gifted & selfless volunteers that give of their time to ensure that services, ministries, and events run smoothly.  We would love for you to join one of our teams!

There are many ways to volunteer at St. John's, each offering opportunities to connect, to serve, and to share. To get involved fill out the form below, fill out a connect card at church, or contact marion@sjvan.org. Once you've contacted us, someone will be in touch with you to get you started on a team!

+ Greeters

The greeting team is a great opportunity for new volunteers who love to make people feel welcome. It requires no special skills while providing a strong sense of family within the family, a chance to greet those coming into the services, meet others while serving on teams, and a regularly scheduled, easy-to-manage routine.

+ Coffee Hour

Coffee hour is offered after every service on Sundays and is a great time for those in our church to gather and catch up. Coffee hour volunteers are vital to making this happen! Volunteers help make coffee, set up & clean up the area, and greet others. You are welcome to serve as an individual, a family, or a Bible study group in this way.

+ Readers

Scripture is read aloud at each Sunday service and is a great opportunity for the congregation to listen to God's word. Readers can be grade 4 and up.

+ Lay Assistants

Lay assistants assist with the distribution of the bread and wine at communion services. Communion takes place every Sunday at the 7:30 am service, on the first and third Sunday of each month at the 9:00 and 11:00 am services and on the last Sunday of each month at the evening service.

+ Intercessors

During each Sunday service, individuals that are chosen to be intercessors take time to pray on behalf of the congregation to our heavenly Father. Families are welcome to volunteer for this together.

+ Sanctuary Guild

Sanctuary Guild is a group who meets one Friday and one Sunday a month to set up, set out, and clean up the communion vessels. They are a "behind the scenes" group that enjoys their time together while preparing His table.

+ Acolytes

Acolytes serve at the 9:00 & 11:00 am Sunday services. They help lead processions, carry the processional cross, and light the candles. They also assist at the altar during communion services. Acolytes can be grade 7 and up.

+ Other Teams

There are other teams that could also use your help! If you are interested in any, please contact the church office, staff@sjvan.org, or Marion Maxwell, marion@sjvan.org
Evensong Team
Missions Lunch Team
Refugee Welcome Team


Interested in something else?

If your gifting doesn't fit in with these listed ways, there are still many other opportunities for you to help St. John's. Are you a musician/do you love to sing? Do you have a knack for organizing & doing admin work? Do you like to write? Does planning events & decorating make you excited? Are you able to drive people to church? Let us know! We'd love to figure out a way for you to use your talents at St. John's.

Our children and youth ministries are made possible by volunteers as well! If you would like to hear more about opportunities to help them, contact Jeremy Graham (Director of Children and Family Ministry) or Tad or Nicole Inboden (Directors of Student Ministries)