How Can I Help with VBS This Year?

This year looks a lot different, but we still need your help.

Our church families are always a huge support of VBS! Volunteers normally donate supplies, sign up to be small group leaders, sign up to lead stations, write notes, help with set up and take down. This year looks a lot different since we have had to move to a Virtual VBS but there are still lots of opportunities to help.

Sponsor a Child or Children to Participate

Each child who signs up is going to receive an At-Home Kit that includes a daily craft, science, and recreation activity. Each At-Home Kit costs us about $12.

It is important to us that we offer VBS FREE to our community this year. There are a lot of families in our community who have been effected financially or lost their jobs. If you would like to help us with the cost of VBS this year (instead of donating supplies as we normally do) we encourage you to make an online donation. That helps us open the experience up to more children in the community.

Sign-Up to Volunteer

Assembling At-Home Kits: We will be assembling take home bags the week of July 6 at the Ministry Center. Please note masks and gloves must be worn.

Help Give Out At-Home Kits at Pick-up: July 14 and 15 (times TBD) the kids will all be driving thru the parking lot to pick up their At-Home Kits. We will be handing each of them a kit and marking them off the list. Please note masks and gloves must be worn.

Editing Video: We are going to be editing our own custom content into video content provided to us. (You would need access to a video editing program)

Helping with Video Content: We are videoing some of our own content. Videoing will be done the week of June 22nd and 29th at the Ministry Center.

Writing Cards to Participants: We would love to send hand written cards before and after VBS week to thank them for joining us.

Help Lead Online Zoom Calls: During VBS week – we are considering offering a time for kids to play a game, review the theme for the day, and share what they did and made in the afternoon each day. We need two volunteers on each call.

Spread the Word

Registration closes at the end of June so we need to spread the word early. Some of the normal ways we advertise through the schools are not available to us this year so we need your help to spread the word.

  • Send a text or email to a neighbor/friend who has kids with the link to all the information. haymarketchurch.org/vbs
  • Share our VBS FaceBook post on your own FaceBook page.
  • Share our VBS FaceBook post to an appropriate FB group (neighborhood page, local parenting groups, etc. — Please abide by the rules of each page)
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