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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.


Welcome Team

To volunteer, contact Lauren Zaubi, 630.773.1883. We need volunteers to serve as greeters and ushers needed Sundays at 10 a.m.

Orchard Kids

Volunteers needed for Nursery (full service at 10 a.m.) and preschool – 5th grade (children dismissed just prior to the sermon). To volunteer, contact Lauren Zaubi, 630.773.1883. If you are over the age of 15, complete this form. If you would like to serve as a Youth Helper (ages 11-15), complete this form


Volunteers needed to serve on Wednesday evenings. If interested, contact BJ Hardesty. Awana is a ministry committed to reaching boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve him. Learn more about Awana here

Unlocking the Bible

To volunteer, contact Margo Bott, 847.417.0284. We need volunteers to work in the bookstore Sunday mornings.

Media Team

To volunteer, Lauren Zaubi, 630.773.1883. No experience necessary – we will provide training.

Worship Team 

To volunteer, Lauren Zaubi, 630.773.1883. We are looking for those who have musical gifts to serve either on the worship band or as a vocalist. 

The Orchard Community Service Team

To volunteer, contact Bill Triplett, 847.705.6229. The Orchard Community Service Team is a group of men volunteering to help those in the community (e.g. single moms, seniors, those who have lost jobs) that can’t take care of their homes. Teams meet the second Saturday of every other month.

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.

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

In addition to our four 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.