If you’ve never volunteered at The Coastlands Vacation Bible School (VBS) before, and you are considering joining us, we’d love to hear from you! VBS is a dynamic and large kids camp. If this year will be your first VBS experience with us, we recommend calling our wonderful Volunteer Directors to receive a personal welcome and discuss any questions you may have. We can help find the right place(s) for your interests and availability. Check out our list of Volunteer Options and FAQ’s below. Call the VBS Office at 831-688-9123 or email Lavonna Detter at email@example.com. We look forward to meeting you!
Returning Volunteers—Let’s Go!
We are super grateful to all you volunteers who contribute your time, talents, and hearts. We truly could not host VBS for these wonderful kids without you! It is a privilege to serve the families of our community together—each person giving what they can give. It is an opportunity share what we have experienced so others may be blessed. If you are ready to jump in and register as a volunteer for VBS 2019, click the Register to Volunteer button. If you need help knowing what ways you can volunteer, check out the Volunteer Options below or call us at 831-688-9123. No matter your skills or availability—there’s a place for you!
Q: How will my preference(s) to volunteer be confirmed?
A: You will receive a personalized Volunteer Schedule the week of June 10 confirming the area(s) and times you are scheduled to serve during VBS. If your schedule changes, please notify us as soon as possible. We can not guarantee you will volunteer according to your exact preference. We will communicate to you if we have other areas in need of extra support.
Q: Do you have volunteer policies?
A: Yes, every volunteer is required to have a current background check. We initiate the process for you—it is simple and quick. As a volunteer you give us permission to record, film, and photograph you for promotional purposes.
Q: Why do we do background checks?
A: For the safety of all children on campus and to thoughtfully place our volunteers appropriately at VBS.
Q: Is there a fee to volunteer at VBS?
A: Nope, but lunch is provided each day for a cost. We will notify you of lunch costs and how to purchase lunch cards ahead of time.
Q: How do I purchase VBS apparel for myself?
A: VBS apparel can be purchased during Sunday services, or through the VBS office Tuesday through Thursday (9am—4:30pm/closed for lunch 12-1pm).
The registration process includes:
Entering personal contact information
Indicating if you are a first time or returning volunteer
Telling us your availability to volunteer the week of June 17-21 as All Day Everyday, Partial Week/Days, or Create Your Own Schedule
Marking as many areas as you'd like to tell us where you're interested in volunteering
Indicating if you need childcare for your children under 1st grade? (Provided to you only during the time(s) you are volunteering)
Confirming information entered and submit your registration
You will receive a confirmation email
If you are a first time volunteer our Volunteer Directors will issue you a background check. You will receive an email from The Coastlands and Checkr to complete a short list of questions online. (Takes about 5 minutes to complete).
After your background check is complete you will be notified
All volunteers will be contacted by the week of June 10 to confirm volunteer area(s) and schedule
If you have any questions, please call the VBS Office at 831-688-9123 or email Lavonna Detter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to register for Y.E.S. Crew. Participating in the Y.E.S. Crew is by director invitation only. The Y.E.S. Crew (Youth Enthusiastically Serving) help director, David Betz, lead games and other activities for our VBS campers. Youth registering for Y.E.S. Crew are required to submit a Medical Release Form. If you are registering online you can submit your Medical Release Form to Davide Betz or to the VBS Office, Tues.—Thurs., 9am–4:30pm (closed for lunch 12—1pm), at The Coastlands Aptos Foursquare Church, 280 State Park Drive, Aptos, CA 95003.
VBS is looking for some stuff, and maybe you have these things in your garage or house and were just looking for a reason to clean out! If you are interested in loaning or donating, check out this list. Some items have been added to our Amazon wish list that you can access via this link. Online orders from this list need to be purchased by Wednesday, June 5. Items can be placed in the blue bins in the Foyer and Office Entrance OR brought into the VBS office. If you want your (dirtier & more used) item back, please label it and fill out a form at the VBS booth during weekend services so we can make sure it gets back to you. Unmarked items (or items without a lending form) are considered a donation! For more information call the VBS office at 688-9123. Thank you!
There are many ways to contribute to VBS. Of course there’s a place for EVERYONE who wants to serve, no matter how much or how little time you have available.
Team Leaders: You lead a group of 6-10 1st-6th graders through the week, along with a helper
Team Leader Assistants (entering 10th grade and older)
Assemblies Team (entering 8th grade through adults): Acting, singing, dancing, stage-ing--make sure you come to All-Call on March 31!
FULL OR PART TIME OR LITTLE BITS:
Jr VBS: Leading our 3yr-Kinder kids in their own mini-VBS so their parents can volunteer elsewhere
First Aid Station
Adult Snack Bar & Lounge
Champion: Basically a floater, helping anywhere anytime that you’re available
BBS: Caring for little baby & toddler noodles so their parents can serve elsewhere
Facilities: Keeping the place running & working--johnny on the spot!
Traffic Team (before VBS 7:30-9:15am)
Car Unloaders (8:15-9:15am)
Volunteer Lunch Crew (9am-1:30pm): Preparing and serving lunches for volunteers
Morning Snack Helpers (9:30-11am)
Games Helpers (10-11:45am): We’ll tell you what to do! :)
Special Events Station Guides (12-3:30pm)
Kids Lunch Supervisors (11:45m-12:45pm): Give the Team Leaders a little break for lunch
Kids Snack Bar Helpers (11:45am-12:45pm)
Visibility (2:15-3:30pm): Handing gifts & things to parents in car line
Car Loaders/ID Checkers (2:15-3:45pm)