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serve teams

There are many ways to volunteer at Valley Brook and we look forward to helping you join a team that matches your interests, skills and schedule availability. Check out the current opportunities below and then complete the sign up form and a team leader will contact you with more information and next steps. 

Questions
Contact the Valley Brook office: [email protected] | 860-844-0001

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Fall Cleanup | Saturday Mornings

Dates: November 14, 21 & 28
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon

We're looking for volunteers to come out and help us on Saturday mornings to clean up the campus grounds before winter arrives!

If you're able, bring leaf blowers and rakes...and the whole family!

Whether you can stay for an hour or the entire morning, we appreciate your help!

Questions:
Email Peter Gove, [email protected]

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Care Ministry

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MEAL TEAM

This team provides meals for individuals and/or families experiencing life-changing circumstances; such as new baby, job loss, illness, death in the family. Purchase pre-made meals or prepare home-cooked meals, then deliver meal to the recipient on a selected day. Meal needs are emailed to all team members and then members sign up to provide a meal on a specific day(s).

Schedule & Time Commitment
Varies; may average once per month or every other month

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Sunday service teams:

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GREETER TEAM

This team has the first opportunity to say hello to new guests and weekly attenders. This team is made up of warm, energetic men and women who make each person joining us on a Sunday morning feel welcomed and noticed.

Schedule & Time Commitment
1-2 services per month | 30-45 minutes each service

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MEDICAL RESPONSE TEAM

The Medical Response Team is available to assist in case of medical emergencies on Sunday mornings. CPR certification and First Aid knowledge required to join this team.

Schedule & Time Commitment
1-2 services per month | 8:45-10:45am OR 10:45am -12:45pm 

*Team members will also take part in debriefing meetings as needed and yearly update and training meetings.

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USHER TEAM

A Sunday morning team that welcomes guests and attendees, assists people with questions when needed, and helps maintain the overall flow of a Sunday morning service.

Schedule & Time Commitment
1-3 services per month | 1.25 hours each service

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WELCOME CENTER

Serves as the information hub on Sunday morning and a place where guests can connect and learn more about Valley Brook. This team is dedicated to reaching out to newcomers and answering any questions they have.

Schedule & Time Commitment
1-2 services per month | 1.5 hours each service

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CAMPUS GROUNDS & FACILITIES

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WOOD MINISTRY TEAM

The team gathers at the Valley Brook campus on Saturday mornings for work that can include stacking and splitting logs, re-blazing trails, checking trails for fallen limbs, leaners etc. It’s a fun way to get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors and our grounds while helping to fulfill our mission of providing firewood for those in need who heat with wood. 

Schedule & Time Commitment
Weekly on Saturdays (as your schedule allows) | 3-4 hours 

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CLEANING TEAM

The Cleaning Team is a ministry dedicated to helping clean and maintain our building. The volunteers spend time each month vacuuming and cleaning; servicing the shared office spaces, Children's Wing, bathrooms and trash.

While this is not a Sunday morning team, the efforts of this team help our programs on Sunday, and throughout the week, run smoothly and soundly.

Schedule & Time Commitment
Once per month on a team of 2-3 people | 1-2 hours 

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LANDSCAPING TEAM

The Landscaping Team is a ministry dedicated to helping clean and maintain our property. The volunteers spend time each month with seasonal cleanup that may include mowing, general gardening, weed whacking, and other similar tasks. Any equipment training is provided. 

While this is not a Sunday morning team, the efforts of this team help our programs on Sunday, and throughout the week, run smoothly and soundly.

Schedule & Time Commitment
Twice per month on a team of 2 people | 1-2 hours 

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SNOW REMOVAL TEAM

The Snow Removal Team is dedicated to assisting with snow removal during the winter. Volunteers work to remove the snow after each snowfall from the multiple entrances to our building using snow blowers. Equipment training provided.

Schedule & Time Commitment (Seasonal)
On call, time varies; contacted when there is accumulated snow.