VBS Volunteers

Everything you need to lead well at VBS

Volunteer Information

Looking for a fulfilling and meaningful way to invest in the next generation?

Are you hoping to make a deeper connection with other people in your church community?

Do you have some free time that you’re looking to use in a way that honors Jesus?

Look no further than this summer’s Vacation Bible School!  Volunteers like you not only create amazing experiences for our kids and students to learn more about our good God, but we truly could not do it without you! We are looking for both adults and students (7th Grade +) to facilitate VBS.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with various tasks such as decorating, preparing snacks, running outdoor activities, leading small groups, playing with babies, and so much more. Not only will you have the chance to use your talents and skills to the glory of God, but you will also have a chance to form lasting connections with fellow volunteers and children alike.

Partner with us as we dive into Breaker Rock Beach to underscore the beauty and power of God’s rock solid truth in a world of shifting sands. We will equip you to lead our Village Kids and 5/6 students as they discover that God’s truth never changes, everyone needs Jesus, and we can speak God’s truth with love.


Is childcare available for my younger child? Yes! We will have childcare available for nursery-age children, and there will be a special program for 2/3 year-olds. These are offered for volunteers only.

If I volunteer, will I receive a discount on registration for my child who will be participating in VBS? Yes! We offer a $5 discount per child until May 3. Registered volunteers will also receive a discount code for $10 off per child. You will receive a discount code to register your child upon registering as a volunteer. 

State of IL DCFS Mandatory Reporter Training

All volunteers 18+ are required to complete the State of IL DCFS Mandatory Reporter Training. Our staff will reach out to you with more information if this applies to you. 

Background Check

All volunteers 18+ must undergo a background check. Our staff will reach out to you with more information if this applies to you.

Volunteer Info Packet

Complete Child Protective Policy Training

Every volunteer is required to have completed this training before they serve. This is done on a yearly basis per our insurance policy.

Preschool Leader Packet

Elementary Huddle Guide Packet

Facebook Group

VBS 2024 Fundraiser

The Local Outreach Ministry at Village Church is devoted to the good of our neighbors and community while growing as disciples of Jesus. We use our resources to partner with local organizations and social workers to serve the vulnerable populations in Bartlett and the surrounding area. To that end, we will be raising money for Village Church to present to the following organizations and causes:

  • Safe Families for Children – Chicago, IL
  • The Ruth Project – Elgin, IL
  • Evangelical Child & Family Agency – Wheaton, IL
  • The Forgotten Initiative – Elgin, IL
  • Backpack Drive for The Forgotten Initiative – Elgin, IL

Linger Longer Schedule

Volunteers and their families are invited to connect after a morning spent serving together. Find the schedule for each Linger Longer throughout the week of VBS.

VBS 2024 Decor Kit

Vacation Bible School Decor Week

July 7-11 | Village Church of Bartlett

Decor Week 2024 begins on Sunday, July 7. Help us transform Village Church into a beachy wonderland. VBS at Village is exhilarating. We get to create an immersive, experiential platform for discipleship of students. Better yet, you can spend time serving alongside others and getting to know someone new as you work together toward a shared goal. No registration needed for this week – just show up!

Bonfire Beach Party Picnic Celebration VBS 2024

Bonfire Beach Party: VBS Celebration Picnic

July 19 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Village Church of Bartlett

Join us for our family celebration during the week of VBS. The fun starts at 5:30 pm.  Dinner will begin at 6:00. Dinner will be Italian Beef or hot dog, chips, watermelon, and wate. Contributions of chips, watermelon and water can be dropped off at the church throughout the week of VBS. We will also have activities for the kids and a time of celebrating all that God has done during VBS. Please register if you plan to attend.

Sing With Us!

Want to keep singing along? Stream or download all of the Breaker Rock Beach music right here!

This page is password-protected for copyright purposes. If you do not have the password, please reach out to vbs@vcob.org.

VBS 2024 Leadership Team

Breanne Fuelling headshot

Breanne Fuelling

Next Gen Director
Erica Smith

Erica Smith

VBS Director

Lisa Lewis headshot

Lisa Lewis

Village Kids Volunteer Coordinator

Lisa Lewis headshot

Megan Schiavone

Village Kids Preschool Coordinator

Erin Lasky

Erin Lasky


Erin Lasky

Michelle McGrath

Communications Director