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Volunteer Opportunities

God grants each one of us gifts that equip us to reflect the love of Jesus through serving others. Serving has so many wonderful benefits including empathy, connection, and sharing the love of Jesus! Volunteer with us today, there's a place for you.


Volunteers needed for the Welcome Center, parking, ushers, greeters, sanctuary care, communion, and Sunday morning receptionist. To volunteer, contact Heather Carrera, 224.764.4035. 

Media Services

Volunteers needed for lyric operators, audio engineers and stage set-up. To volunteer, contact Ryo Otsuka, 224.764.4027. 

Orchard Kids

Can you serve with us on Sunday mornings? We provide all the training and support. If interested, complete this form. Are you a Youth Helper? Complete this form. To volunteer, contact Heather Safford, 224.764.4026. 


Volunteers are needed for small group leaders, game leaders and office volunteers. To volunteer, contact Amy Wilson, 224.764.4031 or complete this registration form

Women’s Wednesday LIFE Group Childcare

Volunteers are needed for infant to preschool, 9:15-11:30 a.m. To volunteer, contact Ann Lindgren, 847.420.7875.  

Student Ministries

Volunteers are needed for Sunday School (Sunday mornings) and Youth Group (Wednesday evenings). To volunteer, contact Albin Sterneman at 224.764.4014 and complete this form. 

Music and Worship

We need classic orchestra instrumentalists and singers. To volunteer, contact Pastor Dan Wells, 224.764.4016. 
We need contemporary band instrumentalists (bass, drums, guitar, piano, synth). To volunteer, contact Michael May

Men in Action

Join with other men in forming work teams to “adopt” single mothers, widows, and others who may need help in performing minor fix-it jobs around the house. Teams meet at church one Saturday morning each month for prayer and then deploy to homes for half-day work sessions. 

Community Care

Join with others to be the light of Jesus Christ in a broken world. We work with those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Volunteers should display empathy, care and love. 

  • Lead a Thursday Bible Study for our Community Care guests or be a small table leader.
  • Make phone calls to encourage and pray, as well as to identify emergency needs. 
  • Be part of the Emergency Relief team

 To volunteer, contact Ed Russell, 224.764.4023.


It is our aim to pray, give and serve in evangelism, church planting and leadership development in our partnership areas. These areas include the Balkan region of Europe and eastward into Central, South, and Southeast Asia. We pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out equipped Gospel-minded laborers into his harvest. As God has entrusted to The Orchard spiritual, physical and financial resources, we engage with our partners to meet their greatest needs and opportunities. We then respond to their invitation as fellow workers in the harvest to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In addition to our partnership areas, we support more than 70 individual missionaries serving around the world! If you’d like to know more, contact Brad Mullet, Director of Global Ministries.  


Sign up to receive weekly email updates about our 70 full-time missionaries. Pray for all those who labor in the Gospel for boldness, perseverance, faithfulness.


A significant portion of the General Fund directly supports Global Ministries. Give online.


Contact Brad Mullet, Director of Global Ministries, 847.951.4132 to serve on a short term team or for more information about other global ministry opportunities. 

Ignite Hoops

To volunteer, contact Jana Balis. At Ignite Hoops, our vision is to train up the “entire athlete” through high-intensity training, camps, and teams. These competitive, fast-paced basketball programs will be taught by experienced coaches who stress the importance of teamwork, humility, integrity, and faith.

Christian Advocacy Now (CAN)

Meets the last Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., Arlington Heights Room 015

At CAN, join us to pray for our Christian brothers and sisters who are oppressed around the world, especially those who are persecuted for their faith. We intercede on their behalf by writing letters to political leaders encouraging them to address and uphold human rights within their countries’ borders. Further, we write letters of encouragement to people imprisoned for their faith. For more information, contact Juliet Skuldt, 847.749.2587 or Stephanie Bucataru, 847.347.4654.

Safe Families

Safe Families provides a secure, temporary home for children whose parents are in a crisis situation. If you would like more information on how you could become a Safe Family, contact Beth Hutchison or Tom Hutchison.

Set Free Ministries

Set Free Ministries ministers to inmates in prisons and jails in Missouri and Illinois, primarily through Emmaus courses. These incarcerated students account for the majority of enrollment, but they also serve students from the general public through their domestic ministry. Nearly 36,000 courses were sent out in 2016 and just over 28,000 were graded. Their desire is to make the Emmaus road to Bible knowledge available to everyone. Visit their website to learn more about their ministry.

Steeple Counseling

Steeple Counseling is a private counseling practice committed to addressing the counseling needs of the Church. This world is broken and we experience suffering and hardship – but the story doesn’t end there. At Steeple, the counsel is grounded in the hope of the gospel and dedicated to clinical excellence. Contact Steeple directly at www.steeplecounseling.com or 224.735.3935

White Cross Group

Bear fruit by completing hands-on projects that support some of our global ministry partners. Sewing skills are especially helpful, but there are a variety of other ways to serve. For meeting time and location, please email us.