Volunteer Opportunities to Serve the Church & Greater Des Moines

Make a Difference – Volunteer for a Dream Team

Sociologists tell us that people are most fulfilled when they can lay down at night knowing they made a difference in someone’s life. God created each of us with unique abilities and passions that allow us to do just that. One of the best ways to develop your abilities and impact others is to become part of the New Hope “Dream Team”—a network of specialized volunteer opportunities in a wide variety of areas.

Becoming part of a Dream Team involves an orientation course that will help you find a role in New Hope’s mission and equip you for ongoing spiritual growth. After that, you’ll connect with a team leader who will acquaint you with the team’s responsibilities and with others who serve on that team. Then, you’re ready to make a difference by serving on the Dream Team of your choice.

Browse the following New Hope volunteer opportunities

Early Childhood

This team leads infant through Pre-K children into relationship with Jesus through Bible teaching, worship, prayer, fun activities and personal interaction. (We encourage those who have children of this age to serve during one service a month.)

Background Check


This team creates a fun-filled environment where kids ages K-5th grade can grow in their knowledge about God and their relationship with God. This team invests in the lives of our children through teaching, worship, greeting, games and more.

Background Check

Middle School & High School

This team assists our youth pastors by pouring into the lives of our middle school/junior high and high school students through engaging worship experiences, teaching, small group leadership, outreach events, mission trips and retreats.

Background Check


This team invests in the lives of young adults by providing exhilarating and inspirational worship and teaching. They plan and coordinate weekly gatherings, as well as special activities and outreach events.

Background Check

Life Group Leadership

This network consists of people who host and/or facilitate small group gatherings (typically in an informal setting) that provide a comfortable environment for people to connect spiritually and socially as they share faith, fellowship, life experience and prayer time.


Prayer Team

This team serves during our main worship gatherings by praying for people who express needs for healing or other issues or who may be receiving Jesus as Savior. They also provide prayer support to church ministries on an ongoing basis.

Missions Prayer Teams

These groups gather regularly to get information on what’s happening with particular missionaries around the world and to pray for their specific needs.

Men’s Ministries

This team plans and coordinates activities and events designed to help men of all ages grow spiritually and relationally, and in their ability to lead and serve their families, communities, and church.

Women’s Ministries

This team plans and coordinates activities and events designed to help women of all ages grow spiritually and relationally and in their ability to lead and serve their families, communities, and church.

Seasoned Saints

This team coordinates special gatherings, events and outings for those in our church of age 50 and older.

Parking Lot First Impressions

This team provides the first impression of the church by managing the flow of the parking lot during services and events, welcoming people, and shuttling guests from various areas of the campus.         Age: 16+

Kids Check-In

This team warmly welcomes families as they arrive at our kids areas, helping to ensure a quick and efficient check-in process so that both children and parents have a wonderful experience.

Age: 15+, Background Check

Welcome Center

These team members serve as hosts for our guests during main gatherings and events, helping to ensure a friendly environment by providing information, assistance, and direction to all areas of the building.

Events Center

These team members provide information and generate participation for upcoming events, including sign-ups and registration when applicable.

Fresh Start

These team members serve as hosts at our Fresh Start Center in the main foyer where people can find help and resources to assist them in beginning a vibrant personal relationship with God.

Door Holders

These team members greet people outside on Sunday mornings, lending assistance to people as they enter the building.


These team members ensure that as people enter the building they are warmly welcomed and sense God’s love.


These team members provide baked goods and serve as hosts for the Sunday morning Meet & Greet with Pastor Jeff. This is a great opportunity for people to meet with a pastor.

Ushers/Auditorium Hosts

This team helps ensure a welcoming environment by assisting people with seating, offering, and maintaining a distraction-free environment.

Communion Prep

This team makes sure all the elements of communion are ready for service.

Coffee Ministry

This team serves people by making and serving coffee at New Hope Java on Sunday mornings.


This team uses creativity and technology to ensure effective communication through sound, lighting, video and projection in our worship gatherings.

Age: 16+


This group of musicians and singers helps prepare the way for people to recognize, experience and respond to God’s presence in our gatherings by leading in worship.

Audition/Orientation process, Background Check


This team provides vocal music in our Sunday morning gatherings and for special productions and events throughout the year.


This team of musicians provides instrumental accompaniment and presentations during main worship gatherings and special events throughout the year.

Audition/Orientation Process

Creative Media Crew

This team assists in producing creative content for various media platforms, including capturing photos and video that help promote ministry events and communicate the heart and vision of New Hope.


This team provides creative presentations to enhance the preaching and teaching in main gatherings. Along with the choir and orchestra, they contribute to special productions throughout the year.

Sunday School & Wednesday Evening Classes

This network of leaders and teachers helps facilitate classes for all ages that provide Biblical instruction on a wide array of topics, while ensuring that these gatherings include time to build relationships and community.

Gate Keepers

This team provides security throughout the facilities during our main services and gatherings.

Security Training, Background Check

First Responders

This team provides a safe and secure environment and basic medical attention in the event of an accident or emergency.

Medical Certification, Background Check

Celebrate Recovery

This team helps provide a safe environment and facilitates ministry to people who are struggling to conquer life-controlling issues so they can experience healing, freedom and growth in every aspect of life through the power of Jesus Christ.

Grief Share

This team provides a context in which people who have experienced a personal loss can deal with their grief and other emotions in a healthy and uplifting way.  

Memory Care Support

This team facilitates a structured, compassionate gathering of caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia.

Funeral Meals

This team provides food for funeral receptions held at the church.

Funeral Care

This team helps families during a difficult time, acting as a go-between for the minister and the funeral home, ensuring that the facility is set appropriately before and after memorial services.

Meal Train

This team helps families of newborns or individuals recovering from illness or surgery by providing meals for the first few days after the birth so new moms and dads are free to focus completely on their child.

We Care

This team provides contact, visitation, and encouragement to those who are shut-in or who are in long-term care and cannot participate in church events, helping them stay connected to the New Hope family.

Food Pantry

This team coordinates collection and delivery of non-perishable items to the Urbandale Food Pantry.

Blessing Garden

This team maintains a large garden during the summer that helps provide for individuals and families in need.


This team of volunteers helps with the cleaning of all facilities and areas of the church campus.

Building Maintenance

This team of volunteers helps to keep our facilities looking sharp and running smoothly.

Lawn Care/Landscape

This team of volunteers helps maintain the church grounds.

Snow Removal

This team of volunteers oversee the removal of snow from sidewalks of all church facilities during the winter.

Specific Volunteer Requests & Current Needs

We are currently looking for additional volunteers to serve in the following areas:

  • Cleaning Ministry
  • Celebrate Recovery Childcare
  • Sunday and Wednesday Nursery

To inquire about any of the above volunteer opportunities, please fill out a serve application form!

Serve Others & Grow with God