Our in-house volunteers really do make our gatherings and ministries possible – some might even call them the Dream Team! Investing time and energy to serve is not only a great way to practice hospitality – you also have a chance to grow in relationships, connect with our church community in a new way, and really find your place here at Open Door. What opportunities might be a good fit for your God-given gifts?

  • Our WEEKEND TEAM is really the MVP of Sunday gatherings. They are the first point of contact for people coming to church and help provide a warm, inviting environment for our guests on Sunday mornings and at other events. Training provided for all positions. We ask that you commit to serving one Sunday per month but you can serve as often as you'd like! 

    Contact: Deb Raab |


    Greeters are the first point of contact for people coming to church. They welcome and greet people with a smile and a high fives. If you enjoy saying hello and being a friendly face, this opportunity is for you! People with a warm smile, outgoing personality and welcoming attitude preferred. Open to all ages. 

    Commitment: 9:45am-10:15am; one Sunday per month


    Ushers are the second point of contact for people coming to church and are stationed in various parts of the sanctuary. They help with a variety of things including welcoming and helping people find seats, and answering questions. Ushers should have a warm, welcoming presence and be ready to assist at a moment’s notice. They will be trained in emergency and first aid procedures.

    Commitment: 9:30am-11:30am; one Sunday per month


    The Welcome Kiosk is the hub of activity in the Gathering Place. You help people with a wide variety of things such as answering questions, greeting guests, managing paperwork and storing lost and found items. Welcome Kiosk team members will also be trained in emergency and first aid procedures. This is an active place, so if you like people and can think on your feet, this is the spot for you! Plus, you get to serve with the same team each month. #bonus

    Commitment: 9:30am-11:30am; one Sunday per month


    Do you love people, coffee/tea and serving? Then the Coffee Cart might be right up your alley! You'll help with a variety of coffee related things like brewing, serving, set-up and clean-up. Plus you get to serve with the same team of people each month.  

    Commitment: Three Sunday shifts available: 8:30am-10am, 8:50am-10:45am, or 9:30am-10:45am; one Sunday per month

  • Our PRODUCTION & TECH TEAM gets in on all the behind-the-scenes fun that brings to life our worship gatheringss and other events. Training provided for all positions. 

    Contact: Scott Madison |


    If your heart rate runs low and you're not easily startled or distracted, we have the position for you! Running the camera for our Sunday gatherings involves smoothly panning the camera from left to right while following a speaker or musician. It’s a pretty easy gig if you can stay focused on your subject!

    Commitment: 9:25am-11:30am, one Sunday per month


    This volunteer position involves running the slides/videos for the Sunday gathering. If you are very comfortable with tech and running that tech for a live event, this spot’s for you!

    Commitment: 7:45am-11:30am, one Sunday per month


    The switcher is the device that changes what’s visible on our sanctuary screens and online platforms for our gatherings. This role needs people who love tech and are comfortable navigating it on the fly!

    Commitment: 7:45am-11:30am, one Sunday per month


    Our subs play an important role on the Production & Tech team. You are called to fill in whenever a person on a Production & Tech team cannot fulfill their obligations. You will also be asked to serve on those months with five weekends - typically four times per year


    Commitment: As needed & 5th Sundays

  • Volunteers that DOCUMENT THE DOOR help share the ways God is working and moving among our community. This team includes a variety of roles that helps to tell #storiesfromthedoor! Experience with photography, videography and/or storytelling is preferred. 

    Contact: Kari Smith |

    Commitment: Varies based on event


    Do you love the view from behind a camera and have a passion for capturing special moments? We are looking to grow our team of photographers for Sunday morning gatherings and events. Whether that is photographing headshots, special holiday gatherings, baptisms, or even student events, come share your gift of creativity with us!


    It’s so fun to capture experiences and tell stories through film! If you have a knack for filming and editing, you should definitely consider this role. Film and share interviews, or simply capture the fun and excitement buzzing around church on a Sunday or youth group night. It’s a great way to share #storiesfromthedoor on video so people can experience a taste of what our church family is all about!


    Are you passionate about writing or creative storytelling and want to share it with our church family? We need help capturing testimonies, writing blog posts or event descriptions, and other things surrounding creative journalism. If you have a gift with words, this one is for you!

  • It takes an amazing team of volunteers to provide quality Kids programming each Sunday morning to our birth - 5th graders! Welcoming families, cuddling babies, consoling toddlers, playing with preschoolers, leading games, teaching Bible stories, building relationships... we need your unique gifts and strengths to make a big impact on the faith formation of the next generation within our elementary & early childhood classrooms. 

    Contact: Sarah Pederson  |

    Commitment: 9:30am-11:45am, one Sunday per month (or more if you wish!)

    Apply here to volunteer


    The Room Lead creates a welcoming atmosphere, manages the morning schedule, helps implement the curriculum and leads the other volunteers. If you’re a strong leader this may be your sweet spot. Must be 18+ to volunteer in this role.


    Partner with the Room Lead to facilitate tasks/activities. You will build relationships with students while adhering to room protocols/safety procedures.

