Volunteer Draft


If you know me, you know I am not a huge football fan. However, recently I tried out a volunteer draft with the kid’s leadership team at my church. This was to see what volunteers are right where they need to be and who might need to be drafted into a new position.  So a draft board was made displaying all the different roles there are between the different services and a list of everyone currently serving.

My goal for the draft itself was to evaluate where everyone is serving. Often with scheduling people get placed in specific roles out of necessity. For the draft itself, we took turns going around the table. We each bring up and talk through different people making sure that they are serving where they are gifted to serve, if they need any specific training for their role, and if there was any position we would like to see them move into.

Overall this was a great exercise to allow everyone in leadership with the kids to see who is serving, where they are serving, and why there. It also allows my leaders to get to know more volunteers, at least by name. My hope is that everyone on the kid’s team gets to serve in an intentional spot where they are equipped to use the gifts God has given them.

For those of you who manage volunteers I’m curious do you do anything like this? If so what does it look like? I’m always on the lookout for new ideas.


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