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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

SIGN UP

Complete this form to get involved with one of our serve teams.

Check any of the teams you're interested in and we'll contact you with additional details.

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Food Drive | August 16 & 17

Providing Groceries for Friends in Need

We are partnering with the Citadel of Love in Hartford to help provide groceries to individuals and families in need during this Covid-19 season.

Many families have lost jobs and are in need of assistance.

Our friends at the Citadel currently providing 75 hot meals in their neighborhood on Wednesday & Friday nights. We can help further by providing a bag of groceries to each family when they pick up a dinner at the Citadel on Wednesday, August 19.

Will you help?

Purchase food items (suggested items listed below) and drop them off at Valley Brook on either of our collection dates.

  • Sunday, August 16 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Monday, August 17 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Provide a Note:

We're also collecting encouraging notes to include in the food bags. Write a short note, or have your kids draw a picture, or include a prayer or a Scripture verse. We want every person or family that receives a food bag to know we care for them!

Bag Assembly:

We'll sort and assemble the grocery bags with the food items collected and deliver to the Citadel.

If you would like to help assemble and fill the grocery bags on August 17, email Diane Heermance, [email protected]

Suggested Items for Food Donations:

 

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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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Men's Ministry Serve Team

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Monthly | 2nd Saturday of the month
Meet at 9:00AM

Men's Serve Team is a ministry that meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month to serve individuals and families in need within Valley Brook and the surrounding communities.  The team meets at Valley Brook and then heads out to provide specific help that may include minor home repair projects, property maintenance, help with moving and other similar work.  

Schedule & Time Commitment
Once per month; typically 3-4 hours

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Sunday service teams:

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COFFEE TEAM

A Sunday morning team formed to foster connection and community following services each week. The Coffee Team facilitates the coffee and light refreshments set up for our guests and attenders.

Schedule & Time Commitment
2 services per month | 2-2.5 hours each service

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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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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.