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Guest Services Security Team

The Security Team ensures each of our campuses is a safe and secure environment. New volunteers will go through an application process and a minimum of 4 weeks of training provided by the team leaders. 

 
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Other Opportunities

Choir

The Choir is a group of passionate worshipers who perform at New Life and Weekend Services as well as at Christmas and Easter productions. We meet every Sunday (Sept-Dec/Jan-May) in the Activity Center at NorthRidge Plymouth for rehearsals. NorthRidge Members from the satellite campuses are welcome to join the choir, however, we rehearse and perform primarily at the Plymouth campus.

 
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Community Care Annual Food Drive

This church wide event helps to fill several local food pantries as well as stock our own gift card program for regular attendees of NorthRidge who are experiencing financial hardships. Volunteers are needed for collecting and sorting food and loading trucks at all three NorthRigde locations. The Food Drive takes place once yearly in the spring.

 
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Community Care Helping Hands

Volunteers provide minor home and car repairs for families in our church with limited resources. If you’d be willing to donate your time to assist others, we can use your hands and heart. Volunteering is based on your availability and type of experience.

 
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Community Care Hospital Visitation

Volunteers are needed to visit people who are part of our NorthRidge family when they are hospitalized. We provide encouragement, personal support and prayer. Generally, volunteers are assigned to visit hospitals close to their residence once an individual is admitted. This is a great way to show God’s love to others and to their families as well.

 
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Community Garden

In January of 2008, we began a small community garden in partnership with DTE and Gleaners Food Bank. Today we are working in 2 locations hoping to provide as much fresh produce as possible to help those that are looking for healthy food options and in need of food assistance. If you are looking to volunteer and want to make a difference this summer, add the garden to your list by helping many who cannot help themselves.

Total Weight harvested each year:
2008 – 3,011 lbs.
2009 – 6,023 lbs.
2010 – 11,870 lbs.
2011 – 11,596 lbs.
2012 – 9,000 lbs.
2013 – 12,000+ lbs.

Mondays: NEW NorthRidge Garden
On NorthRidge property behind the Maintenance Building.

Thursday: The Baltic Garden
50899 Powell Road, Plymouth
*Garden is on left hand side with DTE electrical towers/lines. Take gravel road down to the substation. You cannot see the garden from Powell Road.*

 
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Creative Arts Audio Operators

If you enjoy listening to the details and nuances of sound, give our Audio Team a try! Audio Operators run the sound board during our satellite services, making sure everything sounds just right! This opportunity is at Ann Arbor-Saline or Brighton-Howell only.

 
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Creative Arts Audio Team

Do you enjoy listening to the details of music – which instruments and vocals are more featured than others? Would you love to learn how to run and mix music to create a relational experience in worship?  Then the Audio Team may be for you!  No prior knowledge is necessary. Training is provided.

 
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Creative Arts Costume Team

The Costume Team’s goal is to form a “serving small group” that works and celebrates together at various times throughout the year. It’s the volunteers that make the Costume Team an organized, authentic and amazing ministry!  We are looking for people with all levels of costuming skills including organization and administration, as well as sewing and design.  Costuming needs increase during The Glory of Christmas and Easter service rehearsals and performances.

 
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Creative Arts Dance Team

The Dance Team has the opportunity to dance in weekend services and during the Glory of Christmas production. We rehearse at the Plymouth campus and perform at all three campuses. This is your opportunity to volunteer for a team that takes the talents God gave you to the next level! You must be 14 or older to audition. Please sign up below and we will contact you with audition information.

Audition Dates:
Thursday, July 11th, 6:30-8:30p
OR
Saturday, July 20th, 10:00a-12:00p

 
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Creative Arts Drama Team

The Drama Team is perfect for those who love to act and are comfortable in front of large audiences. Volunteers on this team perform short sketches during weekend services and also act out a full Broadway-style production each Christmas season. Rehearsals take place at NorthRidge Plymouth, but there may be occasional opportunities to perform at other campuses. You can audition anytime during the year for the general team. The Glory of Christmas production auditions usually take place early in the fall.

 
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Creative Arts Lighting Operator

Do you prefer color over black and white? If so, check out the Lighting Team! As an operator you will have the opportunity to create and run lighting elements that enhance the worship experience during our satellite services. This opportunity is at Ann Arbor-Saline or Brighton-Howell only.

 
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Creative Arts Lighting Team

Do you engage in worship through creative elements that catch your eye? So do we! The Lighting Team uses various lighting tools to help attendees and guests engage with God through high impact production. Does this sound intriguing but intimidating? Don’t worry! We will teach you some of our expertise!

