We know full-well how important volunteers are to our ministries. These leaders are how we multiply ourselves so each student has a caring adult in his or her life. These are the people who show up early and leave late, who are willing to take a pie in the face for the team, who know students’ stories and are on a first-name basis with parents.
At least, that’s the dream…
Recruiting and training new leaders, helping them catch the ministry vision, equipping them to lead small group, camp cabins, and ministry teams…all the while caring for, supporting, encouraging and inspiring them to show up and keep showing up (especially during that seemingly never-ending period between spring break and summer) — it’s all easier said than done.
We get it.
Let us help you create a volunteer culture that’s as legendary as you are!
Along with our Leader Training Library and DYM University, we’ve gathered up some of our downloadable resources, blog posts, and podcast episodes to help you win with volunteers.
Build A Vision
Build Your Team
Train Your Team
Equip Your Team
Blog posts to help you with all things volunteers…
We combed through our blog to find the posts we thought would be most helpful.
- 5 Keys for Training Adult Leaders
- Things Your Best Leaders Do
- 5 Indicators Your Volunteers are “All In”
- 7 Strategies to Get More Volunteers for Your Youth Ministry
- One Thing We Can’t Forget With Our Volunteers
- 3 Truths You Have to Know About New Volunteers
- How to Show Your Volunteers Value
- Let Your Volunteers Have More Skin in the Game
Podcasts to help you with all things volunteers…
We combed through the podcasts in our network to find the episodes that would be most helpful.
From The DYM Podcast:
- Episode 227: The GOOD Volunteer Show
- Episode 228: The WORST Volunteers
- Episode 287: Perception, Volunteers, and Bible Translation (start at 24:15 for how to handle flaky volunteers)
- Episode 306: Successful YM, Solid Volunteers (start at 23:59 for tips on volunteer experience)
From Youth Ministry Hacks:
- Episode 11: Hacks on Turning Glorified Babysitters into Real Authentic Leaders (start at 15:37)
- Episode 10.5 Mini-Sode Hacks on Volunteers with Frank “The Beard” Gil (start at 7:03)
From 15 Minutes with Frank:
- Episode 14: Youth Ministry Volunteer Training (start at 15:10)
- Episode 42: Determining Your Youth Ministry Wins with Your Leaders (start at 18:11 for tips on how to help leaders see tangible wins in your ministry)
- Episode 47: Leader Meetings and a Fun Game (start at 14:46 for Frank’s outline of a typical leader meeting)
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