nextgen volunteer information

Thank you so much for your interest in serving with us! We believe watching kids and teens grow in their faith is one of the most exciting things on the planet and we’re so grateful you might want to be a part of that! What a great way to be used by God!

Joining the NextGen team takes a small investment of time to ensure that together we:

  • Are diligent in providing a safe environment for all our kids & teens
  • Discover just the right area of NextGen for you to serve in
  • Get you prepared to start this awesome adventure with us

opportunities in nextgen

Volunteers are the backbone of our department. We rely on you and we want to honor you with a job that gives you life as you share your time and talents with our families. 

Down Home - small group setting with our birth through preschool kiddos.

Downtown - small group setting with our elementary age (K-6th grade) kiddos.

Large Group - comfortable up front hosting or behind the scenes tech help

Parent Partnership - Communication tools, support parents

Phase Shop - retail shop with parent and child resources

Curriculum - behind the scenes, midweek, prepping lessons

Environments - behind the scenes simple decor to coordinate with lessons.

STEP 1- Application: Please take a few minutes to fill out

the Volunteer application. You will be asked to provide two

character references of people who are not related to you

that we can contact.

Volunteer Application

STEP 2 -Fingerprinting: Every volunteer working with minors

at New Life Petaluma must be Live Scanned (fingerprinted). 

Fingerprint Instructions.

STEP 3- Interview: A team member will meet with you for a

quick interview so that we can get to know each other a little

better and can answer any questions you might have. This is

also a great time to talk about different opportunities that are

available and where your gifts/personality might best match up.

STEP 4- Training: We believe success in working with NextGen

starts with being prepared. We want to give you all of the tools

and training you need to hit the ground running. We will also pair

you up with a ministry partner so that you get continued support

(and because volunteering is just more fun when we

do it together).

Thank you again for your interest in joining NextGen at New Life! We feel honored that you might want to partner with us in pointing kids and families towards Jesus. If you have questions before you start this process, please feel free to reach out anytime. We would love to chat with you more about specific opportunities, requirements and how you could fit in with our team.


The NextGen Team