A great way to get involved and connect with others around the church is through volunteering. Chestnut Ridge Church functions thanks to the diligent efforts of a dedicated group of people willing to invest their time. Whether they are on stage, in the production booth, behind the coffee bar, or in the nursery, each and every volunteer at The Ridge plays a huge part in weekend services and events.

Get Involved at The Ridge

Taking the steps to become a volunteer may be intimidating, especially in a church. What if you don’t like your new volunteer position? What if you’re not sure where to start or what area you’d enjoy? What if you change your mind? 

That’s why you can try out any volunteer experience first. You have the opportunity to serve in an area of the church with no commitment. You can shadow someone and stay in the background, or jump in and get involved right away. Your first experience will give you a sneak peek at what’s ahead. 

Interested in volunteering? Check out where volunteers are needed, and sign up to start making a difference at The Ridge. You’ll be contacted by a staff member to try out your area of interest!

If you’d like to take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment survey, click here.

Where can you get involved? 

Special Needs Volunteer

Special Needs Volunteer — Help to provide a safe and loving place in the Incredibles room so parents can feel confident leaving their child for an hour with volunteers who have the heart and patience to assist kids with special needs. Typically serves one to two Sundays a month during the 9 am service. 

Traffic Volunteer

Traffic Volunteer — If you’d like to make a positive difference for attendees and guests by helping with the flow out of the parking lot on Sunday mornings. Typically serves one or two Sundays a month.

Stage Manager - Weekend Programming

Stage Manager – Weekend Programming – If you like being behind the scenes and not in the limelight, then being a stage manager is perfect for you. You will assist the Event Director before and during the weekend services, as well as provide hospitality to help take care of the team. Typically serves one Sunday a month for the three services.

Library Volunteer

Library Volunteer – Help others find and borrow books, DVDs, weekend message tools, audio books, parenting resources, study materials and more by serving in the Library & Resource Center. Typically serves one or two Sundays per month after one of the services.

Guest Services Greeter

Guest Services Greeter – Help to create an incredible experience for every person attending The Ridge by welcoming guests with an inviting smile and a friendly greeting as they enter the building and the auditorium for the weekend services. Typically serves two Sundays per month during one of the services.

Welcome Center—Kids

Welcome Center – Kids – Make a great first impression by greeting each family and guiding them through the registration, check-in, and security processes so they feel welcome and informed. Typically serves one Sunday a month for one service. 

Nursery Volunteer

Nursery Volunteer — Babies know when they are being genuinely comforted. If you like to cuddle babies and laugh with toddlers, this area is perfect for you. Typically serves one or two Sundays a month. 

Preschool Volunteer

Preschool Volunteer – Make a difference with a small group of children by creating memorable experiences which reinforce the large-group story, and connect the bottom line with their everyday life. Typically serves two Sundays a month.

Elementary Volunteer

Elementary Volunteer — Volunteers connect with K–4th-grade kids through worship, character development, helping them learn God’s Word, and by building quality friendships with one another. Typically serves two Sundays a month.