A great way to connect with people around the church is by volunteering with them. Chestnut Ridge Church functions thanks to the diligent efforts of an army of volunteers. Whether they are on stage, behind the coffee bar, or in the nursery, each and every volunteer at The Ridge is a part of making all of the awesome events, moving services, and relevant teaching happen. 

Want to help make it happen?

We know that volunteering can be intimidating, especially in a church. What if you don’t like your new volunteer position? Are you going to get a guilt trip before you leave? What if you decide you would rather serve somewhere else? That’s why we offer the Test Drive experience. You have the opportunity to try out serving in an area of the church with no commitment. You can shadow someone and stay in the background or jump in and get your hands dirty. Your Test Drive experience will be driven by you. Interested in what your spiritual gifts may be? Click here to take a survey. Interested in serving? See below for a chance to make a difference at The Ridge.

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Volunteers needed for

Coffee Bar

Coffee Bar – Be one of the volunteers who helps to prepare complimentary refreshments for our guests on the weekend. Having a cup of coffee in-hand not only helps to make our first-time guests more comfortable, but it is also welcoming and makes people feel alert to the message and opportunities around them. Typically serves one or two Sundays per month during one of the services. Take a Test Drive.  

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. Take a Test Drive.

Parking & Traffic

Parking & Traffic Volunteers — If you’d like to help with the flow in and out of the parking lot on Sundays and at the occasional concert or special event, take a Test DriveTypically serves one or two Sundays a month.

IT Specialist

IT Specialist — If you love computers, networks and troubleshooting, your expertise is needed as a part of an IT team handling: software/hardware issues with church workstations, laptops and tablets; church network and wireless infrastructures; website and domain support; and local active directory, storage, and media servers. Express your interest by taking a Test DriveTypically serves a few hours a month and on-call when needed.

Lighting, Video & Tech Volunteers

Lighting, Video & Tech Volunteer – If you’ve got an eye, ear or hand for technology, and if you want to be a part of making the weekend services happen, you are needed on the team! Training is provided. Typically serves one Sunday a month for the three services. Take a Test Drive.

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. Take a Test Drive.

Nursery Volunteer

Nursery Volunteers — Babies know when they are being genuinely comforted. If you like to cuddle babies and laugh with toddlers, take a Test DriveTypically serves one or two Sundays a month. New volunteers are especially needed for Sunday evening 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. Take a Test Drive.

Small Group Leader—Preschool

Small Group Leader – Preschool – 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. Take a Test Drive.

Small Group Leader—High School

Small Group Leader – High School – Wired Small Group Leaders have a unique opportunity to speak into the lives of our students, to hear their struggles and to help them navigate life by leading them to the right resources. Consistent attendance is vital to this position. Typically serves weekly on a Tuesday evening and for special events for high school students. Take a Test Drive.

Small Group Leader—College

Small Group Leader – College – College Small Group Leaders use their own experiences to invest in college students by leading a weekly small group in their home during the semester, based around relationships, Bible discussion, and prayer. Leaders should have a desire to see college students grow, and availability to invest in their lives. Typically hosts a group on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday nights, and occasionally join other ministry special events. Take a Test Drive.