How to Volunteer Like a Pro
Thank you for making the decision to be a volunteer youth worker-you give the gospel a flesh and blood presence and show God's compassion for students in a way no one else does. Being a youth worker can be exciting,...
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Thank you for making the decision to be a volunteer youth worker-you give the gospel a flesh and blood presence and show God's compassion for students in a way no one else does. Being a youth worker can be exciting, intimidating, fulfilling and challenging, and until now there was no "manual" on how to be a volunteer in a youth ministry. After more than twenty years as a paid youth worker, Jim Hancock left and became a volunteer in a student ministry. That experience taught him things he may never have learned as a youth ministry professional, and now he wants to empower others who are passionate about being volunteer youth workers. Inside this book you'll find practical help, like: • tips about what to do on the first day • ideas on how to build and develop relationships with students • ways to combat youth "culture shock" • how to prepare students for life after youth group • how to say goodbye when it is time to leave …and many more indispensable insights that will make your experience as a volunteer youth worker valuable and rewarding for you and your students.
Jim Hancock invested two decades as a church-based youth worker. Now he spends his days in Leucadia, California, writing and creating digital movies and learning designs for youth workers, parents, and adolescents. He's the author of Raising Adults, Ten Things We Should Never Say to Kids, The Justice Mission, as well as many other resources, and co-author of The Youth Worker's Guide to Helping Teens in Crisis, The Parents Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis and Posers, Fakers & Wannabes.