 
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Creative Arts Live Video Production

Be part of the technical team responsible for all visual aspects of weekend services. Serving opportunities include camera operator, graphics operator, assistant director and many more. Join one of the most exciting and fun ministry opportunities in the church! Don’t feel threatened by the technical aspect; we will walk you through it! Training is provided.

 
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Creative Arts Makeup Team

Are you a makeup artist or perhaps a cosmetic enthusiast? Being a part of the Makeup Team allows you to use your creative talents as you prep our performers for The Glory of Christmas production, Easter services and occasional special services throughout the year. This includes setting up and disassembling the makeup room.

 
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Creative Arts Set Fabrication Team

Our Set Fabrication Team is for those who enjoy building, designing and creating fully operational theatrical quality stage sets and props for our services and events. Building takes place at an off-site facility.  Scheduling is communicated through email and varies from week to week based on build requirements as defined by our set designer.

 
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Creative Arts Stage Crew

Have you ever longed to be so stealth, so smooth and yet so impactful that others wonder: How did that get there? Or even, how did that disappear? You don’t have to wonder any longer! If you have any interest in “backstage” at NorthRidge, now is your chance! NorthRidge Black Ops (a.k.a Stage Crew) is looking for volunteers. And yes, you get to wear those stylish black outfits that guarantee your invisibility during service!

 
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Creative Arts Stage Design Team

Our Stage Design Team is always looking for people with a creative eye and a crafty hand! This team designs and creates the stage sets for weekend services and special events. If you have painting, decorating, sculpting or any other artistic experience, give our Stage Design Team a try!

 
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Creative Arts Stage Setup Team

If you are an early riser with a heart to serve, we want you! Our Stage Setup team prepares all technical and creative aspects of our satellite campus stage sets. They arrive in the morning and make sure the stage is looking its best by the start of service!  No special experience required. If you can unwind a cable – we can train you on the rest!

 
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Creative Arts Stage Teardown Team

Looking for an easy, quick way to volunteer and get to know some awesome people? If you have just one hour to spare on Sundays, we’ve got an opportunity for you! The Teardown Team helps deconstruct the stage and put away equipment after services at our satellite campuses.

 
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Creative Arts Video Director

If you are passionate about video arts and technology and enjoy leading a team of people, then you’ll love being a Video Director! This individual directs all video aspects of our satellite services. Join us as we experience God through serving!

 
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Creative Arts Video Editing

The Video Editing department develops and creates videos for weekly services. Due to the time commitment, high production value, and skill level required, we only accept volunteers based on portfolio review. Please sign up below and we will contact you with information on how to submit your reel.

 
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Discover NorthRidge Events Team

Discover NorthRidge is a class we offer for anyone wanting to learn the vision, purpose, values, ministries, and everything in between, at NorthRidge. Our Events Team makes sure each guest has an enjoyable experience at the class. They greet and check-in participants, serve food, direct participants during breaks, and cleanup after the class ends. This is a perfect opportunity for someone with a limited schedule!

The next Discover NorthRidge is Friday, April 4, 2013.

 
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Discovery Island Creative Props and Staging

Create the costumes, sets and props that help the drama and teaching volunteers portray the Bible creatively to kids in Discovery Island! All materials are provided – you need only bring your skills and desire to serve!

 
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Discovery Island Elevate Small Group Leader

As a Small Group Leader, you’ll be a direct part of life-change as you build relationships with a small group of 4th or 5th grade children. You’ll help your group apply biblical principles to their everyday lives via lessons and activities. Small Group Leaders also have the unique opportunity to pray for and with the children in their group.

 
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Discovery Island Nursery Shepherd

Nursery volunteers provide a warm and caring environment for children 6 weeks through 2.5 years of age. Each of our nursery rooms cater to a specific age group with appropriate developmental toys and activities. Not only will you be ministering to our littlest attendees, but you’ll be ministering to their families, too, as mommy and daddy enjoy a service!

 
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Discovery Island Resource Team

This critical team ensures that each area of Discovery Island has all of the supplies needed to run children’s programming with excellence.  They prepare crafts and activities, stock room supplies, and are available during service hours to resource Discovery Island teams with extra supplies. This is a perfect volunteer position for anyone looking for short weekday commitments, or behind-the-scenes weekend opportunities.

 
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Discovery Island Room Support

Be part of a team that provides support to Small Group Leaders and Coaches! Room Support volunteers assign kids (2yrs-5th grade) to their Small Group, setup for craft time, take kids to the restroom and generally help make it the best 90 minutes of a kid’s week!

