Youth

Christmas Tree Pick-Up Volunteer

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: December
As a fundraiser, Merge sells Christmas trees and they are delivered usually at the beginning of December. Volunteers are needed for about 3 hours in the late afternoon to help load Christmas trees onto cars.

Click here to email Kathy DiRaimo for more information.

Confirmation Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly, January – April
Volunteers needed to lead a group of middle and high school students through our curriculum for confirmation students. Commitment is for 10 weeks Sunday evenings from 5:30-8 p.m., plus a retreat weekend.

Click here to email Megan Eldredge for more information.

Drama Leader

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Special times throughout the year.
Periodically during Sunday morning worship as well on Sunday evenings at Merge we like to put on skits that tie into the day’s message. We are looking for an adult to work with a group of teenagers to produce and perform skits.

Click here to email Megan Eldredge for more information.

Merge Curriculum Design Team Volunteer

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
This team meets monthly over the course of the year to look over the Sunday night Merge curriculum and schedule to provide fun, theological reflection and support for our Merge small group leaders.

Click here to email Emily Kuche for more information.

Merge Game Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
We are looking for an adult who is creative and likes to have fun with middle and high school students to help plan games each week for Merge 5-8 p.m.

Click here to email Emily Kuche for more information.

Merge Small Group Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Sunday Night Merge is split into six middle school small groups (one for each grade and gender) and high school Merge is split into four small groups (one group per grade level). Each small group has two co-leaders. We are looking for committed adults who love teenagers, have gifts in shepherding and hospitality. They lead the small group time of Merge and help shepherd them throughout the evening. They also connect with students weekly via social media, text and email. This is a weekly commitment over the school year from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday evenings.

Click here to email Emily Kuche for more information.

Christmas Party Decorating

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: December
Volunteers needed to help plan a theme, decorate and set up a Christmas party for our middle school students.

Click here to email Kathy DiRaimo for more information.

Parent Coordinator

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Annual commitment
Volunteers needed for a twelve-month commitment to serve on our Merge Adult Council (MAC), which helps lead and set goals for Youth Ministries. The volunteer would help coordinate parents and adults serving in different areas of our ministry throughout the year.

Click here to email Emily Kuche for more information.

Wednesday Night Middle School Bible Study Leader

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Volunteers needed weekly during the school year, 6-8 p.m., to teach scripture to our middle school students.

Click here to email Megan Eldredge for more information.

Youth Praise Team Singer Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
We are looking for an adult who sings regularly and can help lead our students on the Youth Praise Team, 3:45-5:30 p.m., Sundays. Ideally, we would like this person to teach the Youth Praise Team songs for worship, teach harmony and melody. Commitment could be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

Click here to email Megan Eldredge for more information.

Big Game Party Decorating Team

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: February
On Super Bowl Sunday, Merge has an evening party to watch the game with our students. Adults needed to plan decorations and food and also to set up before the party in the Magnolia Building.

Click here to email Kathy DiRaimo for more information.

College Ready Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly, April – May
This is a 6 week class on Sunday mornings for one hour each week. Volunteers needed to help lead graduating high school seniors through the curriculum that helps prepare students for college.

Click here to email Emily Kuche for more information.

Gasparilla Parking Volunteer

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: January
Adult and youth volunteers needed for this Youth Ministries fundraiser to help park cars at the church during the Children’s Gasparilla Parade; usually 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., one Saturday in January.

Click here to email Kathy DiRaimo for more information.

Merge Dinner Volunteer

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Volunteers needed 5-6 p.m. to pick up dinner at a local restaurant that will have already been ordered and paid for before pick up, deliver food to the Magnolia building, collect dinner fee from students and clean up.

Click here to email Kathy DiRaimo for more information.

Merge Sign-In Volunteer

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Volunteers needed each week 5:15-6 p.m. to help greet students when they arrive at Merge in the Magnolia Building, assist students signing in and collect information on new students.

Click here to email Kathy DiRaimo for more information.

Merge Small Group Leader Coordinator

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Annual commitment
Volunteers needed to be on our Merge Adult Council (MAC), a leadership team. The volunteer would be a weekly Merge small group leader on Sunday evenings, help support and assist our Merge small group leaders when issues arise, pray for our leaders and help train small group leaders throughout the year.

Click here to email Emily Kuche for more information.

Middle School Sunday School Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Volunteers needed each Sunday, 9:15-10:45 a.m., to help co-lead a middle school Sunday school class through Scripture and fun teachings.

Click here to email Megan Eldredge for more information.

Tuesday Night High School Home Group Host

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Advent, Lent, Summer
Families needed to host home groups for high school students on Tuesday evenings during Advent, Lent and summer months. The host family will be reimbursed to provide a meal for the students. Most curriculums require the use of a television and DVD player. The host family can choose the time of year that works best for them.

Click here to email Emily Kuche for more information.

Youth Praise Team Instrumental Leader

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
We are looking for an adult who can help lead students on the Youth Praise Team 3:45-5:30 p.m., Sundays. The volunteer should be able to read piano music, understand guitar chords and have good rhythm. Commitment could be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

Click here to email Megan Eldredge for more information.

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