How to get VBS volunteers in under 90 seconds

How to get VBS volunteers in under 90 seconds
March 14, 2018 Meghan Brown
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You love VBS. You’ve been dreaming up decorations, humming the theme music, and telling all the kids in and outside your ministry about the awesome Bible adventures they’re going to embark on. But there’s one small problem. You have to find enough leaders to actually lead all these kids on these awesome Bible adventures you keep promising. Where to begin?

Recruiting volunteers might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out process. In fact, you can probably do it in under 90 seconds.

Here’s the secret formula:

  1. Tell them something you’ve noticed about them that’s awesome.
  2. Explain that you have a role in VBS that was made for them.
  3. Share that you’ll be there, why you love serving at VBS, and invite them to join in the fun!

This 90-second relational approach makes people feel valued and lets them see your passion and dedication—it’s hard to say no to that!

See the 90-second volunteer request in action below.

VBS enthusiast Meghan Brown is passionate about all things VBS and sharing God’s love with kids. A native Texan and graduate of Duke University, she loves sports, books you can hold in your hand and spending countless hours pinning things on Pinterest that she’ll never actually do.

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