 
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Discovery Island Special Needs Partner

Discovery Island believes that each child is unique and must be treated as a precious gift from God. We always endeavor to meet the special needs of each child and have developed a program specifically for children who need individualized care and attention. As a Special Needs Partner, you will come alongside a child with developmental challenges to provide the extra support they need to participate more fully in Discovery Island programs. Orientation and training provided.

 
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Discovery Island Tech Team

Tech volunteers use audio, video and computers to enhance the Bible lessons during the children’s Large Group time. Volunteers should be familiar with computers and Pro-Presenter programs. Orientation provided.

 
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Discovery Island/Young Marrieds

Do you have a pssion for children and young married couples? We have a short-term opportunity available to help facilitate extended childcare for the Young marrieds group that will begin meeting on Sat. January 25 and go until May 10th. This is a bi-weekly commitment from 6-7pm.

Contact kulin@northridgechurch.com for more information

Epic Adult Mentors

Epic is our ministry for 18-25 year olds. We recognize that this age group needs people who have already experienced what they’re going through — college, moving out, first “real job”, independence — to help guide them through these years that potentially shape the rest of their lives. That’s where you come in! Meet regularly with one of our college-age students to provide support and encouragement during this pivotal time of life.

 
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Facilities Boardwalk Cleaning

Boardwalk Cleaners help insure our Nursery/Preschool area is clean and safe for our youngest attendees by vacuuming, disinfecting tables, emptying trash, and cleaning windows.

 
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Facilities Restroom Attendant

Restroom Attendants sweep, stock paper supplies, dry counters and mirrors, and empty trash during and between services. This is when our restrooms get used the most, and cleaning up is a great way to show guests how much our church cares for them!

 
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Financial Coach

Financial Coaches meet one-on-one with either couples or individuals to help guide them through personal financial budgeting. We are looking for volunteers that have a heart to teach Biblical financial principles. If you are interested in learning more or joining the team of coaches, sign up below.

 
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Food Service Common Grounds Cafe Coffee Brewer

This team makes sure there is always fresh, piping hot coffee ready to be served in the Common Grounds Cafe and at the Common Grounds Express kiosks. Training provided.

 
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Food Services Communion Support Team

Become a crucial part of our Communion services at NewLife! Help prepare the communion elements by filling trays before the NewLife service and/or help clean and store the communion trays on the following Friday.

Communion Service Date:
May 14th, 2014

 
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Guest Services Connections Team

Do you love helping people feel welcome in a new environment? The Connections Team is designated for welcoming and providing information to first-time guests. They also help guests find their way around the NorthRidge campus.

 
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Guest Services First Aid Team

Our First Aid Team provides basic first aid for our guests as needed. This can include providing bandages and ice packs for scrapes and bruises, or basic care until EMS arrives in the event of an emergency. Medical Background Required.

 
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Guest Services Parking Team

Our Parking Team is the “first and last face” of NorthRidge. They help our Guests enter and exit the NorthRidge Campus as efficiently as possible. If you can smile, wave and maintain a positive attitude under any weather condition, then you are a perfect fit for the team!

 
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Guest Services Security Team

The Security Team ensures each of our campuses is a safe and secure environment. New volunteers will go through an application process and a minimum of 4 weeks of training provided by the team leaders. 

 
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Individual Care Mentor

Individual Care is an effective, short-term approach to getting adults back on track with their lives and relationships. This care is not about giving personal advice, nor is it a substitution for professional counseling. Volunteers simply provide support, next steps and prayer as adults work towards relevant solutions to their current struggles. You will meet 1-6 times with the adult as assigned by the Care Staff.

Interested volunteers are required to complete a 10 week Care Training Course.

The next Care Training will be offered on Monday, March 17 from 7 – 9p. Register

Due to the nature of this volunteer position, you will also be required to go through an application, background check, and interview process. You must be a NorthRidge member or actively pursuing membership to apply.

 
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Marriage Care Mentoring

Marriage Care is hope-focused support for couples dealing with common rough spots in marriage. Volunteers help couples find out what is going well and what isn’t, and understand the “why” as they work towards discovering relevant solutions for their specific situations. Marriage Care volunteers are couples experiencing healthy, Christ-centered marriages. Volunteers will meet 1-6 times with the couple needing care.

Interested volunteers are required to complete a 10 week Care Training Course.

The next Marriage Care Training will be offered on Monday, March 17 through May Monday, May 19 from 7p – 9p. Register

Due to the nature of this volunteer position, you will also be required to go through an application, background check, and interview process. You must be a NorthRidge member or actively pursuing membership to apply.