    1-ON-1 BUDDY

    Is your sweet spot working one-on-one with another person? 1-on-1 Buddies are compassionate leaders willing to engage with a student needing one-on-one support. Patience and flexibility are key as you adapt to the needs of the individual student you are working with. Must be 15+ to volunteer in this role.


    The Sunday Morning Lead is a strong leader who extends welcome to new families, problem solves room needs, assists with student behavior management and communicates with staff lead. Must be 18+ to volunteer in this role.


    Be a welcoming presence to our families as you check-in kids and direct them to their classrooms. 

  • Our goal is to create spaces where students in grades 6-12 can continue to be invited to become more fully alive in God! Whether it is our Wednesday night large group gatherings, our team times, or service nights or events, we seek to provide opportunities where students can encounter God's presence. We are looking for volunteers to journey with them as they become more fully alive in God! Interviews, personal references, background checks and a volunteer training session are required for all volunteers. 

    Contact: Amanda Svensk  |


    A team leader is a committed adult follower of Jesus who facilitates conversations within student teams during our gatherings on Wednesday nights and shares in the lives of students outside of team time. They are pivotal to our radical commitment to spiritual formation as they are a key place where our students experience God’s love and a safe place to engage in the struggle to become fully alive in God! We expect Team Leaders to be invested in their own spiritual growth as well as in the growth of their students. Training and ongoing support is provided as Team Leaders walk with students.


    Commitment: 6:30-9pm; Wednesdays during the school year 


    The support team provides helpful backup for our volunteer Team Leaders and our staff. Their role on Wednesday night is to step into various ministry needs in their area of strength (i.e., prayer, teaching etc.), help facilitate conversations within student teams alongside leaders (as needed), and help facilitate events and activities. They also serve as a sounding board and prayer support for the staff as we lead students and volunteers together. Training and ongoing support is provided.


    Commitment: 6:30-9pm; Wednesdays during the school year


    On Wednesday nights we have a rotating group of amazing parents who are present on to help add a layer of safety, as well as step into any practical things needed from the staff. Parents can volunteer as much or as little as they want, and needs vary week to week. One week you could be handing out popcorn and the next organizing supplies used for an activity. It’s a cool way to get a small glimpse of what your student gets to experience at youth group!


    Commitment: 6:30-9pm; a few times a year based on your schedule


    On the first Wednesday of the month, our students engage in a Service Night with numerous organizations throughout the Twin Cities (including some of our mission partners) to come alongside the good work they are already doing. A Site Director communicates and coordinates with the organization, prepares students for their serving experience and leads a debriefing conversation with students after they complete the projects. Training and best practice tips are provided. 

    Commitment: 6-9pm; first Wednesday of the month (October - May)


    The Service Night Driver drives students to and from service experiences throughout the West metro in the Twin Cities. No prep needed - just a vehicle and a heart to join our students in service. Drivers must be 25 and have a valid MN license. 

    Commitment: 6-9pm; first Wednesday of the month (October - May)

  • The PRAYER & CARE TEAM has the unique privilege to walk alongside people in both the beautiful and hards parts of life. People who volunteer with this team get to tangibly extend the love of Jesus in a variety of ways.

    Commitment: Varies


    Prayer Team members are available after the Sunday gathering to be the hands, feet, and face of Jesus to those looking for prayer. You will receive training and are included in the Care Department’s regular gatherings for ongoing training and encouragement.  

    Contact: Rose

    Commitment: approximately 11:15-11:45am; one Sunday per month


    Checking in after surgery, encouraging someone who may be shut in, offering to listen to and pray with someone, these are all part of being a volunteer on the Care Call team.  

    ContactBob McKenna |


    Do you have a flexible schedule, detail-oriented mind, and a heart to serve? Help coordinate funeral details, as well as organize and lead volunteers in set up, serving, and cleaning up for funerals held at Open Door. Training provided.  

    ContactAnnie-Claude Toll |


    Our Funeral Volunteers are those who are available on short notice to help assist the Care team with the details of the day (i.e., buffet set-up, serving, basic clean-up) or by helping create a welcoming space for family and friends who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This unique opportunity gives you a way to serve and care for those going through places of grief in a very practical way. 

    ContactAnnie-Claude Toll |

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    While the church is a ministry it also has a lot of moving parts. Volunteering with the Operations Team is a great fit for those who enjoy working behind-the-scenes.


    Do you love all-things-business and would like to lend a helping hand? Our office is looking for someone willing to help occasionally with clerical work, data entry, and some other projects here and there.  

    Contact: Doug Stewart |

    Commitment: Varies


    Volunteers will assist with various tasks / projects related to the church building and surrounding property. Work could include carpentry, landscaping, mowing, snow removal, janitorial, and other general labor. Let us know your specialty! 

    Contact: Joe Jensen |

    Commitment: Needs vary weekly, monthly, and seasonally


    If you’re a bit nerdy like some of us (and maybe even find databases fascinating), we could use someone to help manage the YourDoor database. This essential and valuable tool needs some TLC and updating from a willing volunteer. This can be done remotely.  

    Contact: Doug Stewart |

    Commitment: Varies, likely a few hours every week or two