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Volunteer Opportunities

God grants each one of us gifts that equip us to reflect the love of Jesus through serving others. Serving has so many wonderful benefits:

  • Empathy
  • Connection
  • Sharing the love of Jesus

Volunteer with us today! There's a place for you.


Orchard Kids

To volunteer, contact Trey Sonnenberg, 847.852.2214. We need volunteers for:

  • Teacher and Teacher Helpers needed for new 9 a.m. K-5th grade team (September–May)
  • Teacher Helper needed for even or odd months in 3s, 4s or kindergarten (September–May)
  • Special Needs Buddy to a grade school child (September–May)

If interested, complete this form. Are you a Youth Helper? Complete this form


To volunteer, contact Trey Sonnenberg, 847.852.2214. We need volunteers on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 - 8 p.m. If interested, complete this form

Student Ministries

To volunteer, contact Josh Newton, 847.852.2217. If interested, complete this form


To volunteer, contact Julie Marcotte, 847.280.0336. We need volunteers for Saturdays and Sundays! No prior café experience needed, just a love of people.

Mid-week Childcare

To volunteer, contact Therese O’Shea, 847.340.2807. We need volunteers to serve and love kids Friday mornings (during the school year). Serve every week to help moms who want to attend a LIFE Group or just once per month in Café Kids for moms who want to be part of Café Mom.

Media Services

To volunteer, contact Contact Mark Stanger, 847.852.2215. We need volunteers for lyric, camera operator and sermon note operator for any of the services. No experience necessary.


To volunteer, contact Steve Hall, 847.847.1052. We need volunteers for ushers to greet visitors and regular attenders, distribute worship folders and help with the offering during the services.

Welcome Team

To volunteer, contact Mary Friske, 847.366.3550. We need volunteers for people to serve on the Sunday Welcome Team.

Scripture Readers

To volunteer, contact Griffin Williams. We need volunteers to serve through reading Scripture for either Saturday or Sunday services.


To volunteer, contact Griffin Williams. We need volunteers to be vocalists or instrumentalists (guitar, keys, drums, etc.).

Multicultural Ministries

To volunteer, contact Shohei Suzuki, 847.852.2211. We need volunteers to be English Tutors – learn more here.

Men In Action

To volunteer, contact Ken BelauJoin with other men in forming work teams to “adopt” single mothers, widows, and others who may need help in performing minor fix-it jobs around the house. Teams meet at church one Saturday morning per month for prayer and then deploy to homes for half-day work sessions.

Set Free Ministries - Cook County Jail Outreach

To volunteer, contact Louis Dooley, 618.520.6367. Join the prison/jail ministry and participate in a few different ways: Bible studies with inmates, Bible Study grading and Family Support/Mentoring. There is a screening and training process for all opportunities. Volunteers must be spiritually mature and be able to make a consistent commitment.

LIFE Group Leaders

To volunteer, contact Linda Weaks, 847.852.2206. Future LIFE Group leaders are needed to partner with current LIFE Group leaders to help and learn how to lead a LIFE Group. Training provided.

Unlocking the Bible

To volunteer, contact Margo Bott, 847.277.2999 ext. 2. Unlocking the Bible is looking for volunteers to work in the bookstore before and after the services and volunteers to help with packing and shipping Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the week.

Set Free Ministries

To volunteer, contact Trey Sonnenberg, 847.852.2214. Set Free Ministries, The Orchard’s jail ministry, is looking for people who could help update their website and design printed materials. They also have a need for energetic individuals to help start a youth group in a juvenile jail in Warrenville, IL.

Women's Event Volunteers

To volunteer, contact Adrienne Gillette. We're looking for volunteers to serve before and after women’s events and gatherings.

It is our aim to pray, give and serve in evangelism, church-planting and leadership development in our partnership areas. These areas include Hungary and the Balkans, and Southeast Asia.

In addition to our partnership areas, we support more than 70 individual missionaries serving around the globe! If you’d like to know more, contact Brad Mullet, Director of Global Ministries. 

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Contact Brad Mullet, Director of Global Ministries, 224.764.4045 to serve on a short term team in the Balkans or Southeast Asia or for more information about other global ministry opportunities.