 
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Orchestra

We are seeking individuals that play brass, woodwinds, or stringed instruments with college proficiency. The Orchestra performs at various baptism, communion and weekend services as well as at Christmas and Easter productions. NorthRidge Members from the satellite campuses are welcome to join the orchestra, however, we rehearse and perform primarily at the Plymouth campus. Audition required.

 
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Pre-Marriage Class Table Leader

Do you and your spouse have a heart for marriage? Consider joining our Pre-Marriage Team. As a table leader, you will guide engaged couples through an 8 week curriculum designed to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to experience a healthy, Christ-centered marriage.

Interested volunteers are asked to complete our 10 week Care Training Class.

The next Care Training Class begins on Monday, March 17 through Monday, May 19 from 7p – 9p. Register

Because of the nature of this volunteer position and application, background check, and interview are required. You must also be a NorthRidge member or actively pursuing membership.

 
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Satellite Campus Logistics

The Logistics Team is the backbone to our satellites. These volunteers unload cases of portable church equipment and setup tables, chairs and signs. They also help tear down after the service. This is a great serving opportunity for individuals, families, or Small Groups in the Ann Arbor-Saline and Brighton-Howell communities!

 
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Small Group Leader

Do you love to help people connect to God and others? Then Small Groups may be the place for you! Leaders facilitate discussion and enhance connectedness of group members. You don’t have to be a Bible expert, you just have to love people and have a desire to learn and grow with them. Training is required.

 
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Small Groups Tech Team

Small Group Tech Team volunteers support Small Group events like Get Small, conferences, and other leader training opportunities. If you are tech savvy, we’d love to have your help running audio, video, and computer presentations! Training is provided.

 
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Soloist

Do you have a passion for singing and glorifying God with your voice? If so, we would love to have you audition for soloist opportunities for our services and events. You must possess a strong vocal ability and be comfortable singing in front of large groups by yourself. Sign up below and we will contact you to schedule an audition.

 
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Student Ministries Special Needs Partner

Partner with a student with developmental challenges to provide the extra support s/he needs to participate more fully in Student Ministries activities. Orientation and training provided.

 
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Support/Recovery Group Facilitator

We are looking for volunteers who have a heart to help others. Facilitators come alongside people who are hurting and facing challenging times and offer care in a support group setting. Facilitators promote healthy group discussion, creating a safe atmosphere for individual growth and development. You will be required to complete a 10-week Care Training.

The next Care New Volunteer Training begins Monday, March 17 – May 19, 7 – 9p. Register

You are also welcome to contact us below, if you have additional questions.

 
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Velocity Ministry Team

Velocity is a fun-filled, God-centered, weekly meeting space for high school students. Volunteers are needed for leading small groups, serving in the café area, helping with check-in, or running the tech booth. If you are a caring adult who loves God and wants to positively impact students, then join the fun and partner with our Velocity Ministry Team!

 
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Wedding Host/Hostess

Work alongside our Wedding Coordinator to help setup & teardown wedding decor. You will also assist the bride, groom and their families with general wedding day support. A fun way to reach out to NorthRidge families! Wedding Hosts volunteer for approximately 5-8 weddings per year.

 
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Women’s Ministry Event Prep Team

Women’s Ministry holds several exciting women’s events every year. If you love to plan events with other ladies, we’d love to have you join this team.  (Ladies Only!)

 
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Women’s Ministry MOPPET Team

MOPPET volunteers care for children between ages of infancy and five years old while their mommies attend MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). This opportunity allows you to serve the moms of NorthRidge so they can receive a little break! MOPS meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings of each month.

 
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Women’s Ministry Welcome Team

The Welcome Team meets and directs ladies during Women’s events, answers questions, and creates a friendly atmosphere. If you are outgoing and love interacting with other women, why not join us? We’d love to have you!  (Ladies Only!)

 
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Worship Band

Are you an experienced musician with the ability to play electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, keys, drums, mandolin, banjo, or harmonica? If so, we invite you to audition to be a part of the Worship Band that performs worship and special music during services and events. This is an opportunity for you to use your musical abilities to glorify God and lead others in worshiping Him!

 
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Worship Team

This is a great opportunity for you to use your musical talents to glorify God and connect with others! We are seeking strong vocalists with a desire to lead others in worship. You must possess the ability to harmonize with the other vocalist on the Worship Team. Upon successful completion of an audition, you will typically be invited to lead worship with us once per month.

 
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